Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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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 

With its melody and heart-warming message, no doubt IMAGINE originally sang by John Lennon will never fade as long as humanity lives. Its the core of the song that has something to do with it. Its the theme of the song that focuses on the elusive quest for peace, equality, brotherhood and harmony that makes it a song of all time especially in these times when strife and conflicts seem to rule several parts of the world.

My favorite cover of this song is that of the Glee - Season 1, Hairography episode where it was performed by a deaf choir - Haverbrook School for the Deaf,  together with the Glee cast members. It was a tearjerker episode. Then tonight, as I was browsing Yahoo, I caught sight of a headline about an X Factor  2011 Auditions episode with judges and audiences moved by a particular performance and so I checked it out over You Tube and here's what I found out. 


After watching the video I got some sort of realizations: Often, we get discouraged and disheartened over trivial matters happening in our lives that we simply overlook whatever we have at hand. We are too consumed of complaining (with emphasis on ME, MYSELF AND I) about how fast we gain weight, about the strands of hair we found on our pillow every time we wake up in the morning :), how our skin turns darker with just a little sunlight exposure and all these things that we don't have, that we become oblivious of the many blessings we are enjoying everyday.

Sometimes, we need a song to put us into sleep but  I thank Emmanuel Kelly that with his voice and his story, I am awakened from a seemingly deep slumber. 


1 comments:

  1. the never-ending evolution of man + commercialism = tragedy (maybe someday..)

    i watched the video included in this post and somehow, it reminded me about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA

    *sings Imagine (in off-key notes..)

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