John Lennon: “you may say I’m a dreamer…but I’m not the only one” by Chuck Duboff

© Chuck Duboff

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Today in 1980, one of the greatest songwriters, John Lennon, was taken from us, gunned down on the street by Mark David Chapman.

I was sitting innocently at a Donut Store, reading the news paper and having a coffee.  It was cold out and very dark.  Music was playing innocuously in the back ground, when suddenly breaking news came in that John Lennon had been shot and killed.  I was numb, couldn’t process what I had heard…

John Lennon was always my inspiration; his anti-establishment attitude, his man of the people lyrics and his life story…all spoke to me.  For the longest time I wore purple John Lennon glasses as a tribute to John.

It’s 36 years already since his passing.  Time moves on.  Life continues.  John’s music, lyrics and spirt will live on forever.  As John sang:  “nothing to kill or die for…”

Iamgine…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 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 someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

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