Fri 17 Apr 2020

10 Songs with Brand New Meaning (Around Social Distancing)

Social Distancing

With social distancing regulations in place, and another three weeks confirmed for the UK, we’ve been looking to music to help us through each day.

Today when scrolling through Spotify, we couldn’t help but consider songs that have a whole new meaning at the minute. With social distancing rules, the new normal of staying in every day and even our weekly essential food shop — there seems to be a song with the perfect title and lyrics to express it all.

Now Playing: 10 Songs with Brand New Meaning:

1. “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” by The Police

The title itself says it all.

2. “Please Go Home” by The Rolling Stones

Won’t you please go home?

3. “So Far Away” by Carole King

So far away
Doesn’t anybody stay in one place any more?
It would be so fine to see your face at my door
It doesn’t help to know you’re just time away
Long ago I reached for you and there you stood
Holding you again could only do me good
Oh how I wish I could but you’re so far away

4. “Lost In The Supermarket” by The Clash

I’m all lost in the supermarket
I can no longer shop happily
I came in here for that special offer
A guaranteed personality

5. “Solitude is Bliss” by Tame Impala

Nothing else matters, I don’t care what I miss
Company’s okay
Solitude is bliss

6. “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson

Wakin’ up too early
Maybe we could sleep in
Make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it’s the weekend now
We could pretend it all the time

7. “Isolation” by John Lennon


8. “Isolation” by Joy Division

9. “I Love My Room” by Elliot Smith

I love my room, yeah, I really do
I can just come right in and sit right down
And open my window and see the town.

10. “Ghost Town” by The Specials

This town is coming like a ghost town
All the clubs have been closed down
This place is coming like a ghost town
Bands won’t play no more

The Specials even put their own special spin on this one in light of everything, featuring Boris Johnson:

How great is that edit?

What songs are you listening to while staying home? Any that make you stop and think: hmm, this is quite relevant? Tweet them to us @gigsandtours!