Imagine Album

Artist(s): John Lennon

Cover Art

John Lennon Imagine Cover Art

Tracklist

Imagine

length: 3:04
producer: Yoko Ono, Phil Spector and John Lennon
piano: John Lennon
performer: Plastic Ono Band and New York Philharmonic
bass: Klaus Voormann
drums (drum set): Alan White
lyricist: John Lennon, Yoko Ono
composer: 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・・・
Aha・・・

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・・・
You fu・・・

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

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 word・・・
You fu・・・

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Crippled Inside

length: 3:49
producer: Yoko Ono, Phil Spector and John Lennon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
performer: New York Philharmonic and Plastic Ono Band
double bass: Klaus Voormann and Steve Brendell
electric guitar: John Lennon
acoustic guitar: John Tout, Rod Linton and Ted Turner
dobro: George Harrison
composer: John Lennon
lyricist: John Lennon
You can shine your shoes and wear a suit
you can comb your hair and look quite cute
you can hide your face behind a smile
one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside

You can wear a mask and paint your face
you can call yourself the human race
you can wear a coller and a tie
one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside

Well now you know that your
cat has nine lives babe
nine lives to itself
but you only got one
and a dog's life ain't fun
mamma take a look outside

You can go to church and sing a hymn
judge me by the colour of my skin
you can live a lie untill you die
one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside

Well now you know that your
cat has nine lives babe
nine lives to itself
but you only got one
and a dog's life ain't fun
mamma take a look outside

You can go to church and sing a hymn
judge me by the colour of my skin
you can live a lie untill you die
one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside

one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside
one thing you can't hide
is when you're crippled inside

Jealous Guy

length: 4:16
producer: John Lennon, Phil Spector and Yoko Ono
performer: New York Philharmonic and Plastic Ono Band
bass: Klaus Voormann
guitar: John Lennon
harmonium: John Barham
vibraphone: Alan White
drums (drum set): Jim Keltner
composer: John Lennon
lyricist: John Lennon
I was dreaming of the past
And my heart was beating fast
I began to lose control
I began to lose control

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
Oh well I didn't want to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

I was feeling insecure
You might not love me anymore
I was shivering inside
I was shivering inside

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
Oh well I didn't want to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
Oh well I didn't want to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

I was tryin' to catch your eyes
Thought that you was tryin' to hide
I was swallowing my pain
I was swallowing my pain

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
Oh well I didn't want to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy (watch out)
I'm just a jealous guy (look out baby)
I'm just a jealous guy

It's So Hard

length: 2:27
producer: John Lennon, Phil Spector and Yoko Ono
performer: New York Philharmonic and Plastic Ono Band
bass: Klaus Voormann
guitar: John Lennon
saxophone: King Curtis
drums (drum set): Jim Gordon
composer: John Lennon
lyricist: John Lennon
You gotta live
You gotta love
You gotta be somebody
You gotta shove
But it's so hard, it's really hard
Sometimes I feel like going down
You gotta eat
You gotta drink
You gotta feel something
You gotta worry
But it's so hard, it's really hard
Sometimes I feel like going down

But when it's good
It's really good
And when I hold you in my arms baby
Sometimes I feel like going down

You gotta run
You gotta hide
You gotta keep your woman satisfied
But it's so hard, it's really hard
Sometimes I feel like going down

I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die

length: 6:08
producer: Phil Spector, John Lennon and Yoko Ono
piano: Nicky Hopkins
performer: Plastic Ono Band and New York Philharmonic
bass: Klaus Voormann
guitar: John Lennon
acoustic guitar: Joey Molland and Tom Evans
saxophone: King Curtis
slide guitar: George Harrison
maracas: Steve Brendell
drums (drum set): Jim Keltner
tambourine: Mike Pinder
composer: John Lennon
lyricist: John Lennon
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Well, I don't wanna be a sailor mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a failure mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no

Well, I don't wanna be a rich man mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a poor man mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a lawyer mama, I don't wanna lie
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, hey!

Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Well, I don't wanna be a thief now mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a churchman mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, hey!

