Melbourne's Curfew Explained [FT]

Melbourne's Curfew Explained [FT]

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I know I shouldn't, but Flying Tadpole's Travelling Blues Band made me. In theory, this song is _after_ the end of 5090 local time, but, well, not so much a rule as a guideline, okay?

Melbourne's sanity and soul is being destroyed to save it from the absolute shambles of quarantine and tracing afflicting that State. One of the most nonsensical things has been the curfew on top of the lockdown. The curfew was lifted 28 Sep JUST before the start of a trieal of its legality. What a coincidence..

The curfew was primarily in place so police can arrest anyone regardless if they're out at night, but the argument is it's necessary to stop the spread of the virus. At my dentist today, we jointly decided that there must be a special Victorian strain of the virus which only comes out at night. Hence the curfew.

I predict it will be re-imposed if cases rise.

Granted there are worse places to be than Melbourne, but the facts are Melbourne has had more deaths and cases than the rest of Australia put together. And that has stemmed from a failure of governance. About which no government or senior bureaucrat remembers anything....

Lyrics: 

COVID VIC (MELBOURNE'S CURFEW EXPLAINED)
Words & Music Copyright © 2020 TJ Fatchen All Rights Reserved APRA-AMCOS

V1
Let me tell you a tale about Covid Vic.
You know that Covid bug makes you sick?
Well, when it's Covid Vic, the plot gets thicker
'Cos Covid Vic he makes you sicker!
And what'll really give you a fright,
Covid Vic creeps around at night!

CH
At night! at night! creeps around at night!
Creeps around at night! That's right! That's right!
And the only thing that's going to preserve you
Is Chairman Dan's tough lockdown curfew
Yes the only thing that's going to preserve you
Is Chairman Dan's tough lockdown curfew

V2
Yes Covid Vic comes from a vampire bat
And there's only one place in the world where it's at
Spring Street! Spencer Street! Melbourne all around!
And that's why they've curfewed Melbourne Town...
We know this must be true, 'cos Chairman Dan says
A curfew is essential to stop the spread!

CH
At night! at night! creeps around at night!
Creeps around at night! That's right! That's right!
And the only thing that's going to preserve you
Is obeying Chairman Dan's tough lockdown curfew
And the only thing that's going to preserve you
Is obeying Chairman Dan's tough lockdown curfew

V3
So heed my warning and stay away
From anything in Melbourne, except by day
'cos if you break the curfew then Covid Vic
Will find you in the darkness and hit you like a brick!
Yes the science is settled on Covid Vic
Lock the whole city down at night, you won't get sick!

CH
At night! at night! creeps around at night!
Creeps around at night! That's right! That's right!
And the only thing that's going to preserve you
Is obeying Chairman Dan's tough lockdown curfew
Yes!! the only thing that's going to preserve you
Is obeying Chairman Dan's tough lockdown curfew



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IA's picture

It's so curious to hear about how this current situation affects the culture around the world. Finland, luckily, has mostly been spared. No curfews here. But that's what makes this all the more curious. I can picture a show on stage with acrobats and a pianist with a crazy glare on his face pummeling down in this tune as the crowd cheers with masked faces. Excellent energy.

philmcmill's picture

Nice boogie-woogie tune! Funny idea of a nocturnal virus.