Gimme Pfizer! Mick Jagger rocks the Lockdown Blues in new song

Gimme Pfizer! Mick Jagger rocks the Lockdown Blues as he releases new song and video lamenting the Covid pandemic

In the middle of a pandemic, you can’t always get what you want – even, it seems, if you’re a rock icon.

Mick Jagger released a song and video yesterday lamenting lockdown and summing up the experiences of many.

In Eazy Sleazy, the Rolling Stones singer, 77, reflects on being trapped behind ‘prison walls’ and all the hobbies he and many others have been forced to take up to pass the time.

Not one to shy away from controversy, just three lines into the song he complains about being ‘bossed around by pricks’ in an apparent reference to the Government. Sir Mick told Rolling Stone magazine: ‘The beginning [of the Covid pandemic] was horrible and you couldn’t believe people were dying. It was shocking.

Mick Jagger released a song and video yesterday lamenting lockdown and summing up the experiences of many

In lyrics that will resonate with many, Sir Mick also sings about ‘pacing in the yard’, TV football matches with fake crowd noise and putting down travel brochures

‘The people in government were all talking rubbish and would change their minds every five minutes.’ The song rails against the boredom of lockdowns with ‘way too much TV, its lobotomising me’, adding ‘think I’ve put on weight’.

In lyrics that will resonate with many, Sir Mick also sings about ‘pacing in the yard’, TV football matches with fake crowd noise and putting down travel brochures. 

He refers to catching up with people on Zoom with the jibe ‘see my poncey books’ – an apparent dig at the shelves of important books many insist on showing off during virtual meetings.

Taking aim at anti-vaxxers, the father of eight – who has been vaccinated – jokes ‘Bill Gates is in my bloodstream’. 

A more upbeat final verse sees Sir Mick promise ‘we’re all headed back to paradise’ before closing with a line from the chorus: ‘It’ll be a memory you’re trying to remember to forget’. 

He wrote the hard-rocking song, on which he sings and plays guitar while his collaborator, Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl, provides vocals, drums, guitar and bass.

Sir Mick told Rolling Stone: ‘I wrote the lyrics really quickly. Just the pandemic and hopefully coming out of the pandemic, the-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel chorus.

‘It sounded really good and I thought, ‘You gotta put it out now because it’s not gonna be any good in three or six months’.

‘The whole year, we’ve been doing this and going through different emotions through it and having false starts and stops.

‘End of last summer, everything seemed to be going well and people were out and about and great, and then – especially in Europe – everything’s shut down again and you haven’t had any kind of social interaction. It’s a long time for people to have to endure that.’

And if you want to sing along… the lyrics 

We took it on the chin

The numbers were so grim

Bossed around by pricks

Stiffen upper lips

Pacing in the yard

You’re trying to take the mick

You must think I’m really thick

Looking at the graphs with a magnifying glass

Cancel all the tours, football’s fake applause

No more travel brochures

Virtual premieres

I’ve got nothing left to wear

Looking out from these prison walls

You got to rob Peter if you’re paying Paul

But it’s easy, easy everything’s gonna get really freaky

All right on the night

Soon it’ll be a memory you’re trying to remember to forget

See my poncey books

Teach myself to cook

Way too much TV it’s lobotomising me/Think I’ve put on weight

I’ll have another drink

Then I’ll clean the kitchen sink

Shooting the vaccine

Bill Gates is in my bloodstream

It’s mind control

The earth is flat and cold it’s never warming up

The Arctic’s turned to slush

The second coming’s late

There’s aliens in the deep state

 

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