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CATEGORY 4: The whole Corona Virus experience

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1. Lyrics
2. Tune
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Dylan Pinkerton
"Grandma, Grandma, Grandma"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience

Encouragement Award

It's the middle of the night
I'm in flight
Line em up
And drink that cup

Thinking about the youth I've lost locked up inside this house, yeah I'm fine

Nans been acting up
Screaming, cursing preaching on the internet
Again

Thinking bout the youth you've got, better spent on smiling

Grandma grandma grandma
Grandma grandma grandma
Grandma grandma grandma
Just know I'm here for you

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Just know I'm here for you

You see that rabbit hole
Yeah it's deep
Close it up
That sh**s corrupt

Algorithmically it learn desires with attention

Yeah I know it's tough
10 feet no words, no love or affection

Thinking bout the world is fine
But these screen are just illusions
Of the mind

Grandma grandma grandma
Grandma grandma grandma
Grandma grandma grandma
Just know I'm here for you
Just know that I

Don't wanna hear about governments
Tell me about your life when you were a kid
Thread my heart with the things you’ve learned
Embroid my songs with the joy you’ve earned
I want to laugh and cry from it all

Grandma grandma grandma
Grandma grandma grandma
Grandma grandma grandma
Just know I'm here for you
Just know I'm here for you



Kath Yong
"Where I'd rather be"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


I'm stuck at home as weeks pass by
In the company of my mind
The days they blur together
As all of my worlds collide

But I'd wind back the clock to where I'd rather be
Back to where I'd rather be
I'd have the ones i love surrounding me
The time we share being so carefree
To explore and play with curiosity
Back in the day is where I'd rather be

So I take a stroll to the nearest store
What'll i catch when i walk through the door
Worried about where i can venture
I'm worried about breaking the law

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But I'd wind back the clock to where I'd rather be
Back to where I'd rather be
I'd have the ones I love surrounding me
The time we share being so carefree
To explore and play with curiosity
Back in the day is where I'd rather be

Now I cant see you face to face
I can't be there to celebrate
I am now grateful for the simple things
Cos life's not meant to be lived through a screen

But I'd wind back the clock to where I'd rather be
Back to where I'd rather be
I'd have the ones I love surrounding me
The time we share being so carefree
To explore and play with curiosity
Back in the day is where I'd rather be
Back in the day is where I'd rather be
Back in the day is where I'd rather be



Daisy Sampson
"Humankind"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience

Category 4 Winner

The water is rising 
Thrown into the deep alone 
The great whites are cruising 
Bet they saw it coming 

I’m singing underwater 
Undercurrents passing through 
I’m singing underwater
Undercurrents passing through 
Calling out to you and you and you and you and you and you 

It can be lonely underwater 
Don’t let it drown you 
Listen to the tune 
That sings inside of you 

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I’m singing underwater 
Undercurrents passing through 
I’m singing underwater
Undercurrents passing through 
Flowing through each one of you 

Open up your eyes 
We’re breaking on the same wave 
Only make it there together 
A single ant can’t cross the river 

Open up your eyes 
We’re breaking on the same wave 
Only make it there together 
A single ant can’t cross the river

I’m singing underwater 
Undercurrents passing through 
Only make it there together 
A single ant can’t cross the river
Only make it there together 



Ruby Mae
"Lockdown Love Song"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience

Honourable Mention

You love a conversation 
That you don’t
Have to carry through
So don’t say it 
I can’t depend on you 

You say you wanna see me 
Well where is that proof 
How perfect 
The world gave you an excuse 
I can’t rely on you 
Please don’t make me blue 

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And just like the rest of the world I am waiting 
But I’ve been waiting on you for so long 

Are you thankful 
That you just missed out 
Yeah are you 
Peaceful inside your house 
These are my doubts 
I’m calling you out 

And just like the rest of the world I am waiting 
But I’ve been waiting on you for so long 

And just like the rest of the world we are changing 
Will we keep changing ‘til we’re both moving on 

Or are you already gone 
Or are you already gone 
Or are you already gone 



Nathan Power
"12 Bar Blues for the Coronavirus Crew"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


I haven’t put on pants in forty days,
Oh I put my Dejour jeans away,
And while this old beard needs a trim,
Brunswick Barber Shop won’t book me in.

I spent these last four days baking bread,
And I ate that single sourdough in my bed,
My girlfriend told me I should learn to cook,
Instead I’m eating Dicey’s with my book.

I haven’t had to catch a tram in weeks,
I’ve been running down by Merri Creek,
I’ve given up my beer gut and my calves are getting big,
But I’m really missing being out at gigs.

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I got a cotton swab stuck up my nose,
So now its time for iso blues to go.
Courtney wrote a hit song with DePreston,
But DeBrunswick would have been more interesting.



Cherie Morgan
"Same Shit, Different Day"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


Why is it, that I want to cut you off just for checkin in
Why do I, hate the anger in your voice talking about your kin
It’s a time, where we all should band together
It’s a crime, to be fucking myself over

But you were here before all of it
And it looks like we’re all in for it

(And it feels like) Same shit, different day
Tell me, what’s the point when I can smoke it away
But when the dust clears, in come your fears
Your dreams are slippin further away

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Lying low, like a creepy little thing I am listening
To the squeals and the laughter of love I am wrestling
With myself, cos we all must band together
But I know, there’s no escape till its all over

What softness lay inside of me
Good humour’s gone to let me be

(And it feels like) Same shit, different day
Tell me, what’s the point when I can smoke it away
But when the dust clears, in come your fears
Your dreams are slippin further away

Come at me, come at me
Hit me with your magic, 
I will conjure thee, conjure thee
Though the times are tragic
Won’t you come at me, come at me
Now’s my time to see

Come at me, come at me
Hit me with your magic, 
I will conjure thee, conjure thee
Though the times are tragic
Won’t you come at me come at me
Hit me with your magic, oh yeah

Will I learn, or will I break?
Two paths lay clear, which do you take?





