Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Imagine

Today marks 29 years to the day since John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his apartment in NYC. It also marks 40 years to the day since John Lennon and Yoko Ono launched their WAR IS OVER campaign. I couldn't possibly compete with the tribute post so beautifully written by Gala Darling -- read it HERE -- so instead I decided I would go the more topical/seasonal route and include some of the lyrics to one of my favorite Christmas songs, which I have been listening to over and over for about a week without even knowing today is the anniversary of John Lennon being shot. The song is called "Happy Xmas (War is Over)," by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. (I love Sarah McLachlan's version on her Wintersong album.)

So this is Xmas
And what have you done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Xmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young


A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear


And so this is Xmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Xmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight


A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now


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