Old song, new refrain

(From the Covid Carols for Christmas)

Gimme gimme gimme*
vaccines after midnight
Chase away my senses,
for all I can pay.
Gimme gimme gimme
vaccines after midnight
Lock me down
until I do whatever they say.

* Original song released in 1979, at the dawn of the Reagan Era, the Bush-Clinton ascendency and the meanwhile 40 year onslaught against the meagre social welfare accomplishments of the post-WWII decades.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..