An honest song for the pandemic (inspired by imprecatory pslams, the book of lamentations, and punk)

My dear friends Say and Charlotte have organized an amazing online/remote open mic community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic .  Like seriously, they’ve done an incredible job.  When it comes to my own music, I usually just sing/write/play for myself as a personal therapeutic/spiritual practice and usually don’t share publicly.  For Open mic 5.0 I was encouraged to share a song so I wrote this.  It’s inspired by the Imprecatory Paslams which are Psalms of “cursing”- essentially songs of unfiltered emotion from their author towards their enemy.  It might surprise some that the Bible includes such raw and emotional prose, but it’s actually one of the reasons I never stop reading the Psalms.  Anyways, here is my addition to the open mic- inspired by imprecatory psalsms, the book of lamentations, and punk rock.  Oh, and I don’t normally wear A’s jersey’s and curve my mustache, but it felt appropriate for the open-mic.
(link here to entire open mic show)
lyrircs below video

It’s been some time
Since I’ve seen my friends
We’re quarantined
Feels like the end
I’m drinking more
And it was already a lot
Just trying to do my part
To support the local wine shop
I miss my folks
I miss my church
I miss Lake Merritt and going out to eat
I miss seeing my kid
Hug other kids (I miss hugs too handshakes are whatever)
I miss my friends
But most of all I miss baseball
———

Fuck you, Fuck you
Coronavirus fuck you
You’re the worst
And I fuckin hate you
——
I’m saving water
Showering less
I only clean up
Before the next zoom call
My kids are exhausting
And can’t stop watching the news
Thinking bout death and if I’ll have a job
Racisms back, I guess it never left
Thank God for memes
Can I get an amen
Thank God for memes
And shows like tiger king
I miss my friends
But most of all I miss baseball
———

Fuck you, Fuck you
Coronavirus fuck you
You’re the worst
And I fuckin hate you
—–
And then the orange man
Gets on TV
Says it’s a hoax
But then says it not
I really hope
He looses in november
But knowing us,
He’ll probably win Huge

God dammit, 4 more years?

At least theres Fauci
Peace be upon him
I miss my friends
But most all I miss baseball
————

Now you might say
Baseballs just a game
But to me it’s not
Just a metaphor for this song
It’s resurrection
It’s family memories
It’s how I learned
God roots for the underdog
So what’s your baseball
What have you lost
We’re in this together
We’ll get through this together
I miss my friends
But most of all I miss baseball
——

Fuck you, Fuck you
Coronavirus fuck you
You’re the worst
And I fuckin hate you

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