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Stewie Mudcat Australia/NZ Songbook (1001* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 31 Dec 20


Here's a cracker of a song about coping with Covid.

WE ALL COPE IN DIFFERENT WAYS
(Darren Hanlon)

I had a ground breaking idea but I forgot to write it down
Now every thought starts to distort and they chase themselves around
Every concept loses meaning when you look at it too long
Today’s amazing line becomes tomorrow’s awful song
Well time’s longer than rope I once heard somebody say
There’s nowhere to tie the end on to so I just float away
It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve seen the cheeks of friends I’s goodbye kissing
Now I feed the magpie mince and hope he’ll stay a while to listen

Chorus:
We all cope in different ways
So don’t be too hard on yourself
A hopeless string of empty days
Like standing on an arctic shelf
Staring deep into the void
Of your undiscovered mind
Searching desperately to find
Some comfort from the malaise
We all cope in different ways

We now watch the kind of films our former selves would not believe
Old dvds of Keanu Reeves as we sneeze into our sleeves
I make calls to my great aunty and file tax 10 quarters old
But each receipt reminds me of when we were free and bold
Then I got lost in Jane Austin, her posthumous work ‘Persuasion’
She’s the early 1800’s poster girl for isolation
Her characters claim love if from some wealthy socialite
But Jane retained her single life and stayed at home to write

Chorus

They say the world’s been granted this chance for collective Zen
But I keep refreshing to find more death and my heart it breaks again
But statistics are just fish sticks without their human faces
How can I empathise with all the lives that each number embraces
When the behaviours of my own neighbours are making me suspicious
They prance around all over town like mobile Petri dishes
So I lock all the doors and windows and pull the blinds to make a blinker
I’ve become my own worst nightmare - anti-social over-thinker

We all cope in different ways
So don’t be too hard on yourself
A hopeless string of empty days
Like standing on an arctic shelf
Staring deep into the void
Of your undiscovered mind
If you’re lucky you might find
Some comfort from the malaise
We all cope in different ways

Youtube clip

Darren Hanlon

--Stewie.


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