A Perfect Circle: Imagine [John Lennon Cover] Meaning
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Song Released: 2004
Imagine [John Lennon Cover] Lyrics
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the...
purplesarah Oct 22nd, 2007 10:53am report
This version of the song is a lot more ominous than the original. John Lennon's version sounds hopeful and is almost like advice for all mankind. This version says to me "You were given this advice long ago and what have you done about it? What has the world come to? Think about how fucked up everything is."
It's almost like a review of has been done about certain issues - like "you had your chance but you messed it up"
Don't mean to sound so pessimistic, but that's just the vibe I get from it.
anonymous Sep 30th, 2011 9:32am report
Certainly a chilling cover, I'm getting goosebumps just from listening to this.
anonymous Oct 16th, 2008 10:47pm report
The song seems to me to be asking each of us to imagine our lives w/o all the controlling influences we have (countries, religious beliefs, money and possessions, etc.) What would the world be like without them? how would we live if everyday took care of itself and we never had to worry? would there be a reason for all the suffering we see?
anonymous Jun 4th, 2008 6:42am report
John Lennon was an extraordinary person - a visionary well ahead of his time. Imagine was John ...
My sense is that the song is not about any simple and primitive 'ism', it's about the yearning for a higher state of being for humankind - a state of human consciousness - which is well beyond the primitive materialism - veneered, narrowly interpreted religious dogma tainted, and harshly exploitative mantra of the current state of society.
anonymous Feb 27th, 2008 2:18am report
It's about communism, which John Lennon was a believer of. Notice the lyrics contain doubt as if one can't imagine communism working, because not a single nation has ever ran a true communism. The idea of no religion, no ownership of land or material items, and everyone working together. Communism is just too good ideally to be true.
anonymous Jan 10th, 2008 1:38pm report
I think this song is about anarchy in a way but a more peaceful version were we all live together in peace and finally live a happy life were no man is better or worse than the next. but not in a way of mimicry but in a way of social equality that can only be achieved by the ways described in the song.
anonymous Oct 25th, 2007 10:08am report
The song's original meaning is already fairly obvious.
But Maynard wanted to cover this song to put it into a new perspective; he did the song the way that he felt John Lennon would of played the song if he were alive in our time. He thinks that John Lennon would have frowned upon the way we live and that John Lennon would be depressed about the fashion that we live these days thus making the song contradictory to itself.
anonymous Nov 20th, 2006 11:14pm report
its about dreamers,
and that we will all be as one,
like it says;
(the song pretty much explains itself tho)
"You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.
(Imagine all the people sharing all the world)
Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world..."
f***ing love it. =]
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