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    Watch: Randy Newman Performs "Stay Away," A Song for Social Distancing

    Randy Newman performs a new song, "Stay Away," as a reminder of the importance of social distancing to combat COVID-19. He wrote the song in response to a request from California public radio station KPCC. You can watch it and read the lyrics here:

    Stay Away

    Venus in sweatpants
    That's who you are
    And when this mess is over
    I'll buy you a car
    We'll drive that car
    So fast and so far
    All your stupid friends
    Will be left behind

    Stay away from me
    Baby, keep your distance, please
    Stay away from me
    Words of love in times like these
    I'm gonna be with you 24 hours a day
    A lot of people couldn't stand that
    But you can
    You'll be with me 24 hours a day
    What a lucky man I am

    Stay away from me
    Wash your hands
    Don't touch your face
    How do you like that
    Wash your hands
    Don't touch your face
    I saw you
    Thirty years together
    And we're still having fun
    Once we were two,
    Now we are one
    Let's go out and get a burger
    When you're done, you're done
    Memories of the past

    Be kind to one another
    Tell her you love her every day
    If you're angry about something, let it go
    If the kids are frightened, tell them not to be afraid
    But don't let them touch your face
    Don't let them touch your face

    ///

    And you can read how else Newman is spending his time at home during the quarantine in his conversation with Los Angeles Times writer Randall Roberts here.

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Watch: Randy Newman Performs "Stay Away," A Song for Social Distancing

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Randy Newman performs a new song, "Stay Away," as a reminder of the importance of social distancing to combat COVID-19. He wrote the song in response to a request from California public radio station KPCC. You can watch it and read the lyrics here.

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Randy Newman performs a new song, "Stay Away," as a reminder of the importance of social distancing to combat COVID-19. He wrote the song in response to a request from California public radio station KPCC. You can watch it and read the lyrics here:

Stay Away

Venus in sweatpants
That's who you are
And when this mess is over
I'll buy you a car
We'll drive that car
So fast and so far
All your stupid friends
Will be left behind

Stay away from me
Baby, keep your distance, please
Stay away from me
Words of love in times like these
I'm gonna be with you 24 hours a day
A lot of people couldn't stand that
But you can
You'll be with me 24 hours a day
What a lucky man I am

Stay away from me
Wash your hands
Don't touch your face
How do you like that
Wash your hands
Don't touch your face
I saw you
Thirty years together
And we're still having fun
Once we were two,
Now we are one
Let's go out and get a burger
When you're done, you're done
Memories of the past

Be kind to one another
Tell her you love her every day
If you're angry about something, let it go
If the kids are frightened, tell them not to be afraid
But don't let them touch your face
Don't let them touch your face

///

And you can read how else Newman is spending his time at home during the quarantine in his conversation with Los Angeles Times writer Randall Roberts here.

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