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Jim Page, friend and Seattle singer/songwriter pens "Pandemic"

My longtime friend and renowned Seattle political singer/songwriter, Jim Page (Seattle Jim Page,) has written decades of terrific songs. He’s written a powerful new one about the Pandemic I wanted to share here with you all here. Gets right down to it.
WATCH THE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/SVgE_VcA1xk
Disclaimer: The video was shot outdoors and it was incredibly windy that day. To hear a crystal clear recording of the song, you can visit Jim's Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/folkpunch/pandemic
-- Bonnie


PANDEMIC 
Lyrics and melody by Jim Page, Whide-Isle Music, BMI

the virus shut it down 
a billion hammers dropped 
go home they said and stay there 
the world will have to stop 

from deep inside my safety place 
it slowly came to me 
that the biggest thing in all the world 
is what you cannot see 

it came in on a cruise ship 
sailing through the mist 
passed on with a handshake 
and a kiss 

it rose up like a wall of fog 
that wasn’t even there 
it made the sun go blank 
and it settled everywhere 

rich man on his yacht 
anchored in the bay 
thinking that his money 
will keep the virus away 

poor people crowded 
by unthinkable design 
they have no other choice 
they’re on the wrong side of the line 

and when all of this is over 
when the morning meets the dawn 
we will hold each other close 
and carry on

the safety nets were broken 
they’d thrown them out 
said they cost too much money 
we’re better off without 

nurses doing double shifts 
the doctors, and the rest 
following the protocols 
and hoping for the best 

soldiers at the foodbank 
helping with the line 
while people got their meals 
one at a time 

neighbors helping neighbors 
the way it oughtta be 
that’s only way we’ll make it
if you ask me 

and when all of this is over 
when the morning meets the dawn 
we will hold each other close 
and carry on 

the president was useless 
he had to be ignored 
he was an obstacle 
we couldn’t afford 

the air was getting cleaner 
the water of the streams 
the mountains in the distance 
you could see them gleam 

the stars shone like jewelry 
in the blankets of the sky 
like someone took the blindfolds 
from off around your eyes 

it was stunning to comprehend 
how little time it took 
stunning, yes it was 
all you had to do was look 

and when all of this is over 
when the morning meets the dawn 
we will hold each other close 
and carry on 

let us not go back to normal 
let us not give in to fear 
not the normal of the way it was 
‘cause that’s what brought us here 

somewhere in the distance 
is another kind of door 
to another kind of future 
we can’t stay here anymore 

picking up the pieces 
waking from our sleep 
knowing what to throw away 
and what to keep 

if there is a better 
world to pursue 
I’ll meet you there 
and that’s what we will do 

and when all of this is over 
when the morning meets the dawn 
we will hold each other close 
and carry on