Wednesday, February 08, 2006

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.
~John Lennon

10 comments:

Tab said...

whoa, wierd,not a word of a lie, lastnight I dreamnt I borrowed a pair of pants from John Lennon!
What do you suppose that means?
Tab

JDHURF said...

Yes! One of my favorite songs of all time!! It is so calm, peaceful and tranquil with a great message; arguably one of the best songs ever created.

“Imagine that 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.” – Lennon.

tab,

It means that when there is a bizarre coincidence that many people would enjoy ascribing occult postulates to describe the statistically bizarre coincidence. It's just a cool coincidence, there is no evidence for synchronicity as being real.

Stardust said...

jd - I posted the whole lyrics for you. :-)

JDHURF said...

Thanks, really good lyrics!

I thought that my computer had malfunctioned when I came back...I thought I hadn't seen all the lyrics the first time.

JustinOther said...

I've never really listened to the words to that song. I will now, however. Wonder how many other songs I don't know are atheistic.

Stardust said...

Justin
The Evangelical Atheist has a list of 10 songs and the lyrics on that blog posted under the Godless Lyrics contest.
http://evangelicalatheist.com/

Jason H. Bowden said...

Communism? Hippies?

No thank you! The proper antidote for this stuff is ..... soap.

Jeffy said...

John Lennon was not a hippie communist. He just "imagined" a world that was more simple, instead of the capitalistic, backstabbing, take advantage of others for false "possessions" kind of world. This song also applies to the people you dislike Jason, imagining how much less hate, suffering, and conflict there would be if people were not religious fundementalists. Of course, as he says he is a dreamer, and the world he pictures can only be a world of fantasy.
John Lennon will be remembered for the good things he spoke of, and the great songs and music he wrote. Not for supporting communistic regimes that slaughtered their own people, because he obviously did not agree with this kind of thinking.

Stardust said...

Does this sound commie to anyone???
Lennon was far from being communist.

REVOLUTION

You say you want a revolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know you can count me out

Don't you know it's gonna be alright
Alright, alright

You say you got a real solution
Well you know
We don't love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well you know
We're doing what we can
But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait

Don't you know it's gonna be alright
Alright, alright, al...

You say you'll change the constitution
Well you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well you know
You better free your mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow

Don't you know know it's gonna be alright
Alright, alright

Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Alright, alright

MindGames said...

Music is a great comforter, motivator, love of my life. (religion? anyway...) Lennon is part of the upper echelon..without further ado, I have to add more lyrics:
Mind Games

We're playing those mind games together,
Pushing barriers, planting seeds,
Playing the mind guerilla,
Chanting the Mantra peace on earth,
We all been playing mind games forever,
Some kinda druid dudes lifting the veil.
Doing the mind guerilla,
Some call it the search for the grail,
Love is the answer and you know that for sure,
Love is flower you got to let it, you got to let it grow,
So keep on playing those mind games together,
Faith in the future outta the now,
You just can't beat on those mind guerillas,
Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind,
Yeah we're playing those mind games forever,
Projecting our images in space and in time,
Yes is the answer and you know that for sure,
Yes is the surrender you got to let it, you got to let it go,
So keep on playing those mind games together,
Doing the ritual dance inn the sun,
Millions of mind guerrillas,
Putting their soul power to the karmic wheel,
Keep on playing those mind games forever,
Raising the spirit of peace and love, not war,
(I want you to make love, not war, I know you've heard it before)

What is so wrong with being a hippie?