John Lennon — Imagine
Album: Imagine
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8.8

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Released: 1971
Length: 2:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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
Aha-ahh

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
Yoohoo-ooh

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
Yoohoo-ooh

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
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...and the world is drifting into madness...{#Stupid}
 helloitsme wrote:
......

And I'm sure Clear Channel will ban it again when the war with Korea starts.  That earlier banning (re: war on terrorism) shows that the corporate heads Lennon was directing his criticism at understood the dangers of inspiration.

{#Daisy}

 
I don't think corporate heads are the problem.    Blood-thirsty, ethnic-cleansing terrorist supporting American voters are the problem. 
Yup, just rated John Lennon's "Imagine" a 3 (Ho Hum). Going to hell for sure. However, gave "Dear Prudence" a 9. Go figure.
Agree with the posts that note the irony of a person living in the Dakotas (NYC apartment building, not states) singing about anti-materialism.

But if it inspires others to imagine a different world, it works for me.

And I'm sure Clear Channel will ban it again when the war with Korea starts.  That earlier banning (re: war on terrorism) shows that the corporate heads Lennon was directing his criticism at understood the dangers of inspiration.

{#Daisy}
10
that's ripping good OTB!!! {#Roflol}
 DeemerDave wrote:
Socialist, godless drivel.
 
Pat, why you callin' yourself Dave?

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lizardking wrote:

Lazarus - where have you been?  I haven't seen a post from you in a month or two.....hope you're OK right this second and enjoying life.

Long Live RP!


This is the best song ever written... hope life is grand for you right now, lizardking... love Radio Paradise...


I LOVED John Lennon's work in The Beatles.  But this is the most fatuous pop song ever written.  While the lyrics tend to evoke the old warm-fuzzy in all of us, he was a BILLIONAIRE, living with his daughter-of-a-Japanese-industrialist, artist wannabe old lady in possibly the MOST exclusive apartment building in Manhattan singing "...imagine no possessions".  It don't git no mo' fatuous than that!  Sucko-barfo for utter insensitivity toward the entire world.
 Skydog wrote:
Someone's feelin' dreamy today, "Imagine" preceded by "Somewhere Over The Rainbow",....10 minutes 'till 4:20 here in the east part of the USA.

 
Bill must be at the DMV or something cause that is the same today.{#Roflol}
 DeemerDave wrote:

Socialist, godless drivel.

{#Frustrated}



 
I'll see your "Socialist, godless" and raise you Communist Atheistic
 Lazarus wrote:

 

Lazarus - where have you been?  I haven't seen a post from you in a month or two.....hope you're OK right this second and enjoying life.

Long Live RP!


 Bluecobra wrote:
Pure genius.
a song that could change the world
if we could let it
 

 
Absolutely.
What a world we would have.
Who doesn't dream?
a terrible song with which to follow Israel Kamakawiwo'oleSomewhere/Wonderful


The failed answers to the mystery of life revealed as fails, then replaced in a moment of art, then the song ends, and the mystery goes on.  But a  trail of hope remains to be followed, in that tune that you can't quite get out of your mind.
{#Think}
 kingart wrote:

Amen, brother. I hear that 110%. 
Still, the song is a vision of Utopia.
I'll settle for reliable civility and a major decline in ethnocentric noise.  We can all go from there. 

 
Cheers, but actually it is not brother, mate, if at all, it is sister! {#Daisy}
Amen to that.
 kingart wrote:

Amen, brother. I hear that 110%. 
Still, the song is a vision of Utopia.
I'll settle for reliable civility and a major decline in ethnocentric noise.  We can all go from there. 

 
Our differences are our strength and our weakness.
 VH1 wrote:
How very interesting to read here that not even in this forum it is possible to achive peace by simply let those who love this song love it, and those who do not love it, push the PSD button. It would be so simple.

No, instead there are insults and threads and general "if you do not think like I think I'll f... kill you" mentality all round!

All here should stop an think for a minute and listen to their own words and then realise, THAT is exactly what's wrong with this world!

And all this under a song like "Imagine"!

It is unbelievable! 

One just has to read here and it becomes clear that there will NEVER be peace on this planet. Never. What a shame! {#Daisy}

 
Amen, brother. I hear that 110%. 
Still, the song is a vision of Utopia.
I'll settle for reliable civility and a major decline in ethnocentric noise.  We can all go from there.