Social Pressure

Good morning to you out there on this Friday, March 20th. I am not making any promises about mentioning IT, but the video posted is what I had to look up when I awake to the news that Govenor Newsome is ordering Californian’s to stay home. Per Newsome, “The order is the strongest statewide restriction in the country, but it exempts essential travel to grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations and will rely heavily on “social pressure”. Well, in light of that, I found some appropriate music, at least for me to listen to.

you know you want to snap your fingers…

If you were here with me, you might be dancing along or bopping your head to the beat.

Mmm num ba de
Dum bum ba be
Doo buh dum ba beh beh

Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you, no man ask for
Under pressure that burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets

I am singing and I am sorry neighbors, I know it is 5:38 am in the morning.

Um ba ba be
Um ba ba be
De day da
Ee day da, that’s okay

It’s the terror of knowing what the world is about
Watching some good friends screaming
“Let me out!”
Pray tomorrow gets me higher
Pressure on people, people on streets

Let me out! Well for me and like lots of homebodies like me, who dance and sing alone in your living room, we got this handled. How can you not bob your head to that John Deacon bass line that has been sampled into other musicians works.

Day day de mm hm
Da da da ba ba
Chipping around, kick my brains around the floor
These are the days it never rains but it pours
Ee do ba be

Ee da ba ba ba
Um bo bo
Be lap
People on streets
Ee da de da de
People on streets
Ee da de da de da de da

Freddie Mercuries ethereal Ee da de da de da de da in D major (at least that is what Google says). Before David Bowie sings is haunting.

It’s the terror of knowing what the world is about
Watching some good friends screaming
‘Let me out’
Pray tomorrow gets me higher, high

Pressure on people, people on streets

So remember, “social pressure” does not mean to go to war with your neighbors. If you are well prepared and have your wits then I know you will be staying inside. So, please, be kind in your “social pressuring” if you see your friends and family not obeying.

Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don’t work

Keep coming up with love but it’s so slashed and torn
Why, why, why?
Love, love, love, love, love
Insanity laughs under pressure we’re breaking

Yes, keep loving! The song was written by David Bowie , John Richard Deacon, Brian Harold May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Meddows Taylor around 1981. I remember skating to this song at Skate Junction in West Covina, CA. Going around in cirles, snapping our fingers and holding hands. Oh my, just remembering how we, my friends, and I sharing bottles and can’s of pop when we were at school. Pop or soda was a no-no back then to us and if you had it, everyone wanted a little taste. Oh my, maybe that will not return to normal or the puff-puff-pass…Oh yeah, back to the song.

Freddie Mercury belts out to give ourselves one more chance.

Can’t we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can’t we give love that one more chance?
Why can’t we give love, give love, give love, give love
Give love, give love, give love, give love, give love?

‘Cause love’s such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love (people on streets) dares you to change our way of

Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves under pressure
Under pressure

Yes, give ourselves one more chance, always give love a chance. Give yourself, your brother, your sisters a chance. Look for facts before pointing fingers. Remember the old adage, “When you point a finger, three are pointed back at you”…Just sayin’ so maybe just snap your fingers to the beat and move along…

Anyhow, sorry, didn’t mean to be preachy, really. Be safe out there and be kind. Peace be with you all and thank you for stopping by.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. morishige says:

    Queen was popular long before I was born. But I got to “know” them when I was in high school, senior year perhaps. Every day, as I was studying for exams, I would put my discman headset and listened to their songs.

    Reading this, Freddy would smile from wherever he is right now. And I’m gonna find this song on YouTube and push the play button. Then I’m gonna play “Don’t Stop Me Now” and perhaps “Teo Torriatte.” πŸ˜€

    Thanks for the beautiful post. Peace be with you! πŸ™‚

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    1. Music really is timeless. Queen was popular while I was growing up. Many of their songs were like anthems and often when I have been out and a Queen song comes on there is usually some one singing along.

      I forgot about that song, “Don’t Stop Me Now”! Such a great song. It reminds me of the movie Shaun of the Dead. I just started chanting “Don’t stop me, don’t stop me cause I’m gonna have a good time…

      Have a lovely day…

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      1. morishige says:

        Yes, it is. It had to be great growing up when Queen was popular. πŸ˜€ Even now their songs are still featured on movies–and at final match of competitive sports (We Are The Champions).

        Ha! Yes. The song is on Shaun of the Dead. πŸ˜€ The tone is so positive. People should sing it often these days. πŸ™‚

        You have a lovely day too πŸ˜€


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