Half Price Hancock
"Cheap Stuff"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


In the summer pick an armload of plums
Wrap em in your commissary bag
Let em for through the night
You'll find
A fruity drop with no price tag

When the weather is cold
You got to find
The fungus with knives
Let the strychnine take you up th river
Never buy another pill in your life

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I don't want no champagne
No caviar no cigars
My throat is accustomed to something
You can't buy in a bar
All th world is a farm to me
And in my gut there's an abbatoir
Cheap stuff
That's what I crave, I take a trip but I won't get far

You run the hive in your store bought socks
Your butler-buffed buttons of brass
I get my honey from a bag in a box
It's true - you cant buy class

Best if luck with your tailor made Two-Step
Your sky high, Low Yield Loans
I'm a man with a can, and a plan
I'm living long term Roll Your Own


I don't want no champagne
No caviar no cigars
My throat is accustomed to something
You can't buy in a bar
All th world is a farm to me
And in my gut there's an abbatoir
Cheap stuff
That's what I crave, I take a trip but I go too far





Naomi - Rose Christian
"We Are Free"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience

Judges Pick

It’s been a long, it’s been a long, it’s been a long time coming’,
But we’re comin’ out today
It’s been a long, it’s been a long, it’s been a long time coming’,
We are free, today
Woke up this mornin’
Stumbled to my feet
Turned on my big black screen
Sittin’ with my cuppa-tea
And the news man said
Times are changin’ soon
It’s gonna be a long long time
’Till you see your Nanna June
It’s been a long, it’s been a long, it’s been a long time coming’,
But we’re comin’ out today

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It’s been a long, it’s been a long, it’s been a long time coming’,
We are free, today
Ain’t got no work
Short on bread and caffeine
Goin’ out of my way downtown
Keep my 1.5 from Maddie
Today is my birthday
Friends and family call
Said it’s a sad sad time
Leave your present by the door
It’s been a long, it’s been a long, it’s been a long time coming’,
But we’re comin’ out today
It’s been a long, it’s been a long, it’s been a long time coming’,
We are free, today
Went to bed this evenin’
Lay my jittery bones
Thinkin’ of the times I squandered
Playin’ cards in my parents home
When the new days dawnin’
Ain’t gonna hit the highway
But I have high high hopes
Damn news man’s gonna say
Damn news man’s gonna say
It’s been a long, it’s been a long, it’s been a long time coming’,
But we’re comin’ out today
It’s been a long, it’s been a long, it’s been a long time coming’,
We are free, today
It’s been a long, it’s been a long, it’s been a long time coming’,
We are free, today





Max Bittisnich
"Vitamin D"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


4 walls are caving inside
I could burst out the door like a spring
Let's go for a walk outside
Is it just the Truman show?
Cynicism sings

Inside
Wet autumn leaves
Vitamin D

We walk up and down Blyth Street
Look how they've sculpted those weeds!
You act like you've never seen a garden before
The lives of others are not store bought

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Inside
Wet autumn leaves
Vitamin D

Is it all for free?

I wonder what happened here
No doors you can see right through
We stare for too long
And start to get cold
Lonely is not taboo

Outside
Wet autumn leaves
Vitamin

There's a crow who sits on the shoulders of the world
Who kaws and spits
As if it swallowed a pearl
Look out below!
It's about to hurl

Let's go back inside...





Candice Alisha
"Human"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience

Honourable Mention

I went out at twilight
Hung with the angels and Demons
They were meeting with their friends
To discuss the future of our fates
We’ve been lying to much
it’s such a disgrace
They can’t stand us
But we can’t help it
I guess that’s human

I went out in the morning
I saw a man, he was fighting against all the violence with his friends
They don’t know yet, they’re just trying to help

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But they’re making it worse
How can’t you tell?
You can’t fight violence with more violence
But I guess that’s human

I went down to the graveyard
I saw a woman, she was weeping
She just lost her child and there were her friends
They were judging, they said “ he deserved it,
If you’re gonna raise them like that expect them to get whacked,
God doesn’t like them and he will smite them”
For just being human

And I, I can’t stand the media
They’re lying every night
People scared out of their minds
And I, I’ve lost all faith in mankind
The kind of shit you won’t believe
Everybody is panicking
Please teach your children to be better
They’re the ones that will save us later
Don’t pass on your oppressive ways
With every voice we can change things
Doesn’t mean you have to share your opinion
Remember the power of what you say
I don’t wanna get my hopes up
And I don’t want to hold my breath
I don’t want to be disappointed by Man

I went down to the river
And I saw a boy, he was crying
He told me about the time he lost all his friends and his family
To an awful disease
It’s been sweeping the nation, internationally
It was called ignorance
And it is killing us
But I guess that’s human
I guess that’s human
I don’t want to be a human





Sarah Vasiliades
"Humanity"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience

Honourable Mention

Outside the birds are screeching curses
Which are only drowned out
By the cursing of my neighbours themselves
Am I mistaken or does it seem
As though it’s every man for himself?
We just bicker and fight about hoarding supplies
Until there’s nothing left on the shelves

Push, shove
Can’t get enough
Looking out for number one

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What happened to humanity?
Why is everybody going crazy?
What happened to keeping peace
And loving each other?
Aren’t we called to be better than this?
To rise above our selfishness
And love each other?
Love each other

Tension is strung tightly
Across these empty streets
Against an enemy that no one can see
Fear and panic cripple us
And sometimes bring out the worst in us
In the absence of security

Push, shove
Can’t get enough
Looking out for number one

What happened to humanity?
Why is everybody going crazy?
What happened to keeping peace
And loving each other?
Aren’t we called to be better than this?
To rise above our selfishness
And love each other?
Love each other

So take a look in the mirror
Take a look in the mirror
Are you loving each other?
Are you loving, you loving?
Take a look in the mirror
Take a look in the mirror
Are you loving each other?
Are you loving, you loving
You love, loving?

