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How Do You Sleep?

March 21, 2007

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of John Lennon’s life and music (as a member of the Beatles as well as a solo artist).  A lot of his moods mirror my own, and this week, I’m reminded of the song ‘How Do You Sleep?’ from 1971’s Imagine album.  Here are the lyrics:

/so sgt. pepper took you by
surprise/
/you better see right thru that
mother’s eyes/
/those freaks was right when
they said you was dead/
/the one mistake you made was
in your head/
/ohh, how do you sleep?/
/oh, how do you sleep at night?/

/you live with straights who tell
you you was king/
/jump when your momma tell
you anything/
/the only thing you done was
yesterday/
/and since you’ve gone you’re
just another day/
/how do you sleep?/
/oh, how do you sleep at night?/

/a pretty face may last a year
or two/
/but pretty soon they’ll see
what you can do/
/the sound you make is muzak
to my ears/
/you must have learned
something in all those years/
/how do you sleep?/
/oh, how do you sleep at night?/

To answer that song, I sleep peacefully with a clear conscience and someone who loves me in a big queen sized bed.  Not everyone can say the same.  If this post seems vague, then it wasn’t intended for you.  Great album, that Imagine, though. 

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