Songs that make me cry -Dec 8, 2016

Good things come in threes, it seems.  Which means I’ll probably have one more to go.  Today’s song was brought to my mind by Rob’s post about the Pearl Harbor memorial day, in which he reminds us all to be friends.

The first time I heard this song was in 1996.  I was in grad school and on this particular day, studying for my end-sem exams in my lab. A friend and lab neighbour attempting to study with me, played this song on his CD player.  I can’t study when there is music playing, so I took a break to listen to it.  I remember sobbing uncontrollably at the end of the song, freaking the guy out.  I had listened to the Beatles since I was ye high, but I had not bothered following the band members individually since it broke up.  So, when I heard this song, I was taken aback that the chap who wrote “Lucy in the sky with diamonds” (Ok Ok, the LSD reference is a myth- eye roll) came up with this.  Once the friend was convinced that I was not out of my rockers, he made me watch the video, which made me cry even harder. For the next two years that we were lab neighbours, he treated me like a bomb ready to explode.

The specific words that still touch me are: Imagine no possessions| I wonder if you can| No need for greed or hunger| A brotherhood of man

“Imagine” by John Lennon

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… Aha-ah…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 someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as oneImagine 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 someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

The video is here
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