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← Cee Lo Green Changes 'Imagine' Lyrics To 'All Religions' From John Lennon's 'No Religion'

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There's nothing humorous in this new lyric which is in my opinion the only thing that could have redeemed it, so yeah, it rankles. Lennon's is a well known and highly original line, (at least I can't think of any similar lyrical sentiments off the top of my head right now), and the reason why it's not acceptable is because it is so forthright. This nobody succeeded in turning what was bold and original into the usual slush. If he had used some completely different words with a meaning unrelated to Lennon's original, that would have been bad enough - maybe excusable depending on circumstances - but he chose to directly contradict the meaning of the composer, even using the word 'religion', which is the most flagrant rip off of a song for his own message. I have never heard of the guy before and hope never to hear of him again.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:58:54 UTC | #904728