God Lyrics - John Lennon

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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

I don't believe in magic
I don't believe in I-ching
I don't believe in Bible
I don't believe in tarot
I don't believe in Hitler
I don't believe in Jesus
I don't believe in Kennedy
I don't believe in Buddha
I don't believe in Mantra
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I don't believe in Gita
I don't believe in Yoga
I don't believe in kings
I don't believe in Elvis
I don't believe in Zimmerman
I don't believe in Beatles
I just believe in me
Yoko and me
And that's reality

The dream is over
What can I say?
The dream is over
Yesterday
I was the Dreamweaver
But now I'm reborn
I was the Walrus
But now I'm John
And so dear friends
You'll just have to carry on
The dream is over






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John Lennon Means | Reviewer: Hooman | 9/7/13

i Think John Just Went to tell us Belieave yourself more than anythings else, this is a way u can live easier
also john was so sad...
he had a broke heart...
and all the words he use in this song is a some kind reflex of him heart ... and his life experience
but the only point u should get that is just belieave yourself ...
don't believe any hero and this is your way to be a hero...
im agree whit john :)

Did we have a point? | Reviewer: William Lee | 2/2/13

People get distracted so easily! Look, cookies!(Discussion over). Only in this case, instead of cookies, God and Jesus are the distractions. Nobody discussed the song's opening lines, which I think are profound. You'd rather grind your tired old axe, pushing your religion in our faces. But WHAT ABOUT people's pain and ignorance, and their perpetual need to find a God? Pain and ignorance are not likely to go away, with or without God. John was saying something thought-provoking; why didn't it provoke more thought? To me, the song is about liberation. Don't we all outgrow ideas and people we once believed in? How great to complete this huge chore of discarding and still find yourself with a soulmate! Not everyone is so lucky. Sadly, appallingly, his luck didn't last. Neither will mine. Neither will yours. (CUE CHORUS OF ANGRY CHRISTIANS, SHOUTING).

From an interview: the more pain we're in the more gods we need | Reviewer: Lee | 9/13/12

^So this is what he meant and believed when he was 30....
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George Fox was cool when he said, i know what jesus said but what do u say.

Read Joesph Campbell if ur struggling in the god thing.

Mystic said, god can very well be loved but not thought.


It's a concept | Reviewer: Andrea | 2/7/12

When he says I don't believe in Beatles, he's referring to the way people viewed the Beatles in the sixties. To many they were 'gods'. He's saying he doesn't believe in Beatles as a group, as higher power. Not that he doesn't believe in Paul, Ringo and George(at the time). He treated Paul like a brother, but as many family relationships it got complicated as he got older. Yoko and Linda often said that they both wanted to speak, but obviously had way too much pride. Also, Yoko could not have split up the band if she tried. Things were falling apart even before she came in the studio. John wanted to write different songs than Paul. Just take a look at the White Album Glass Onion vs Back In The U.S.S.R.. George was getting a bit resentful. Even Ringo was tired of the band, he quit during the recording of the White Album leaving Paul to play drums on various tracks. Also, Paul sometimes restricted John from saying what was on his mind because he felt it was too forward and would ruin the band's image and get bad press. This was often shown when they were asked about politics. They were just four brothers who found it time to move out. But all in all, God is a good song and even if you believe in at least one thing he sings of, at least the ending is nice. Their dream is over, but their legend lives on.

Reply to Carlee: for all of you who think yoko broke up the band, RETARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/22/11

if u idiots really believe yoko was the only reason y the beatles split, u should just go home and listen to ur stupid ass justin bieber. they split cuz they just couldn't do it anymore, they could see right thru each other. it just wasn't the same anymore, the MacCartney/Lennon partnership had turned into a full-out competition of who could write the better song which also included George. they were all getting on each others nerves, oh and for the retard who thought John was the bossy one ( Carlee), he wasn't . the bossy one at that point was Paul. they all left for different reasons, not beacuse of yoko, yes it did annoy them having her around but thats as far as it went. sorry for all of this but i hate when ignorant ppl like Carlee start talking about shit they know nothing about

Yas | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/20/11

Who gives a flying fuck. None of you's knew any of them so why do you's care so much, nothing lasts forever and when things get old they get boring. God aint real either. Oh and i am a beatles fan...

don't believe just believe... | Reviewer: ki | 10/25/11

i don't believe these comments,
i don't believe in the song,
i don't believe in the lyrics,
i don't believe in god,
i don't believe in athiests,
i don't believe in nothing,
i just believe in peace.
my heart n peace.
yesterday, i woke up.
today is all i got.
jus believe in peace.
my mind n peace.
my heart n peace.
may gaddhafi rest in peace.
may the murderers rest in peace.
may you all be in peace~~~

