“We must stand up and be counted… The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music might never recover.” Eric Clapton, 3X Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee


Music Legends Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Team for Anti-Lockdown Single ‘Stand and Deliver’

Music legends Van Morrison and Eric Clapton have announced a new single, “Stand and Deliver,” in support of Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign. The blues track was written by Morrison and is performed by Clapton.

Morrison, best known for songs like “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Domino” and “Wild Night,” as well as seminal albums “Moondance” and “Astral Weeks,” released three songs protesting the U.K. lockdown over September and October, titled “Born To Be Free,” “As I Walked Out” and “No More Lockdown.”

Proceeds from “Stand and Deliver” will go to the Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund, which helps musicians facing difficulties as a result of the coronavirus and resulting lockdown measures.

No More Lockdown by Van Morrison

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?
Examine it closely
And watch it unfurl

No more lockdown
No more threats
No more Imperial College scientists
Making up crooked facts

No more lockdown
No more pulling the wool over our eyes
No more celebrities telling us
Telling us what we’re supposed to feel
No more status quo
Put your shoulder to the wheel

No more lockdown
No more lockdown
No more lockdown
No more lockdown

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?
Examine it closely
And watch it unfurl

No more lockdown
No more threats
No more Imperial College scientists
Making up crooked facts

No more lockdown
No more pulling the wool over our eyes
No more celebrities telling us
How we’re supposed to feel
No more status quo
Gotta put your shoulder to the wheel

No more lockdown
No more lockdown
No more lockdown
No more lockdown
No more lockdown

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