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* ShoutOut:
** "Gimme Some Truth" references the nursery rhyme "Old Mother Hubbard" during the line: "No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of Tricky Dicky / Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me."
** Creator/{{Gotlib}} once parodied the album cover with his character Hamster Jovial. [[https://berichtenuithetverleden.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/gotlib-hamster-jovial-et-ses-louveteaux/]]

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* ShoutOut:
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ShoutOut: "Gimme Some Truth" references the nursery rhyme "Old Mother Hubbard" during the line: "No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of Tricky Dicky / Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me."
** Creator/{{Gotlib}} once parodied the album cover with his character Hamster Jovial. [[https://berichtenuithetverleden.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/gotlib-hamster-jovial-et-ses-louveteaux/]]
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* TheDissTrack
** "How Do You Sleep?" is directed at Music/PaulMcCartney, evidently in response to some lines Lennon had read as being subtle digs at him in [=McCartney=]'s ''Music/{{Ram}}''. [=McCartney=] later confirmed that "Too Many People" was indeed directed at Lennon, but they ultimately reconciled before Lennon's death. "How Do You Sleep?" reads as being absolutely ''scathing'' and incorporates several of [=McCartney=]'s song titles ironically, but Lennon was already downplaying their differences shortly after the release of ''Imagine'', saying, "There's really no feud between me and Paul. It's all good, clean fun." By the mid-seventies, he stated that the song was as much [[SelfDeprecation directed at himself]] as it was at Paul.
*** Some people have also read "Crippled Inside" as containing a few subtle digs at [=McCartney=] (Wiki/ThatOtherWiki lists "You can live a lie until you die" as one of the lines interpreted this way), but it's not clear if Lennon ever confirmed this.
** "Gimme Some Truth" expresses frustration about "short-haired yellow-bellied sons of Tricky Dicky," referencing UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.
** A photo of John in the album's liner notes parodies the album cover of [=McCartney's=] ''Music/{{RAM}}'', replacing the ram with a pig.



* TakeThat:
** "How Do You Sleep?" is directed at Music/PaulMcCartney, evidently in response to some lines Lennon had read as being subtle digs at him in [=McCartney=]'s ''Music/{{Ram}}''. [=McCartney=] later confirmed that "Too Many People" was indeed directed at Lennon, but they ultimately reconciled before Lennon's death. "How Do You Sleep?" reads as being absolutely ''scathing'' and incorporates several of [=McCartney=]'s song titles ironically, but Lennon was already downplaying their differences shortly after the release of ''Imagine'', saying, "There's really no feud between me and Paul. It's all good, clean fun." By the mid-seventies, he stated that the song was as much [[SelfDeprecation directed at himself]] as it was at Paul.
*** Some people have also read "Crippled Inside" as containing a few subtle digs at [=McCartney=] (Wiki/ThatOtherWiki lists "You can live a lie until you die" as one of the lines interpreted this way), but it's not clear if Lennon ever confirmed this.
** "Gimme Some Truth" expresses frustration about "short-haired yellow-bellied sons of Tricky Dicky," referencing UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.
** A photo of John in the album's liner notes parodies the album cover of [=McCartney's=] ''Music/{{RAM}}'', replacing the ram with a pig.


[[caption-width-right:350:''I hope someday you'll join us and the world will live as one.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''I [[caption-width-right:350:''"I hope someday you'll join us and the world will live as one.'']]
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: There are versions of "Imagine" that replace the line "and no religion too" with "and one religion too", to better appeal to Christian listeners. Which rather fails to address the fact the song implicitly asks the listener to consider the absence of both Heaven and Hell, and to view their absence in a positive light, but then, these versions are not very well known or liked outside of their target audience.


* EvolvingMusic: Lennon wrote the melody of "Jealous Guy" in India in 1968, for a song called "Child of Nature". Perhaps because Paul had written "Mother Nature's Son" (both songs apparently inspired by the same Maharishi Mahesh Yogi lecture), John didn't attempt it for ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''. He briefly tried it again in the early rehearsals for ''Music/LetItBe'' (changing the original opening line from "on the road to Rishikesh" to "on the road to Marrakesh"). Obviously knowing it was a strong melody, he rewrote the lyrics from scratch for this album.



* RearrangeTheSong: Lennon wrote the melody of "Jealous Guy" in India in 1968, for a song called "Child of Nature". Perhaps because Paul had written "Mother Nature's Son" (both songs apparently inspired by the same Maharishi Mahesh Yogi lecture), John didn't attempt it for ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''. He briefly tried it again in the early rehearsals for ''Music/LetItBe'' (changing the original opening line from "on the road to Rishikesh" to "on the road to Marrakesh"). Obviously knowing it was a strong melody, he rewrote the lyrics from scratch for this album.

