“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – Imagine – John Lennon. This song is one of the most iconic songs of all time. John Lennon was inspired to write this song after reading several poems from Yoko Ono’s 1964 book Grapefruit and Dick Gregory’s Christian prayer book, which gave Lennon the main concept of the song. The song was actually recorded in one session, with Lennon sitting at his white Grand piano in May 1971 at his estate in England. While many have viewed the song as a song of peace and it being treated as more of a world anthem, the underlying tonality of the lyrics “Imagine there’s no countries…imagine no possessions and no religion too” some say speaks to communism, and is an interesting take when one looks deeper at the song and it’s meaning.
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” speaks to dreaming of world peace and that the world will live as one. I love the fact that John Lennon in his lyrics challenges the status quo of the world, challenges everything that exists and what people believe. John’s dream was for all people to join him in being a dreamer, wanting world peace and for the world to live as one. It’s good for you to challenge the status quo. It’s good for you to have a dream. It’s better for you to have a plan to achieve that dream. Keep dreaming. Keep tight to your plan. Those are #LyricsToLiveLifeBy.