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Old Oct 09, 2015, 01:19 PM   #6
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What I'm fed up with is how so many confuse the artist with their work! And this isn't just John facing it either; it's pretty much all artists face, whether they are lyricists or poets or authors or painters or what have you. Like there's no such thing as imagination?

Like John couldn't write Working Class Hero because his family was lower middle class? Who said it was about him? He got tons of friends that were from blue collar families. I bet he could see how hard they were working to get ends meet. Or about Imagine. (This is where the saint bit comes in, Scruffie) He wrote saying suppose we could all live like that. He didn't say he would lead the way. Or work for peace. He personally didn't usher in world peace. So? At least the man tried!

Makes me so tired sometimes.

Sometimes I dream in colors
It always happens when
I find myself with others
Who don't pretend
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