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Working Class Hero

Posted by shanoah on May 15, 2009

I always liked that song, actually, Sean. Though, you know, the video you posted of it cut off the opening lyrics. Which is a pity, because they were probably the most relevant ones to your post.

"God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
I'll say it again:
God is a concept by which we measure our pain."

Since we’re on the topic, here are a few other things John Lennon’s said:

I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky.  I believe that what people call God is something in all of us.  I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?

I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.

I echo the sentiment. On all three quotes, really, to differing degrees. And given that last, I thought it appropriate to play John Lennon‘s Working Class Hero. We play a lot of songs about heros here, don’t we, Sean? Hadn’t noticed that. Surprised Joni Minstrel isn’t in the list…

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