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“Think about what you really need… please don’t take any more than you need”

 

Cape Town, South Africa (25 March 2020) – Pick n Pay has come together with some of South Africa’s top artists to create a special message to encourage calm and responsible shopping during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The song, “Don’t Panic Buy”, urges shoppers to only buy what they really need.

The song acknowledges that while our daily routines might not be the same, we should not panic buy and keep love in our hearts. Lyrics include:

“The whole wide world has gone insane

‘Cos suddenly the things we know are not the same

But that doesn’t mean we lose control

‘Cos now’s the time to keep from falling apart

We got to keep love in our heart

Friends don’t let friends panic buy

‘Cos you don’t want to be that guy

Please think of those in need

‘Cos we got a lot of hungry mouths to feed”

Written by Ard Matthews and produced by Theo Crous, the song features top local singers including Lira, DRB singer Madjozi, Kahn Morbee from the Parlotones, Arno Carstens, Karen Zoid, Early B, Jack Parow, Francois van Coke, Loyiso Bala and Zolani from Freshlyground.

“Think about what you really need… please don’t take any more than you need”

Retailers are asking consumers to resist the temptation to buy more than they need and that there is no reason to stock up beyond their normal shopping.

“There is enough food in the supply chain, and we ask customers to support us by not stocking up beyond what they need. Our stores will remain open, safe and well-stocked for our customers during this time so that they can continue to get what they want and need,” says John Bradshaw, retail executive: marketing at Pick n Pay.

Listen to the song and watch the video here:

Lyrics

The whole wide world is going insane

‘Cos suddenly the things we know are not the same.

But that doesn’t mean we lose control

‘Cos now’s the time to keep from falling apart, we gotta keep love in our hearts.

Friends don’t let friends panic buy

‘Cos you don’t want to be that guy

Please think of those in need (think about what you really need)

‘Cos we got a lot of hungry mouths to feed

What good will it do if you take all the loo roll

Leave some pasta for a brother or a mother in need, we’re all one family tree

The whole wide world needs to work together now

You will see we will be better than ever before, so please don’t take any more than you need

Come on now

Friends don’t let friends panic buy (there’s a lot coming up, so don’t take more than you need)

‘Cos you don’t want to be that guy (there’s enough coming up on the shelf, you will see)

Please think of those in need (think about what you really need)

‘Cos we got a lot of hungry mouths to feed.


Source: Don’t Panic Buy
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