"Imagine" as written by and 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 living for today

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

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


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"Imagine" as written by John Lennon

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    General CommentFirst off, Rocketqueenz if you're going to blame someone for quote on quote "fucking up" a song, at least know what the fuck you're talking about. After all since Billy Howerdel composes the music and Maynard only writes the vocal melodies/lyrics and in this case they altered a piece only. With that note, I would just like to state once more that this is not a saddened song and I really don't notice how everyone is seeing it this way. There is a purpose and a motive (hint: eMOTIVE) behind the covering of the songs which are to appear on this album. Stating something has to be done, and we are the ones whom have to do it. Urging people forward to be more knowledgable and independant. To strive and work towards the goal of a better "country" in this case. It is good to see there are people sticking to the original in it's happy and unified presentation. Do not debase the song without means though considering these artists are more talented than 90% of musicians present in the world today. No severely dry or repitituous melodies. The harmonic quality to all of their pieces. This song works more for inspiration of fighting for a goal or purpose more than the first as it was more pacifistic. So obviously we can look at this with many different opinions, yet the song itself promotes the acceptance of other opinions and not to so rashly and harshly act. Think on it for a bit, I can't say how emotion invoking this version of the song is. Altered from the light, melodic piano piece to a heavy, slow, drawn out piece with a steady progression. Diverse opinions are quite nice to view, uneducated opinions are bothersome and demoting of the persons who write them.
    Aperfectprogressionon October 04, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't know about u but this cover is hot. period.
    LPJ0K3Ron October 05, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationit's all in the spirit, finding your true self.
    if you like maynard, listen to lateralus and parabol from "Tool"
    washfhon November 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst single off the new CD eMOTIVe

    This song is very beautiful and chilling. The backing guitar sorta sounds like Kashmir, but its still cool. The new album is going to be very powerful, it's good to see people not afraid of the Bush administration and willing to speak their minds. I just wish it was coming out sooner than Nov. 2nd so more people get a chance to hear it.

    Don't forget to vote this year people, it may just be the most important thing you ever do.
    AscendingAEon September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery beautiful cover, i cant wait to hear "when the levee breaks" and the marvin gaye cover
    gtralisfr96on September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is absolutely awe inspiring. Their rendition is absolutely amazing, thank you very much Billy for rewriting the song and presenting it in such an inspiring manner. (B.T.W. I must say it was a most excellent choice on the cover art as well.) Excellent move with the echo/chorus effect (common APC use) in the background on the guitar. I feel this is all I should leave for this moment though, so in the meantime everyone take care. I also agree with the "before Novemeber 2nd" statement, but I'm sure there is a reason. Such as with the anti-Bush recomendation of reviews and such, incase he may just get re-elected due to the fact people can't see that frigging Yo-noid would make a better president than Bush. With that sentiment, listen to this song, there should be no regret unless you're incompitent.
    Aperfectprogressionon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me personally when I heard it I became sad kind of It's supposed to be a song of optimism and APC's cover is derary and it just does not match the songs content. I love A Perfect Circle but they kinda missed with this one. I'm still gonna buy eMOTIVE anyway.
    Lloyd-Giovanni666on October 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, and the vocals sound drained of all emotion. i could of sworn maynard was singing aperfectprogression.
    rocketqueenzon October 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't how they ruined the song, no I haven't listened to the original song, but, I think this song is BEAUTIFUL. Reminds me of the magical/musical beauty they created in Thirteenth Step...APC is truly an awesome band, and this goes to show it. I don't see how it's drained of any emotion, because you can FEEL Maynard singing it, and you can FEEL the emotion in his voice. Maynard has one of the best singing voices I've ever heard, and he really uses it in this song. But yeah, I wish it came out earlier, I want this CD so bad.
    OrcishIncubuson October 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBy the way Rocket. Do not get too upset, but your second comment contradicts the first. That will be all. Thank you for the Pro-update material people. v`v
    Aperfectprogressionon October 06, 2004   Link

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