What happened to humanity?
Why is everybody going crazy?
What happened to keeping peace
And loving each other?
Aren’t we called to be better than this?
To rise above our selfishness
And love each other?
What happened to humanity?
Why is everybody going crazy?
What happened to keeping peace
And loving each other?
Aren’t we called to be better than this?
To rise above our selfishness
And love each other?
Love each other

Oh, and love each other
Love each other, oh





Amy Bodossian
"Going Viral (COVID-19)"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


Looking for a leader
to tell me what to do
in this sea of uncertainty
but leaders don’t come through
politicians don’t come through
So all I’ve got is art
to heal what’s in my head
I want to share this live with you
but the venues are all dead
and the festivals are cancelled
so I can’t sing my song
in a room with you

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bumping our wounds
to feel like we belong
to this messy, glistening, tender thing
this aching, unknown time
I want to feel this pain with you
so I’ll do it online, and
Maybe I’ll go viral
now it’s all that I have got
to share my voice on the internet
my metaphoric cough
it’s better out than in
and you won’t catch a thing
because I’m in my room
and you’re in yours
and now I know
just why
the caged bird
sings
What are we gonna do now?
What next will they say?
This feels karmic
we’re not the top of the food chain
We are tender, soft and squishy
We are not immune to change
so strap yourself in tight
your fragile light
and be grateful, always
for very single day
And maybe I’ll go viral
now it’s all that I have got
to share my voice on the internet
my metaphoric cough
it’s better out than in
and you won’t catch a thing
because I’m in my room
and you’re in yours
and now I know
just why
the caged bird
sings
I bought a pack of frozen peas
for the very first time
wary of each other
in the supermarket line
Glimmers of shared humanity
in every single persons eyes
then I hurried home to be alone
but I don’t wanna be stuck inside
I wanna go on a Tinder date
don’t wanna masturbate
alone in my room
But then again I have always known
how to self isolate
it’s really nothing new
and like Mick Jagger said
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes
you just might find
you get what you need
Oh yeah
And I need to go viral
now it’s all that I have got
to share my voice on the internet
my metaphoric cough
it’s better out than in
and you won’t catch a thing
because I’m in my room
and you’re in yours
and now I know
just why
the caged bird
sings





Jason Caples
"Stuck in Isolation"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


We started again, after such a long time
Got to know each other with Corona and lime
The flame was alight, we both wanted more
So I called up LATAM and I flew to your door
Now it's 3 months later and I'm stuck in isolation with you.
It's not my ideal, a long distance romance.
But I never healed, so I jumped at the chance.
We'd never get bored, just in honeymoon mode.
Then someone ate a bat and the whole world exploded.
Now it's 3 months later and I'm stuck in isolation with you.
We could have spent all day in the sun. 
Had a drink or 3 at the pub.

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But instead we're here and we're stuck
In this prison cell.
When I first arrived, you laughed at me breaking wind.
Now you barely tolerate the noise when I blink
With nothing to do, my only escape
Is to walk around at Bunnings buying rollers and paint.
Now it's 3 months later and I'm stuck in isolation with you.
We could have spent all day in the sun.
Had a drink or 3 at the pub.
But instead we're here and we're stuck in this one bedroom, prison cell.





Billy Exton
"The man who makes my coffee"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


There’s a radius around my favourite people
That they don’t want us to go inside
And they’re praising us for being so reasonable
And most of us are still alive

These days my place of labour’s just a space on someone’s screen view
I’m the bottom of the column on the second from the left-hand side
But I haven’t seen a stranger’s knees in weeks now
And something isn’t right

But I’ll just have to wait for a while now
Before I hold their handshakes in my hands
The man who makes my coffee tells me sorry for the distancing
And hopes I’ll understand

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All the humans of New York are getting fearful
And they’re wheezing every time they breathe
In my books they always looked so brave and cheerful
But now that’s not what I read

But I’ll just have to wait for a while now
Before I make them spaces on our trams
The man who makes my coffee tells me thanks for shopping local
But it’s a joke cos it’s the only place we can

And now this radius around us all is taking its toll
And the only way we’re in this together is we’re all on our own
I’m just missing all the people that I’ve never even known
Yeah, this radius is taking its toll

But I’ll just have to wait for a while now
Before we even start to understand
The man who makes my coffee tells me thanks for being hopeful
And I tell him that I am





Seb Szabo
"October Clouds"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience

Honourable Mention

A glance
Maybe a late night dance
A thousand written words but can you truly learn a person this way?
Photographs stapled to our walls
Are the memories we choose to keep
Rosy as they may be, the ones that truly made me are the ones only you will
see
Someday I’ll call you up and kill this doubt
I’ll meet you on Sydney Road and take your hand under October clouds
Someday what now are windows will be doors
Yeah it’s nostalgia for the future that we’re hoping for
We’re astronauts

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Taking pictures of the moon
Trying so damn hard, still so very far
From feeling craters under our feet
She got a heart like a dam
Whose walls have crumbled to the sea
Taking so much longer to fill than to empty
Honey I’ll bring the rain with me
Someday I’ll call you up and kill this doubt
I’ll meet you on Sydney Road and take your hand under October clouds
Someday what now are windows will be doors
We’ll have already found the ones we’re looking for
Yeah it’s nostalgia for the future that we’re hoping for
Oh, oh oh-oh-oh





Tony Pain
"A NEEDLE IN A @#$%STACK"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


When I read the news this morning I thought I’d lost my sight.
I could see two tribes a callin’ and both said, “We are right.”
And now I can see neither the forest nor the trees.
I’ve read so much my brain will bleed, I don’t know what to believe.
What to believe, what to believe?
I’ve read so much my brain will bleed, I don’t know what to believe.

I went into the truth shop but there was nothing on the shelf.
The keeper said, “I can’t get none, you’d better look out for yourself.”
He used to do a roaring trade, now hardly anyone cares.
He can’t sell the truth no more ‘cos there’s !@#$%^&* everywhere.
And who cares? Yeah who cares?
He can’t sell the truth no more ‘cos there’s !@#$%^&* everywhere.

