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Monday, December 8, 2008

You May Say I'm A Dreamer, But I'm Not the Only One...



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

1980, I was a high school student in the OC before that was cool, I was not a sporto, I was not a band geek, I was not a thespian, but I knew people in all of those clicks and could move freely between them. The 80s was not a time of great music with few exceptions. We were raised in a house with everything from Brubeck to the Beatles being played on vinal via the Hi-Fi. We have always loved new tunes when they came out from out favorite artists. John Lennon had taken a hiatus to raise his second son, and the world was without his gift for many years when Double Fantisy came out. I can remember slow Sundays on the patio, rib eye steaks on the grill, John and Yoko on the turntable. That year summer ended and winter came, and with it the senseless killing of one of the most popular composers of all time.

It't now almost 30 years later and Imagine still kinda chokes me up.

We Miss You John...

2 comments:

  1. I liked this post. It told a story and reminded me of that week some 28 years ago. My brother was a young Navy Lt attached to the USS Constitution. In mid October he returned from from a Middle East cruise, a record setting time at sea, off the coast of Iran following the Iran takeover of the American Embassy. On December 4, 1980, I gave birth to my first son, Aaron Joseph. And a day or so after coming home from the hospital John Lennon was killed. Strange times...Jimmy Carter was preparing to leave office and Ronald Reagan was preparing for his inauguration. The Reagan Presidency began in a dramatic manner: as Reagan was giving his inaugural address, 52 U.S. hostages, held by Iran for 444 days were set free. Imagine...

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