216 John Lennon – Imagine

Lennon is back for another great album with it’s iconic song for all the dreamers.

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-ah…

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…

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…

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


One response to “216 John Lennon – Imagine”

  1. Fred

    Grown up nerds hate John Lennon because they loved him when they were pretentious little nerdlets and now they’re embarrassed and taking their anger at themselves over how cringy they were out on him. So any mention of John Lennon on the internet is accompanied by a never-ending stream of “wife-beater”, “remember when Gal Gadot at the beginning of Covid…”, and “a rich person saying ‘imagine no possessions’…” ad infinitum. I will spare everyone yet another repetition of those old saws because I think they say nothing relevant about the quality of this album. But please don’t doubt that I am sufficiently mortified that I wore round gold-colored wire-framed glasses when I was 16. Also, I think this story from Yoko is better John Lennon rage-bait than all of those other ones anyway: [Begin quote] In 1972 ,the night McGovern lost the election, John and I were invited to a party at Jerry Rubin’s apartment in the Village. It was a gathering of New York liberal intellectuals, some artists, musicians and many journalists. John became totally drunk and pulled a woman into the next room and started to make love. Nobody could leave the party because all the coats were in that room. We were all sitting there trying to ignore what was happening. The wall was paper thin and you could hear the noise, which was incredibly loud. A considerate musician put a Dylan record on to offset the sound. But that did not drown out the sound coming from “the room.” In the middle of all this, a New York celeb woman chose to make conversation with me. “I don’t know how you feel about him… but we love him. He and his friends… what they did… but especially John… we all respect him tremendously. He’s a great man… he is a wonderful man…” [end quote]. LOL. What an asshole. Anyway, this album is just okay. You could likely have not heard it before you died and been fine. “Oh Yoko!” is pretty good and makes for a great needle drop in “Rushmore”. In conclusion, this album is fine, John Lennon is no more a monster than every other rock star, and you need to forgive yourself for being a pretentious nerd when you were a kid.

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