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John Lennon lyrics

Album: Shaved Fish [1975]

Tracks11
 01  Give Peace A Chance
 02  Cold Turkey
 03  Instant Karma!
 04  Power To The People
 05  Mother
 06  Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
 07  Imagine
 08  Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
 09  Mind Games
 10  #9 Dream
 11  Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
all John Lennon lyrics



Give Peace A Chance
Two, one two three four

Ev'rybody's talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism,
Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, that-ism, is-m is-m is-m.
All we are saying is give peace a chance,
All we are saying is give peace a chance.

C'mon
Ev'rybody's talking about ministers,
Sinister, Banisters,
And canisters, Bishops, Fishops,
Rabbis, and Pop eyes, Bye bye, bye byes.
All we are saying is give peace a chance,
All we are saying is give peace a chance.

Let me tell you now
Revolution, Evolution, mastication,
flagellation, regulation, integrations,
meditations, United Nations,
Congratulations.

Oh let's stick to it,
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary,
Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper,
Darek Taylor, Norman Mailer,
Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna,
Hare
Krishna.back to top
Cold Turkey
Temperature's rising
Fever is high
Can't see no future
Can't see no sky.

My feet are so heavy
So is my head
I wish I was a baby
I wish I was dead.

Cold turkey has got me on the run.
Body is aching
Goose-pimple bone
Can't see no body
Leave me alone.

My eyes are wide open
Can't get to sleep
One thing I'm sure of
I'm at the deep freeze

Cold turkey has got me on the run.
Cold turkey has got me on the run.

Thirty-six hours
Rolling in pain
Praying to someone
Free me again.

Oh I'll be a good boy
Please make me well
I promise you anything
Get me out of this hell.

Cold turkey has got me on the run.back to top
Instant Karma!
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon, you're gonna be dead
What in the world you thinking of
Laughing in the face of love
What on earth you tryin' to do
It's up to you, yeah you

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna look you right in the face
You better get yourself together darlin'
Join the human race
How in the world you gonna see
Laughin' at fools like me
Who in the heck d'you think you are
A super star
Well, alright you are

Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Ev'ryone come on

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Ev'ryone you meet
Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there
When you're ev'rywhere
Come and get your share

Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Come on and on and on on
Yeah yeah alright ah ha
e_t_c.back to top
Power To The People
Power to the people
Power to the people, right on

Say we want a revolution
We better get on right away
Well you get on your feet
And on the street

Singing power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people, right on

Oh, when your man is working for nothing
You better give 'em what they really own
We got to put you down
When we come into town

Singing power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people, right on

I'm gonna ask you comarde and brother
How do you treat your own woman back home
She got to be herself
So she can give herself

Singing power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people, right on

Oh well, power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people, right on, e_t_c.back to top
Mother
Mother, you had me but I never had you
I wanted you but you didn't want me
So I got to tell you
Goodbye goodbye

Father, you left me but I never left you
I needed you but you didn't need me
So I just got to tell you
Goodbye goodbye

Children, don't do what I have done
I couldn't walk and I tried to run
So I got to tell you
Goodbye goodbye

Mama don't go
Daddy come homeback to top
Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
Woman is the nigger of the world
Yes she is ... think about it
Woman is the nigger of the world
Think about it ... do something about it

We make her paint her face and dance
If she won't be a slave, we say that she don't love us
If she's real, we say she's trying to be a man
While putting her down we pretend that she's above us


Woman is the nigger of the world ... yes she is
If you don't believe me,take a look at the one you're with
Woman is the slave of the slaves
Ah, yeh ... better scream about it

We make her bear and raise our children
And then we leave her flat for being a fat old mother hen
We tell her home is the only place she should be
Then we complain that she's too unworldly to be our friend

Woman is the nigger of the world ... yes she is
If you don't believe me,take a look at the one you're with
Woman is the slave to the slaves
Yeh (think about it)

We insult her every day on TV
And wonder why she has no guts or confidence
When she's young we kill her will to be free
While telling her not to be so smart we put her down
for being so dumb

Woman is the nigger of the world ... yes she is
If you don't believe me,take a look at the one you're with
Woman is the slave to the slaves
Yes she is... if you believe me,you better scream about it

R_e_p_e_a_t:
We make her paint her face and dance
We make her paint her face and dance
We make her paint her face and danceback to top
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...

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 home someday you'll join us
And the world will be as oneback to top
Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
Whatever gets you thru the night 'salright, 'salright
It's your money or your life 'salright, 'salright
Don't need a sword to cut thru flowers, oh no, oh no

Whatever gets you thru your life 'salright, 'salright
Do it wrong or do it right 'salright, 'salright
Don't need a watch to waste your time, oh no, oh no

Hold me darlin' come on listen to me
I won't do you no harm
Trust me darlin' come on listen to me, listen to me
Listen, listen

Whatever gets you to the light 'salright, 'salright
Out the blue or out of sight 'salright, 'salright
Don't need a gun to blow your mind, oh no, oh noback to top
Mind Games
We're playing those mind games together
Pushing the barriers planting seeds
Playing the mind guerrilla
Chanting the Mantra peace on earth
We all been playing those mind games forever
Some kinda druid dudes lifting the veil
Doing the mind guerrilla
Some call it magic the search for the grail

Love is the answer and you know that for sure
Love is a flower you got to let it, you got to let it grow

So keep on playing those mind games together
Faith in the future outta the now
You just can't beat on those mind guerrillas
Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind
Yeah we're playing those mind games forever
Projecting our images in space and in time

Yes is the answer and you know that for sure
Yes is surrender you got to let it, you got to let is go

So keep on playing those mind games together
Doing the ritual dance in the sun
Millions of mind guerrillas
Putting their soul power to the Karmic wheel
Keep on playing those mind games forever
Raising the spirit of peace and love


(I want you to make love, not war,
I know you've heard it before)back to top
#9 Dream
So long ago
Was it in a dream? Was it just a dream?
I know, yes I know
It seemed so very real, it seemed so real to me

Took a walk down the street
Thru the heat whispered trees
I thought I could hear (hear, hear, hear)
Somebody call out my name as it started to rain
Two spirits dancing so strange

Ah! bowakawa pousse, pousse
Ah! bowakawa pousse, pousse
Ah! bowakawa pousse, pousse

Dream, dream away
Magic in the air, was magic in the air?
I believe, yes I believe
More I cannot say, what more can I say?

On a river of sound
Thru the mirror go round, round
I thought I could feel (feel, feel, feel)
Music touching my soul, something warm, sudden cold
The spirit dance was unfolding

Ah! bowakawa pousse, pousse...back to top
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Happy Xmas Yoko
Happy Xmas John

So this is Xmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Xmas
I home you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear


And, so this is Xmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Xmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And, so this is Xmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And, so happy Xmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

Hare Rama, if you want it, e_t_c.
Hare Rama, now
e_t_c.
Happy Xmasback to top
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