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CATEGORY 3: The positive side of lockdown

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Richard Jeffrey
"We Should Listen"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown


This day and the next
We obey, it directs
Keep your chin from the waves
What’s within is that which saves
 
This unexpected interdiction shows there’s magic in the mind
What is mundane is divine. We should listen like we’re blind
 
Watch the hands as they pass
Only sands through the glass
Now we spin on the spot
Dance within what we forgot

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What I am, my very deed
No longer asked, yet greater the need
Step from the wheel, feet on the ground
Remember the feel, remember the sound
 
This unexpected interdiction shows there’s magic in the mind
What is mundane is divine. We should listen like we’re blind





Exodus and Kattimoni
"Go Within"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown

One of SRBA's Top 5 Favs

It’s a time you can better know yourself
Stop wasting time, take a book up off the shelf
Student of reflection
Knowledge of the self
Live life in abundance, prosperity and wealth
Right now things seem insane
Mama earth been crying cos she feeling all this pain
I know that the sunshine will come after the rain
And love will be the currency exchange
 
What you’re gonna do with this passing of time?
What you’re gonna do with this one precious life? 
What you’re gonna do now?
What you’re gonna say?

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How you’re gonna meditate and navigate the way?
If you can’t go outside
You got to go within 
There ain’t no choice in this Armageddon 
There’s a new earth arising
On the horizon
Global awakening for humankind
 
It’s a time you can better know yourself
Stop wasting time, take a book up off the shelf
Student of reflection
Knowledge of the self
Live life in abundance, prosperity and wealth
Right now things seem insane
Mama earth been crying cos she feeling all this pain
I know that the sunshine will come after the rain
And love will be the currency exchange
 
What you’re gonna do in this situation?
How you gonna focus your concentration?
When fear been running rapid through the population?
Stay grounded, stay rooted
Raise up your vibration
Don’t be afraid of the space of uncertainty 
Cos every challenge is a new opportunity
Each set back, a re-track
A new possibility
We’re all in this together 
One global community
 
Know yourself in the world that we’re living in
Show love in your soul on the journeys that your travelling
The mission on the earth is to rise up higher
Good over evil ever blazing the fire
Elevating consciousness is my only desire
Healing of the nations meditating and praying 
Age of Aquarius, evolution, we’re changing 
 
It’s a time you can better know yourself
Stop wasting time, take a book up off the shelf
Student of reflection
Knowledge of the self
Live life in abundance, prosperity and wealth
Right now things seem insane
Mama earth been crying cos she feeling all this pain
I know that the sunshine will come after the rain
And love will be the currency exchange
What you’re gonna do? 
What you’re gonna say?
How you’re gonna lead the way?
What we gonna
What we gonna do?‘ 





Claudio Pizzingrilli
"The Best Shed"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown


We’re all going mad here, 
and i need to move 
I want to go crazy 
to bring out the fool 
 
i’ve got only four walls
but i’ve got one microphone 
and I will keep singing 
until all is gone 
 
I’m going to live, going to live in the best shed
the best shed of the town, uuh uuh  x4

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and I feel it coming
rising up from inside
it may be contagious 
Let the happiness out 
 
I’m not going to stop it 
It’s a groove I can’t change
until all is over
until we all sing 
 
I’m going to live, going to live in the best shed
the best shed of the town, uuh uuh  x4 





Dilara Yaka
"Introspective"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown

Encouragement Award

Introspecting, I’m reflecting on all the the life I’ve lived til now
Sure it’s hard sometimes but how could I pass this up I need to ground
Pull up the blanket, comfiest socks on, got the time to be alone
We’re alive, here in peace is where we belong

Isolation ain't so bad
Get up get out of your head  
Close your eyes and take deep breaths
Prepare for whats ahead, take the time to care

Can be so easy to dip low when we’re alone
There’s a higher reason to it I believe that that’s so
Faith and trust, is a must, don’t give up they’re strong in us

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Everything ain’t black and white, turn off the news and see the light Now
Fears just gonna bring your mood down, emotions running high don’t you drown,
It’s quiet but I like how that sounds

Isolation ain’t so bad
Get up get out of your head
Close your eyes and take deep breaths
Prepare for whats ahead

I know you miss your friends, you miss outside, but whens the last time you stopped to cry
Feel your feelings and drop the lies, sit alone and feel you shine
You bought the mask but keep it off, stay inside and get real honest
Write it down like in you’re in office, put the work in, make it often

