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Song Parodies -> "Grounded Overnight"

Original Song Title:

"Blinded By The Light"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Parody Song Title:

"Grounded Overnight"

Parody Written by:

John Davison

The Lyrics

The song recalls the sudden transition to social isolation encouraged by many governments, clinicians, chemists and local administrations as the coronavirus epidemic of 2019 onwards prompted higher than usual mortality and incapacity rates around the world.
Grounded overnight,
Struck down by Corona
So I’m putting up a fight,
Grounded overnight.

Turn away all-comers
Dreaming of past summers
While here at home I’m sat,
Now I’m anticipatin’
A month of isolating
But you know where I’m at.
Inside it is colder
As I palpably grow older,
I’ve fallen off that merry-go-round.
Guess I fear the season
Of sneezing for no reason,
Missing friends just comin’ around,
Missing friends just comin’ around.

Well I was grounded overnight,
Struck down by Corona
So I’m putting up a fight,
Grounded overnight.

Some dedicated nurse
Has told me I’ll get worse
If I dare to take a picnic to the park.
This crisis has arisen
But my lemonade is fizzin’
Perhaps I’ll take a stroll when it gets dark?
If I had a dog I’d walk him
We’d be reeling and a rocking,
But the news reporter says I gotta stop.
If I called up all my mates
We could climb across the gates
But knowing my luck
I’d be challenged by a cop.

Well I was grounded overnight,
Struck down by Corona
So I’m putting up a fight,
Grounded overnight.

Should I sit and watch the telly
Or scoff snacks to fill my belly?
Should I pester busy friends by telephone?
I can’t take a bus or train
But this is doin’ in my brain
It’s depressing doing puzzles on my own.
When I’m at my lowest ebb
Then I start browsing on the web,
The theories there make government look wise.
The skies are turning blue
But there’s nothing I can do
Now I’m afraid to hold a hanky to my eyes!

Well I was grounded overnight,
Struck down by Corona
So I’m putting up a fight,
Grounded overnight.

Inside it is colder
As I palpably grow older
I’ve fallen off that merry-go-round.
Guess I fear the season
Of sneezing for no reason
Missing friends just comin’ around.
Must control my drinking
And all this over-thinking,
I wonder when this crisis will end.
I’m looking for a sign
Is your guess as good as mine?
And I’m praying for the health of my friend.

So help me win this fight
Struck down by Corona
So I’m not a pretty sight
I just want one more bite.

I got tired but I’m gonna pull through
Sending out love to all of you.
"Cop" is British slang for a police officer, "telly" is British slang for a television set or screen. "Hanky" is a diminutive form of handkerchief, just as "Corona" is an abbreviated informal form of coronavirus. That word in this context has no relation to drinks sold, or once sold, under that brand name, either alcoholic or otherwise.

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