Livin’ La Vida Lockdown

Livin’ La Vida Lockdown

Music: Ricky Martin
Lyrics: Timothy Price

From LA to New York City
Canada to the wall
It’s like bad renditions
Of movies like “The Fall”

So many lamentations
News gives us all a fright
Only sick and grave predictions
We are in an awful plight

You can take your clothes off and stand naked in the rain
But there’s no one to see you, now isn’t that a shame?
Isn’t that a shame? Come on.

Inside can’t go out
Livin’ la vida lockdown
Makes us scream and shout
Livin’ la vida lockdown
We can’t earn our bread
Enough to drive us loca
Lockdowns wear us out
Livin’ la vida lockdown (oh man!)
Livin’ la vida lockdown (how sad!)
Livin’ la vida lockdown

Woke up such a pity what a funky nasty spell
We do your part to save some money
But it’s like a living hell

Restless, climbing walls, all this waiting’s such a pain
Now we’re all alone, and it’s driving us insane
Yeah, we’ll never be the same

Inside can’t go out
Livin’ la vida lockdown
Makes us scream and shout
Livin’ la vida lockdown
We can’t earn our bread
Enough to drive us loca
Lockdowns wear us out
Livin’ la vida lockdown (oh man!)
Livin’ la vida lockdown (how sad!)
Livin’ la vida lockdown

Ride a horse naked like Godiva in the rain
But there’s no one to see you, isn’t that a shame?
Isn’t that a shame? Come on.

Inside can’t go out
Livin’ la vida lockdown
Makes us scream and shout
Livin’ la vida lockdown
We can’t earn our bread
Enough to drive us loca
Lockdowns wear us out
Livin’ la vida lockdown (Yeah!)

Livin’ la vida lockdown

Livin’ la vida lockdown
Livin’ la vida lockdown
Livin’ la vida lockdown

58 thoughts on “Livin’ La Vida Lockdown

    • Thanks, Lonely. Ricky Martin is really great. But I don’t think he has the urgency in his beautiful voice.

    • He probably does not have the kitty talent I have at my disposal; however, in his official video of “Livin’ La Vida Loca”, he has a lot of long-legged, full-figured women wearing short skirts and shaking everything shakeable when it comes to female anatomy.

      • It’s been a bit rough around the edges. DH had surgery beginning of this month and we both caught colds with mine still lingering. Trying to get some ideas to stop the cabin fever. How about you?

      • Laurie’s teaching her classes online now. I go into the office a couple of days a week, and we are still sending evaluators into schools since only support staff are in the schools. It’s very easy for most of our staff to work from home since I’ve had most of the apps we use on-line for many years now. I’m still able to go to my semi-annual medical checkups, and I was able to get a biopsy done last Saturday, which was benign. Since we have property, and live against the river, we don’t have problems with cabin fever. I have so many projects of all kinds to work on that I have no problem staying busy between job and home stuff.

      • That’s great! We are in the burbs so there’s no place to go really and the weather has been one or two days nice and the rest soggy so I haven’t even been able to get the garden up and running. I did learn how to make some face masks though. Made a couple yesterday with Daleks on them πŸ™‚

      • Laurie finally found the stash of face masks I knew we had but I didn’t know what had happened to them. Laurie had put them down with lens wipes, and forgot about it. When she went to get lens wipes and found the face masks. That was nice. People are using bandanas out here. They work well.

      • While cleaning out closets I found an entire unopened box of latex gloves I had purchased for an art project that didn’t happen. They are using Buffs and scarves here for face covering. Bandanas just remind me of old cowboy bandits πŸ˜‰

  1. Another one with a lot of time and effort and mainly thinking it all through ahead of time. I enjoyed it a lot… πŸ™‚

  2. This is the perfect way to start a Monday and there’s already a big smile on my face after seeing the video. This is one of the best projects the AWB made so far. But it’s leaving me with one big problem: I don’t know who’s the coolest, the human dancer or the cats… But hey, Tim, you’re almost so cool as the Big Lebowski, and that’s a compliment, my friend!

    • Thanks, Herman. I’m fattered. However, I don’t think I can ever be as cool as the cats. Cats just are born cool and are always the coolest. I’m really happy you liked it. I tried to get a sense of franticness in the vocals, and claustrophobic, aloneness by having the AWB dancing in the darkness with himself in the mirror.

  3. Telling our whole life with his words, strumming our pain with his felines, killing us softly with his song, killing us hard with his dance moves, woah la-la-la-ah-ah-ah again again and again …

    • Perfect. I love it, Dot. You definitely have talent in writing parody lyrics. We may need to do some collaborating.

  4. That was everything! I loved it! I’m going to share this with the family at lunch, so fun. That must have taken forever, thank you for your hard work!!! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Julie. I’m so happy you liked it. The project took about 9 or 10 hours over a few days spending bits of time here and there writing, planning, recording and putting everything together. Of course, all of it was done between work, kitties, walks in the bosque, irrigating, etc.

      It took maybe an hour to write the lyrics and test it against the music. Then I spent a couple of hours recording many tracks of the vocals, wearing out my voice in the process, to get a vocal track that had the franticness I wanted. I spent most of Saturday finding my daughter’s Barbie collection in the infinite shed of doom, recording the videos of Barbie in the rain and myself dancing, collecting the still imges, and putting the video together. I did about an hour of tweaking the video on Sunday before rendering the video and uploading it to WordPress.

      • My family loved it, you have fans! The shed of doom, that is real commitment to your craft! I’m not sure I would have had the courage or stamina, lol.

      • Hi Julie. I’m so happy they liked it. Yes finding things in the INFINITE shed of doom can be quite daunting. But in the service of my followers, I have to take the plunge every now and then. When I made “Bite Em On The Old Shin Bone” I had to dive into the infinite shed of doom for a couple of sticks of dynomite.

  5. Fantastic! Love this Tim! (You are quite the dancer!)
    Hey … was that Spunk photo bombing?
    Yes, it is lockdown: downtown, mid-town, uptown, across town and out of town.
    I’m going: down, mid, up, across and out of my mind!
    Thank you for some fun!!!!!!

    • Thanks, Resa. I’m happy to give you a little comic relief. That was Sasha who dropped in during the dance to see what condition her condition was in. I think Spunk was on the other side ot the backdrop trying to tear it up.

  6. Where was your dance partner, Miss Laurie??? πŸ˜‰

    Another song, “What Condition My Condition Was In”, the old Kenny Rogers and the First Edition Song (1969?).

    • I thought about it, but we dicided a solo dancer was more in keeping with the sense of being locked down. I’ve been referencing My Condition is verious comments.

  7. Dear Timothy, this is utterly brilliant! Thank you for letting me know about it this weekend. I loved hearing you sing it made me want to get up a boogie! Fabulous – thank you for creating it.
    Best Wishes, Charlotte

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