Imagine by John Lennon

"Imagine" is a tune composed and performed by English performer John Lennon. The top rated single of his performance profession, its verses urge the audience to envision a world settled without the hindrances of outskirts or the divisions of religion and nationality, and to think about how possible it is that the concentration of humankind ought to be carrying on with an existence unattached to material belonging.
Lennon and Yoko Ono co-delivered the melody and collection of a similar name with Phil Spector. Recording started at Lennon's home studio at Tittenhurst Park, England, in May 1971, with last overdubs occurring at the Record Plant, in New York City, amid July. One month after the September arrival of the LP, Lennon discharged "Envision" as a solitary in the United States; the tune topped at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and the LP achieved number one on the UK graph in November, later turning into the most monetarily fruitful and widely praised collection of Lennon's performance profession. In spite of the fact that not initially discharged as a solitary in the United Kingdom, it was discharged in 1975 to advance an assemblage LP and it achieved number six in the graph that year. The tune has since sold more than 1.6 million duplicates in the UK; it achieved number one after Lennon's murder in December 1980. In 1985, the Central Park Conservancy memorialized a bit of the recreation center out of appreciation for Lennon, called Strawberry Fields, with a mosaic that peruses "Envision"

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Meaning of the lyrics

Here is what we think the lyrics mean:

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Lennon's intro into the song is his way of getting the listeners to mentally picture all people as one. By imagining that there isn't any other truth than what is currently known, and stripping away your own ideas, forgetting of others', you gain a sense of connection with them, an intimacy. Lennon starts with religion first, to tear down an insurmountable barrier, and allow a more open minded approach to seeing other people.It is meant to make you imagine a better place and a world without religion. Wether you think religion is good or bad, you should imagine all the good things that would occur without religion.

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Stop planning, stop looking only towards the future. Live life in the moment, and stop worrying about wars and hate and religion.

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do

John imagined life as humans living in unity. If we look at what countries actually are, they are a bunch of walls set to divide us. Without countries, humans may actually "live in peace"

Nothing to kill or die for

The artist is portraying that you will no longer have anything to sacrifice in an utopia, therefore not killing nor dying for anything any longer. As an example:
If we were to all get along then nobody would have to go through the pain and sacrifice of war. Thus living all as one with our fellow brothers and sisters with love and passion out there in this perfect world.

And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

He's saying that if there weren't any religion then there might actually be peace and we would all get along not getting in wars over religion anymore, or having any wars at all.
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
In this section of the song, Lennon is trying to convey that yes, some people may be in disbelief of what he is trying to achieve. But there are others that believe this too. He is in hope that he will be joined, as he is with open arms to welcome, so we can live in harmony.
And the world will be as one
John Lennon is trying to explain that the world can be one so there shouldn't be any wars, global issues or crises. Everyone should get along and no conflicts from either greed, murders, or riots should happen.
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
Imagine no selfish dictators and bad people owning ridiculous much percentage of the world's richness.
Imagine no greedy rulers dominating others.
No need for greed or hunger
We wont have to worry about fighting and squabbling over base human desire and we wont have to go hungry from lack of food. One day we wont have to worry about all these thing and john is just letting us know what its like through this song. He want us to imagine living in a world where these things wont have to matter to us anymore because we'll be in total peace.
A brotherhood of man
Lennon is putting forth an idea of forming a coalition of harmony between all peoples, creating a universal bond between all humans, no matter what their race, religion, or gender is.
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
Instead of all having countries, borders and armies, we should live in a united world, under one flag. We wouldn't have need for wars, religious activists, and border conflicts anymore.
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
John wants there to only be peace and love in this world, not war. People think that he is weird and lives in his dreams, but he's not the only one who wants only love and peace in this world. He wants everyone to think that, so we can all live by love and peace, not war, hatred and feud with each other and other countries.
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