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What's On Your Coronavirus Survival Playlist?


This moment is hard - listening to the news; seeing the numbers; worrying about your friends, your family, your co-workers; knowing people who've become ill from COVID-19; knowing people who've died. It's hard, too, this change in how we go about our lives. Losing work, losing businesses, losing that sense of familiarity and routine, losing physical community - all the things that are the guardrails of our lives, gone for now.


ANDRA DAY: (Singing) You're broken down and tired...

GARCIA-NAVARRO: There are some things that help, though. A teacher at my daughter's school sent along this song, and it's given me joy - "Rise Up" by Andra Day.


DAY: (Singing) But I see it in you, so we're going to walk it out. Move mountains.

GARCIA-NAVARRO: We want to hear from you. What song is helping you get through this time? What song is giving you life, keeping you motivated, giving you hope, giving you comfort? You can tell us via tweet. We're @NPRWeekend. You can also email us, too - That's Tell us your song, why it's important and how we can reach you. We'll share some of those songs and some of your stories in the weeks ahead.


DAY: (Singing) I'll rise up, rise like the day. I'll rise up in spite of the ache. I will rise a thousand times again. And we'll rise up, high like the waves. We'll rise up... Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday and one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. She is infamous in the IT department of NPR for losing laptops to bullets, hurricanes, and bomb blasts.
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