John Lennon Songs
John Lennon songs lit up a whole generation with messages of peace among other things. John Lennon wrote many songs with the Beatles and as a solo artist. Below is an overview of a few of his best songs.
- "All You Need is Love" The overall message of this John Lennon song is explained in its title. Love is ultimately what's going to heal the human race. This song portrays love as a motivational tool that will help you accomplish whatever it is you were put on this planet for.
- "Working Class Hero" The working world is based on fear. John Lennon illustrates this well in a song he wrote as a solo artist. He asks how people can truly function as human beings when they're constantly being pumped up with fear, television and sex as well as being fitted into a mold that suits a cold socioeconomic system.
- "Magical Mystery Tour" This John Lennon song is quite vague. It invites the listener on a "magical mystery tour" that's "waiting to take you away." The intention is probably to allow the user's imagination to fill in the blanks. The song was written during a time of "tuning in, turning on and dropping out." There were certain insights that people were tuning into at the time and "Magical Mystery Tour" was probably an invitation to experience this reality.
- "Revolution" Everyone has his idea and blueprint for making the world better. Revolution was a big topic in the 1960s. In this song, John Lennon questions some of the proposed designs for a new world and recommends peaceful solutions. According to John Lennon's philosophy, it is better to free your mind than devise plans that are based in hate.
- "Yellow Submarine" This John Lennon song seems somewhat nonsensical. It is about a man who lives a happy-go-lucky life inside of a yellow submarine. A lot of people join him in this reality. The song took on new meaning among many Beatles fans in the 1960s. The submarine became an overall paradigm that one could tune into and live within in order to usher in an age of peace and cooperation.
Posted on: Jun. 11, 2011