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looking for a change?

It's up to you, but we can do it together...

I am crazy about John Lennon, and have been forever, it seems.

I'm also crazy about George, but at this point, I think John Lennon is a bit more relevent.

I started out listening to Disk 2 of "Concert for George" and moved on to some John.

John who said, "All we are saying is give peace a change."
And, "Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die."

Then there was,

"Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one."

And,

"Say you want a revolution
We better get on right away
Well you get on your feet
And out on the street

Singing power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people, right on."

He also said, "If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace."

And, "The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility. "

Also, "You make your own dream. ... Produce your own dream. If you want to go save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don't expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself."

And Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

"If you don't like the world, quit talking about what you don't like, quit bitching about the way things are, get off your ass and change the world. Ban together. We live in a nation that gives us this opportunity. We need to take it."
I said that. :)


I'll be quoting Dylan next.
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