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There was a crowd of true believers who were marching with their throng
When someone who had questions, hard ones, just came along.
The crowd rose up with one voice, “Blasphemer!” they cried.
“We won’t hear anything you say ‘cos you aren’t on our side.”
They cried, yeah they cried,
“We won’t hear anything you say ‘cos you aren’t on our side.”

Someone said, “Pull away the curtains and you’ll see it’s all a show,
A game of smoke and mirrors with actors in the know.”
They say, “Tear up all your tickets and look and you will find
It’s a needle in a @#$%stack but give the truth a try.”
Give it a try, give it a try.
It’s a needle in a @#$%stack but give the truth a try.





Blayke Percival
"Every disaster movie starts with the government ignoring science"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


Since being in lock down I'm yet to run into my ex
I finally climbed out of the social media vortex
I can see my bedroom floor and my psychiatrist more

Since Covid took my job declined my non existant credit line, please stay a meter and a half away front me

To my own satisfaction, a lover of all things clean
My brothers finally learnt how to use the bathroom sink
It's so nice to go outside and have the least possible amount for a pandemic, germ aniexty

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Since covid took my job combined with my non existant social life because I work in hospitalityyyyyyy

Lock down gave me my own coffee knack
Instead off free coffee at work I pay 50 for a bag, I fear my work ethic might be going to trash, now my kitchens a cafe to make all my house mates snacks

Since Covid took my job declined my non existant credit line, please stay a meter and a half away from me

More hours for zoom hangs with my mates,
I make game plans with my lover to guilotine the rich.
Ive learnt my legal rights with the government I fight, 550s not enough a week cause my landlords wants all of it, while were on the topic my realesate agents' kind of being a giant dickkkkkk

Since covid took my job combined with my non existant social life because I work in hospitalityyyyyyy

When covids gone don't get me wrong
Please wash your hands and wipe your bum
Just don't forget what our governments doneeeeeeeeeeeee
The usual obviously, which is barely f**king anything.





Half Asian
"Lockdown"
Theme: The whole Corona Virus experience


She's been stood down
Denied by Centrelink
Forced holiday brought all these times
to restock her creative spirit
to contribute colourfulness to other's lives

He is still employed
but needs to fill his working hours
Finding way to transform 
and explore like alchemist
All the lines bind the team together

Is it pandemic?
Oh yes!

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WHO says?
Lockdown!

Her life hasn't changed much
Being a mother is isolating
Emu mom keeps going forward
not knowing how to go back
focusing on what's in front

His contract got slashed
Two days of anxiety 
But found more opportunities
Now he stands to elevate
to search for his zen

Is it pandemic?
Oh yes!
WHO says?
Lockdown!





David Birse
"Wash Your Hands you Bloody Grubs"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


It’s high time we respect Coronavirus
It could hurt you or someone that you love
Like Taylor Swift, The Rock of Miley Cyrus
So wash your bloody hands you bloody grubs
A little sick? then try self-isolation
Only a prick would still go to the pub
Just stay at home and practice meditation
Then wash your bloody hands you bloody grubs
Covid isn’t all that grows inside us
Panickers buy TP, eggs, and flour by the tub
These greedy pricks are far worse than the virus
If they don’t wash their greedy hands, the bloody grubs

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We always should be looking to the scientists
No need to join the crazy Karen club
They say, “don’t shake hands and rub it in your iris”
They say, “wash your bloody hands you bloody grubs”
We know that we must protect our elders
They need sympathy and groceries and action from our Government
Some politicians have already failed us
They’ll never clean their bloody hands the bloody grubs
Just wash your bloody hands you bloody grubs
Let’s squash the curve for people that we love
Water, soap or alcohol and give yourself a rub
Wash your bloody hands your bloody grubs




Uyen My Pham
"He [Boredom]"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience

Honourable Mention

He'd tease me with sleep
Would flirt with my fun
Leave me restless through the day
But come crawling back at night

He's like an ex-lover 
Showing up at the most uncanny of time
He'll destroy all of my passions
to make sure that he's mine

Boredom, Boredom
I grow weary of you 
So don't overstay 
Don't overstay your welcome

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He'd take me to bed
I'm guilty and filled with shame
He'd take my life away from me 
Leave me empty and hollow inside

Maybe if I went outside more
Maybe if I met some other passions 
Would you haunt me the way you do 
I surrender to you 

Boredom, Boredom
I grow weary of you 
So don't overstay 
Don't overstay your welcome

You're dull and mundane
Possessive and insane
I don't want you 
please leave me alone 
Don't come knocking at my door

I'd leave you behind if I could
Wishful thinking, you know it can't be true
Come again, but not for too long
I won't miss you 

Boredom, Boredom
I grow weary of you 
So don't overstay 
Don't overstay your welcome




Nick Wolf
"Dreaming in Analog"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


Terraform a world, a bubble, carry on- carry on.
Carving an out an echo chamber; take controls and play the game.

With old catalogues of living, I still dream in analog.
Picking up where I left off searching,
I’ll trace the source of my veins.
Set sail and reincarnate again.

Flawed love within an internal server, I keep locking myself out.
Burning bridges seem so much easier to build and then to pass.

Remembering a simpler lifetime with a heavy head within my hands.
Loading up on such protean feelings, some I really don’t understand.

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Old words and new feels from them,
mutations of a theme.
Cut the head off and feed the right thoughts
and drip the spells into the seams.

With old catalogues of routines, I still dream in analog.
Keep calm and move on through into a different shape.

Set sail and reincarnate again.
I still dream in analog.




Gerry Kennedy
"Coronavirus COVID-19"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


Wash your hands
Stay at home
Cover your mouth
If you’re coughing or you’re blowing your nose
Keep a responsible distance
A metre and a half apart
And if you’re feverish or feelin’ ill 
Come on mates, put on a mask and we’ll beat this...

