Covid-19 and “We Will Remember You” by Thomas Gunther

Why I Wrote This Song

Reason 1: To thank our healthcare workers
I wanted to thank our brave healthcare workers who risked and continue to risk their lives to save ours under most dire circumstances.
Reason 2: To ask people to act responsibly
I wanted to raise awareness that everybody has to do their part to get this thing under control. Ignorance, denial, and wishful thinking will keep us from winning the fight against this virus. Everybody must act responsively if we want to win this fight. This means everyone without exception should wear a mask in puplic places, practice social distancing as much as possible, and listen to the health experts.


I wrote WE WILL REMEMBER YOU during the stay-at-home order issued by Illinois’s Governor JB Pritzker in April and May 2020. Due to the Corona Virus pandemic hospitals in New York were overflowing with Covid-19 patients and thousands of people were dying every day in the ICU all over the city. Chicago – my home – started to see an increase as well.

Thankfully most New Yorkers and Chicagoans followed the recommended safety protocols issued by Governor Cuomo and Governor Pritzker and the situation is now mostly under control there.

Unfortunately, many other states opened too soon and did not follow the health experts recommendations. Those states now see a steep increase in coronavirus cases, and health care workers are once again understaffed and overwhelmed.

Calling Healthcare Workers Heroes Is Not Enough!

The only way to get this virus under control is to have a unified national responds guided by scientists and statistics. Other countries have done it successfully this way, unfortunately the United States has failed miserably in this respect, and the situation is getting worse by the minute due to the absents of an adequate federal leadership responds.

By Thomas Gunther

Thomas Gunther (known in Germany a Thommy Günther) is a jazz pianist and contemporary keyboardist, composer & song writer, arranger & orchestrator, music producer, and educator of contemporary music genre and styles. Originally from Germany, he lives in Chicago IL, USA. He has been an active member of the Chicago music scene for over 20 years, a professor of music at Columbia College Chicago, and creator of,, He is an expert in music notation using Finale (by Makemusic) and produces and records music with Logic Pro x (Apple, inc).

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