Two Songs

Which have captured my imagination, and have left me spellbound for quite some time. 🙂 I love the music, the vocals, the lyrics of both are exemplary and yet the thing I love the most about them is, the message they are trying to convey.

Imagine – Termed by one of my friend as “Probably the most famous song of the Era”. Imagine is Lennon’s appeal to the world trying to convey the most important message whoich needs to be conveyed to people, a m message of love, harmony, peace, brotherhood and a place without boundaries. This song is a sort of extension of the song Give Peace A Chance, in that song he is only asking that peace be given a chance but here he is asking for something more dramatic. He even shuns the concept of religion, asking us to imagine a world without heaven and hell (the basic concept of almost every religion). Rolling Stones rank the song at no.3 in the all Time greatest list.
Imagine

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 may say that 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 that 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

Respect – This is a song by an artist seldom heard by people (in my surroundings) and yet I have fallen in love with the song more and more with every listen of the song. The power in the song sort of pulls you towards itself. The power in the lady’s voice just blows you over. The appeal is age old, its been there since Humans became civilized, she, a woman is asking for the respect she deserves while making you realise that
What you want
Baby, I got
What you need
Do you know I got it?

She’s making a point, although the person in her life could be important for her, but it could never be at the cost of freedom. A message which (unfortunately) hasn’t been accepted by the society yet.
This song features at no.5 in the Rolling Stones List
<a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respect_%28song%29″&gt; Respect </a>

Definitely two songs worth listening and lots and lots of re-listens

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Two Songs

  1. imagine has always been my no. 1 favorite song … and on second i wold put Knocking on haven’s door – eric clapton one … It has that country feel in it …

  2. “Turn the Page” by Bob Seger and “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits have been the songs that have stood by me for some time now.

    Have listened to Imagine, but don’t really “know” it. Will try both these songs now. Thanks for the referral 🙂

  3. @anks : Imagine is definitely one of the nicest song ever made 🙂

    @ Aniket : Defnitely man, give the songs a try 🙂 Specially Imagine, its not a song which you should miss.

    @ Ghost Runner : Thanks.. Btw Seems like you are a lot active on blogosphere these days 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s