By Bernie Bell
We were eating our tea, and I went to make a toast. Various things recently mean that I feel beleaguered – general health stuff, being got at for not casting aside all caution re. Covid, the situation in Britain ….and the world.
My toast was going to be “I will survive – we will survive!” A most excellent song by Gloria Gaynor.
Then I remembered that that bloody man, and one of his bloody minions sang it to each other over the ‘phone – crowing – as he does.
I was puttering that he’s stolen it, and tainted it.
It’s a song of rebellion for the down-trodden, not a song for the Controllers and Dictators.
I was puttering, then Mike – my Voice of Reason – pointed out that …..It is a great song, which is sung to lift the spirits of those feeling got at and put down, and it will continue to be a great song, and be sung, loud, by folk who need a lift, long after the Dictators have gone.
And so we raised our glasses, and drank a toast to ….SURVIVING!!!