Ok, so a Singaporean emcee, Alvin Oon, rewrote the lyrics of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence as a call to arms against the coronavirus. He mistakenly calls it a parody, but his intentions are noble. As I am not sure what to do with this, I thought I would pass it on. I know that at least one of you will sing along.
FIGHT THE VIRUS
(sung to the melody of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence)
Hello virus from Wuhan
Another problem’s here again
Because you see the contagion creeping
And the virus is indeed spreading
And the memory
Of SARS planted in my brain
We stand and fight the virus.
We hear of theories of how it grew
From snakes and bats became a flu
Passing the sickness from man to man
Now it’s growing, getting out of hand
It’s a virus that has traveled near and far
We have to fight the virus.
And in the latest news I saw,
Ten thousand people maybe more
People falling sick with much coughing
People falling ill with much sneezing
People worried for
Their health and their ones so dear
We keep the fight the virus.
Keep your hands clean always know
Hygiene will stop that virus grow
When you sneeze cover with a tissue
Even coughing let me teach you
Wear a mask if you’re sick
So that others won’t get it too
We count on you
To help to fight the virus
Together we must overcome
To beat this virus fight as one
For a life of health and harmony
It’s in our hands it’s up to you and me
For the health of our land
Of our friends and family
We will win this fight the virus.