'Can't Outrun The Truth': Aptly Titled New Townshend Single Broaches Mental Health Affects of Lockdowns

Nick Kangadis | March 24, 2023
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“Can’t Outrun The Truth.”

Not only is that the title of the new single released by The Who’s guitarist Pete Townshend, but it’s a mantra in dealing with the mental repercussions of the lockdowns “leaders” across the globe put people under during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

Townshend’s wife and “sometimes collaborator,” Rachel Fuller, wrote and produced the track, but Townshend sang the song because Fuller said her “singing days are long over.”

Here’s a portion of the lyrics, according azlyrics.com:

This lockdown's been bringing me down

Been wired to ev'ry sound

I've spent my nights alone

Can't find no peace of mind


I can't outrun the truth

I really need to face the future

Wanna rise up from the earth

Can't let the dust just pull me under


I gotta leave this room

I gotta shake this doom

Gotta break through all this gloom

This lockdown's been bringing me down

Because of the “suggestions” and “guidance” and “advice” and “directives” of “the science” followers in government and in the media, geared to drive people crazy, the pandemic appeared to do just that. There’s been a precipitous rise in depression, anxiety and even suicide — particularly among teenage girls — since the government seemingly went into business with Big Pharma giants, like Pfizer.

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The great thing about the aforementioned song above is that, “All proceeds from the single’s vinyl sales, as well as at least 10 pence from every download, will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

“The pandemic years were terrible for charities; the Teenage Cancer Trust was created in order to take the money from a series of concerts at the Albert Hall every year and various other things and that had all dropped out,” Townshend said, according to Rolling Stone. “So, the idea of doing this, which is it’s something that has sprung out of Lockdown about mental illness, but also for this particular charity.”

The fallout from the procedures and measures taken during the pandemic will see widespread ramifications for years to come. It’s not clear, and it won’t be easily measured, just how much psychological and sometimes physical damage will be a direct result of such actions.

For the official video for "Can't Outrun The Truth," watch below:



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