Van Morrison’s written 3 anti-lockdown songs – these 13 takedowns all hit the right note
The anti-masker supergroup, such as it is, has got a new member. Joining Ian Brown and Noel Gallagher is Van Morrison, who refuses to wear a mask to help combat the pandemic and doesn’t believe anyone else should have to wear one either.
The singer described the government as “fascist bullies disturbing our peace” and feels so strongly, we’re sorry to say, he’s written three songs about it.
Here’s a sample lyric from one of them, called No More Lockdown.
“No more lockdown / No more government overreach / 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 …”
Here’s what he said in a statement.
“I’m not telling people what to do or think,” he said in a statement. “The government is doing a great job of that already. It’s about freedom of choice. I believe people should have the right to think for themselves.”
And here are our favourite things people said about it.
Protest Singers; a synopsis.
Billie Holiday: Racism
Edwin Starr: War
Bob Dylan: Injustice
Bob Marley: Inequality
N.W.A: Police Brutality
Woody Guthrie: Fascism
Ian Brown/Liam Gallagher/Van Morrison: Cotton masks/being inside for a bit
— David J. Court (@DavidJCourt) September 18, 2020
Well it's a marvellous night for a loon rant https://t.co/7stGLShwn3
— John Maguire (@JMaguireCritic) September 18, 2020
"Covid All Stars Tour: Van Morrison on vocals, Gallaher on guitar, Jim Corr on bass, Ian Brown guesting on the bongos" pic.twitter.com/oslwQO3fuB
— Memorial Device (@memorialdevice) September 18, 2020
Possible Van Morrison lyrics…
“Hey, where did masks go?
Days when the plagues came
No social distancing
Playin' a daft game
Coughin and a wheezin hey, hey
Spreading and infecting
On a hospital ventilator with
Our hearts a stoppin' and you, my… 5G girl” https://t.co/DGhrAOuaPZ
— Sarah O'Connell (@SarahO_Connell) September 18, 2020
I imagine these new Van Morrison songs will be a popular choice at the funerals of anti-maskers. https://t.co/chQ20xoLEc
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) September 18, 2020
My Brown Lunged Girl https://t.co/pdooaAo28H
— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat) September 18, 2020
Have I Told You Irately https://t.co/kgM5ulQ7l2
— Mrs Gladys Steptoe (@GladysSteptoe) September 18, 2020
This Van Morrison thing has come as a shock eh? If only there had been some clue over the last 50 years, however slight, that in addition to being a musical visionary and spiritual seeker he was a grumpy crank.
— Andy Miller (@i_am_mill_i_am) September 18, 2020
Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven Because You Didn't Mask Up)
Brown Lunged Girl
Astral Wheeze https://t.co/9vU6xJUD4i
— Simon Price (@simon_price01) September 18, 2020
It's the age old question, isn't it? Who to believe – practically every epidemiologist on Earth, or a superannuated pop miseryguts. https://t.co/zt65Dq2iSZ
— Michael Moran (@TheMichaelMoran) September 18, 2020
— Alistair Coleman (@alistaircoleman) September 18, 2020
White Van Morrison https://t.co/fRRpLNzaMT
— Public Benjamin (@PublicBenjamin) September 18, 2020