Van Morrison Shares ‘No More Lockdown,’ the Third and Final in His Series of Aggressively ‘Anti-Lockdown Protest Songs’

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Van Morrison has officially had it with COVID-19 restrictions — we’ve known that for a while, even before the singing/songwriting legend announced a trio of “anti-lockdown protest songs”  urging a return to full-capacity live concert performances.

Today, the third such song in his series of protest anthems was made available, and “No More Lockdown” doesn’t bother with subtlety:

No more lockdown
No more government overreach
No more fascist police
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
Who’s running our country?
Who’s running our world?

Thus concludes Van Morrison’s planned trio of digital-only singles, following “As I Walked Out”:

As I walked out all the streets were empty
The government said everyone should stay home
And they spread fear and loathing and no hope for the future
Not many did question this very strange move

Well, on the government website from the 21st March 2020
It said COVID-19 was no longer high risk
Then two days later they put us under lockdown
Then why are we not being told the truth?

And “Born to Be Free.” Choice lyric:

Don’t need the government cramping my style
Give them an inch, they take a mile
Take you in with a phony smile
Wouldn’t you agree
The new normal is not normal
It’s no kind of normal at all
Everyone seems to have amnesia
Just trying to remember the Berlin Wall

“I’m not telling people what to do or think, 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,” said Van Morrison of these three songs.

Meanwhile, furor caused by Van Morrison’s hardline public stance drew the ire of Northern Ireland’s health minister, Robin Swann, who told Rolling Stone in late September, “We expected better from him … Some of what is he saying is actually dangerous. It could encourage people not to take coronavirus seriously. If you see it all as a big conspiracy, then you are less likely to follow the vital public health advice that keeps you and others safe.”

Swan added:

“He’s chosen to attack attempts to protect the old and vulnerable in our society. It’s all bizarre and irresponsible. I only hope no one takes him seriously. He’s no guru, no teacher.” 


  • David C Thompson says:

    Van the Angry Entitled White Man. Apparently no one he knows has been impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Glad for him, because I lost a brother.

  • David Nelson says:

    I hear you. Van always been an influencer in search of a philosophy. I like a lot of his music, but he is not a prince among men.

  • Mark says:

    Sad to see all these sheople falling for globalist/Marxist garbage.
    Bring a syringe, I’ll give you something for your lead deficiency.
    Millions feel the same and aren’t buying the scams..
    Keep pushing it .

  • Brent Zimmer says:

    I am no longer on the same wave length as Van crazy man.

  • Charlie Monck says:

    Mister Morrison Sir,
    I have loved your music for years. Nearly sixty years, in fact.
    Mister Morrison, I have had friends DIE of this accursed virus, and another friend spent over FORTY DAYS in hospital … and fortunately recovered.
    But with this crap, Sir, you have shown yourself to be an IGNORAMUS of the WORST ORDER, effectively sinking ti the level of our excuse for a government who put the economy above HUMAN LIVES..
    I will not be going to any more of your gigs or buying any more of your music.
    Enjoy your life.

  • Jim Laffrey says:

    The famous CDC (Centers for Disease Control) of the United States government says on their website that a sample of the “Covid-19” “virus” IS NOT AVAILABLE. This, folks, means there is no such virus.

    In fact, no such virus has been scientifically isolated and purified. This is what MUST happen before honest scientists accept that a particular virus exists.

    To put the truth in laymen’s terms: “Covid-19” equals Normal Flu plus LIES.

    Of course, this is too much for tv-addicted sheeple to accept as truth.

    Try honest doctors. Look up Dr. Lorraine Day. She tells it all! Or look up Prof. Peter Duesberg. Or do a search on “MyWhiteShow” and “covid”.

    Van Morrison is correct and fully justified in what he is saying and singing. And yet he doesn’t divulge the top truth because he wants to keep his career and bank account.

    Jim Laffrey

  • Carl H says:

    Van should go hang out with Herman Cain.

    People are dying. Too bad the old fart can’t just chill while the science community devises vaccines and therapies.

  • Jim t says:

    Your real real gone!

  • Karen says:

    Love you Van 💕❤️🤗. You are the man ✌🏼

  • mmaster says:

    Neil Ferguson from the Imperial College, officially funded by Gates Foundation, projected that the death rates would be 20% of the population. Anyone can use Google to view official Corona Death Rate in Sweden where there has been NO LOCKDOWN at all. Bogus forecasts and organized silencing of well respected and regarded doctors and scientists in Germany and around the world. Thank you Van Morrison for standing up against the new fascism!

  • mobeans says:

    I love all these anti-science, pro conspiracy nut-jobs. All pseudoscience this and worldwide hoax that. But let them get a serious disease and suddenly it’s where is my chemo? Where is my Remdesivir? Where is my Viagra? Van is a white Kanye West, been kind of strange in the head their whole careers. Maybe they can do a duet at the celebration if Trump gets reelected.

  • elc says:

    Indeed, anyone can look up what’s going on in Sweden. Did you bother?

  • Ron Olcen says:

    It’s about time we have a musician standing up against the tyranny. It would be nice if some of the Sporting world would speak up as well. This is NOT about a virus , it is about enslaving humanity.

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