Motivation

This is a topic that varies for me as so many different songs motivate me for so many different reasons.  Music means a lot to me in many ways.  Some songs motivate me when I am feeling down.  Some songs motivate me ahead of a hard workout at the gym.  I have some songs I listen to that remind me of the love I have for my wife.

I could have chosen so many songs for this week’s blog.  I could have chosen ‘Lose Yourself’ or ‘Til I Collapse’ by Eminem, ‘What a wonderful world’ by Louis Armstrong, or even ‘Fight the Power’ by Public Enemy.

The song I chose however for this week’s post is John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’.

Imagine was released by John Lennon in 1971, and many say that this song was the reason that Lennon was killed by Mark David Chapman.

I first heard this song when I was in high school and it resonated with me back then.  Once I  heard that Lennon was thought to have been killed by Chapman because of this song, that made it resonate even more with me.

I have listened to this song for this blog post many, many times trying to find one set of lyrics that mean the most to me.  I cannot find one lyric that means more than others.

To me, this entire song makes me hopeful.

  • If we can all get along, the world would be a better place.
  • More people have died in the name of religion in the history of the world than any other cause, if there were no religion, people would fight and die because of it.
  • If all people can share the world and be kind to eachother, the world really truly would be a better place

“Imagine” by John Lennon Song 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

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day 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

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

 

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