Fred: When I wrote the song "The Avenue" it was a week after Hurricane Katrina. I had pictured New Orleans as a person, as a friend who had been in a really bad bar fight. I pictured myself putting my arm around this friend of mine and saying, "Yeah, this is really bad. But you know, we'll get past it. We'll get through it and we'll get to the other side of this. You just have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and go kick ass. That's what it takes.
I think this pandemic that we're going through right now is temporary. It's not going to last. Human beings are not made to be kept down.