5 Favorite John Lennon Lyrics...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by samthesham, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Welcome to a simple thread SHF...

    Simply post your 5 preferences for favorite Lennon lyrics including solo & Beatles...

    No writer in rock had the gift of John Lennons brilliant plain talk lyrics...

    Here are my 5 in order...

    1.Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)...from RS & funny, witty & pure John

    2.I'm So Tired (1968)...after 10 years in the business he meant it

    3.God (1970)...disowning everything but his love for Yoko & IMO the man's finest vocal performance

    4.Cold Turkey (1969)...along with Velvets / Heroin & Temps / Cloud Nine the most harrowing depiction of smack ever written

    5.Don't Let Me Down (1969)...written as a loving Beatle farewell & a reassuring of his love for Yoko, IMO the Beatles last great moment...

    So these are my 5 selections, anybody care to participate
     
  2. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Help
    In My Life
    You Can't Do That
    All I've Got To Do
    I'll Get You

    and so many more...
     
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  3. Thunderman

    Thunderman Forum Resident

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    "Working Class Hero" is tough to beat for social commentary

    "Nowhere Man" has a sadness to it that is very moving

    "I Am The Walrus" is the ultimate lyrics-paint-a-picture song.

    "I Found Out" is the best F.U. to everybody song ever written

    "Beautiful Boy" is the most tender song ever written (listen to "I Found Out" and then "Beautiful Boy." Can you believe the same guy could do both? Incredible.)
     
  4. BRODNATION

    BRODNATION The Future Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows

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    Nowhere Man
    Norwegian wood
    I am the walrus
    In my life
    Help!
     
  5. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes, I should have listed Nowhere Man to my list!
     
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  6. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Not necessarily favorites, but the ones I love that I thought of first.

    Strawberry Fields Forever
    In My Life
    Mother
    A Day in the Life
    Happiness Is a Warm Gun
     
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  7. kokishin

    kokishin Forum Resident

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    Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
    Imagine
    Beautiful Boy
    Strawberry Fields Forever
    If I Fell


    RIP John Lennon
     
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  8. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

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    Oh My Love
    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
    I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
    No Reply
    Not a Second Time
     
  9. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    So many...

    Across The Universe - Magical and I think John's favourite
    Dear Prudence
    Woman
    Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
    In My Life
     
  10. mike126

    mike126 Active Member

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    I'm A Loser
    I'm Only Sleeping
    Julia
    Watching The Wheels
    I Don't Wanna Face It
     
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  11. majoyenrac

    majoyenrac Forum Resident

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    No order
    1. Mother - flat out resonates. He puts it all out there
    2. In my life
    3. Imagine
    4. Strawberry Fields forever
    5. Watching the Wheels - to be fair May resonate more because he died but it’s still great
     
  12. Uncle Miles

    Uncle Miles Wafting in and out of Forum

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    • I Am The Walrus
    • Happiness Is A Warm Gun
    • Norwegian Wood
    • She Said She Said
    • Remember
     
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  13. writteninwater

    writteninwater Forum Resident

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    Oslo
    I'm a Loser
    Help!
    Happpiness Is a Warm Gun
    Gimme Some Truth
    Mother
     
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  14. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

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    No particular order:

    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Happiness Is A Warm Gun
    I Am The Walrus
    Working Class Hero
    Imagine
     
  15. MitchLT

    MitchLT Custom Entitled

    “living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see”
     
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  16. fungomatto

    fungomatto Forum Resident

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    God
    Mother
    In my life
    Help
    Beautiful boy
     
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  17. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds It's pronounced "Throatwobbler mangrove."

    Nowhere Man
    Norwegian Wood
    In My Life
    Strawberry Fields Forever
    All You Need Is Love
     
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  18. TimR

    TimR Well-Known Member

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    Kansas
    There are so many & In no order;

    I am the Walrus
    In My Life
    Oh My Love
    Gimme Some Truth
    I'm Losing You
     
  19. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Strawberry Fields Forever
    I Am The Walrus
    In My Life
    Nowhere Man
    Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)


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  20. tages

    tages Forum Resident

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    Was John the first to come up with “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”? If so, that is an incredible lyric.

    If not, he’s still got many fantastic ones (I love the imagery in “Cry Baby Cry” - not many could do wordplay like John).
     
  21. HaileyMcComet

    HaileyMcComet Forum Resident

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    Unfortunately, no. Cartoonist Allen Saunders said it in 1957.
     

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