The Powerful Healing of Music

Songwriters have an innate ability to express thoughts, ideas and passion, that when put to music, will lift your spirit, bring joy to an occasion, inspire you to think creatively, ease your heart and strengthen the fortitude of an entire nation.  by Pamela Hulse Andrews

Songwriters bring their own unique eccentricity, imperfection and the unexpected to their creations — often inspiring and motivating worldwide listeners.

Following the horrific Paris terrorist attacks musicians could be heard in the streets playing John Lennon’s Imagine. German pianist Davide Martello brought hundreds of mourners together just one day after the terrorists attack with a beautiful message in the form of Lennon’s song.

A peace sign adorned his piano while he played. Hundreds of people surrounded him and listened, some crying. “My goal is to travel around the whole world with my grand piano and to inspire people in the middle of the streets,” Martello wrote on his Facebook page.

Imagine, the title song of Lennon’s 1971 solo album, is one of the world’s most famous peace anthems. Its lyrics ask us to imagine a world of unity and harmony. It specifically speaks about removing nationalist and religious prejudices.

Whether you believe, or even understand the sentiment in this verse, perhaps it has a message that we can embrace: the main root to all war is different beliefs and religions. And then imagine how the world would be a better place if we were just at peace with one another.

Which at last brings me to the moment at hand, celebrating the holidays. I hope you’ll take pleasure in the musical riches that so many remarkable musicians, songwriters and singers have created over the years and have yourself a wonderful Christmas!

JOHN LENNON Imagine Lyrics

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

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…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one





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