Isolation ain’t so bad
Get up get out of your head
Close your eyes and take deep breaths
Hear what I just said, try it just for 10





Robson Berry
"Quarantine"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown


A man caught in two minds
Keeping what he hides
Until he dies
He’s given death a kiss
The moments that we miss
Just like this

Hey
Way
Way
Hey
Way
Way

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Beating yourself up again
Too real to be pretend
But it’s not the end
Tomorrow’s not today
For those who’ve gone astray
To find their way

Despite of what you say
Despite of what you say
The angel sleeps tonight
Despite of what you say
Despite of what you say
It’s gonna be alright 

Hey
Way
Way

Despite of what you say
Despite of what you say
The angel sleeps tonight
Despite of what you say
Despite of what you say
It’s gonna be alright

Oooooh I don’t know what you were before
When I’m fighting it’s over
Now I know that it’s not what you own
It’s not what you thought 
When I, when I realised
That it’s not what you own
It’s not what you thought

Yeah when I realised that it’s not what own
Not what you thought
Not what you own
Not what you were





Matilda Hassall
"Bring On The Lockdown"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown

Honourable Mention

The world is feeling pretty crazy
We’ve been going mad for days
And all because of just one little virus
It’s hard to keep up with it all
It’s hard to keep on standing tall
Now don’t blame me for feeling oh so tired.
The shelves are empty at the supermarket
And mum is afraid that we’re gonna cark it
I keep thinking maybe there’s some good in this
Bring on the lockdown
It’s fine by me
Bring on the lockdown
It might just be the holiday I need
I’d get all my cleaning done

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I’d finish my half-written songs
And walk around the house without my pants on
Begin to read all of the books
I’ve never read but said I would
While disinfecting all I’ve laid my hands on
I’d spend time with my housemates and
Beat all the scores on playstation
And not feel bad for bingeing shows on Netflix
Bring on the lockdown
It’s all I need
Bring on the lockdown
It’s a shame it only goes for 2 weeks
Admittedly it’s scarier
When it hits your local area
And you only have 2 rolls left of your favourite toilet paper
Now I finally understand
How to properly wash my hands
It’s funny what we’ll do when we’re told it’s gonna save us
When the world gets work of
We all begin to jerk off
Bring on the lockdown
Self-quarantine
Bring on the lockdown
Let’s practice social distancing
Bring on the lockdown
For good hygiene
Bring on the lockdown
And say goodbye to COVID-19





Sage Fuller
"Wanderlust"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown


Run away with me, I want to see new lights
In someone else’s city tonight
I know it’s getting late, the sun is setting low
But I’m feeling inspired to go
Da da dum da da da da da dum
The best way to live is outside your plan
I think you feel the same so take my hand
We can bring your pictures; I’ll carry all the frames
Fill them with the memories we’ll make
And what I know is that it’s never this quiet when you’re around
So let’s go, pack a bag, and we’ll leave this town
London’s on our way, we’ll make it by train
Or to Paris where we can’t pronounce their names
We’re not going to stop no, even if we feel we’re slowing down

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We’re never going to stop; we’re never going to stop
We’re not going to stop no, even if we feel we’re slowing down
We’re never going to stop; we’re never going to stop
We’ll only grow if we go
And what I know is that it’s never this quiet when you’re around
So let’s go, pack a bag, and we’ll leave this town
London’s on our way, we’ll make it by train
Or to Paris where we can’t pronounce their names
Maybe when we’re old, and I can hardly see
You’ll pick up this guitar and you’ll sing for me
Da da dum da da da da da dum
On unwinding strings
Da da dum da da da da da dum
Oh you’ll sing for me





Peter Westwood
"When the World Stops"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown

Honourable Mention

Crowded airports, busy freeways
Booming big businesses crushing local trade
These are the sounds that will never go away 
Or so you thought

When the world stops you can hear
When the world stops you can breathe
When the world stops you can finally see there’s a better way
Without pushing and pulling at the seams

When the world stops you can hear
Nature is singing its song

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The noise in your head, fades till it’s dead
Silence is better sometimes

When the world stops you can breathe
Fresh mountain air fills the sky
Take a deep breath, fill up those lungs
It’ll make you feel better

When the world stops you can see
Scenes like never before
Mountains from New Delhi, dolphins in Venice
The world is beautiful