Reply to Ringo'sGirl | Reviewer: Carlee | 9/7/11

" He just sounds like he totally hates Paul, George, and Ringo, well Paul and Ringo, if you miss him, listen to the song carefully and see if you still do!! I'm sure John was a great friend to them all at the time, but now he just sounds like they all hated him and he's completely innocent. He's not, it was his fault for marrying Yoko, who partially broke up the Beatles, it's his fault for being bossy and I bet him and Paul made George sad because they wouldn't even give up 10 minutes of their day helping George with his songs, and they just payed attention to their songs the whole day, they probably even dreamed about what they were going to put into their songs!! And I feel even worse for Ringo, because they didn't even pay attention to him most of the time! Ringo didn't even get one song on every album, he got about 14-17 songs to sing during the whole 8 year Beatle career! It's mostly John's fault, no offense to him. =( sorry for rambling on, I just needed to get that out of my system, and state my point. "

You have no idea what you're talking about AT ALL.
John and Paul were the main lyricists of the band, George knew this, everybody knew this.
George most likely rarely went to them with lyric ideas, but I'm sure if he did that both of them looked 'em over and discussed them as a band if they were good enough, what ever.
Ringo was the DRUMMER. He sang the songs that his voice sounded better singing. You don't think he was happy?
Don't talk about them like you know them, you have no idea how they felt or acted towards each other when cameras were off and journalists were away.

RE: A Question for the Atheist | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/29/11

"I just have one question...especially for the scientific atheists. I don't mean this in a degrading or sarcastic way, but if God is not real...Who has been changing my life and answering my most special, impossible prayers? Who has been giving me supernatural strength when I've suffered traumatic situations? Who has given me true love in my heart for my enemies...that's not normal. Who has been teaching my heart spiritual truths that match up perfectly with the Scriptures."

You have :)

God is not the problem, Religion is | Reviewer: musicfreak4563 | 7/24/11

I personally believe in a higher power, but do not follow any one religion. I think. People get too swept up in their religion and start condemning those who believe differently than they do. I personally think that as long as you are a good person, God will accept you into heaven/paradise/etc. regardless of you're personal beliefs. Also, in regards to the person who said we need God to give us peace, I believe that if God wanted to just intervene like that, he would've done it a long time ago and prevented humanity from reaching the state it is currently in. I think we need to realize for ourselves that violence is not the answer, rather than have this realization handed to us

God review | Reviewer: Glenn | 6/28/11

People keep talking about how good god is but fail to mention the deaths and suffering he inflicted and those he sent to hell just for thinking for themselves. How he preffers to keep women down and even advocate slavery. Yes, the god of the bible does not say anything about abolishing slavery or is it even in the 10 commandments to not keep slaves or servants. Hell, the 1st 4 commandments are only about himself. What a selfish douche. Praise Buddha!

We need God to bring the peace which John Lennon longed for | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/17/11

I don't know what John Lennon believed or didn't believe. I'd say he was confused. But I believe in God. It's much easier to believe in Him than not to believe. What person on this earth could create a brain, or an eye - which is so perfect. What person could create a flower so beautiful and perfect in design. What person could love us like God loves us, enough to die the most horrible death to save us. How could we not believe in Him who created us and all that we are. May God forgive us all for our lack of faith and lack of love. May God bring us to true faith, love for our neighbour and love for Him. May He brings us all back into peace and harmony with one another. I know that John Lennon wanted peace in the world, but he wanted to do it on his own. We can't do it on our own - we need our God and our Saviour. He is the only one that can bring it about. We just have to cooperate with His Grace.

='( | Reviewer: Ringo'sGirl | 5/28/11

This song makes me so sad at the part where he says

"I don't believe in Beatles
I just believe in me
Yoko and me
And that's reality

The dream is over
What can I say?
The dream is over
Yesterday
I was the Dreamweaver
But now I'm reborn
I was the Walrus
But now I'm John
And so dear friends
You'll just have to carry on
The dream is over"

He just sounds like he totally hates Paul, George, and Ringo, well Paul and Ringo, if you miss him, listen to the song carefully and see if you still do!! I'm sure John was a great friend to them all at the time, but now he just sounds like they all hated him and he's completely innocent. He's not, it was his fault for marrying Yoko, who partially broke up the Beatles, it's his fault for being bossy and I bet him and Paul made George sad because they wouldn't even give up 10 minutes of their day helping George with his songs, and they just payed attention to their songs the whole day, they probably even dreamed about what they were going to put into their songs!! And I feel even worse for Ringo, because they didn't even pay attention to him most of the time! Ringo didn't even get one song on every album, he got about 14-17 songs to sing during the whole 8 year Beatle career! It's mostly John's fault, no offense to him. =( sorry for rambling on, I just needed to get that out of my system, and state my point.

God IS A concept | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/3/11

Jhon was saying that anything that we think is going or fix all our problems exept ourselves is just a big concept. We need to fix our own problems. Not God, Buddah,or the messiah. We must end our own problems. Thats what I think John was trying to tell us.

A Question for the Atheist | Reviewer: Unknown | 5/3/11

I just have one question...especially for the scientific atheists. I don't mean this in a degrading or sarcastic way, but if God is not real...Who has been changing my life and answering my most special, impossible prayers? Who has been giving me supernatural strength when I've suffered traumatic situations? Who has given me true love in my heart for my enemies...that's not normal. Who has been teaching my heart spiritual truths that match up perfectly with the Scriptures. It seems that God will show me something in my heart, and then i read it in the Bible. It's almost like the apostles and i are experiencing the same God. That not said in a mean way:) wish you could hear my tone of voice.


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