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O Ubuntu

from The Money: Shot by Quartjar

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Patron Jennifer Corum suggested that we could do a song about a time her computer crashed. So we turned her story into this poignant nouveau prog thing full of computer and Internet puns. It was originally a tale about a person not "getting along" with their laptop computer. She was using the Linux-based operating system called Ubuntu, hence the title.

Since writing the lyrics, Randall learned about the origins of the word, and was quite pleased that he had accidentally created a song with broader meanings.

As Wikipedia explains:
Ubuntu (Zulu pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼù]) is a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity." It is often translated as "I am because we are," or "humanity towards others," or in Xhosa, "umntu ngumntu ngabantu" but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity."

So the song becomes an invitation to connect.

lyrics

O Ubuntu
I thought we had a connection
O Ubuntu
I thought you were my friend

Come on over and talk to me
Analog handshake will work it all out
We don't have to be frenemies
Human connection has the most Klout

Has the iOS grown bitter?
I know my router ain't no quitter
Mi corazón is all on Twitter
I should have bought a Mac

Can I earn your interest
Are you too shy to share?
Pin your Etsy to Pinterest
A simple act to show I care

Has the iOS grown bitter?
I know my router ain't no quitter
Mi corazón is all on Twitter
I should have bought a Mac

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from The Money: Shot, released June 12, 2020

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