Coronavirus COVID-19
We’re gonna survive this
With quarantine and hygiene
You can tell all the ones your love that you’ve been playing your part
And if you think that there are bits you missed,
Beep-beep-back up and repeat from the start and go and...

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Wash your hands
Stay at home
Cover your mouth
If you’re coughing or you’re blowing your nose
Keep a responsible distance
A metre and a half apart
And if you’re feverish or feel in’ ill 
Come on mates, put on a mask and we’ll beat this...




Sarah Busuttil Palmer & Silas Palmer
"Lockdown"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience

Honourable Mention

She’s in isolation
Government is paying
She's sipping her shiraz from a cask
Netflix could be more exciting
With slightly better writing, 
but it’s Improving with every empty glass
She's on...

Lockdown x 4
Fifty weeks to go

He’s in solitary
It’s getting very scary

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The countless days he's gone without a shower
Although the world’s gone crazy
It still is quite amazing
How many bags of chips he can devour
He's on...

Gardening, Knitting
Taking up the banjo
Sweeping the already swept floor
Fooding, Boozing
Our sanity, we're losing
Losing it, a little bit more
A little more
We're in

Lockdown x 4
Fifty weeks to go




Lucy Gray and Emma Turner
"Oh Corona"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


Oh Corona
Drinking with your mates,
Over video calls,
There’s no need for ubers,
Just the stairs to crawl
Beer o’clock is vague now,
But nobody really cares
It breaks up the coffee
There’s no judgement there

Oh Corona, you’re not just a beer
you’re a word that nobody wants to hear
Oh Corona… you're creating some fear
You’re a word that nobody want to hear

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Lockdown life
no delayed trains to miss
There’s no rain to stand in
No traffic jams to skip
My kitchen’s happy to see me
Pots and pans being used
When this is all over
I’ll have recipes to choose…….from

Oh Corona, you’re not just a beer
you’re a word that nobody wants to hear
Oh Corona… you’re creating some fear
You’re a word that nobody wants to hear

The kids are at home
we’re wearing teacher hats
Payment in kisses and cuddles
they’re learning this and that
I see my postman from a distance
Every single day,
daily highlight

Is ordering from eBay
Oh Corona, you’re not just a beer
you’re a word that nobody wants to hear
Oh Corona…there’s always next year
You’re a word that nobody wants to hear
My bins go out more than me
Living it large
But at least my home bar doesn't overcharge
Life has really slowed down
And look, that part ain’t bad
Makes me realise what’s important
And that makes us glad

Oh Corona, you’re not just a beer
And you’re a word that nobody wants to hear
Oh Corona... you’ve changed our lives this year.
You’re still a word that nobody wants to hear




Brick Veneer
"Loopholes"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


I can't escape the kids, I can't escape my wife
I can't escape my dog and and I can't escape my life

Don't care what's cooking on my TV
I just wanna get out on my jet-ski

I need to get out my door
But there's only the reasons one, two or there or four

We're looking for loopholes
We're looking for loopholes
Everybody's looking for a loophole
We're all looking for our loophole

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Just got my Coles delivery
There none for you but there's ten for me

I wanna go for a beer with my mates
But I can't go past my garden gate

I can't escape the kids, I can't escape my wife
I can't escape my dog and and I can't escape my life

We're looking for loopholes
We're looking for loopholes
Everybody's looking for a loophole
We're all looking for our loophole




Peter Mc Aree
"Lockdown"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience

Audience Vote Winner

You wear a crown,
But you arent a king
You reign down over us,
But the clouds are abating .
You spread pain,
Everywhere that you spread.
But you curve is flattened
and were getting ahead.

Fear is a disease,
but hopes more contagious.

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Locked down but were not locked out,
stand together and have no doubt.
Locked down but were not locked out.
Together, together we can storm this weather.

You feed on ignorance,
the Hullabaloo.
But we are wise
and we'll wash our hands of you.
We're seperated
but we're not apart.
We'll keep our distance and not lose heart.

Fear is a disease.
But hopes more contagious

We're locked down but we're not locked out.
We'll stand togehter,have no doubt.
We're locked down but were not locked out.
Together, together we can storm this weather

You’re not so novel anymore.
You’re not so novel anymore.
You’re not so novel anymore.

We're locked down but we're not locked out.
We'll stand togehter,have no doubt.
We're locked down but were not out.
Together,together we can storm the weather.
Together,together we can storm the weather.




Nurseratched
"Chicken Soup"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience

One of SRBA's Top 5 Favs

Baby I'm so lonely could you please come round tonight?
As long as we're 'romantic partners,' in Melbourne it's alright...
I've got itchy fingers and i'm making Chicken Soup
Can you hear the rooster crowing, Cock-a-doodle-doo!
I can't take you dancing, there's no fancy restaurant
But I've got what you need, if not exactly what you want
I'm a little overweight and i've got too much facial hair
But in these days of COVID 19, who are we to care!
I get so depressed that we must stand six feet apart

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I'm not that well endowed and it is breaking my poor heart
On the upside we won't worry about those pesky STD's
But you'll run straight out the house if I'm uncouth enough to sneeze!
Baby I'm so lonely, please come isolate with me
I know that it's not perfect, but it's as good as it could be
I don't care what you look like, you don't have to do your hair
You can turn up in pyjamas baby, I don't even care!
Dan the man has said we can be five, but not one more,
So we can have an orgy if thats what you're looking for
Me myself I'm happy with more wholesome company
A quickie on the couch a glass of wine a cup of tea
Baby I'm so lonely could you please come round tonight?
As long as we're 'romantic partners,' in Melbourne it's alright...
I've got itchy fingers and i'm making Chicken Soup
Can you hear the rooster crowing, Cock-a-doodle-doo!




