These are the lyrics of a riff off an old song, "Button Up Your Overcoat", that I wrote in April 2020, along with some notes on the original song. Corey just changed the words to be a commentary on the Covid-19 situation and experience. I wrote it as though I was singing it to my husband.
As I read this storybook from 1970 with my five-year-old son we came to the following passage: “The four little hedgehogs who lived down the lane had the flu. It was sad. They couldn’t leave their house. And no one could visit them until they were well.” My son nodded knowingly and said, “Oh I get it. The flu is like coronavirus. They’re doing quarantine.”
As my grandmother's health failed I was only able to say goodbye, to the woman who helped raise me, over the phone. No hug, no kiss... Just all the love I could send over in my voice. She passed away the next day.