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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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    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 Cheers, friends.
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  • u
    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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    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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  • u
    I love the melody, but I do not like the lyrics that promotes humanism rather than a belief in god and jesus christ. If people truly live for christ there is peace. It is human selfishness and jealousy that cause divisions and wars and history proves those wars have been provoked by those who are not christian. "imagine there's a heaven, it's easy if you try. For heaven is around us,above the open sky". I like that better.
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    If we all come together as "one" everything will be fun and who my dear is in charge of this oneness? It's like saying all the teams of the NFL should come together as one and not be versus each other anymore. Now for a minute, imagine if we had countries. It isn't hard to do. No need for the euros or bankers.
    Or one world religion too - that new religion being Consumerism.
    Imagine all the celebrities sharing all their wealth. If one of them dropped their wallets it would probably feed a country.
    So now "Imagine no possession" said the man with the mansion and a billion acres. By the way saint Lennon actually went around mocking people with down syndrome what an angel he is. I don't think he talked to his son Julian so much for his living life in peace.
    You cannot offer world peace when you have no peace at home.
    What did that guy who went to visit Lennon in his bed say? "You have done the world a marvelous deed by revealing your pubic hair". Ha could not have put it better myself. Politics and entertainment do not mix. This is the proof.
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