It's a song by JWL if you didn't know.

"All we are saying is give peace a chance"

It really is a great concept! Give it a chance and it'll work out.

Unfortunately I don't see it working out at all... there are some people who thrive on misery and if the world were suddenly a happy cheerful place where everyone were able to love everyone no questions asked then someone wouldn't be happy. In order for it to work everyone has to give it a chance... and a few people out there just wont!

I'm a modern hippie, as the definition sometimes applies anyway. I'm into peace and love and all that kind of stuff... but unfortunately my other half is a realist or pessimist if you desire that... and world peace and human emotion are mutually exclusive... So it's nice to dream about... and I really wish it were possible... but we're all doomed to be forever in turmoil. Because People Suck(tm)

Sorry John... some poeple just aren't quite grown up enough yet. Thanks for the effort though!

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Officially written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney for contract reasons, the song was actually penned only by Lennon and attributed to the Plastic Ono Band. It was recorded live in Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel during John and Yoko's second Bed-In for Peace, on June 1, 1969. Those in attendance included Timothy Leary, Derek Taylor, Petula Clark, and members of Canada's Radha Krishna Temple. The single was released in the U.S. on July 7, reached #14 on Billboard's charts, and hit #2 in the United Kingdom. The line about "masturbation" was controversial, but Lennon claimed the group had used the word "mastication" instead. Because the tape was unclear, the line was allowed to play.

Two, one two three four
Everybody's talking about
Bagism, shagism, dragism, madism, ragism, tagism
This-ism, that-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m.

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

C'mon -
Everybody's talking about ministers,
Sinisters, banisters and canisters
Bishops and fishops and rabbis and pop-eyes,
And bye bye, bye byes.

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Let me tell you now -
Everybody's talking about
Revolution, evolution, masturbation,
flagellation, regulation, integration,
meditation, United Nations,
Congratulations.

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Everybody's talking about
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary,
Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper,
Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer,
Allen Ginsberg, Hare Krishna,
Hare, Hare Krishna

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

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