When three famous mainstream artists get together for a musical performance that criticizes the government, you know things are heating up in Thailand. Of course, the song was made in jest, but as John Winyu explained in our previous interview with him, in jest or not, criticizing the government is not something people in the entertainment industry do.
The stars in question are Pramote Pathan (Oat), Pongkool Suebsung (Pop) and Apiwat Eurthavornsuk (Stamp), who through laughters and musical numbers, criticize the government’s handling of the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Watch video here
Read translation of lyrics here
Secretly ‘Noid (Paranoid)
(Adapted from Stamp’s Secretly Good)
It’s time to be alone
Take care of yourself a little
Watch the news for a bit
Each day, getting more ‘noid
Last night… had a nightmare
Dreamt of coughing and sneezing
Yesterday… Where did I go?
Did I meet an infected?
Feels good, you’re okay. Feel fine, you’re alright?
Keep walking, not too far
Someone’s coughing, holy shit
So sorry, I was ‘noid.
Not ready to meet up
14 days, must keep calm
Can’t go out, must lock in
Want to warn, all of you
Speak the truth, will you please?
Saw the news, this morning
Infection spread, with each day
Face masks, have shortage
Where did they go, 2-3 million tons?
Where have they gone, we don’t know
In China, that’s what we heard
Might be better, if we have a leader
As of now, don’t see any
Things are expensive, all I got is a thousand
Please right now, do something, anything
Do something, help with anything
COVID’s been here, for so long [the outbreak in Thailand began mid-January]
But your meeting, was only recent [referring to the cabinet meeting on March 17]
Holy shit, we are screwed