like a virus (feat. Afreezy) by PocketFreud
Born out of frustration and hope, this piece seeks to speak the truth about the coronavirus / COVID-19 chapter of our lives together.
oh hey mama, I ain’t sick, yea
i been drinking my agua, and my tea though
it brings me inner peace, though
i realize what i have is all i need, though
i love all my friends and family, though
this quarantine has helped me see, though
i have all i need, though.
Verse 1 (Afreezy)
chillin, sip coronas like a virus
why is the fake news what always goes viral?
why do fear be trappin people up in a spiral?
white blood cells come correct, street fighter
my system immune to the bullshit information
approaching my mind off-beat like syncopation
i spot fake news from the intonation
media apparatus filled with fear and the hatred
it’s like a chaos, inviting face-offs, like “me v. you!”
but i’d rather ride together on the scenic route
unity influence me with a peaceful group
no sickness, just the love, it’ll see me through
you just have to feel it to believe it, too
my vision on lock, major key (or two)
whole world on hold, but it hasn’t shook me
i be chillin with my homies, smoking, eating cookies BITCH!
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
will people listen to scientists??
Verse 2 (PocketFreud)
chillin, sippin on corona, hold the virus
fuck around and i might just go viral
to avoid this fear trapping people in a spiral
i will keep my social media outta sight like it’s outta style !
something’s spreading unknown throughout our circles
seeping unseen across our entire world
if you catch it
you might get really sick from it
you can die from it
don’t get caught up in the lies of it though
quit panic-buying random shit to put in storage
be an adult and take the high road
information is blowing through our midst
the not-so-fake news our president will not admit
choose what to believe,
put some distance in between you and your social media feeds
clear your airwaves of the troubles of the past
don’t take things at face value, it‘s time to ask
good questions about the data and the facts
that they have to spit out from behind their precious GUCCI masks
let’s take care of each other like we deserve
give fist bumps instead of hugs, cough inside your shirt
leave essential goods for those in medical service, and
stay the fuck home, don’t panic just be alert, and
play it cool, wash your hands, dont touch your face
evade the mass hysteria got you runnin in place
take a deep breath, everything’ll be okay
the stock market will be back for everyone to chase
and classes will resume and soon give you a way
to continue with your life like a virus never came
President Barack Obama, December 31, 2016 Weekly Address: Working Together to Keep America Moving Forward
we’ve been kicking the can down the road for way too long,
and to keep America moving forward is a task that falls to all of us.
because that’s always been our story:
the story of ordinary people working together…