“No more lockdowns / No more government takeovers / No more fascist bullies / Disturbing our peace …No more taking of our freedom / And our rights given by God / Pretending that it is for our security / When it is really to enslave… ”
The song also condemns ‘celebrities tell us how we’re supposed to feel’, though the 75-year-old Northern Irish songwriter has denied doing it himself.
“I don’t tell people what to do or what to think,” he said in a statement. “The government is already doing a great job in this regard. It is a question of freedom of choice. I think people should have the right to think for themselves.
No More Lockdown also charges “Imperial College scientists making up twisted facts”, possibly in reference to former government science adviser Professor Neil Ferguson. In June, Ferguson said 20,000 deaths could have been prevented if the government had imposed a nationwide lockdown a week earlier than it finally did on March 23. In the UK, 41,705 people have died from the virus.
Another lead, As I Walked Out, refers to an article on the UK government website which states: ‘Covid-19 is no longer considered a high risk infectious disease (HCID) in UK’. HCIDs have a high mortality rate of up to 50%. In the UK, the death rate from Covid-19 has peaked at 15.7%.
The virus is still considered highly infectious: Official figures confirmed a 75% increase in weekly positive cases in England last week. The government’s test and traceability system has been condemned as “barely functional”. Boris Johnson said the government was doing “everything in our power” to avoid a second national lockdown.
Morrison said the songs will be released every two weeks, starting with Born to Be Free on September 25. Last month, he called on his “fellow singers, musicians, writers, producers, promoters and other industry players to fight with me over this. Come on, get up, fight pseudo-science and speak.