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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:26 PM
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On Lennon's 66th Birthday - some lyrics to a song he sang
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:38 PM by Skip Intro
There's another Lennon thread that I need to go recommend - link

Not trying to take away from that, but I was just listening to this song and the lyrics grabbed me. At lot of it so timely...

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead
What in the world you thinking of
Laughing in the face of love
What on earth you tryin' to do
It's up to you, yeah you

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna look you right in the face
Better get yourself together darlin'
Join the human race
How in the world you gonna see
Laughin' at fools like me
Who in the hell d'you think you are
A super star
Well, right you are

Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Ev'ryone come on

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

Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah we all shine on
Come on and on and on on on
Yeah yeah, alright, uh huh, ah

Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah we all shine on
On and on and on on and on

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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:36 PM
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1. Here's one of my favorite Lennon songs:
"In my life"

There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends
I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
there is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more



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Agnomen Donating Member (420 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:39 PM
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2. my fav - "Across The Universe"
Words are flying out like
endless rain into a paper cup
They slither while they pass
They slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow waves of joy
are drifting thorough my open mind
Possessing and caressing me

Jai guru deva om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world

Images of broken light which
dance before me like a million eyes
That call me on and on across the universe
Thoughts meander like a
restless wind inside a letter box
they tumble blindly as
they make their way across the universe

Jai guru deva om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world

Sounds of laughter shades of life
are ringing through my open ears
exciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which
shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on across the universe

Jai guru deva om
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:41 PM
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3. Plenty of love to go around
Shine on, John.



K&R!
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:46 PM
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5. thanks sweetie
its an ab fab thing, the sweetie, you know? you know. what a really cool post, pats.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:56 PM
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6. Cheers, sweetie!
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:45 PM
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4. I just knew it was going to be Instant Karma. n/t
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:47 PM
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7. Remembering John today...
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 10:48 PM by SCRUBDASHRUB



It's also Sean's 31st birthday. ;)
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:30 AM
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9. December the 8th is always the day I have trouble with. n/t
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:05 PM
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8. My five year old grandson is a Lennon fan
His two favorite Lennon songs were Power to the People and Give Peace a Chance. I think that the simplicity of the songs made it easy for him to sing along...and then sing on his own. Thank you, John. :)
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