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Music Monday remembers John Lennon

This past week marked 37 years since John Lennon died Dec. 8, 1980. I often think about what more he could have done if he were still here.

It’s a sad thought, tempered only by the enormous contribution he left behind.

His bestselling and most popular solo song, “Imagine” is packed with simple but powerful lyrics. Its message is as relevant today as it ever was.

I hope you enjoy this timeless song,

~ eden

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“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 …”

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Thirty Years Ago Today…

I won’t normally blog twice in a day, but I couldn’t let today go by without writing about someone who has meant so much to so many, including me.

John Lennon—murdered Dec. 8, 1980. I’ve been watching shows about him for the past week. Today, the radio station played George Harrison’s song “All Those Years Ago.” It was his tribute song to John Lennon, released the year after Lennon’s death. I was in the car at the time, and although it’s an upbeat song—I cried.

I am older now than John Lennon was when he died. That seems so strange to me. I feel so inferior in my accomplishments compared to what he did in his short life. I will always see him as the brilliant songwriter, the sage, and the peaceful warrior. Someone like him doesn’t come around too often, making his  senseless death all the more tragic.

Every December 8th, I wonder what more he could have done for music. How would he have embraced the technology age? What would he have thought about the current state of world politics?

john lennonWe can only speculate how much more John Lennon would have accomplished if he were still alive today.

Imagine.

eden

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