1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Favourite John Lennon lyrics

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Dec 9, 2006.


  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
  2. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Imagine. Arguably the greatest lyrics ever written. As relevant today as it was almost 40 years ago.
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Words are flowing 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
     
  4. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I like it when the line "Imagine all the people" is reversed to say "The people war beside me". It sounds even more powerful and melodic backwards!
     
  5. ryco

    ryco

    Apr 24, 2005
    97465
    "Tomorrow Never Knows" - Revolver

    Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream,
    It is not dying, it is not dying

    Lay down al thoughts, surrender to the void,
    It is shining, it is shining.

    Yet you may see the meaning of within
    It is being, it is being

    Love is all and love is everyone
    It is knowing, it is knowing

    And ignorance and hate mourn the dead
    It is believing, it is believing

    But listen to the colour of your dreams
    It is not leaving, it is not leaving

    So play the game "Existence" to the end
    Of the beginning, of the beginning
     
  6. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I didnt post the actual lyrics because I dont want Paul to get a "takedown" letter from BMI. :scowl:
     
  7. Skel

    Skel

    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    Call me weird, but when I read the lyrics of Lennon & McCartney I sometimes wonder if they were (with Harrison and Starr) some kind of supernatural "God". No individual member being "it", conscious of it, or realizing what supernatural single being they were.
     
  8. Skel

    Skel

    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
    See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
    I'm crying.

    Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
    Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday.
    Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
    I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

    Mister City Policeman sitting
    Pretty little policemen in a row.
    See how they fly like Lucy in the Sky, see how they run.
    I'm crying, I'm crying.
    I'm crying, I'm crying.

    Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
    Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
    Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down.
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
    I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

    Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.
    If the sun don't come, you get a tan
    From standing in the English rain.
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
    I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob.

    Expert textpert choking smokers,
    Don't you thing the joker laughs at you?
    See how they smile like pigs in a sty,
    See how they snied.
    I'm crying.

    Semolina pilchard, climbing up the Eiffel Tower.
    Elementary penguin singing Hari Krishna.
    Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe.
    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
    I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob.
    Goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob g'goo.
     
  9. Sneckumhaw

    Sneckumhaw

    Apr 26, 2006
    Earth
    I love John and Paul, but honestly neither of their lyrics seem as real and affecting as some of George's: take Something and Beware of Darkness. Beautiful!
     
  10. Skel

    Skel

    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    I'm just saying that; what are the odds of 3 guys each being genius songwriters, great singers, and great musicians, all from a town in a place of the world that would maybe be the least expected, being in the same band. I don't see this happening again in my lifetime...kind of like a meteor that comes by once every 2 thousand years or something.
     
  11. flatwounds

    flatwounds

    Apr 22, 2003
    Sydney, Oz
    Julia
    Nobody Loves You(When You're Down and Out)
    Happiness is a Warm Gun

    and so many more...
     
  12. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    I am the walrus.
     
  13. another vote for Imagine. Possibly the greatest pop song ever.
     
  14. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo gone to Longstanton Spice Museum

    Feb 8, 2003
    UK
    As soon as you're born they make you feel small
    By giving you no time instead of it all
    Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
    A working class hero is something to be
    A working class hero is something to be

    They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
    They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool
    Till you're so ******* crazy you can't follow their rules
    A working class hero is something to be
    A working class hero is something to be

    When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
    Then they expect you to pick a career
    When you can't really function you're so full of fear
    A working class hero is something to be
    A working class hero is something to be

    Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
    And you think you're so clever and classless and free
    But you're still ******* peasants as far as I can see
    A working class hero is something to be
    A working class hero is something to be

    There's room at the top they are telling you still
    But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
    If you want to be like the folks on the hill
    A working class hero is something to be
    A working class hero is something to be

    If you want to be a hero well just follow me
    If you want to be a hero well just follow me
     
  15. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I can't believe I'm the first to post this:

    In My Life

    There are places i'll remember
    All my life though some have changed
    Some forever not for better
    Some have gone and some remain
    All these places have 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

    I love "Cold Turkey", also. It really commicates the experience.
     
  16. Patchwork Cat

    Patchwork Cat

    Jun 9, 2005
    another vote for:

    'if the sun don't come,
    you get a tan from standing in the English rain'

    There's a kind of earthy thrill- the way he sings it. The Love album brought it back. It's also very funny :)
     
  17. Skel

    Skel

    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    Yeah, what kind of mind can think of that? Not mine.
     

Share This Page