The Favorite Song. John Lennon "Imagine"

“Imagine” by John Lennon is a humanistic song. The main image of song is a new world without countries, war, religion, or private property. I really enjoy this song, because John Lennon was very talented person. He is an author of music, lyrics, and he was very nice singer. His dream about peace in the world is great point of view for many people in all countries. “Imagine” by John Lennon is one of some my favorite songs. I can listen to it many times in the day and enjoy. Let’s listen together!

Imagine there’s no heaven
it’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Every time in the church we hear the words: hell, heaven. But why we must be afraid of hell? May be no hell? Does anybody know something about hell? Should we believe there is a hell? How beautiful is the sky! Just imagine!

Imagine all the people
living for today

The best day is today! Because we don’t know nothing about tomorrow, we can plan something, but our plans could be broken. Why shouldn′t we enjoy only this day when blue sky above us.

Imagine there no countries
It isn′t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
and no religion too
Imagine all the people life in peace

It is a great program for peace in the world! “Many members of the World Socialist Movement have considered John Lennon′s song Imagine an anthem of universal hope. In few other songs, and perhaps in no song that reached as wide an audience as that one, the socialist vision is so accurately and movingly conveyed. It was originally featured on the 1971 album "Imagine," and made the top of the charts in England no less than 3 times (its first release as a single, 1975; in 1981 following Lennon′s death in 1980 (when it shot up to number 1 for several weeks); and again during the Christmas season in 1999, after it had been voted the nation′s favorite song lyric and second favorite all-time song in a large best-music-of-the-millennium poll.” (World Socialist Movement)

You, 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

It is difficult to imagine, but it is so nice! I know there is a hunger in the world! “925 million hungry people in 2010” (Hunger Notes). I read in Wikipedia: “This lyric encourages the listener to imagine a world at peace, without the divisiveness and barriers of borders, religions and nationalities, and to consider the possibility that the focus of humanity should be living a life unattached to material possessions.” (Wikipedia)

You, 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

It is really nice dream! Of course, John Lennon is very talented singer. And this is the greatest song in the world. The Wikipedia writes: “BMI named "Imagine" one of the 100 most-performed songs of the 20th century. The song ranked number 30 on the Recording Industry Association of America′s list of the 365 Songs of the Century bearing the most historical significance. It earned a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame′s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. A UK survey conducted by the Guinness World Records British Hit Singles Book named it the second best single of all time, and Rolling Stone ranked it number 3 in their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".(Wikipedia). Everybody who listen this beautiful and peaceful song cannot forget it, because it is a masterpiece! When I listen to this song I believe it could be life without wars, without conflicts between religions, without conflicts between people.

Work cited:

Hunger notes
John Lennon - Imagine – Lyrics, YouTube
Wikipedia, Web. (song)
World Socialist Movement, Web.

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