Ever since it's release in 1971, the song Imagine, which was written, composed and performed by the legendary John Lennon, has inspired people world over. Imagine talks about a world where there are no borders, no countries, no religions and where we humans live as one. No wonder why Lennon wrote that "you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one". This is the song of everyone who dreams of unity of humanity beyond the differences and a world of peace.
Some of the stanzas in the song lyrics, such as "imagine no possessions" have been subjected to criticism as one of the critics mentioned "Imagine" was written by a "multi-millionaire with one temperature-controlled room in his Manhattan mansion just to store his fur coats."[wiki]
Imagine is in the third place of Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest songs of all time. It is also one of the top 100 most performed songs of 20th century.
I recorded this song in one stretch after I came back to room after work on Wednesday. I haven't even bothered to remove the breath noise from the track. Thanks to George Kuruvila for the karaoke track.
Written, composed and performed by: John Lennon
Cover version by: Joe
Download the song here (2.99 MB)