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John Lennon — (Just Like) Starting Over
Album: Double Fantasy
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Released: 1980
Length: 3:56
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Our life together is so precious together
We have grown, we have grown
Although our love is still special
Let's take a chance and fly away somewhere alone

It's been too long since we took the time
No one's to blame, I know time flies so quickly
But when I see you darling
It's like we both are falling in love again
It'll be just like starting over, starting over

Everyday we used to make it love
Why can't we be making love nice and easy?
It's time to spread our wings and fly
Don't let another day go by my love
It'll be just like starting over, starting over

Why don't we take off alone
Take a trip somewhere far, far away
We'll be together all alone again
Like we used to in the early days
Well, well, well darling

It's been too long since we took the time
No one's to blame, I know time flies so quickly
But when I see you darling
It's like we both are falling in love again
It'll be just like starting over, starting over

Our life together is so precious together
We have grown, we have grown
Although our love is still special
Let's take a chance and fly away somewhere

Starting over
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 Skydog wrote:
i'm here via PSD 
the album cover and the song title match but they are playing "Mother" from the Plastic Ono Band album 
 

Same here

i'm here via PSD 
the album cover and the song title match but they are playing "Mother" from the Plastic Ono Band album 


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Lennon's solo work really takes me to another time, very nostalgic for me. Thanks John.{#Cowboy}
I'll give it a 98 Dick, plus you can dance to it!

{#Daisy}
 horstman wrote:
I hear Elvis. Or Roy Orbison!

Shit! All these dead guys.
 

Lennon meets Elvis . . . Quite possible really.

John by ~Lefthand666
©2009-2010 ~Lefthand666

John '64


Bill — thanks for your recollections of your work at the station at the time Lennon was murdered.  Glad you did something to stop the tasteless tapes and create your own tribute. 
Great story about cutting the tapes! Thanks for sharing :)

...oh gosh, carts, i remembre those!..
I always thought he was trying to channel Elvis Presley with this song...{#Mrgreen}
 romeotuma wrote:


love it...

 
 
10

Never cared for this song when it was released but now it makes me a little nostalgic ..
 romeotuma wrote:


love it...

 
 


  big hugs to Bill G. 

This was my wedding song, unfortunately I'm divorced now, so I suppose this was ironically prophetic!
 romeotuma wrote:


This is an absolutely profound song...  we miss you, John...
 
Oh yes...


Another nice Lennon tune - not my favorite, but praiseworthy. . .


{#Good-vibes}
thanks for the interesting history lesson - but just missed 2 hours of RP

 
jagdriver wrote:



                                            The U.S. vs Lennon


 

This song might not be great Lennon, but it'd be damn good for anyone else. Same goes for most of the rest of his tracks on Double Fantasy. (And I agree with the comment below that it's sacrilege to attribute this song to his greatest hits collection.)

Proof that the Beatles' occasional lapses into lightweight pop toss-offs weren't all McCartney's doing. . . .
Part of his genius was taking old forms and turning them into something new. You'd never heard this song before, but it's like you'd been hearing it all along.
The expression of this Lennon picture brings tears into my eyes. #10



                                            The U.S. vs Lennon


 RadioDoc wrote:
I dunno . . . he could have turned into Fat Elvis throwing sweaty scarves to blue hairs in Vegas.
 
Gawd, let's hope it wouldn't have come to that!

I loved John as much as the next fan, but most of his solo stuff (and especially this latter-day "comeback" stuff) really wasn't that great.

His creativity burned like a supernova with the Beatles and carried over to his first few solo efforts, but somewhere around "Walls & Bridges", the creative juices started to dry up. Nothing wrong with that, it happens to every artist (one could argue that Dylan, Bowie and a few others are still vital). All I'm saying is that his God-like status may be at least in part due to his untimely death.

 Xeric wrote:
Thirded.
 
Fourthded.

STEVIE1 wrote:
Who knows what he would have been doing if that "Tool" hadn't have killed him. It seems that the comeback he was making might have produced some great stuff.