When the world stops you can hear
When the world stops you can breathe
When the world stops you can finally see there’s a better way
Without pushing and pulling at the seams





Tayla Haigh
"Too Much Time"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown

Category 3 Winner

Lockdown, shutdown 
Finally got the time now 
To think about where to go
When I can go, get out of my hometown

Wanted time to myself
Now I’ve got time to myself

Lockdown, shutdown 
Time to mess around now
Get out of the crowd 
I’m gonna clean out my clothes and
clean out my mind now 

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Wanted time to myself
Now I’ve got time to myself 

I’m making friends with my dreams 
and friends with the birds now
They help me see
All of the things I have learned 
And the things that I need now
Oh like how I want to let someone in
and let them see me somehow somehow
but I push it down, I shut it down 
I push it all the way down
Lockdown, shutdown 
I shut it down, way down
And I wanna change, I’ve gotta change
I’ve got some changes to make

Cause I’ve got time to myself 
Too much time to myself 

Lockdown, shutdown 
Finally got the time now
And I think I know 
Oh the lesson I was meant to learn
Many many years ago 

Cause I’ve got time to myself
Too much time to myself.





Shalee Gherbaz
"The Little Moments"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown


It's in the way that a smile can reach through the phone
It's in the 3 little words “I'm coming home”
It's in the warmth of a laugh from the other side of the world
It's in the ways we connect when we feel we've hit our worst 

Even when the world is changing, rearranging
I feel alive when I drink in 

All the little moments
That I remember I’m blessed to be human, human
In the little moments
I catch my breath and reflect on what's precious, precious 
It's the little moments
That allow me to win when the world feels overwhelming

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The little moments, the little moments 
Warm up my soul and fill me with hope tonight

It's the chance to paint that blank canvass that’s spent years on the shelf
It's the chance to rearrange the furniture and have the garden to myself
It's the chance to connect with old friends even when we’ve lost touch
It's the chance to reflect on what I need and what is too much 
Even when the world is changing, rearranging
I feel alive when I drink in 

All the little moments
That I remember I’m blessed to be human, human
In the little moments
 I catch my breath and reflect on what's precious, precious 
It's the little moments
That allow me to win when the world feels overwhelming
The little moments, the little moments 
Warm up my soul and fill me with hope tonight

So much right now feels cold
And I just want to hold those dear to me
So I’ll take the time, to look at all my life
And find myself inspired by 

The little moments, the little moments, the little moments yeah yeah 
The little moments, the little moments, the little moments yeah yeah 
The little moments





Rainie Zenith
"Livin' in Lockdown"
Theme: The positive side of Lockdown


Stay at home’s the directive
It’s driving some folks mad
I’ve got a different perspective
‘Cause actually I’m kinda glad

I get to sleep in now
Sweet comfy bed
Then I stay up till all hours
Making sourdough bread

Livin’ in lockdown ain’t that bad
I got more time now than I’ve ever had
Livin’ in lockdown but I ain’t sad
Just kicking back and chilling out all in the comfort of my own pad

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Kicking goals in the kitchen
Making meals from scratch
Bought a coop full of chickens
Started a vegie patch

Exercise twice a day now
Lunges, planks and squats
Online classes are free now
They used to cost a lot

Livin’ in lockdown ain’t that bad
I got more time now than I’ve ever had
Livin’ in lockdown but I ain’t sad
Just kicking back and chilling out all in the comfort of my own pad

I got time to write songs, I got time to learn Dutch
Time to clean the house which I don’t like much
I got time for the crosswords, Sudoku too
Time to read a book about a dragon tattoo

Adopted a dog from the local pound
Now I never feel alone when the sun goes down
I walk her every day ‘cause it’s still allowed
People like her pic on Insta and it makes me proud

Livin’ in lockdown ain’t that bad
I got more time now than I’ve ever had
Livin’ in lockdown but I ain’t sad
Just kicking back and chilling out all in the comfort of my own pad




Riot Baby
"Everybody's Sad Sometimes"
Theme: The positive side of lock-down


Everybody's sad sometimes
Everybody feels bad once in a while
Everybody has those days when it feels like it's never gonna be OK
Everybody's sad sometimes

But just remember
That it's not all of the time
Just remember
That for every bad day a better one's on the way

Everybody's sad sometimes
But if you just hold on for a while
You'll get a happy day too
You'll get a happy day too
You'll get a happy day once in a while
When the sun shines through