Monday, 8 August 2022

Imagine by John Lennon

 


 

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only sky

Imagine all the people
Livin' for today
Ah

 

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
Livin' life in peace
You

 

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

 

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

 

 

When I researched this song from 1971 I was actually surprised that it was released by Lennon as a solo artist.  It was the best selling single of his solo career.  It was inspired by Yoko Ono.

 

It is a hopeful but deeply political song.  Still relevant today!  But still a pipe dream.

 

Sunday, 7 August 2022

The Crown – Season 4

 


 

So I don't have Netflix, but in between Wimbledon and the Commonwealth Games I managed to watch the complete Season 4 of The Crown on DVD (from the library).

 

I can't say it was a lighthearted easy watch.  The series mostly dwelt on the hardships during Thatcher's Britain and contrasted them with the problems facing the Royal Family.

 

I felt that the makers of the programme had a real dislike of Prince Charles – I find it hard to believe he was so totally awful.

 

Gillian Anderson was terrific as Margaret Thatcher. 

 

The season finishes with Charles and Diana's marriage in real trouble but they haven't yet separated.

 

 

If there is a season 5 (said to be released in November), I will watch it but hope it will be more tightly directed.