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Did you watch the news today?
Did you hear what they said?

One thousand more people passed away
Aw nah, somebody tell me what’s going on
New York, New York, big city of dreams
There’s a nightmare goin’ down from the Bronx to Queens
And everywhere in between
We fighting somethin’ we can’t even see
There’s an invisible enemy
Just knocked out Italy
Keep the mask on ’cause if you cough they gon’ look at you like you did a felony
And they say we can’t hug nobody
Not until we find a remedy
So we pray for Spain, France, and the UK
China and U.S.A., I pray we gon’ be okay
Pray for the grandmas and grandpas
So that they can live to see another day

Did you watch the news today?
Did you hear what they said?

They said don’t worry folks, it’s all a hoax
The news is fake and it’s all a joke
The death toll’s rising with broken hopes
Now they got the cure and an antidote
Inject yourself with a bleach of soap
And a checks in the mail ’cause they know we’re broke

Did you watch the news today?
Did you hear what they said?

They said no one’s alive to see the pope
It’s a ghost town coast to coast
We’re just people that’s just tryna cope
From different sides with different strokes
Livin’ different lives from different tribes
But everybody’s in the same boat

Did you hear the news today?

They say the world is one
‘Cause we’re all fighting a war
But nobody pick up a gun
We got nurses and doctors
They fightin’ in the front line, savin’ lives
I’m waitin’ in line, I’m frightened
In the store, ah, that’s the hero
Behind the counter
They makin’ the world go round
Riskin’ new encounters
They in the front line
Dying for the minimum wage

Did you watch the news today?
Did you hear what they said?

They said stay in the house, don’t step out
If you step out, put the mask on the mouth
Six feet back, virus attack
Soup on the hands so your lungs don’t collapse
Don’t know the truth
Don’t know the facts
Roll road killin’ all the brown and the black

COVID-19 got us on our knees
Got the temperature risin’ 106 degrees
It don’t care if you speak Cantonese
Français or Portuguese, Español or Japanese
Gotta start sayin’, “I can’t breathe.”
Ah, isn’t it ironic?
When we can’t breathe, the planet breathes
And we can see blue skies, blue seas, green leaves, birds and bees
I don’t know what to believe
All the lies or conspiracies

Did you hear the news today?
Did you hear what they said?

One thousand more people passed away
Aw nah, somebody tell me what’s going on
And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
On, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
Somebody tell me what’s going on


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