Friday, March 25, 2011

John Lennon

Welcome to Rock 'n Roll Fridays. We are like other memes in that we will ask you thirteen questions each and every Friday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a singer, band, era or category and pick thirteen of their songs. Each of our questions will be based on the lyrics. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked John Lennon.

1. Gimme Some Truth “I'm sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, shortsighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth"
What is one undeniable truth in your life?

2. Instant Karma “Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on Earth are you there
When you're everywhere
Gonna get your share"
Why in the world do you think you are here?

3. Out of the Blue “Out the blue you came to me
And blew away life's misery”
Has anyone ever came out of the blue for you?

4. Jealous Guy “I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
Oh no, I didn't want to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy”
Tell us about a time when you were jealous.

5. Mind Games “We're playing those mind games together
Pushing the barriers planting seeds
Playing the mind guerrilla
Chanting the Mantra peace on earth”
When was the last time someone played mind games with you?

6. Imagine “Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger a brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing for the world”
What's your favorite possession?

7. Working Class Hero “They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool
Till you're so crazy you can't follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be”
How did you get along in high school?

8. I'm Stepping Out “Gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta get out
I'm stepping out, babe
Just a while
Ain't been out for days”
When was the last time you went out on the town? What did you do?

9. Steel and Glass “Well, your mouthpiece squawks as he spreads your lies
But you can't pull strings if your hands are tied, hey, hey”
Who was the last person who spread lies about you?

10. God “God is a concept
By which we measure
Our pain”
How do you conceive “god”?

11. I'm Losing You “Here in some stranger's room,
Late in the afternoon,
What am I doing here at all?”
Have you ever cheated on a lover or been cheated on?

12. Whatever Gets You Through the Night “Whatever gets you through your life 'salright, 'salright
Do it wrong or do it right 'salright, 'salright
Don't need a watch to waste your time oh no, oh no”
What gets you through the night?

13. Give Peace a Chance “Everybody's talkin' 'bout ministers, sinisters
Banisters and canisters, bishops and fishops
Rabbis and pop eyes, bye bye, bye byes”
What's everyone talking about where you live?

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  1. You did a fine job Budman! I think the word is "perceive" not conceive tho. lol Interesting lyrics and questions. Thanks for filling in for me. Nicve to know you got my back! xxo

  2. I haven't been around for a bit, this is the first I've heard about Kathy's dad. Please give her my sympathies on her loss.

  3. Kathy, hope you are hanging in there. Lots of us out here are pulling for you and sending love.

  4. Is thumb nail picture of guy smiling the homeless hippy in Gimme Some truth john lennon Documentary? If so what's his story on that day and what is he up to nowadays?