Ben Witkowski
"Lost and Found"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience

Honourable Mention

This is a letter to myself
And anyone who says they need help
This world is an unseen scene
Trapped in quarantine

‘Cause I feel like a tonne of bricks sitting on my chest
And I can’t get a grip of this global mess
This inescapable scene

So hear me now
As I try to figure out how to escape, or how to stay

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‘Cause I’ll be away for a while
While my days are blind
Oh, I’m not lost, but I can’t be found
And I’m safe and sound
Yet afraid for now
Oh, I’m not lost, but I can’t be found

And in the midst of it all
Well she’ll still stand tall
Oh, Mother Earth, in her unwavering form

So I’ll take it slow, Yeah I’ll just lay low
And no matter the fear I feel
I’ll give earth the time to heal

As we go to war, to fight something that none of us foresaw
Inside our four walls, we’ll wait for a loved one to call

And say “I’ll be away for a while
While my days are blind
Oh, I’m not lost, but I can’t be found
And I’m safe and sound
Yet afraid for now
Oh, I’m not lost, but I can’t be found”

This isolation and separation, there’s a situation of desolation
And the desecration of our great nation caused insinuation, misinformation
Led to cancellation and trepidation, and the creation of desperation

I’ll be away for a while
While my days are blind
Oh, I’m not lost, but I can’t be found
And I’m safe and sound
Yet afraid for now
Oh, I’m not lost, but I can’t be found




Polash Larsen
"Isolation (Tonight)"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


After all these weeks in lockdown
A routine still won’t be found
But I know there’s someone I can count on…
Tonight…

I’ve cleared my busy schedule
It wasn’t exactly hard
Got my phone charged and ready for your call
Tonight…

Tonight I’m looking for that sparkle in your eyes.
Tonight I’m hungry for your smile.
Tonight we’ll tell each other beautiful lies
Tonight…

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I’ll compliment your dress.
Will you notice I shaved?
How I long for your tender caress
Tonight…

If only we’d been together at the start
Dumb luck and circumstance is why we’re apart
Any awkward silence during our heart to heart
We’ll blame the net.
Let’s not forget.
There’s a long way yet.
Of loneliness and isolation.

So I’ll tilt my beer to the camera
You’ll wave your chardonnay
We’ll pretend it’s just like being together
Tonight…

Tonight I’m looking for a sparkle in your eyes.
Tonight I’m hungry for your smile.
Tonight we’ll tell each other beautiful lies
Tonight…




Kerry Maher
"Everything Will Be Alright"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


I can clean my house and wash my clothes
Cook up a storm watch my veggies grow
I can walk the dogs and go outside
I can meditate and relax inside
I can read books online and watch TV
Paint my own nails go makeup free
But there’s just one thing I can’t do
I can’t get close to you

If I have to wait another day
If I have to wait another night
I know everything will be ok
I know everything will be alright

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I can post gifts to my sister and son
I can spend some time basking in the sun
I can hear the soothing sounds of rain
As the green ferns spring to life again
I’ll write down my gratitude each day
And hope to still keep well in May
But there’s just one thing I can’t do
I can’t get close to you

If I have to wait another day
If I have to wait another night
I know everything will be ok
I know everything will be alright

If I have to wait another day
If I have to wait another night
I know everything will be Ok
The day that I can hold you tight

I can video chat and family call
And send my socials love to all
I can play the songs I want to hear
Remembering times we shared last year
I can always write another song
Tell myself it won’t be long
But there’s just one thing that I can’t do
I can’t get close to you

Once more you’ll come to my home
I’ll be amazed at how time has flown
The day I open up the door
To see your face just like before

If I have to wait another day
If I have to wait another night
I know everything will be ok
I know everything will be alright


If I have to wait another day
If I have to wait another night
I know everything will be Ok
The day that I can hold you tight




Animal Pharma
"Icecream"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


Here in my room
Happened so soon, I believe
Somebody sneezed and then – boom!
Prophets of doom cried “the end”
Like supplies in demand
See the uncertain souls
Mummified by toilet rolls
Alcohol swabs you get from KFC
Trade better than gold, or the fuel
For your automobile
 
See ‘em coughin’ to coffins
And pleading for needles
To take it away

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They’re pointing a finger
That’s bleeding from scrubbing
The germs down the drain

Some say it’s bats out of hell
Some say it’s phoney
Some say that Mother Nature’s
Waiting for her alimony
 
I’m trying to buy a few groceries
But everything’s gone
The frozen food section is empty
Everything’s gone
Everything’s gone but the ice cream
Guess I can live off the ice cream (x3)
 
Glare at your pants
There with the rest of the trash
They’re pretty much obsolete
Where do plans go when they die?
The same place as dreams
And it seems that the time
Standing in line at the store
Treated like sores on the edge of a smile
We’re spaced by a mile and wincing
To somebody sneezing
 
Though touched by an angel from Heaven
You’d still have to wash both your hands
For at least 30 seconds to keep the infection
From coming again
 
Some say it’s bats out of hell
Some say it’s phoney
Some say that Mother Nature’s
Waiting for her alimony
 
I’m trying to buy a few groceries
But everything’s gone
The frozen food section is empty
Everything’s gone
Everything’s gone but the ice cream
Guess I can live off the ice cream (x6)




Emerson Brophy
"Dear Sophia"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


Dear Sophia, my love for you grows
Despite all this social dist-
Despite being so far apart

You run through my veins like a terrible virus,
Or something else, straight to the core of my heart
I’m so sick and tired of existential dread
I want you to be every thought in my head

I don’t wanna write you a song about COVID-19
Dear Sophia, it’s so hard to breathe
When I can’t hold you in my arms
And I wish I could sing you that lyric,

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Without adding one about wearing a mask
It’s been so damn long since I held your hand
And I don’t want to think about every handwash since then
Cause I’ll write you a song about COVID-19
Part of me wants so bad to escape

To find you and hold you just like yesterday
Forget all the rules, it’d be easier that way
But we’re not fucking selfish, so I’ll stay away
So Sophia, I’m here in a screen
I know that it’s not like before

It won’t be too long til you’re back here with me
All of your three dimensions and more
Unprecedented times, but they’ll come to an end
It’ll be a new normal, but you’ll be with me again
Singing songs not about COVID-19




Michael Ewing
"COVID19"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


Been in self isolation
With symptoms of a bad flu
14 days for incubation
Then I’m coming back to get you

I got COVID19 runnin through my veins
and I’m holed up in this cold room
I sweat, I’m hot, got a fever I can’t stop
And I’m coming back to get you/ coming to infect you

Went to the supermarket
For some pain relief and food for myself
Shoppers were all fighting
For toilet paper on the top shelf

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You’re the drug I need
You’re my girl shaped love vaccine
You’re the drug I need – give me more and more.

