Write corona song parodies to fight stay-at-home boredom

I suppose with all this extra time during the coronavirus stay-at-home quarantine, I need to be reading more books and writing more often about books.

I’ve failed. I have been writing. Silly stuff, though. Maybe it’s funny. It’s up to you.

Actually rewriting. Taking classic songs and adding COVID-19 keywords to make them part of the lyrics.

It eases my anxiety about the disease.

I do this on my Facebook posts and I will share eight of them right here.

March 24, 2020


March 26, 2020

Above: Empty parking spaces at Crossroads Shopping Center

March 28, 2020

I wonder if Elton John and Kiki Dee will reteam Sunday to debut their new coronavirus grocery shopping song “Don’t Go Taking My Cart.”


March 31, 2020

Simon and Garfunkel are redoing one of their classics for the coronavirus. It starts like this: Homebound, I wish I wasn’t. Unable to leave my house for a tour of one-night stands. Every stop was neatly planned and I had my suitcase in my hand. Now only silence before me.


April 1, 2020

Livin’ on Quarantine time
Livin’ on Quarantine time
Gonna set my watch to it
‘Cause you know I’ve never been through it
Livin’ on Quarantine time


April 4, 2020

He’s a real COVID man
Sitting in his COVID land
Making all his COVID plans
He’s a bit like you and me
COVID man please listen
The world is at your command


April 4, 2020

Tell me that you’ve got everything you want
And your Birx can sing
But you don’t get me
You don’t get me
You say you’ve seen the seven wonders
And your Birx is green
But you can’t see me
You can’t see me
When your prized possessions
Start to weigh you down
Look in my direction
I’ll be round, I’ll be round
When your Birx is broken
Will it bring you down?
You may be awoken
I’ll be round, I’ll be round
You tell me that you’ve heard every sound there is
And your Birx can swing


April 7, 2020

Well the quarantine’s got me down
I can’t get out of town
One thing I can do
And you can too
I’m going back to
Boozin’, boozin’ boozin’


The songs referenced:

“Love The One You’re With,” Stephen Stills


“Crossroads,” Cream


“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” Elton John and Kiki Dee


“Homeward Bound,” Simon and Garfunkel


“Tulsa Time,” Don Williams



“Nowhere Man,” The Beatles


“And Your Bird Can Sing,” The Beatles



“Houston,” Dean Martin

3 thoughts on “Write corona song parodies to fight stay-at-home boredom

  1. How lovely for Johne to compile this for us.
    After reading this, I remember two more songs to add to this play list
    1. Rivers Of Babylon by Boney
    2. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead

    This is because, soon, we will look back at this corona virus pandemic and be very grateful to be alive!

    Here are some of the Lyrics of the song by Boney M

    By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
    Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion

    When the wicked
    Carried us away in captivity
    Required from us a song
    Now how shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land

    Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our heart
    Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

    xo xo

    H Emma | https://thextraordinarionly.com

  2. This is so good I just sent it to my family chat. I’m sure they will find it just as nostolgic as I did. Also I havent listened to “Nowhere man” in a long time, that was one of my favourites growing up.

    Stephanie | SPV Living

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