John Lennon — Thirty Years Out   2 comments

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“Where were you when . . .?”

Whether asked the question or thinking to yourself, we often recall years later what we were doing when we first heard of a sad happening. With today being the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, thoughts on time and place are reviewed.  I was in my small apartment on a rainy cold night just off the campus of Western Kentucky University. If I had a TV, I don’t recall because I was usually listening to music on the radio.  Then, as now, music is a part of my daily existence, and the beauty of Lennon’s music is its ability to make you think and help you answer questions.

In December of 1980, Lennon had only recently turned forty, and I was about to reach the same age.  We shared little besides years of life and his music. Now, thirty years out I wonder what John Lennon would be like if he were still a part of our existence.  We both would be forty years into the age Lennon, as a young flower-child rebel, famously labeled, “Never trust anyone over thirty!”

Imagine

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

May the spirit of John Lennon always be with us.

kenne

Posted December 8, 2010 by kenneturner in Music, video

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2 responses to “John Lennon — Thirty Years Out

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  1. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    This morning I was going through some of my December postings over the years. This one on John Lennon was December 2010.

    “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”

    May the spirit of Lennon always be with us.

    Like

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