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* RearrangeTheSong: Lennon wrote the melody of "Jealous Guy" in India in 1968, for a song called "Child of Nature". Perhaps because Paul had written "Mother Nature's Son" (both songs apparently inspired by the same Maharishi Mahesh Yogi lecture), John didn't attempt it for ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''. He briefly tried it again in the early rehearsals for ''Music/LetItBe'' (changing the original opening line from "on the road to Rishikesh" to "on the road to Marrakesh"). Obviously knowing it was a strong melody, he rewrote the lyrics from scratch for this album.


''Imagine'' is the fifth studio album by Music/JohnLennon, released in 1971. It is best known for the iconic title track "Imagine," which has become Lennon's SignatureSong. Other hits and fan favourites include "Jealous Guy," "Crippled Inside," and "Gimme Some Truth." It's widely seen as one of Lennon's best albums and was listed at #80 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].

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''Imagine'' is the fifth studio album by Music/JohnLennon, released in 1971. It is best known for the iconic title track "Imagine," which has become Lennon's SignatureSong. Other hits and fan favourites include "Jealous Guy," "Crippled Inside," and "Gimme Some Truth." It's widely seen as one of Lennon's best albums and was listed at #80 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of of All Time]].


* SpecialGuest: Music/GeorgeHarrison plays electric and slide guitar on "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier," "Gimme Some Truth," "Oh My Love," and "How Do You Sleep?". During "Crippled Inside" he plays dobro. Klaus Voormann, who designed the album cover of ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' plass bass and upright bass. Creator/PhilSpector provides backing vocals during "Oh Yoko!"

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* SpecialGuest: Music/GeorgeHarrison plays electric and slide guitar on "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier," "Gimme Some Truth," "Oh My Love," and "How Do You Sleep?". During "Crippled Inside" he plays dobro. Klaus Voormann, who designed the album cover of ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' plass bass and upright bass. Creator/PhilSpector Music/PhilSpector provides backing vocals during "Oh Yoko!"

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* TriumphantReprise: "Oh Yoko!" to "My Mummy's Dead", in a way. They both incorporate elements of the children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice" into their melodies, but "My Mummy's Dead" is a GriefSong for Lennon's mother sung in a CreepyMonotone, while "Oh Yoko!" is, of course, a love song to his wife.


* LyricalDissonance: "Crippled Inside" has an upbeat melody with jaunty accompaniment, but the lyrics are quite dark and almost cynical.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: "It's So Hard," where Lennon acknowledges both the good and difficult things about life.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: "It's So Hard," where Lennon acknowledges both the good and difficult things about life. The album overall incorporates material at both ends, with "Imagine" being firmly at the idealistic end and other material ("How Do You Sleep?", "Crippled Inside") being very cynical. Most songs are somewhere in the middle, though.


* GreenEyedMonster: "Jealous Guy" in which the protagonist apologizes for offending his partner, because he just was jealous.
* LighterAndSofter: While ''Imagine'' does have "Gimme Some Truth," "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier," and "How Do You Sleep?", that Lennon could go in a year from singing "The dream is over the dream is over" in "God" to singing "You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one" in "Imagine" suggests that he got ''something'' out of his system.

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* GreenEyedMonster: "Jealous Guy" Guy", in which the protagonist apologizes for offending his partner, partner because he was just was jealous.
* LighterAndSofter: While ''Imagine'' does have "Gimme Some Truth," "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier," and "How Do You Sleep?", that Lennon could go in a year from singing "The dream is over the dream is over" in "God" to singing "You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one" in "Imagine" suggests that he got ''something'' out of his system.



** "How Do You Sleep?" is directed at Music/PaulMcCartney, evidently in response to some lines Lennon had read as being subtle digs at him in [=McCartney=]'s ''Music/{{Ram}}''. [=McCartney=] later confirmed that "Too Many People" was indeed directed at Lennon, but they ultimately reconciled before Lennon's death. "How Do You Sleep?" reads as being absolutely ''scathing'' and incorporates several of [=McCartney=]'s song titles ironically, but Lennon was already downplaying their differences shortly after the release of ''Imagine'', saying, ""There's really no feud between me and Paul. It's all good, clean fun." By the mid-seventies, he stated that the song was as much [[SelfDeprecation directed at himself]] as it was at Paul.

