Wake Up With Van Morrison: What’s It Gonna Take?

The history of pop music shows that popular musicians have a tendency to die suddenly if they become politically awake and start using their poplarity as a platform for critisism of the powers that be.

The list of politically awake and perhaps therefore premature dead musicians include John Lennon (d. 1980), Michael Jackson (d. 2009 plus portmortem defamation), Prince (d. 2016), Chris Cornell (d. 2017) and Chester Bennington (d. 2017).

This is however not keeping and old veteran like Van Morrison (b. 1945) from releasing the new 2022 album What’s It Gonna Take including the hit song with the same name. Thank you, Van!

Lyrics:

What’s it gonna take for you to wake up?
What’s it gonna take for you to break?
There’s no time to make your mind up
Just to realize this is fake
What’s it gonna take?

(What’s it gonna take?) What’s it gonna take?

Politicians don’t represent the people
Government doesn’t represent us at all
Government takes and ruins all our business
Big tax about to take it all

What’s it gonna take for you to wake up?
What’s it gonna take for you to break?
There’s no timе to make your mind up
You just gotta realize this is all fakе
What’s it gonna take?

(What’s it gonna take?) What’s it gonna take?
(What’s it gonna take?) What’s it gonna take?
(What’s it gonna take?) What’s it gonna take?
(What’s it gonna take?)

When I wake on the noon now, baby
Overwhelming odds against us
Lockdown is making us crazy
Freedom is our God given right
Want to divide us, not unite us
Got slight in sight and on their right
Make your own way and pay your tax
But they won’t take the foot off your neck


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Lene
søndag, 7 august 2022, 19:18 19:18

kære per har du set at der er nogle personer der mener at Joe Biden ikke er Joe Biden-at Joe Biden er død og Joe biden er skuespiller, men det kan vel ikke passe?Lene

Marie
mandag, 8 august 2022, 9:57 09:57

Wow, way to go mr. Morrison. So does he state ‘this is all fake’ beside in his song?