Ysgawen wrote:ghostinthemachine wrote:Ysgawen wrote:1. Imagine - The most depressing, nihilistic song of all time made even worse by the fact that it was written by a millionaire hypocrite.
How can "Imagine" be depressing!? its about people living life in peace with no war or conflict! How is that depressing???
Only my opinion but John Lennon is a legend!
Have you listened to the words? Summarised, it comes down to, "Imagine a world with nothing to live for." Even if that's your idea of paradise, and it certainly isn't mine, at the time he wrote it, John Lennon was wading in possessions and had no intention of giving up any of them. He was a greedy, selfish hypocrite, in my opinion.
I hate all Beatles songs, but that one above all. It's soulless and depressing.
First, its not a Beatles song, its from John Lennon's album "imagine".
So the line "Imagine all the people, living life in peace" if thats not paradise then what is???
And yes i have listened to the words, its one of my fave songs.
And so what if he "was wading in possessions and had no intention of giving up any of them." What would you have him do? give it all away and live on the streets? I dont think so!
John Lennon has done so much for music, where would we be without the influence of his music and The Beatles??? So many bands since then have been inspired by them and wrote some outstanding stuff and if you understood music and how hard it is to write a good song you might just appreciate his music a bit more.
Again, only my opinion.