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Build a Castle

I read this article about how ICU capacity is now gone in Southern California. There are no more hospitals for if you're sick. Given the circumstances, I made a late decision to ask parents to not pick me up and drive me back from Virginia to Michigan, given how a lot of people will be traveling this weekend for Christmas and rest stops will see a lot of traffic. I really don't want to join the ranks of the infected given how a vaccine is pretty much just around the corner.

It's hard keeping the faith (and I think at this point trust in science is a kind of faith), so I started listening to some music.

GONNA BUILD A CASTLE
GONNA BUILD IT HIGH
GONNA BUILD IT BRICK BY BRICK
AND STONE BY STONE
TILL IT REACHES UP TO THE SKY
WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN AND THE WIND GETS COLD
WE'LL BE WARM INSIDE
THE STORM WILL KEEP ON BREWING
BUT WE'LL HAVE A PLACE TO HIDE

OH OH, THE VOICE DON'T LIE
WE'RE GONNA BE SAFE AND SOUND TONIGHT
OH OH, THE STRONG DON'T CRY
GONNA OPEN UP THE DOOR
WHEN THE MORNING LIGHT SHINES IN
WHEN THE LIGHT SHINES IN

GONNA BUILD A PALACE
GONNA BUILD IT GRAND
GONNA BUILD IT FLOOR BY FLOOR
AND WALL BY WALL
WITH OUR HEARTS
AND WITH OUR HANDS

WHEN WE STEP OUTSIDE INTO THE BREEZE
WE'LL KNOW OUR COMMANDS
WE'LL WALK INTO THE GARDEN
AND WE'LL LIVE UPON THIS LAND

OH OH, THE VOICE DON'T LIE
WE'RE GONNA BE SAFE AND SOUND TONIGHT
OH OH, THE STRONG DON'T CRY
GONNA OPEN UP THE DOOR
WHEN THE MORNING LIGHT SHINES IN
WHEN THE LIGHT SHINES IN

GONNA BUILD A FORTRESS
GONNA BUILD IT STRONG
GONNA BUILD IT BOLT BY BOLT
AND PLATE BY PLATE
GONNA BUILD IT ALL DAY LONG

WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT THROUGH THE WINTER SNOW
'CAUSE WE KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG
OUR HOUSE WILL STILL BE STANDING
WHEN THE WORLD IS ALL BUT GONE

Nothing like some music from a violent death cult to keep you warm. That and some cocoa.