Rick Springfield is doing his part to encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic with an update on his 1983 hit, "Human Touch." The former Dr. Noah Drake shared the reworked tune on Instagram, thoughtfully providing the new lyrics so fans can sing along at home.
"I'm not sure what prompted me to write this in the first place," Springfield says in the video before playing the song, "but it was not this. So old song, new lyrics." Among those new lyrics, the comedic couplet: "Got my weed, yeah don't need much/We'll succeed if we all don't touch."
A reworking of “Human Touch”😷Lyrics below: EVERYONE'S AT HOME ON THEIR COMPUTER WITH THEIR SCREAMING KIDS AND BURNED OUT SPOUSE, GOT RUBBER GLOVES AND HAZMAT SUITS BUT GOT NO TOILET PAPER IN THE HOUSE, WERE SANITIZED AND ISOLATED ALONE IN THIS INFECTED WORLD, DEATH VALLEY’D BE A REAL GOOD BATTLE LINE, A TENT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE WOULD SUIT ME FINE, WOULDN’T HAVE TO WASH MY HANDS FIFTY TIMES, SICK OF COUNTING TO 20, STEP BACK GIRL… WE DON’T NEED THE HUMAN TOUCH, WE’RE ALL FREED FROM THE HUMAN TOUCH, GOT MY WEED YEAH I DON’T NEED MUCH, WE’LL SUCCEED IF WE ALL DON’T TOUCH, SOCIAL DISTANCE! I KEEP IT TOO! NO I DON’T TOUCH MY FACE - I USE MY ELBOW WHEN I NEED TO SNEEZE, AND IF I COUGH ON THE STREET YEAH THEY ALL LOOK AT ME LIKE IM DISEASED, I CAN'T GET TESTED BUT TRUMP ASSURED ME I COULD GO GET ONE ANYTIME, UH HUH, THE STORES ARE EMPTY OF THE STUFF I LIKE, MY ONLY VALID OPTION IS A HUNGER STRIKE, I'VE CANCELLED ALL MY GIGS AND PUT AWAY MY MIC, YOU GOT LOVE I WANT IT! FROM WAY OVER THERE! WE DON’T NEED THE HUMAN TOUCH, WE DON’T NEED THE HUMAN TOUCH, GOT MY WEED YEAH I DON’T NEED MUCH, WE’LL SUCCEED IF WE ALL DON’T TOUCH, SOCIAL DISTANCE! I KEEP IT TOO!