Government communication
And I wonder if what I hear can be true
Dan’s closin all the borders
And he’s shutting down the high schools

I can’t stop the virus
Just hope that we survive this




Murray Johnstone
"Lockdown Blues"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


Well I’m hiding from this virus
Yeah just like everyone
I started out just making plans
Yeah I thought I’d get sh*t done
Well I had the best intentions
Well that much is true, boohoo
Just trying to keep away these Lockdown Blues
Well I bought this red guitar
I thought I’d learn to play
While stuck inside all the time
I practiced night & day
And my girlfriend even got me this here Kazoo, Woo!
And now I’m driving her to crazy with these Lockdown Blues
Well I thought I’d write that book
Or learn to speak in Cantonese
Or I could maybe get a dog

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And learn to cook or plant a tree
So many possibilities but so hard to choose
But all I ever got was these Lockdown Blues
Yeah I could even teach myself how to cut my own hair, yeah yeah
Or I could learn to reupholster that kerbside chair, who cares ?
Then I saw this competition it was looking for a song
To focus on the positives of this whole Covid sh#t storm
So I wrote down all these words -yeah !
Ain’t ,nothing else to do, woohoo
Now it helps keep away these
Lockdown Blues




Sally Carter
"With You"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience

One of SRBA's Top 5 Favs

I've done everything that I should do
Taken out the rubbish, cleaned the loo
Put a load of washing out on the line
Convinced myself that really I'm fine

Washed the dishes baked a cake
Swept the floor prepared to make
Another boring meal of rice
And anything I've got that isnt nice

O let me fly away
O let me drive my car
To the shops or a cafe or a pub or a cinema
A friends house, a folk club, a dance club, a pole club
An anything club that gets me right away from here
With you

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The supermarket has no flour
No toilet paper so we have to shower
I come straight home to stare at the wall
And hope that someone will give me a call

Netflix is my new best friend
We don't really know when this will end
The fridge needs cleaning but I don't care
I'm working out a new way to do my hair




The Argotiers
"Tango in Blue Minor"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience

One of SRBA's Top 5 Favs

The streets are all empty, the city is bare
The people around me are breathing my air
Half hidden faces, a sign of the times
Oh bring back the love, oh bring the light, oh bring back my life

This sweet isolation, the walls closing in
The sounds of silence, left alone with my sins
The face at the window, it calls out to me 
Come here my darling, come here my sweetheart, come back to m

I put out my hands, to caress her face
The sweetest illusion, the emptiest space
Left all alone, my world falling in
Oh come to my rescue, come to my solace, my world within

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The world  moves in circles,  Our lives duly bend 
We don't know the start,  We wait for the end 
One day my lips Will touch yours again 
Oh bring back  the love, oh bring back the light, oh bring back the life

The streets are all empty, the city is bare
The people around me are no longer there
Left on my own, this world falling in
Oh bring back love, bring back the light, oh bring back my life




Patrick Consedine
"A Story"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience

Honourable Mention

Daisies grew on the side walk
Talked to people I hadn't talked to in a while now

I gave up my sanity
Lost all my vanity til the days were gone

And one day when I'm wise and older
You'll be sitting on my shoulder
And I'll be telling you a story

The states were forced in isolation
Causing streams of devastation
Where all the days were filled with boring
Ohhh the world will never be the same again

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The streets grew barren and quiet
People asking why it's so serious

One by one we're tested
The runners get arrested while the others watched on

And one day when I'm wise and older
You'll be sitting on my shoulder
And I'll be telling you a story

The crowds showed signs of strong resistance
To the given social distance
Instincts were turning predatory
Ohhh the world will never be the same again

Some people left their homes and went exploring
Some people hit the hay you could hear em snoring
You saw the sunlight you felt the breeze
Reminded you of when the world was at ease

Restrictions started easing
People started squeezing their loved ones tight

Now all my friends could fly home
And I could drive to my home to family

And one day when I'm wise and older
You'll be sitting on my shoulder
And I'll be telling you a story

About your dad when he was younger
When he used to live among the
The people who believed in glory
Ohhh the world will never be the same again




Gemma Dunsmore
"I Used to Party"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


Hey, what's new?
nothing, how about you?
repeated on the phone with every person I once knew
and I've never been so grateful
never been so scared
promise I'll never turn down any invites again

These are dark times
but if I let that win I won't survive
so I'll distract my mind
with all the silly things that I can find

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My best friend now lives inside of my Nintendo Switch
don't suggest a TV show, I've already seen it
only have three outfits, interchange them through the week
trackies, hoodie, ugg boots and my look is complete
can you believe I used to party in Brunswick?
can you believe I used to party?
can you believe I used to party in Brunswick?
can you believe I used to party?

Fixed my hair
discovered self-care
things I never thought I had the time to do out there
and I've never felt so rested
never been this clean
sleeping in to 2pm is my whole new routine

These are dark times
but if I let that win I won't survive
so I'll distract my mind
with all the silly things that I can find

My best friend now lives inside of my Nintendo Switch
don't suggest a TV show, I've already seen it
only have three outfits, interchange them through the week
trackies, hoodie, ugg boots and my look is complete
can you believe I used to party in Brunswick?
can you believe I used to party?
can you believe I used to party in Brunswick?
can you believe I used to party?

