Singalong! Gotta Get Up by Harry Nilsson

A friend told me that Harry Nilsson's Gotta Get Up is really getting her through this hard time right now, and now it's become my song of the pandemic as well. I've begun making up a dance to it and sharing my progress on Instagram stories (you can see it in my featured stories!) At some point, I hope to actually make some tutorial videos and get other people doing it! Know what helps with learning a dance? Knowing the lyrics!

Also, can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that Mr. Nilsson's album cover appears to be an accidental snapshot of him in a dirty bathrobe?


GOTTA GET UP
by Harry Nilsson

Gotta get up, gotta get out
Gotta get home before the morning comes
What if I'm late, got a big day
Gotta get home before the sun comes up
Up and away, got a big day, sorry can't stay
I gotta run run, yeah
Gotta get home, pick up the phone
Gotta let the people know I'm gonna be late

There was a time when we could dance until a quarter to ten
We never thought it would end then
We never thought it would end
We used to carry on and drink and do the rock and roll
We never thought we'd get old, though
We never thought we'd grow cold, but now

Gotta get up, gotta get out
Gotta get home before the morning comes
What if I'm late, got a big day
Gotta get home before the sun comes up
Up and away, got a big day, sorry can't stay
I gotta run run, yeah
Gotta get home, pick up the phone
Gotta let the people know I'm gonna be late

Down by the sea she knew a sailor who had been to war
She never even knew a sailor before
She never even knew his name
He'd come to town and he would pound her for a couple of days
And then he'd sail across the bubbly waves
And those were happier days, but now

Gotta get up, gotta get out
Gotta get home before the morning comes
What if I'm late, got a big day
Gotta get home before the sun comes up
Up and away, got a big day, sorry can't stay
I gotta run run, yeah
Gotta get home, pick up the phone
Gotta let the people know I'm gonna be late

An animated GIF of Natasha Lyonn from Russian Doll. There is a picture of her staring into the camera, lighting a cigarette, and then little images coming out behind her like a kaleidoscope.
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