The Beatles had something going back in the 60’s when they coined such prophetic and inspirational songs as Let it Be, Across the Universe, With a Little Help from my friends, All you need is Love, Here comes the Sun, I Wanna hold your hand – the list is endless! Story after short story of hope and love. McCartney the optimistic ray of sunshine, Lennon the worldly realist so wanting to Imagine the possibilities, but so disturbed that the world would not buy into them.
Forty years later since Lennon and McCartney first hooked up in a pub in Liverpool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Km9L1Sqd0), their songs and their dreams of peace and vision live on. Lennon’s vision ended prematurely and if he were still rocking it out today, I can’t help but think that he would think that the world has not moved more toward peace and harmony. More toward friendship and humanism, devoid of religiose ideas for the afterlife, instead, living each day for today.
Their music inspires millions still; every language, every culture, every race, we all believe in the world that could be. The world that should be.
Life is very short, and there’s no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend.
I have always thought that it’s a crime,
So I will ask you once again.
Try to see it my way,
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong.
While you see it your way
There’s a chance that we may fall apart before too long
Let’s work it out together.