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John Lennon – Imagine lyrics

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



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    flajayray
    No heaven no hell - It's here and now. Living for today
    No countries (governments) no relegion. Nothing to kill or die for - we could actually live in peace
    No possesions no greed - no more keeping up with the Jones. We can help our fellow man, rather than put ourselves above them because of the how much we have.
    This is not communism. You need a government to take care of you.
    This is an ideal of people living with people and accepting all people as equals.
    Since we live our lives in our minds, this is all very do able. All we have to do is think it so.
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    This song is sad to me. If Lennon didn't want a heaven above him, he most likely didn't believe in an afterlife. So for him, when he passed away, that would be the end of that. We would be disrespecting his dreams to suggest that he is "in a better place now", since he didn't seem to be concerned about eternal life. He seemed to be all about the moment, without consideration for the future. I would prefer to believe in a heaven above and the opportunity to reunite with my loved ones there after this earthly life is over.

    I get the appeal of everyone just getting along, and I believe we will have that. We just have to wait until the earthly part of our journey is over first. I wish John Lennon would have had that realization while he was alive. There is an appeal to this song, but it is lost due to his wish for no heaven, no hell, and no god. I love God, and not having someone to thank for an amazing rainfall or sunset is very sad to me. Life is better with God. The world wouldn't be free of problems if it was free of religion. It seems like a naive notion to me. Thanks to everyone for sharing their ideas here.
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    Larry-June Gibbs
    A very creative and "imaginative" song. Imagination has power to motivate and inspire, but not to, in itself, change reality. If someone had the incredible power to build a Utopian society, would he need to force people into compliance, or maybe eliminate unbelievers? Then where's freedom? Problem unsolved. There is a real answer to the problems of war, oppression, cruelty, prejudice, greed. More thoughts at www.truthrrr.blogspot.com Cheers, friends.
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    In my opinion, the world J. Lennon mention in this song is the communist society. No government, no classes, equal and end of economic exploitation (so no wars), freedom in the high infrastructure, all are features of it. And maybe this idea is one of reasons for his death t_t. However, with our destruction in environment, I don't know whether we can reach this society before the world destroy.
    This song too wonderful!
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    誰相信信念 倘若不是在我们心里 Let's take Jesus for example; either he was the Son of God… or he wasn't. I can't really see the Jewish and the Christian communities getting together any time soon for an informal, open-minded chat on the matter. "Hey what do you guys think about that whole Messiah thing?" Nup, not gonna happen. Both religions know that they're right, so it's not up for discussion. Their beliefs are non-negotiable. Let's be honest, I wasn't there, you weren't there, none of us were. We don't actually know, we just believe. If we categorically knew that Jesus was the son of God, then we wouldn't need faith because we would have indisputable knowledge, and faith is all about believing in something that we can't prove. With me?
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