Thursday, December 08, 2005

John Winston Ono Lennon: 1940 – 1980

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Imagine

Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.


More on John Lennon and the song "Imagine".

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6 Comments:

At 12/08/2005 05:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

strawberry fields forever

 
At 12/10/2005 04:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

december 8, 1980 it was truly a cruel loss

 
At 12/13/2005 06:09:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

The Honesty of Lennon
An Article of Appreciation
02.17.05

by ken napzok

There once was this band called The Beatles. You've probably heard of them. They were cheeky and had good hair. They wrote little pop songs. They broke up and the world cried except for this little Japanese woman who allegedly caused the whole thing. There. That's the set-up. You all know the history and their impact. Chances are you are a fan of theirs on some level. Well, some of you aren't, but you're probably the same people who denounce reality shows and then secretly watch The Swan because deep down you know its great TV. A horrible comment on society, yes, but great TV nonetheless. I love the Beatles and everything the Fab Four have put their hands on, with the exception of McCartney's Give my regards to Broad Street mess. But it wasn't until this past year that I came to truly appreciate the honesty of John Lennon.

The Beatles broke so much ground in the early days, but I have always held close the notion that the biggest thing they did was to take the music away from the producers and hit makers of the early days of Rock ‘n' Roll. They wrote their own stuff- a simple idea now, a mind-bending idea then. This paved the way for a real connection to develop between the artist and the fan. All of the early Beatles hits were self-fabricated pop. That still doesn't stop someone from singing along, but while Lennon was singing about hard days nights and holding hands, he was doubting his first marriage, struggling with self-esteem, and battling the lack of a mother and the abandonment of his father. By 1964, Lennon, as well as McCartney and Harrison, was ready to break free and write with a little more honesty. Lennon, however, took the lead. "I'm a Loser" started the betting, and he raised it by writing "Help," perhaps the most cheery sounding cry for real, serious help ever recorded. Next followed the tale of his infidelity in "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)," and then came "In My Life," perhaps his most lauded song behind "Imagine." Lennon ran from there.

http://www.tinymixtapes.com/articles/05.02.17-honesty_of_lennon.htm

 
At 6/28/2006 10:59:00 PM, Anonymous Nathan Goh said...

I like this song!!!!!!!!!!...:)

:)

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At 7/12/2006 04:08:00 AM, Anonymous biLLiE said...

such a great song to be heard.

no wonder if he is still alive and still create songs like this.

hope there will be someone as great as John Lennon.

 
At 3/19/2011 02:43:00 PM, Anonymous Malcolm said...

John Lennon was a modern-day philosopher.

Malcolm
www.vancouvercorporatelawyers.ca

 

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