I was invited by an acquaintance to write a song responding to this moment of pandemic and quarantine, here’s what came up:
Wake Up Lyrics:
I have another love
That makes me feel higher
Written in my blood
‘Burn like a pyre’
You are in the clouds
keeping me inspired
There is a world
Waiting in our desires
What are we gonna give baby?
How are we gonna live baby?
What shall we sing today?
When we gonna kneel and pray?
When are we gonna spread the news?
When are we gonna stop the blues?
When we gonna reach the sky?
When we gonna stop the lies?
When we gonna start to rise?
And thrive and thrive!?
The world order is a world of disorder
Where the poor are left to drown at our borders
We build fortress afraid of the forces
Of love and empathy that could cut through the horse shit
There are radical seeds in our needs and when we fit
Giving my self to community spirit
You can’t shelter in place in a shack in Mumbai
either we all get free or all of us die
I LOVE YOU EVERYBODY! I LOVE YOU EVERYBODY!