Written 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
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

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 I'm a dreamer,
But I'm not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one


The single Imagine was originally featured on the 1971 album "Imagine," and made the top of the charts in England no less than 3 times - its first release as a single, 1975; in 1981 following Lennon's death in 1980 (when it shot up to number 1 for several weeks); and again during the Christmas season in 1999, after it had been voted favorite song lyric and second favorite all-time song in a large best-music-of-the-millennium poll.

John Lennon once said "the idea for a song like "Imagine" came out of Yoko's influence regardless of what the format of that song was. Half the way I'm thinking, musically, philosophically and every other way is her influence both as a woman and an artist."

This is on Rick's  cd "The Day After Yesterday"

Footnote- the background picture was taken in Red Bank, NJ on 8/19/05  by Renata Hearn (Rick is wearing a John Lennon t-shirt)