IMAGINE that John Lennon believed in PEACE because he knew it was POSSIBLE.

IMAGINE that John left a HIDDEN MESSAGE in his lyrics to be found by future generations, in the same way that great artists and builders throughout time have left clues in their paintings and architecture.

IMAGINE that it was possible for you to UNDERSTAND the message and unlock the key to your own life, freedom, and happiness.


So, if there’s a message hidden in his LYRICS, let’s READ them and try to figure it out:

“Ev’rybody’s talking about Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This-ISM, that-ISM, ISM, ISM, ISM.
All we are saying is give peace a chance, All we are saying is give peace a chance”
(Give Peace a Chance)

Ok, sounds familiar, but still not quite the instruction manual we had hoped for. Let’s look at another:

“And so happy Xmas (war is over), For black and for white (if you want it)
For yellow and red ones (war is over), Let’s stop all the fight (now)”
(Happy Xmas War is Over)

Again, that would be great John, but how do we stop the fighting? John says:

“Love is the answer and you know that for sure, Love is a flower you got to let it grow…
Keep on playing those mind games forever, Raising the spirit of PEACE and LOVE
(I want you to make love, not war, I know you’ve heard it before)”
(Mind Games)

Right, we know he wants us to MAKE LOVE not war. PEACE on EARTH, blah blah blah – so abstract, not possible! John shakes his head and says:

“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.”

And mind games, you said something about mind games? How do we use our minds to make love?

“Love is real, real is love. Love is feeling, feeling love. Love is wanting to be loved.”

There you go with that LOVE word again. I’m not sure I even know what love really is. Is he talking about SEX?

“Whatever gets you to the LIGHT ‘salright, ‘salright! Out the blue or out of sight ‘salright, ‘salright!
Don’t need a gun to blow your mind oh no, oh no”
(Whatever Gets You Through the Night)

Is this some Hippy BS? I don’t want to quit society and stop shaving my legs.

Shaving your legs is a matter of your own FREE CHOICE but John has a few ideas about the way society treats WOMEN:

“We insult her everyday on TV and wonder why she has no guts or confidence,
When she’s young we kill her will to be free, while telling her not to be so smart we put her down for being so dumb.
Woman is the nigger of the world…yes she is. If you don’t believe me take a look to the one you’re with
Woman is the slaves of the slaves. Yes she is…if you believe me, you better screem about it.
We make her paint her face and dance!”
(Woman is the Nigger of the World)

Shocking words, but try to get through the SHOCK to the TRUTH. Use your INSTINCT and try to read between the lines.

Ok John, something about LOVE, SEX, WOMEN…but do you have any practical advice on how we can deal with all of the other parts of our life?

“We live with no reason, Kicked around for no reason, Thrown out without reason, like tools.
Work in a prision, And hate in a prision, And die in a prision, as a rule.
We live in a prision, Among judges and wardens, And wait for no reason or use.
We laugh in a prision, Go through all four seasons, And die with no vision or truth.”
(Born in a Prison)

Uh huh, we have to OPEN our MINDS and FREE our SOULS, ‘WAKE UP’ to the li(v)es we live. We know, we’ve heard it before. Wouldn’t we all like to LIVE our DREAM – HAPPY, in LOVE, FREE to do anything or go anywhere we wanted. But L.I.F.E. Isn’t F*cking Easy! We have bills to pay! John says:

“There may be not much difference between Rockefeller and you if we hear you sing.
There may be not much difference between Rockefeller and you if we show our dreams.”
(We’re All Water)

Maybe there is a bit of a difference between Rockefeller and us, he just got a lucky draw in life, I guess – born into it.  John doesn’t like this helpless attitude though – REMEMBER, he knows PEACE is POSSIBLE:

“God is a Concept by which we measure our pain. I’ll say it again. God is a Concept by which we measure our pain.”

SexiLeaks thinks that if GOD can be used to measure pain, it must be possible to use it to measure PLEASURE too, right? OMG!

“Instant Karma’s gonna get you, Gonna knock you off your feet. Better recognize your brothers, ev’ryone you meet. Why in the world are we here? Surely not to live in pain and fear. Why on earth are you there when you’re ev’rywhere? Come and get your share.”
(Instant Karma)

Sounds like John thinks you make your own luck, and that PLEASURE and LOVE are the reasons we exist. Maybe LOVE really is the answer.

Let us check a few more of his songs, we’ll get back to you tomorrow. In the meantime, SHARE this post so we can we can get as many people’s PERSPECTIVE of these lyrics as possible. JOIN the discussion and INVITE your friends to do the same.

John Lennon is telling us that we CAN save this world but we have to do it TOGETHER.

2 days left!

Much love,