Singer Van Morrison to release lockdown protest songs

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

18th Sep, 2020. 09:47 am
Singer Van Morrison to release lockdown protest songs

Irish singer Sir Van Morrison has protested against the government for “taking our freedom”. He released three new songs that raise voice against coronavirus lockdown.

He conveyed in the lyrics that scientists are “making up crooked facts” to justify measures that “enslave” the population.

“The new normal, is not normal,” he sings. “We were born to be free”.

Sir Van;s three songs involve themes of jazz and bluesy R&B. The songs shows a young angry man who fronted Northern Irish rock group Them in the 1960s.

The lyrics kept mentioning ‘no more lockdown’. “No more lockdown / No more government overreach,” the musician sings in the chorus. “No more fascist bullies / Disturbing our peace.

No more taking of our freedom / And our God given rights / Pretending it’s for our safety / When it’s really to enslave.

In another song, the singer mentioned a widely-shared Facebook post of a screenshot from a UK government’s statement that mentioned, “Covid-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK”.

On the other hand, the Prime Minister had said on Thursday that the government was doing “everything in our power” to prevent another nationwide lockdown.

“I don’t want a second national lockdown – I think it would be completely wrong for this country,” Boris Johnson told MPs at the Commons Liaison Committee.

“So when I see people arguing against the rule of six or saying that the government is coming in too hard on individual liberties and so on – I totally understand that and I sympathise with that, but we must, must defeat this disease.”

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