Imagine No Hyperbole
The music is pedestrian. But the lyrics are an ABOMINATION. Lennon advocates some utterly vile things in his so called masterpiece. At least he had the decency to be a total hypocrite and refrain from living by this absurd and monstrous code.
Chief amongst his preposterous suggestions is that we ‘imagine no possessions’, and the implication that this would be an agreeable state of affairs. This is an idea so hateful that it makes me bleed from the eyes.
See here for an excellent demolition job by the journalist Robert Elms. I quite like a few of The Beatles’ songs, but they are massively overrated.
Sorry to give it both barrels, but I have realised that I haven’t been critical enough recently.
Nate Rusby will not like this post. Nor would Danny Finkelstein, were he to find it.