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Load Shedding - Does A Bangalore Power Cut Need A Song?

A recent Bangalore power cut inspired the lyrics by jazz diva Radha Thomas below for a tune composed by Bangalore pianist Aman Mahajan.

The tune is called "Load Shedding"


I'm sitting in the darkness all alone 

There's nothing I can do but moan

My fridge is on the blink, I'm burning up

I got no ice to fill my cup

The fone’s got no juice 

Computer’s blown a fuse

What am I gonna do?


The lights went out I know at half past six

Tell me who’s been playing tricks

The microphone don’t work, it won’t come on

I sit here waiting for the dawn

I can’t do a thing

I can’t even sing

What am I gonna do?


I thought I’d heat me up some chicken pie

The microwave won’t even sigh

I thought I’d settle down, I’d try to write

My laundry whirring out of sight

Nothing’s goin right

Tonight’s just not my night

What am I gonna do


I thought that I would walk down to the store

I’m stuck right up on sixty-four

I count my fingertips to find the things

That I can use without plug ins

A paper and a pen

A match stick and a flame

What am I gonna do?

The fact is that there was no need for a song when a simple UPS could have set things right and distracted the musicians from composition.

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