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** "How Do You Sleep?" is directed at Music/PaulMcCartney, evidently in response to some lines Lennon had read as being subtle digs at him in [=McCartney=]'s ''Music/{{Ram}}''. [=McCartney=] later confirmed that "Too Many People" was indeed directed at Lennon, but they ultimately reconciled before Lennon's death. "How Do You Sleep?" reads as being absolutely ''scathing'' and incorporates several of [=McCartney=]'s song titles ironically, but Lennon was already downplaying their differences shortly after the release of ''Imagine'', saying, ""There's "There's really no feud between me and Paul. It's all good, clean fun." By the mid-seventies, he stated that the song was as much [[SelfDeprecation directed at himself]] as it was at Paul.Paul.
*** Some people have also read "Crippled Inside" as containing a few subtle digs at [=McCartney=] (Wiki/ThatOtherWiki lists "You can live a lie until you die" as one of the lines interpreted this way), but it's not clear if Lennon ever confirmed this.


# "I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die" (6:05)

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# "I Don't Wanna Want to Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die" Soldier" (6:05)



* DraftDodging: "I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die."

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* DraftDodging: "I Don't Wanna Want to Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die.Soldier."



* LighterAndSofter: While ''Imagine'' does have "Gimme Some Truth," "I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die," and "How Do You Sleep?", that Lennon could go in a year from singing "The dream is over the dream is over" in "God" to singing "You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one" in "Imagine" suggests that he got ''something'' out of his system.

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* LighterAndSofter: While ''Imagine'' does have "Gimme Some Truth," "I Don't Wanna Want to Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die," Soldier," and "How Do You Sleep?", that Lennon could go in a year from singing "The dream is over the dream is over" in "God" to singing "You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one" in "Imagine" suggests that he got ''something'' out of his system.



* {{Pacifism}}: "Imagine" and "I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die."

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* {{Pacifism}}: "Imagine" and "I Don't Wanna Want to Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die.Mama."



* QuestioningTitle: "How Do You Sleep?"

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* QuestioningTitle: "How Do You Sleep?"Sleep?" and "How?"



** "How Do You Sleep?" is directed at Music/PaulMcCartney.

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** "How Do You Sleep?" is directed at Music/PaulMcCartney.Music/PaulMcCartney, evidently in response to some lines Lennon had read as being subtle digs at him in [=McCartney=]'s ''Music/{{Ram}}''. [=McCartney=] later confirmed that "Too Many People" was indeed directed at Lennon, but they ultimately reconciled before Lennon's death. "How Do You Sleep?" reads as being absolutely ''scathing'' and incorporates several of [=McCartney=]'s song titles ironically, but Lennon was already downplaying their differences shortly after the release of ''Imagine'', saying, ""There's really no feud between me and Paul. It's all good, clean fun." By the mid-seventies, he stated that the song was as much [[SelfDeprecation directed at himself]] as it was at Paul.



* SpecialGuest: Music/GeorgeHarrison plays electric and slide guitar on "I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die," "Gimme Some Truth," "Oh My Love," and "How Do You Sleep?". During "Crippled Inside" he plays dobro. Klaus Voormann, who designed the album cover of ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' plass bass and upright bass. Creator/PhilSpector provides backing vocals during "Oh Yoko!"

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* SpecialGuest: Music/GeorgeHarrison plays electric and slide guitar on "I Don't Wanna Want to Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die," Soldier," "Gimme Some Truth," "Oh My Love," and "How Do You Sleep?". During "Crippled Inside" he plays dobro. Klaus Voormann, who designed the album cover of ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' plass bass and upright bass. Creator/PhilSpector provides backing vocals during "Oh Yoko!"



* WarIsHell: "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die" where Lennon shows, that war is so horrible that a young recruit doesn't want to be drafted and killed in a faraway land.

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* WarIsHell: "I Don't Wanna Want to Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die" a Soldier," where Lennon shows, shows that war is so horrible that a young recruit doesn't want to be drafted and killed in a faraway land.


* A photo of John in the album's liner notes parodies the album cover of [=McCartney's=] ''Music/{{RAM}}'', replacing the ram with a pig.

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* ** A photo of John in the album's liner notes parodies the album cover of [=McCartney's=] ''Music/{{RAM}}'', replacing the ram with a pig.


'''''Imagine''''' is the fifth studio album by Music/JohnLennon, released in 1971. It is best known for the iconic title track "Imagine," which has become Lennon's SignatureSong. Other hits and fan favourites include "Jealous Guy," "Crippled Inside," and "Gimme Some Truth." It's widely seen as one of Lennon's best albums and was listed at #80 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].

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'''''Imagine''''' ''Imagine'' is the fifth studio album by Music/JohnLennon, released in 1971. It is best known for the iconic title track "Imagine," which has become Lennon's SignatureSong. Other hits and fan favourites include "Jealous Guy," "Crippled Inside," and "Gimme Some Truth." It's widely seen as one of Lennon's best albums and was listed at #80 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].


* WarIsHell: "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die" where Lennon shows that war is so horrible that a young recruit doesn't want to be drafted and killed in a faraway land.

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* WarIsHell: "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die" where Lennon shows shows, that war is so horrible that a young recruit doesn't want to be drafted and killed in a faraway land.

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