Sorry Yoko

You don’t know me and you’ll probably never read this post but it’s just something I have to do.

I was born after John was so violently snatched away from us but I discovered him and his music through the Beatles. Some things are just destined to live on forever. Reading through old newspapers and online articles (you know how rabid us fans can get when we are “in heat”. Feed us any scrap of information, any trivial and we devour it like the hungry vultures we are), I hated you. I hated you for being a “Power hungry, money grabbing” bitch who broke up the Beatles.

I hated you for years.

But being older (and hopefully wiser), I realize that the band probably self combusted. I realize that they have reached a point where they had to move on and just cannot play together anymore. But more than anything else, I realized that I really, really want to believe that you and John shared something special together. I realized that I really, really want to believe that THIS is the reason you are keeping his legacy alive after so many years. I realized that I really, really want to believe you still believe in his cause now as you have back then.

Regardless, I know that you hurt as much as the rest of us.

So, I guess this is sorry for hating you.

After 27 years, John has taught me another lesson – that sometimes all you need is love and we should all give peace a chance.

 

War is over if you want it

December 8th marks the 27th anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon. Yoko Ono is asking fans to post ‘War Is Over!’ artwork to commemorate his passing and show your support of peace.


Some people can never truely die…

they just stop doing live performances…

There was a documentary on John Lennon on TV the night before and talks about his life, his ideals and the things that shape him into the man he is…

Was just reminded of the timelessness of some of his music that I have in my playlist. Songs he created with the Beatles, songs that he created in his solo career… There’s a certain timeless quality to the lyrics and to the tunes. They were a part of my growing up and I’ve always thought that they were as amazing then as they were a few decades ago. And now… it’s still as much an audio trip listening to their tunes as they were when I first heard “Till there was you” so many many years ago.

Yes… I’ve slowly but surely moved on from “War”

A plagerized post…

My song for the moment… so true… and so good to sing along… don’t diss it before you try it

Edwin Starr – WAR
War…huh…yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Uh ha haa ha
War…huh…yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutley nothing…say it again y’all
War..huh…look out…
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing…listen to me ohhhhh

WAR! I despise,
‘cos it means destruction of innocent lives,
War means tears to thousands of mother’s eyes,
When their sons gone to fight and lose their lives.

I said WAR!…huh…good God y’all,
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing…say it again
War! Huh…What is it good for (Edwin sings ‘Wohh oh Lord’ over the top)
Absolutely nothing…listen to me

WAR! It ain’t nothing but a heartbreaker,
War. Friend only to the undertaker.
Ohhh! War is an enemy to all mankind,
The thought of war blows my mind.
War has caused unrest within the younger generation
Induction then destruction…who wants to die? Ohhh

WAR! good God y’all huh
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing…say it say it SAY IT!
WAR!…uh huh yeah hu!
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing…listen to me

WAR! It ain’t nothing but a heartbreaker,
War! It’s got one friend that’s the undertaker.
Ohhhh! War has shattered many a young man’s dream,
Made him disabled, bitter and mean,
Life is much too short and precious to spend fighting wars these days.
War can’t give life, it can only take it away!

Ohhh WAR! huh…good God y’all
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing…say it again
War!…huh…woh oh oh Lord
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing…listen to me

War! It ain’t nothing but a heartbreaker,
War. Friend only to the undertaker…woo
Peace lovin’ understand then tell me,
Is there no place for them today?
They say we must fight to keep our freedom,
But Lord knows there’s got to be a better way.

Ohhhhhhh WAR! huh…good God y’all…
What is it good for?…you tell me!
Say it say it say it saaaay it!
War! good God now…huh
What is it good for?
Stand up and shout it…NOTHING [END]