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Sunday, July 24, 2011


John Lennon - Imagine .mp3
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This blog is about one of the classics from the legendary John lennon(The Beatles). I have been addicted to this song for a long time.The first love with the song was when i saw it in my keyboard book. I used to hear a lot about John lennon.But only after hearing this , i could sense his greatness.
There was a reason for me to write about this song now. Few days back the tragedy struck again. The Mumbai blasts.It was lingering in my mind time and again on why people don't realise the importance of this life.So many beautiful things around, yet why this gruesome killing and fighting.There are no answers. I mean you dont know whom to question, when the so called educated turn out to be terrorists these days. Also, the movie Lakshya which beautifully portrays the lives of Jawans.Though there maybe reasons for the fighting, all of us long for the Peace.
The song is given a simple, melodious and very soothing texture with the sound of piano and the singer gets to emphasize with his elegant words .This song was written ages ago, describes how a peaceful life would be enjoyable.This time, more than the musicality, I would love to write about the words which is the soul of the song.
The song flows like this:

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 that 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 that 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

The author starts off in a feel-good way of expression, Imagine of a life where we needn't think about what will happen to us after death, if our actions should be directed based on going to heaven or hell. Instead if we choose to live for today , you get to enjoy it more. Its so true that life should always about how we enjoy today rather than worrying about the past/future.
The second stanza is comes with my favourite lyrics. Imagine a life without countries!! Nothing to kill/die for . No religion. These lines according to me exactly portrays many of our desire of a peaceful world. No country/relegion, there surely wont be so many loss of living beings on this earth.When there are so many natural factors like earthquake/volcanos which can take away our lives, people should stop fighting amongst ourselves and taking away the much needed peace.
Then comes the essence of the song, when the poet says everyone will think he is a dreamer when he knows there are many like him including me longing for the same things as he does.He hopes everyone on earth realises and fights to get to this beautiful motive.
The third stanze, has another beautiful message. Imagine of a life, when people don't posess anything. Everything that grows can be shared by everyone.Everyone living as a brotherhood.There wont be poverty.It cant be better said i feel.The poverty prevalent throughout the world is some other thing many of us wish it vanishes.The message you can take from this on how we should help others and share everything so that we can make the world a better place to live in.
A song can teach you many things. I strongly agree with this.This is one of the ways you get to realise the greatness of life.I might be exaggerating as some people might think, upon reading this. But no matter,Life is beautiful.Lets enjoy it .Live it and make it worthy for everyone around too :)


  1. I realized something very strange, when nature kills the whole world unites for the victims and help them in every possible way. But when people kill, there is diplomacy involved. Other countries are afraid that if they help the victims they might be attacked next. We are more afraid of the power of people than the power of nature while it has to be otherwise.
    Nice post, and there is nothing wrong about exaggerating on these issues. Exaggeration helps intensifying the root cause.

  2. This song is truly one of THE CLASSICS and irreplaceable in every aspect- be it the lyrics,the soothing music which goes along or the theme associated with the song.I can connect best with the idea illustrated in the second stanza.The song speaks about countries.I wish we could start with having no states,because in spite of taking pride in being a citizen of a country with diverse culture,I only see it making us turn against each other,and this does not even have to be in extreme forms or violence.It can be in the most subtle way.It can start at home.

    Beautiful post.I'm glad you stuck to your motive of having this blog- MUSIC.Keep writing!!!

  3. Thx a lot guys :) .. Will take up ur comments :)

  4. enna oru thatuvam da. sala eppidi machi..pulllu arrrikkkudhu...