Oh well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Well, I don't wanna be a sailor mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a failure mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no

Gimme Some Truth

length: 3:16
producer: Phil Spector, Yoko Ono and John Lennon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
performer: Plastic Ono Band and New York Philharmonic
guitar family: John Lennon
bass: Klaus Voormann
guitar: George Harrison
acoustic guitar: Andy Davis and Rod Linton
drums (drum set): Alan White
composer: John Lennon
lyricist: John Lennon
I'm sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dicky
Is gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of hope
Money for dope
Money for rope
No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dicky
Is gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of soap
Money for dope
Money for rope
I'm sick to death of seeing things
From tight-lipped, condescending, mama's little chauvinists
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth now
I've had enough of watching scenes
Of schizophrenic, ego-centric, paranoiac, prima-donnas
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth
No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of tricky dicky
Is gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of soap
It's money for dope
Money for rope
Ah, I'm sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now
I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

Oh My Love

length: 2:45
producer: Phil Spector, Yoko Ono and John Lennon
piano: John Lennon
performer: New York Philharmonic and Plastic Ono Band
bass: Klaus Voormann
guitar: George Harrison
electric piano: Nicky Hopkins
drums (drum set) & cymbal: Alan White
writer: Yoko Ono, John Lennon
Oh My Love for the first time in my life
my eyes are wide open
Oh My Love for the first time in my life
my eyes can see

I see the wind,
Oh I see the trees
Everything is clear in my heart
I see the clouds,
Oh I see the sky
Everything is clear in our world

Oh My Love for the first time in my life
my mind is wide open
Oh my lover for the first time in my life
my mind can feel

I feel sorrow,
Oh I feel dreams
Everything is clear in my heart
I feel life,
Oh I feel love
Everything is clear in our world

How Do You Sleep?

length: 5:36
producer: Yoko Ono, Phil Spector and John Lennon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
performer: New York Philharmonic and Plastic Ono Band
bass: Klaus Voormann
guitar: John Lennon
slide guitar: George Harrison
drums (drum set): Alan White
composer: John Lennon
lyricist: John Lennon
So Sgt. Pepper took you by surprise
you better see right thru that mother's eyes
those freaks was right when they said you was dead
the one mistake you made was in your head
how do you sleep?
ah how do you sleep at night?

You live with straights who tell you you was king
jump when your mamma tell you anything
the only thing you done was yesterday
and since you've gone you're just another day
how do you sleep?
ah how do you sleep at night?

how do you sleep?
ah how do you sleep at night?

a pretty face may last a year or two
but pretty soon they'll see what you can do
the sound you make is muzak to my ears
you must have learned something in all those years
how do you sleep?
ah how do you sleep at night?

How?

length: 3:43
producer: John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector
piano: Nicky Hopkins and John Lennon
performer: Plastic Ono Band and New York Philharmonic
bass: Klaus Voormann
vibraphone: John Barham
drums (drum set): Alan White
lyricist: John Lennon
composer: John Lennon
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
how can I go forward when I don't know which way to turn?
how can I go forward into something I'm not sure of?
oh no, oh no
How can I have feeling when I don't know if it's a feeling?
how can I feel something if I just don't know how to feel
how can I have feelings when my feelings have always been denied?
oh no, oh no

You know life can be long
and you got to be so strong
and the world is so tough
sometimes I feel I've had enough

How can I give love when I don't know what it is I'm giving?
how can I give love when I just don't know how to give?
how can I give love when love is something I aint never had?
oh no, oh no

You know life can be long
and you got to be so strong
and the world is so tough
sometimes I feel I've had enough

How can we go forward when we don't know which way we're facing?
how can we go forward when we don't know which way to turn?
how can we go forward into something we're not sure of?
oh no, oh no

Oh Yoko!

length: 4:18
producer: John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector
piano: Nicky Hopkins
performer: Plastic Ono Band and New York Philharmonic
bass: Klaus Voormann
background vocals: Phil Spector
acoustic guitar: Rod Linton and Andy Davis
drums (drum set): Alan White
free reed & guitar: John Lennon
composer: John Lennon
lyricist: John Lennon
In the middle of the night,
In the middle of the night I call your name,
Oh Yoko,
Oh Yoko,
My love will turn you on,

In the middle of the bath,
In the middle of the bath I call your name,
Oh Yoko,
Oh Yoko,
My love will turn you on,

In the middle of a shave,
In the middle of a shve I call your name,
Oh Yoko,
Oh Yoko,
My love will turn you on,

In the middle of a dream,
In the middle of a dream I call your name,
Oh Yoko,
Oh Yoko,
My love will turn you on,

In the middle of a cloud,
In the middle of a cloud I call your name,
Oh Yoko,
Oh Yoko,
My love will turn you on,

Oh Yoko [Repeat: x5]