Isolation

This is an oldie but goldie by Iggy Pop and David Bowie. If like me you are in enforced isolation, you might have periods of ‘feeling emptiness and doubt’ as the lyric has it. But I hope that the song will give you strength to admit your vulnerability, and the certainty that this too shall pass; that we will come through this, and become a closer community.

Needed you, you were only using
Needing you just tore me down
And here I stand in isolation
Feeling emptiness and doubt

Walking down the broken highway
Sucking sugar plain and sweet
Did your mother ever tell you
That the joyful are the free

I need some lovin’
Like an inmate needs a dime
I need some lovin’
Like a poet needs a rhyme

Here I stand in isolation
My empty hands in isolation

Walking down the broken highway
Sucking sugar cause it’s my way
Find me one heart to complete with
Heading for the farthest reaches

I need some lovin’
Like a body needs a soul
I need some lovin’
Like a fastball needs control

Here I stand in isolation
My empty hands in isolation

Strike up the band
In this proud land
Got a lot to do
Got a lot to say
Got a life to live

Here I stand –
In isolation

(c) 1987 David Bowie, James Osterburg


Our own take of Joy Division’s classic Isolation.
Recorded at home in Walthamstow, whilst social distancing
Vocals and Guitar: Kim Watson, Bass: Ruby Hillcoat, Drums: Angie Hillcoat