I Just Shot John Lennon Lyrics

It was a fearful night of December 8th
He was returning home from the studio late
He had perceptively known that it wouldn't be nice
Because in 1980, he paid the price
John Lennon died...
With a Smith and Wesson 38
John Lennon's life was no longer a debate
He should have stayed at home
He should have never cared
The man who took his life declared:
He said, "I just shot John Lennon,
I just shot John Lennon"
What a sad and sorry and sickening sight
What a sad and sorry and sickening night...
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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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Jun 24, 2001
9 Meanings
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JOhn Lennon probably influence the Cranberries a lot and they probably loved his music so much (like so many other musicians and non-artists).

This song is good but it would be better if John Lennon wasn't killed and this song didn't exist

Fuck you Mark Chapman

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Amen, River Wolf.

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TidewaterHippie: It seems to me that not talking about terrible events like Lennon's murder, or Adrienne Shelly's (whom I loved even more than Lennon), or the Virginia Tech massacre, or 9-11, or what have you, will not help us make this world more like we want it to be.

I don't particularly like the song. The lyrics are uniformly grade-schoolish, and "With a Smith and Wesson 38 / John Lennon's life was no longer a debate" in particular strikes me as the most mockable couplet in lyrical history. Still, you appear to be implying that O'Riordan and co. are attempting to exploit Lennon's death in some way. I don't agree, even if they don't happen to write about it very well.

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here here

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This song gives me the chills. It's very beautiful and meaningful, and I love it, but that doesn't keep it from sending a shiver up my spine.

As for a meaning, it's pretty obvious.

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Listen to John and Yoko's song 'Walking on Thin Ice' and then this song right after, knowing that recording Walking on Thin Ice was the last thing John ever did....

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Love the Cranberries, and their general message. But I don't completely understand why they are glorifying John Lennon above other, perhaps more pivotal people.

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Bet Yoko Ono loves this song

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This is pathetic......the wording is partially correct....they describe the incident....but this event does not NEED to be a song....And the title is pathetic...it is just shameful I JUST SHOT JOHN LENNON....they should be ashamed of themselves

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