If John Lennon hadn’t been brutally murdered by a deranged mental case, he would have turned 80 yesterday.
His son, Sean, performed a song written by his father on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night.
It’s damn good.
It was also a brilliant choice by Sean to play. The lyrics are even more relevant today, than when they were first written.
People say we got it made
Don’t they know we’re so afraid?
We’re afraid to be alone
Everybody got to have a home
Just a boy and a little girl
Trying to change the whole wide world
The world is just a little town
Everybody trying to put us down
I don’t expect you to understand
After you’ve caused so much pain
But then again, you’re not to blame
You’re just a human, a victim of the insane
We’re afraid of everyone
Afraid of the sun
The sun will never disappear
But the world may not have many years
I like to look on the bright side - at least we live after John was alive.