Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"You May Say I'm A Dreamer ...But I'm Not The Only One" - Imagine

"We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds."
-Anton Chekov

John Lennon's song "Imagine" is one of my all time favorite songs.  I know it can get played out and you may feel like you have heard this song a million times in your life... but it really is such a beautiful song.
Rolling Stone Magazine ranked this song the 3rd greatest song of all time~ and for a reason.

The lyrics are so simple, yet poignant. The melody so simple, yet beautiful

In a 1980 interview with David Sheff for Playboy magazine, Lennon remarks on the message of "Imagine":  
Sheff: On a new album, you close with "Hard Times Are Over (For a While)". Why? 
Lennon: It's not a new message: "Give Peace a Chance" — we're not being unreasonable. Just saying "give it a chance." With "Imagine" we're asking, "can you imagine a world without countries or religions?" It's the same message over and over. And it's positive.
~Hmmm.. maybe some people actually do read Playboy for the articles  ;)   ~

Yoko Ono indicated that the lyrical content of "Imagine" was "just what John believed — that we are all one country, one world, one people. He wanted to get that idea out."

How can you not love a message like that?
Unfortunately.. there are tons of people that are like that. Don't be one of them~*

Here are my favorite versions of this song. Enjoy!
John Lennon-  The original.  The best (in my opinion)
Glee- The Glee kids singing along with the deaf choir. It made me cry!! My favorite cover of this song. 
Connie Talbot- OMG. What a beautiful little girl! SOOO sweet!
Jack Johnson- Oh Jackie... I love you~*
Eva Cassidy- A little bit of soul
Avril Lavigne- A cute, kind of pop version
David Choi- I added him 'cause he's pretty funny and known for not smiling

A Perfect Circle- OMG. This is scary! ... not a favorite.. but interesting nonetheless.....

Here are the lyrics:

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No people 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

*~Have a Beautiful Day! ~*

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