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Only the Lonely

Only the Lonely

A few days into social-distancing, self-isolation, or solitary confinement, whatever the authorities call it, I was so looking forward to the neighbourhood throwing open their windows (not too many balconies around my way!), and bursting into patriotic songs, like ‘We’ll Meet Again, Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When”, “Only the Lonely”, “You Ain’t Going Nowhere“ or other songs from the self-isolationist’s song book.

But it was not to be. As we struggle to deal with Covid-19, it’s sad to report that my household has been struck down by the virulent Décor-8, known to induce back pain, angst and depression. There’s no known cure that doesn’t involve domestic violence: the symptoms generally clear up in time, but the scars can remain for years.

Here’s a further selection of popular songs from the self-isolationist’s song book.

  • “Isn’t it nice to be home again”
  • “You’ve got to hide your love away”
  • “I feel fine”
  • “You really got me”
  • “Memories are made of this”
  • “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone”
  • “No Particular Place to Go”
  • “In the Middle of Nowhere”
  • “Help Me Make it Through the Night”
  • “I’ll See You in my Dreams”
  • “Another Day in Paradise”
  • “Nowhere Man”
  • “I’m Still Standing”
  • “We’ve Gotta Get out of this Place”, 

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