In The Conga Line

A song parody of Blinded By The Light by Bruce Springsteen

James Beck
Dec 23, 2020 · 3 min read

A parody inspired by this photo of a socially distanced conga line on VE Day in the UK that got slated after some people just tried to have a little fun…

(Credit: @MerseyHack/Twitter)

A link to the song is below, if you’re feeling brave enough…

Well some twat ate a bat and really now that was that, now we’re all living inside,
Got those daily news briefing blues, which expert do you choose, Chris Witty can we have the next slide?
And the politicians really stressed that we must save the NHS, and so we all clapped our hands,
And folks who felt weary came up with sort-of theories but we knew that they didn’t understand,
It can be feeling frustrating when you’re social isolating, every day and night,
We got a thrill when not-Churchill got ill but we knew that he’d be alright,
But soon came VE Day, yey, in our special way, we celebrated cos we’re Brits,
In a social-distanced conga line, the neighbourhood was feeling fine, I didn’t think it would get on your tits…

And I was in the conga line,
Barefoot like a douche and then I’m on the news at nine,
In the conga line,
I felt down but I knew I’d be fine, I was made into memes online

We had a go at furlough, the government gave us half our dough, but we knew that it couldn’t last,
So we had some zoom fun, baked buns, got shopping done, losing all our money fast,
And Marcus was the best of us, feeding kids for festivus, but he should concentrate on his game!
Matt Hancock can’t cry, nobody knows why, he is trying but its kind of lame

And I was in the conga line,
Barefoot like a douche and then I’m on the news at nine,
In the conga line,
I felt down but I knew I’d be fine, I was made into memes online
(Online…)

Captain Tom walked along, Michael Ball sang a song, trying to get in on the hype,
And Turkey sent PPE, paid for by you and me but it wasn’t quite the right type,
We all knew the apps worth, it didn’t need to beat the earth, test and trace put the gov in a flap,
Cummings eyes were tested but he never got arrested, put Banard Castle on the map,
Oh, we watched our online shows, to stop venues from having to close, prayed they would be just fine,
Long for the days we could go out when we say, and drink some beers and wines,
Though the pubs shut, budgets cut, we are all in a rut, continuing to grow in size,
And there goes Bezos wiggling his happy toes, his stock price continues to rise,
But Biden was providin’ a much-needed hidin’ to the man who was really quite dim,
Yeah, Trump got the hump, yeah he was told to jump by a man much older than him,
So things are looking up, pour some home brew in my cup, and lets all raise a glass,
Cos though it sent us reeling I’ve got a good feeling, 2020 ain’t gonna last…

And I was in the conga line,
Barefoot like a douche and then I’m on the news at nine,
In the conga line,
I felt down but I knew I’ll be fine, I was made into memes online
(Mama that’s where the fun is…)
(I was barefoot…)
(I was barefoot…)
(I was barefoot…)

Song Done Wrong

Celebrating music through fiction and song parody.

Song Done Wrong

Celebrating music through fiction and song parody. With an emphasis on hilarity.

James Beck

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(n): Glasgow-based Stopfordian. See also; Books, Sport, Nonsense

Song Done Wrong

Celebrating music through fiction and song parody. With an emphasis on hilarity.

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