I is for… Imagine (Pt 2 of 2)

As a special treat, here is the version of Imagine re-recorded following the zombie uprising, using some drunken session out-takes from John Lennon himself. Remember that, whatever our views on Lennon’s ear for a simple melody, his “bed-in”, peacenik ways would not have helped him survive in a zombie world… the undead aren’t big fans of giving peace a chance. However, this version hints at a primordial depth to Lennon that may have made him one of the great World War Z leaders. We will never know. R.I.P. John x

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Zombies piling high
Imagine all the undead
Dying for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Border police all eaten
Customs and excise too
Imagine all the undead
Dying now in pieces…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday we’ll kill them
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
Just your wits to get by
Living like a cave-man
Imagine all the undead
Snacking on the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday we’ll kill them
And the world will live as one


54 thoughts on “I is for… Imagine (Pt 2 of 2)

                • I probably get 300 a day. 100 will be emails from blogs that I follow, with their latest/daily posts. 100 or so will be blog notifications from my own blog – comments, likes, follows. And then the usual daily bunch of “other”

                  The hate mail from John Lennon fans hasn’t started yet. I’ll let you know 😉

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                  • Oh right. I actually stopped mail alerts for that reason- I was getting overwhelmed with the amount, and stopped checking which only made it worse and made my email address un-useable for any correspondence I was actually expecting. Now I rely only on reader to see posts of bloggers I follow or occasionally check on their blogs to see if I’ve missed anything. Wait for it- they are a dedicated bunch! I’m more a George Harrison fan 🙂 Incidentally, I see he has a twitter account even though twitter didn’t come into being till after his death…

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                    • I’ve turned off alerts for “likes”, but I like getting emails with comments on, esp as I can’t always get onto the laptop to access the Reader (it’s a bit fiddly on my phone). I may have to cut back eventually though…

                      re George Harrison – now THAT’S dedication … not even letting death get in the way of setting up your twitter account! (“Something” is the most beautiful of all Beatles songs)

                      Just reading a poem you wrote on the buildingapoem site… 🙂

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                    • Yes, I guess when you are so popular, those pesky ‘like’ alerts might cause your email to break haha. Yes, something is beautiful. You know what- google something and that is the FIRST thing that pops up! just the word ‘something’. Ha, yes that was a fun poem to write and was really chuffed at Susan’s good humoured response to it, making me a bigger fan of buildingapoem 🙂

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                    • It’s all relative! Yes, she did – it ended well. We all have rants, some of us are just more guarded with sharing them, but good on her for being open to contrary views on a public forum- takes courage and integrity to say you were ‘wrong’ when it is easier to censor or delete.

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  1. You have the chops to give Shel Silverstein a run for his money! And while I take umbrage to the slamming John Lennon comment… I forgive you as I am thoroughly delighted with this offering! 🙂

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    • I’m not a fan of this one, either… it’s up there with Bryan Adams’ Everything I Do, and Robbie Williams’ Angels, for mawkish sentimentality parading as something deeper… although I quite like the piano part 🙂

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