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  • Writer's pictureEdward Riederich

Lockdown California

Updated: Dec 27, 2021

(To the tune of Hotel California)

On a dark desert highway Not able to cut my hair The smell of North Korea Rising up through the air Newsom was up in the distance I saw a shimmering light His hand grew heavy and the plight grew dim He tried to stop everything right

There he stood in the doorway With keys to a prison cell And I was thinkin to myself I think he was sent to this state from hell Then he lit up a candle And he showed me the way There were voices down the corridor I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Lockdown California Such a lonely place (such a lonely place) Such a lonely face Plenty of Zoom at the Lockdown California Any time of year (any time of year) Just stay and live in fear

His mind is liberal twisted He's got green dividends He makes a lot of white white noise He's not our friend Evil glance in the courtyard State bummer debt For us the rules he remembers For himself he chooses to forget

So I called up the churches And said you must have a spine I said, "You must not bow down here to Newsom's stinking shrine" And still his voice is calling from far away Wake you up in the middle of the night Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Lockdown California Such a depressing place (such a depressing place) Such a depressing place They ain't livin it up at the Lockdown California Newsom's full of lies (Newsom's full of lies) Bring your alibis

Business owners reeling Californians have paid a price And they said, "We are just prisoners here because our leaders don't think twice" And in the emperor's chambers He gathered maskless for a feast He could care less about our lives Or whether Covid numbers decrease

Last thing I remember I was running for the door I had to find the passage back To Indiana where I was before "Relax" said the night man We are programmed to believe You can quarantine any time you like But you can never leave

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