The PJ Tatler

Buzz Ballad: "Imagine"

Imagine
—apologies to John Lennon

Imagine no derision
Towards religious belief
Tolerance for diverse visions
Bolstering joy and soothing grief
Letting each denomination
Find its separate way

Imagine patriotism
And genuine national pride
Helping to heal false schisms
We’re really all one side
Imagine recognition
Of what we have achieved

You may call me a turncoat
But I’m not the only one
I hope like me you’ll wake up
And undo the damage we’ve done

Imagine deregulation
I wonder if you can
No governmental meddling
In people’s private plans
Imagine what we could build
With less bureaucracy

You may call me a turncoat
But I’m not the only one
I hope like me you’ll wake up
And undo the damage we’ve done