Thursday, September 18, 2008

Imagine - John Lennon



Director Sam Taylor-Wood's new movie, Nowhere Boy about John Lennon's life will start shooting on March. I think this is a good time to call John Lennon and his beautiful works to mind and for a start I can not think a better choice than Imagine. Imagine, most popular song and also same named album of John Lennon released in 1971. Lennon dreams a better world without religions in his song.


Lyrics of Imagine song:
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 isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

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...

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

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I wouldn't want to live in a such sterile, unrealistic, boring world.

BlindW@cher said...

No one claims such a pure world. This is the power of art: provoking to think!

But if it was possible, it would not boring as a world full of stereotypical people who go to church every Sunday, learn only from T.V., believe in just what government says.

Anonymous said...

Utopia. Again, no thank you.

Do you people really think that the world would be a better place without religion?? Religion would be substituted with something else (look at communist Russia) and everything would be exactly the same (or at least very similar). People (i.e. masses) need false comfort, they *want* to believe.

And another thing about that song... Lennon talks like a Christian (believer) idealizing man and the world around him. No wonder he got shot.

Helga said...

Yes, thank you.
Boredom is state of empty soul, not an enviroment result.

Walrus said...

when people forget about greed and envy, we`ll get the world of peace and happiness. but while we have guys like you who even don`t want just to try to get a better world, others should forget about their dreams. for a while.
John is "not the only one"

Bijan said...

I'm not a big fan of song and lyric but i truly LOVE this masterpiece.
He lives on in our hearts

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