Posted on Dec 08, 2005 03:50 am
Member Since: Jan 12, 2004
Well folks, its been 25 years to the day since John Lennon was murdered in New York City as he walked back from a studio session recording what was to be his final album, “Double Fantasy”.
Ye know, I often wonder what he’d be doing in todays world…I’d wager he’d certainly be involved in the auld Peace work and probably strongly protesting against all the wars, racial hatred, religious intolerance and all the other **** that plagues the planet we all live on.
I reckon, without a shadow of a doubt, the murder of the great man is one of the darkest days in music’s history and the reason behind it still alludes me. Conspiracy theories about FBI/CIA/replace with other organisations he pissed off are rife. There may be some truth – there may not – fact is…the world is a sadder place without John Lennon...
Anyways, here are some good quotes from the great man’s songs and words:
“Nobody loves you when you’re down and out … everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground” – never a truer word said.
“I seen the one eyed witch doctor leading the blind” – read into that what you will…makes perfect sense on many levels.
“When they've tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years, Then they expect you to pick a career, When you can't really function you're so full of fear” – the whole song is great but this is a good line…and still holds true today, like most of John’s lyrics/words/sayings.
“We insult her every day on TV, And wonder why she has no guts or confidence, When she's young we kill her will to be free, While telling her not to be so smart we put her down for being so dumb” – says it all really…and again, still holds true to an extent today…
“I've had enough of reading things by neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians…All I want is the truth, just gimme some truth” – I honestly cannot EVER see this one being outdated and rendered any less poignant. He even invented a word in this song with “hypocritics” – a fantastic wee word.
“You wanna’ save the human race but it’s people that you just cant stand” – well, I see plenty logic in that, indeed, have had thought over many times myself!!
I could quote and ramble all day – I wont. Today, I light a candle and remember the life of John Lennon…indeed, long gone from this mortal coil but never forgotten.
RIP John Winston Lennon.
Sidenote: I am currently working on a new song with Guitar Jim based around John Lennon. I had hoped to have finished for today but unfortunately, won’t. Still, I hope to have it done fairly soon but in the meantime, here is a link to last year’s HRC Christmas collab:
Guitar Jim – Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
OldDog – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Coolo – Violins, Vocals
Flame – Vocals
Myself – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Indeed, this took me a fair while to mix last year with a staggering 15 or 16 tracks I believe but I think, its fitting to re-release it now to you all…enjoy this version of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” and seasons greetings one and all.
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