All over the world, musicians like Eminem are releasing new songs that focus on the Coronavirus in some way, but my favourite has to be ‘Virus, Stay Away From the Door‘ from Robert Davi, who you may remember played one of the vaguely Italian brothers in The Goonies and Sanchez in License to Kill.
Bravely, he opens the song with the chorus and includes such lines as “You keep going your way, I’ll keep going my way. Coronavirus, stay away from the door,” and “I just got a cabin, don’t you come near my cabin“. Great song. Many Grammy’s incoming, I imagine.
That’s enough about Robert Davi though – who you can book on Cameo for the fairly steep price of £111.22 – as this article is supposed to be about Eminem.
In a collaboration with Kid Kudi released yesterday (Thursday 9th July 2020), called ‘The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady’, the 47-year-old raps:
“F*ck going on man? (Yeah)
Bunch of half wits up in office
Half of us walkin’ around like a zombie apocalypse
Other half are just p*ssed off and don’t wanna wear a mask
And they’re just scoffin’
And that’s how you end catchin’ the sick off ’em
I just used the same basket as you shoppin’
Now I’m in a f*ckin’ casket from you coffin‘”
Really good song actually.
Meanwhile, Davi sings:
“Don’t you come up any closer
I’ll stay all alone
Don’t leave your bed and the fire
Call me on the phone
I ain’t breaking your heart
Don’t you start breaking my heart
Corona Virus stay away from the door
Stay away, get away, roll away, get away
You dirty old poppy virus strain
Corona Virus stay away from the door“
Eminem went on to address another painfully serious subject in his song though, as he rapped about the murder of George Floyd, saying:
“Prayers to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery
How the f*ck is it that so many cops dirty
Stop man please officer I’m sorry
But I can’t breathe when I got you on top of me
Your god damn knee’s in my carotid artery“
Wear a mask and Black Lives Matter. It’s not hard to do the right thing.
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow