Here's a song that one of our song circle musicians wrote during the song circle on Oct 10, 2020. Enjoy!!
Counting Down the Calories
(Parody of “Rolling Down to Old Maui”)
It's a damn tough life, with a fork and a knife, we shelterers undergo.
And I won't give a damn, when the COVID’s done, ripped pants I’ll have to sew.
I’ll go gymward bound, with some extra pounds, with a belt that’s taut not free.
‘Cause I don't give a damn, when I drink my rum, pounding down the calories.
Counting down the calories, me boys, counting down the calories.
We'll go gymward bound, with some extra pounds, counting down the calories
Once more I fail to conceal my tail, through the ice cream, gin, and pain.
Them coconut mounds, I’m guzzling down, I soon shall see again.
Seven lonesome months I've passed away, watching reruns on TV.
I'm still homebound, with some extra pounds, pounding down the calories
My barefoot toes walk to and fro, while I’m still stuck here at home.
With my risky lungs my job is gone, so I ain't got far to roam.
With human voices carried away, what care I for that sound?
A bitter ale is calling me. Why not? I’m still homebound!
How soft the cream drips from the cone, now the sherbert starts to melt.
That tropical ice does still entice, so I’ve loosened up my belt.
Even now my belly bulge peeks out, hoping some fine day to see
My iron will running down the treadmill counting down the calories!