I dunno.  He could have ended up an elder statesman of rock or he could have turned into Fat Elvis throwing sweaty scarves to blue hairs in Vegas.

I was on the air (as in on the radio) when the news of his murder came down.  Try telling a town full of college students that John Lennon is dead...and then handling the phone after.  {#Cry}
I will always remember with unhealing pain, the day that this song went from being a mediocre cod-rock'n'roll comeback song, to becoming a shrine of remembrance to that awful time when the news of his murder was still fresh. 

oh my goodness.  so sad.   miss you john.   i should be up at the circle now...   people are there for George's birthday.  this hits home.
{#Meditate}
Who knows what he would have been doing if that "Tool" hadn't have killed him. It seems that the comeback he was making might have produced some great stuff.
 Antigone wrote:
I miss you, John.
 

Me, too.

(Oh, I already said that.  Never mind.)

And I suppose for all those who whine on about his nasal voice or sounding too much like elvis, zero fantasygopre wrote:
I was sooo looking fwd to John's return to recording when that fatal day happened. So sad. When I listen to Double Fantasy, I skip the Yoko songs. So I guess, for me, it's Single Fantasy.
musikalia wrote:
I feel similarly. I'm not so opposed to this song....but it must be one of, if not his very worst.
Thirded.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
I love this man. I am very much _not_ down with this song.
I feel similarly. I'm not so opposed to this song....but it must be one of, if not his very worst.
Wonderful song! :daisy: :clap: :sunny: but why say this is from The John Lennon Collection?......that's like saying a song is from the Greatest Hits CD or something which is just plain being lazy.......Double Fantasy was the album okay?
Hold the line! Love isn't always on time....
I'm bored with him...and his nasal voice
horstman wrote:
I hear Elvis. Or Roy Orbison! Shit! All these dead guys.
Imagine the jamming going on in heaven! :think:
Immortal.
I hear Elvis. Or Roy Orbison! Shit! All these dead guys.
I miss you, John. :cry:
philbertr wrote:
I love this song! John was starting over and in love with life when he was stolen from us. He had done so much already but I think his best was ahead. My God, but I miss him...
:yes: its hard to listen to this song. sad. brings me back to that day. love this song though.
I remember being 8 and listening to this on the radio, not knowing who it was. My dad came by and asked \"do you know who this is? It\'s John Lennon. He was a Beatle.\" Since I responded puzzled, he gave me his Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl tape, and I was off and flying from there. Thanks, Dad and thanks John.
I love this song! John was starting over and in love with life when he was stolen from us. He had done so much already but I think his best was ahead. My God, but I miss him...
Simple wisdom. The best kind. Thanks, John. For everything.
Fantastic, it's John Lennon, not the Beatle, just John Lennon. He's having fun; listen you can hear it. :good-vibes:
I was sooo looking fwd to John's return to recording when that fatal day happened. So sad. When I listen to Double Fantasy, I skip the Yoko songs. So I guess, for me, it's Single Fantasy.
I love this man. I am very much _not_ down with this song.
Boosiewolf wrote:
One of my absolute FAVORITES of John's solo songs... :bounce: :good-vibes:
Oh yes! His voice was so fantastic.
I really like that picture. Shows that he was not a "beatle" anymore but just a human (victim of the insane, as he may say).
One of my absolute FAVORITES of John's solo songs... :bounce: :good-vibes:
Thanks for your personal story, Bill. I think of this day 25 years ago as a huge marking point. Reagan had just been elected and then John was shot. We still haven't recovered.
It's hard to believe that it has been 25 years. Great song.
Hearing all these great old Lennon songs reminds me of how much we've all missed by his life being cut short so unfairly. Thanks Bill for keeping the memories alive!
Thank you for playing this song today. It puts me right back 25 years, watching Monday Night Football and hearing Howard Cosell announcing John Lennon's death. Bad day, but good memories.