other lives

other lives

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this was my first thought for a song for 100/180, but not the first completed. i realized all the secret lives people lived that depended upon being able to freely come and go were being put under pressure by quarantine. these are the "other lives" ruined by the pandemic.
most of the first few songs i wrote this year went further than the "don't bore us, get to the chorus" rule of changing after 2 verses, and this one is no exception, though the brevity of the verses belies this somewhat.
once again, i submit a lyric written earlier this year, before i was quite so deeply depressed and stagnated. obey your own conscience in such matters, and advance accordingly.

EDIT: there are now changes to this. perhaps i will post a recording before 50/90 ends.

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Lyrics: 

(c) 04.21.2020 time and ink

verse 1

i woulda come by
he said
but i'm trapped here at home
and i can't get gone
but you know that i only love you.

verse 2

i gotta get by
she said
because i been out
but i ain't been about
'cause i ain't been to work in a while.

verse 3

i gotta get out
she said
'cause now he's here
i live and breathe fear
and there's nowhere that i can go.

CHORUS:

people leading other lives
cheating husbands, abused wives
things that happen between the scenes
now can't because of COVID-19
and quarantine.
other lives.

verse 4

if i coulda got out
he said
now i don't get to boast
'cause the school was closed
months of planning gone to naught.

CHORUS 2:

people leading other lives
cheating husbands, abused wives
things that happen between the scenes
now didn't because of COVID-19
and quarantine.
other lives, other dreams
some good, some bad, some in between
the lies all cracked along the seams
because of COVID-19
and quarantine.

other lives.



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LisaMarie777's picture

I love the rawness of these words. The lyrics are honest, which resonates so much with me. These are the things we all don't think about at times. I've read things about folks with addictions and their challenges in getting their substances during the pandemic. I try not to judge, since I'm an imperfect human...I'm just able to order my stuff on Amazon Prime and stay at home. I've often wondered about these things.