You Will Be Blown Away By Freddie’s Touching Tribute “Imagine” To Lennon A Day After He Passed

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Imagine a World

Originally, Freddie’s “Life is Real” was composed as a tribute to John Lennon’s “Love is Real” when he came to the devastating realization that John was gone forever.

A day after John’s passing, Freddie decided to cover the beautiful art piece of  “Imagine” in honor of his everlasting impact on himself and the world.

Fun Fact: “Life is Real” took on a new life after Freddie Mercury’s death, and is now regularly performed as a tribute to Mercury as well as Lennon.

Clearly, Freddie had a soft spot in his heart for John and the music he created, which he displayed in this recording of “Imagine” at Wembley in 1980.

Considering Lennon had a significant impact on his fans, the audio below is highly infused with crowd clatter, cheer, and singing along with Freddie as they mourn his loss in unison.

+ 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

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day 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

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

+Life is Real Lyrics +

Guilt stains on my pillow
Blood on my terraces
Torsos in my closet
Shadows from my past
Life is real, life is real
Life is real, so real

Sleeping is my leisure
Waking up in a minefield
Dream in just a pleasure dome
Love is a roulette wheel
Life is real, life is real
Life is real, oh yeah

Success is my breathing space
I brought it on myself
I will price it, I will cash it
I can take it or leave it
Loneliness is my hiding place
Breast feeding myself
What more can I say?
I have swallowed the bitter pill
I can taste it I can taste it
Life is real, life is real
Life is real

Music will be my mistress
Loving like a whore
Lennon is a genius
Living in ev’ry pore
Life is real, life is real
Life is real, so real
Life is cruel, life is a bitch
Life is real, so real
Life is real, life is real, yeah
Life is real.

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