Two music legends have teamed up to release an anti-lockdown song.
Eric Clapton and Van Morrison released “Stand and Deliver” on Friday and challenge the “police state” that’s come out of the government response to COVID-19, especially lockdowns.
Here are some of the lyrics:
Magna Carta, Bill of Rights
The constitution, what’s it worth?
You know they’re gonna grind us down, ah
Until it really hurts
Is this a sovereign nation
Or just a police state?
You better look out, people
Before it gets too late
“Dick Turpin wore a mask too,” ends the song. Turpin was an English highwayman who was executed for horse theft in the 1700s.
Morrison released a song earlier this year called “No More Lockdown” and has been very critical of the British response to the pandemic.
According to The Daily Wire, the Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann is not thrilled with the tracks.
“It’s actually a smear on all those involved in the public health response to a virus that has taken lives on a massive scale,” Swann told Rolling Stone in September. “His words will give great comfort to the conspiracy theorists – the tin foil hat brigade who crusade against masks and vaccines and think this is all a huge global plot to remove freedoms.”