Music Monday: Personal Quarantine Anthem

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Original graphic by The Tattooed Book Geek

The past two months sucked. March in particular has really sucked. Almost every eatery in town is closed so I can’t get my favorite noodles, people won’t stop buying toilet paper, there’s no place else to go and work on blog stuff other than “upstairs” or “downstairs”, which has left me in such environmental stagnation that the Poseidon Rex review and Cool Builds recordings have been sitting on simmer. I just can’t record right now, you can hear the cabin fever ooze from my mouth like spoiled iced tea.

As the weeks passed I allowed a lot of stuff to just fade from my attention. I watched stuff. I read stuff. I cooked a bit. I did minimal cleaning around the house. I showered. Other than that, I let some go. This is my favorite shirt, it’s okay to wear it a few days in a row. This was the only decorated cake in the store and it had dinosaurs on it, this was put here for me. I can have a few more McNuggets and fries than usual. I can read in a hot bath every day if I want. I can dance and sing in the shower. Hell, I can dance in my room, even. I can-

Then it hit me. This quarantine lifestyle with everybody stuck in their homes, getting antsy, developing cabin fever, letting life slide a little, giving in, deciding to just roll with it. They might as well enjoy it, let loose, got nuts.

Safety Dance. Safety Dance describes exactly what my life and our lives have become for the past four weeks and change. So dance, people! Act like you came from out of this world and leave the real one far behind!

S, a, f, e, t, y,
Safety-dance

Ah we can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance
Well they’re are no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to, a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind,
And we can dance

We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance
Well they’re are no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
And we can dance.

Dances
Ah we can go when we want to the night is young and so am I
And we can dress real neat from our hats to our feet
And surprise ’em with the victory cry

I say we can act if want to if we don’t nobody will
And you can act real rude and totally removed
And i can act like an imbecile
I say we can dance, we can dance everything out control
We can dance, we can dance we’re doing it wall to wall
We can dance, we can dance everybody look at your hands
We can dance, we can dance everybody takin’ the chance
Safety dance
Oh well the safety dance
Ah yes the safety dance

Safety
Safety-dance

We can dance if we want to, we’ve got all your life and mine
As long as we abuse it, never gonna lose it
Everything’ll work out right
I say, we can dance if we want to we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance
Well they’re are no friends of mine
I say we can dance, we can dance everything out of control
We can dance, we can dance we’re doing it wall to wall
We can dance, we can dance everybody look at your hands
We can dance, we can dance everybody’s takin’ the chance

Oh well the safety dance
Ah yes the safety dance
Oh well the safety dance
Oh well the safety dance
Oh yes the safety dance
Oh the safety dance yeah
Oh it’s the safety dance

It’s the safety dance
Well it’s the safety dance
Oh it’s the safety dance
Oh it’s the safety dance
Oh it’s the safety dance
Oh it’s the safety dance

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