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Daily Diaries: John Lennon Songs That Will Get You Through The Darkest Days

Daily Diaries: John Lennon Songs That Will Get You Through The Darkest Days

I'm sure you'll agree about the uncertainty of life and the world we move in nowadays—but in these times, we can look back at the songs made by former Beatles member and peace activist John Lennon.

Expressing his political stance strongly through his songs as a solo artist, Lennon, together with wife Yoko Ono, crafted a few songs for his advocacies back then, that couldn't be any more spot on for everything that's going on around us now. Let his songs give us hope that we can survive the world’s darkest days:


1. "Imagine"

Lyrics we love: “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”


2. "Give Peace A Chance"

Lyrics we love: “Ev'rybody's talking 'bout / Revolution, evolution, masturbation, flagellation, regulation, integrations / Meditations, United Nations, congratulations / All we are saying is give peace a chance”


3. "Working Class Hero"

Lyrics we love: “A working class hero is something to be.”


4. "Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)"

Lyrics we love: “As you slip and you slide down the hill / On the blood of the people you killed / Stop the killing now / Do it do it do it now”


5. "Power To The People"

Lyrics we love: “A million workers working for nothing / You better give 'em what they really own”


6. "Attica State"

Lyrics we love: “Come together join the movement / Take a stand for human rights / Fear and hatred clouds our judgement / Free us all from endless night”


7. "Gimme Some Truth"

Lyrics we love:Ah, I'm sick and tired of hearing things / From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites / All I want is the truth now / Just gimme some truth now”


8. "Isolation"

Lyrics we love: “But then again, you're not to blame / You're just a human, a victim of the insane”


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