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What is happiness for you

  • Listening: John Lenon’s song  “Imagine”, describe the world as it is described in the song

I know this song and listen to it all the time. This song talks about all the problems that people are going through. Us people do lots of stuff to survive. he was asking us to imagine a place where the things that divide us, like religion and possessions, did not exist. He felt that would be a much better place. This song is a strong political message sugarcoated in a beautiful melody. Lennon realized the softer approach would bring the song to a wider audience, who hopefully would listen to his message: If you want peace, first you have to imagine it. The meaning of this song is very simple. Just think of what our world would be like without governments, religion and posessions. He then lends his idea of what would happen. No war, hate nor poverty only peace. I think human nature would never allow this to happen. Too many powerful people would lose said power. It’s a nice thought, though. This song was written during the height of the war in viet nam, the first nixon administration and the peace movement. Much of the popular culture of the time was centered around these factors. Notice how prevalent the song is today.The war against terrorism, the second bush administration and the peace movement.

Just Imagine…

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