Happy 72nd Birthday, John — You Gave us Some Truth

Oct 9, 2012 | 1027 Views | 0 Comments

Today would have been John Winston Ono Lennon’s 72nd birthday. These lyrics were written as a protest during the Vietnam War period, but they’re more relevant today than ever. Love you and miss you, Johnny!

I’m sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

I’ve had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of Tricky Dicky
Is gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of hope
Money for dope
Money for rope

I’m sick to death of seeing things
From tight-lipped, condescending, mama’s little chauvinists
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth now

I’ve had enough of watching scenes
Of schizophrenic, ego-centric, paranoiac, prima-donnas
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth

Here’s a nice video montage, set to “Gimme Some Truth:”

© Dana Spiardi, Oct 9, 2012

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