Melbourne Lockdown Lament

Melbourne Lockdown Lament

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Melbourne Lockdown Lament

Liner Notes: 

For all the love-hate games between Adelaide and its Big Sister Melbourne, the disappearance of Melbourne from our lives is appalling and seriously affecting us beyond State Borders and no, I do NOT mean because of the COVID-19 struck Victorians desperately riding trains, trucks or just walking, trying to escape into COVID-free South Australia.

My fears that Melbourne was doing its best to turn into the Oz equivalent of New York, after the first wave had actually been held, have not been realised (yet) even though the authorities made a valiant attempt to match New York's performance, per capita, by bungling quarantine arrangements for returning overseas arrivals.

But it's still locked down for the foreseeable future, and our borders are still closed for the foreseeable future, and our family is split with no way of reuniting for the foreseeable future. So this lament is also a prayer that Melbourne will get out of the jail in which it's been put.

Lyrics: 

MELBOURNE OH MELBOURNE! (LOCKDOWN LAMENT)
Lyrics & Music Copyright © 2020 TJ Fatchen All Rights Reserved APRA-AMCOS
ISRC: AUNEY2000037

CHORUS
Melbourne, oh Melbourne,
What's been done to you
They've flattened you and shut you down
Because of Wuhan Flu
You can't move about
Too many been exposed
And you can't escape
Interstate
The borders they've all closed

The beer's got no pub
The cafe's got no seating
There's still trams in the street
But you can't go out for eating

Your job's wiping out
You've gone financial light
You can't go out the door,
There's a curfew on tonight

CHORUS
Melbourne, oh Melbourne,
What's been done to you
They've flattened you and shut you down
Because of Wuhan Flu
You can't move about
Too many been exposed
And you can't escape
Interstate
The borders they've all closed

Don't walk the street
Just an hour for exercise
Don't go too far
Or you'll get the Covid prize

Like a game show where
All the money's lost in play
Put one foot wrong
And they'll put you away

CHORUS (x2)
Melbourne, oh Melbourne,
What's been done to you
They've flattened you and shut you down
Because of Wuhan Flu
We want you back
We're all sinking with you
Melbourne, oh Melbourne
Cut down that Wuhan Flu



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metalfoot's picture

This is as much a pub drinking song as a country waltz in feel, to me. Very singable chorus. And as one also with family members stuck in VIC... yeah. Go away, COVID, and let life go on.

Wolf Kier's picture

Love the beer's got no pub line. Really a good pub / busker song aimed at your neighbouring state.(?) Sister city. The ripple effect from this crazy time I'm sure will never be truly tallied. Good job, Mr troubadour!

ustaknow's picture

Glad to see you surviving the use of "Wuhan Flu" Smile hahhh.

There was a time "here", you'd get "CALLED OUT!" and "canceled", for doing so, (we're not entirely sure, really) -- mine and @dzd thread in FAWM got locked for it, after two months of post/closed down FAWM thread dialog between just us two, with no one there? Wink Smile

Evolution, -- it's a wonderful thing. Or, facts as real data, not whatever else they are calling it this year Smile

So, who you going to Vote for? We got fully open borders now, so you all get at least a "popular" vote by US Mail if you'd like just ask, ---- which we can then use for public hangings, (came back too this year, it seems, -- legal rioting and shooting of young'uns in some States).

-- Lord Bless you sir! Keep up the good work!

billwhite51's picture

i hear ut as a anti pub song, a song meant to be sung in pubsbut there are ether crowsds to sing nit wuth or pubs to sing it in. and even if there were a place to go and meet and sing and drink, there is no way to get there. a pub song sung in isolation, in lonely solitude.