24 years gone

by alphamonkey on December 8, 2004 · 8 comments

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Oct 9th, 1940 – Dec. 8th 1980.

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  • http://360.yahoo.com/razorfine_review Thundarr

    The voice of his generation, silenced much too soon.  I often wonder where my generation’s Lennon is hiding, the voice to defend us from the right wing Christian bigotry now running so rampant over this once great nation, the voice to promote peace and understanding in this world where both seem scarce, the voice to point out the meaninglessness advance of a consumer culture at the cost of all else…

    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 isnt hard to do,

    Nothing to kill or die for,

    No religion too,

    Imagine all the people

    living life in peace…

    Imagine no possesions,

    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 Im a dreamer,

    but Im not the only one,

    I hope some day you’ll join us,

    And the world will live as one.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I’m sorry, but I’d like to remember him for a less hippy-dippy song.

    He was a cynical, bitter bastard and I, for one, prefer him that way.

  • http://360.yahoo.com/razorfine_review Thundarr

    I agree to a point, he was deeply cynical of the world as it was, but he was also optimistic about the world as it could be, much like my own view of the world which I call pessimistic optimism or maybe optimistic pessimism.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Sorry, you’re thinking of the Baby Boomer memory version of him.  I’m referring to the angry, anti-hippie, late 70’s disillusioned and pissed off John.

  • http://360.yahoo.com/razorfine_review Thundarr

    Again, you don’t have the anger, frustration, bitterness, and disdain at the world and people around him if he didn’t honestly believe more was possible.  If he truly thought the world was shit and there was nothing we could do about it he wouldn’t have cared and would probably never have written a single word, but because he saw something in humanity, something we ourselves were ignoring, a possible future that didn’t suck ass, he got really pissed off.  He cynicism was born from his disdain of what we have done with ourselves and this planet, because he honestly believed it was possible we could do more.  Through his music there is always a ring of hope, easier to find in his later years I admit, but there throughout his career.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    damn I forgot todays my dad’s birthday… damn.

    I still say it;s better he went out this way, than by yoko or in a pool of his own vomit.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    i think john messed his genes up… look at julian. so I think cloning him would produce a richard simmons or something.

  • PEPÉ

    John was a Working Class Hero. That simple self admission is the first reason why he is still important. The second one is simple – he’s dead!

    Here’s to the next Bed In!

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