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Old 08-16-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I am flabbergasted by how many people, while listening to John Lennon's "Imagine", seem to take on a "happy daze" as if a shot of tranquilizer suddenly took effect. As a religious person, it really bugs me that "Imagine" is played at some religious services (I guess they must not be paying any attention to the lyrics "Imagine there's no heaven" and "No religion too"). Anyone else out there have trouble with the song?
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:15 AM
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I have no problem with the song. I do have a problem with people who are so stupid that they would use a song to back up their message, when the song is actually saying the opposite.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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From the "National Lampoon" Letters to the Editor:




Dear Editor,

"Imagine no possessions,"

Oh, what a horrible thought.


Signed,

Yoko Ono
The Dakota, NYC, NY
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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I heard they were playing "born in the USA" during this Summer olympics and I remember it being a part of the Reagan campaign back in the 80's. it's an anti establishment song.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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I am flabbergasted by how many people, while listening to John Lennon's "Imagine", seem to take on a "happy daze" as if a shot of tranquilizer suddenly took effect. As a religious person, it really bugs me that "Imagine" is played at some religious services (I guess they must not be paying any attention to the lyrics "Imagine there's no heaven" and "No religion too"). Anyone else out there have trouble with the song?
I don't like the song never have.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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Oh come on mate, give peace a chance
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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I am flabbergasted by how many people, while listening to John Lennon's "Imagine", seem to take on a "happy daze" as if a shot of tranquilizer suddenly took effect. As a religious person, it really bugs me that "Imagine" is played at some religious services (I guess they must not be paying any attention to the lyrics "Imagine there's no heaven" and "No religion too"). Anyone else out there have trouble with the song?
I have no problem with Lennon putting his Atheism into the song. I have a problem with the song as a whole. It's a boring, droning, meandering song. I never liked it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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"Imagine" is the most hypocritical song ever recorded. And yes, it is sickening how folks have NO idea what is being said within the song (despite it being INCREDIBLY obvious), thus use it in the most surreal of circumstances.
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