This song is all about their being equality. The first verse goes, "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." Then the second verse goes, "Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for, and no religions too. Imagine all the people living life in peace." Then the chorus comes in with, "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." Then the third verse says, "Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can. No need for grief or hunger, a brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people, sharing all the world." Then the chorus comes in again, and the song ends.
A lot of people think that he is talking about an atheistic world, or a communist society, but he is not. What he is saying is, we shouldn't be so focused on what religions we are, or how much money we make, but instead, we should focus on being a good person, and helping those in need. If you listen to the lyrics, he says that we need to just share the world, because it is the only thing we have.
Imagine is one of my favorite songs, as well my favorite John Lennon solo album. During the ending of The Beatles, and then throughout his whole solo career, he wrote a lot of excellent peace and love anthems. This one is the best.
This song received notable recognition after the Paris terrorist attacks in November. Some random guy wheeled out a piano, from the bar that was attacked, and started playing Imagine, right in the middle of all of the reporters live international broadcasts. A lot of Parisians who were gathered starting singing the song in both English and French, and some have said that this random act of singing Imagine, started the healing process for them. If that is true, then I am so happy that this powerful song, was able to get that city up on its feet again!
Now, as I also said about this song, in my Turnstile NYC Thursday post for Times Square on New Years Eve, Imagine gets played for over a million people, just before the ball is dropped. It is truly a reminder that it is up to us, if we want to see a world filled with peace and harmony.
I love this song so much, and I hope that you do to! I hope that you are all able to take the message in this song, and the power that this song has, and use it to make this world a much better place!
Have you ever heard this song before? Do you think that it is a powerful song? Would you want to live out this songs message?
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