Lockdown Edition: Community & Love

Mathilde:

'Loving'
'Community'

Beckie:

I really love those, they're beautiful! I'm just catching up now, about to do a painting [which turned into a photograph] for 'Loving' and just recorded this video for 'Community'. It's a song I wrote in the last lockdown about the need for people to come together rather than being isolated because of their differences - super corny but I don't care :) apologies in advance for the voice, I think I've managed to give myself throat strain through bad technique...



This is my entry for 'Loving', lyrics by Tegan & Sara from their song 'Nineteen'. It's the first line of the song with no introduction, and it's definitely in my top 10 in terms of "favourite lyrics ever" as I think it just sums up my own experiences of love so perfectly. The hand on the left is mine, and on the right is Di - both of us with our battle scars!




'Lonely People' Lyrics:

Lonely mother's going to cry all night

She's got so little fight left in her

When they came along and took her child

She thought she might die from the hurt

Funny how they can just snuff you out,

Just turn off the lights and leave

Crush a person and their family

Just turn away so they can't see


Wait a minute, let me catch my breath,

I've got so much left to say

Wait a minute, please don't hold me down

You won't drown us out that way..


Lonely lover's going to dive tonight

Deep in the Marlboro Lights and whiskey

She's nursing wounds from the daily fights

'Cause she's in love with a girl called Susie

No matter how hard she tries

She can't put out the fires they're starting

All she wants to do is live her life

Without abuse from the Old Fashioned Army


Wait a minute, let me catch my breath,

I've got so much left in me

Wait, 'cause maybe I don't think like you

But, baby, that's a good way to be


Oo, we should be better than this

Is it time yet for a global people?

Oo, we should be building bridges

To send the love out to the lonely people

Oo, it's time to make big changes

There's no need more making lonely people

Send the love out to the lonely people

Send the love out to the lonely people


Wait a minute, let me catch my breath,

I've got so much left to say

Wait a minute, please don't hold me down

You won't drown us out that way..

Wait a minute, let me catch my breath,

I've got so much life left in me

Wait, 'cause maybe I don't think like you

But, baby, that's a good way to be

Wait, 'cause maybe I don't look like you

But, baby, that's a good way to be

Wait, 'cause maybe I don't love like you

But, baby, that's a good way to be

Wait, 'cause maybe I don't love like you

But, baby, that's a good way to be

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