My best friend now lives inside of my Nintendo Switch
don't suggest a TV show, I've already seen it
only have three outfits, interchange them through the week
trackies, hoodie, ugg boots and my look is complete
can you believe I used to party in Brunswick?
can you believe I used to party?
can you believe I used to party in Brunswick?
can you believe I used to party?

can you believe I used to party in Brunswick?
can you believe?



Todd Pierce
"Corona Shutdown Theme"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


Corona shutdown
Think I’m gonna have some wine
Corona shutdown
Order some food online
In my onesie
Everything is fine
Zooming a meeting
Think I might just decide that I will politely decline
 
Corona shutdown
Don’t believe in weeks no more
Corona shutdown
Showering’s such a bore
Slowly going crazy
But when all the chips are down
Drinking on the front porch
In the right light can feel just like a night out on the town

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Corona shutdown
Order some food online
In your onesie
Everything is fine
And when parasomnia is driving you to the brink
Last thing you notice,
In your slobbering covid haze,
Is you’ve forgotten how to think



Alisha Karunagaran
"Catastrophe"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience

Honourable Mention

When the sun comes down and you can see
Places where you wanna be
Feels like home

When you try so hard to keep it up
And the morning just feels like the end
I'll be your home 

It's just not in my blood to let it go when times are rough
I've always been the one to take a punch and never let it knock me down

You've got fire and I've got rain, something I'll never let it be is another painful, dreadful catastrophe
Fight through storms and sharp debris, I don't ever wanna give you another painful, dreadful catastrophe

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Take my hand and I'll pull you up, to a place that is free of despair, I'll put you first 

It's just not in my blood to let it go when times are rough
I've always been the one to take a punch and never let it knock me down

You've got fire and I've got rain, something I'll never let it be is another painful, dreadful catastrophe
Fight through storms and sharp debris, I don't ever wanna give you another painful, dreadful catastrophe

Oh 
Ohh
Oh

You've got fire and I've got rain, something I'll never let it be is another painful, dreadful catastrophe



Soulford Lads Club
"I'm Cured"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


Let me take you by the hand to the corner of my room
We'll zoom together if you want us to
Though I'm scared about the virus, and the nasty stuff inside us
The only thing I ever feared was you

And I know staying home is the right thing to do
But distancing doesn't mean a thing when it's you

I'm cured
Are you still sick of me?
I'm cured
Are you still sick of me?

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Alone among a thousand tears in the oceans of my eyes
You have to hear my sad pandemic tale
Though this song is going viral, I am in a downward spiral
Cos my isolation is is an epic fail

And I know staying home is the right thing to do
But distancing doesn't mean a thing when it's you

I'm cured
Are you still sick of me?
I'm cured
Are you still sick of me?



Jacky Chen
"Lockdown Lover"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience

Honourable Mention

Funny how we haven't met
Don't need to cause I know I feel something
Never knew I could connect
To someone like you in a time like this

Stop me if I'm far ahead
And you don't want nothing to do with me
But I know that you're prepared
To find out what will be, to feel my energy

Months spent at home with no where we could go
But I wasn't alone, not when I had you

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You're my lockdown lover
Keep 6 feet from each other
Got me wanting to break isolation
I won't, I'll be patient
Stay in to stay safe 'til it's over
You're my lockdown lover

Wonder when I'll see your face
No kiss, no hug, no touch, no hand-holding
Maybe take you on a date
When we no longer have to quarantine

Lately we Netflix then we would play Switch
Act you're in the room
Always be texting, 24/7
Nothing I'd rather do

With my months spent at home and no where I could go
But I wasn't alone, not when I had you

You're my lockdown lover
Keep 6 feet from each other
Got me wanting to break isolation
I won't, I'll be patient
Stay in to stay safe 'til it's over
You're my lockdown lover

One day I will wake, find that things have changed
I'll be on my way, hope you feel the same
Take another step close to you, familiar but yet it feels brand new

In a state of peace, it's normality
Running down the streets with you, I'm complete
Overturning all the blue inside
Until then, guess I'll just keep up this distance
Even though I know I'm missing someone I've never met

You're my lockdown lover
Keep 6 feet from each other
Got me wanting to break isolation
I won't, I'll be patient
Stay in to stay safe 'til it's over
You're my lockdown lover



Matthew Triffen
"Faded"
Theme: The Whole Corona Virus Experience


I'm putting chilli in my recipes chilling with these energies
I got some bread and pickles red onion and some cheddar cheese
if there's a G O D I'll pray when I pretend to sneeze
there's raps I'm making from my shed perhaps I'm Jamaican in bed
put some eggs and some bacon in bread - vision of your legs just replays in my head, never forget
It's only been three days since we met

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On the back of the train when you're was so wet
You got attacked by the rain you don't care for my rep
You attracted my brain with a stare and a step
The whole world on your shoulders you just sat in despair and you wept
Flew straight to paris and kept coming over
after we slept smoked a j that could rival the size of yoda
mixing champas with this type of soda
Then again we end up pantless right beside of the sofa
I don't sleep often fell too deep in a coffin
At the lights in my 97 HiAce add me on myspace baby what's poppin
100
 
I don't know where that came from and I don't know what I came on
Where have my normal days gone?
Everything I've ever said you've just said I say wrong
I've let the drugs get to my head I hope this trip doesn't stay long
I haven't worked in weeks where has my normal pay gone
Tellie keep telling me I gotta stay strong
It's not even three and I'm about to rip my eighth b***
Sit down on the same lounge that I can fade away on
sign a petition to save the Saturn 5
But it is hard to listen when my favourite rapper died
The only the only thing I'm slinging in my beats are tracks I vibe
From the start to end I'm swimming wishing he was back alive
 
Get me the f*** out of this iso
Gained 100kegs and need some lipo
I still feel alright tho, figured I could fly home
Probably do it with my eyes closed
We go back in time like we're Bill and Ted
Rack a line use my working with childrens check
I'm inside a wallaby I get wine drunk at the olive tree
catch the 59 tram to the steps of scientology