JOHN & YOKO PLASTIC ONO BAND: BORN IN A PRISON [SOMETIME IN NEW YORK CITY, 1972]

Σαν σήμερα, 18 Φεβρουαρίου του 1933 γεννήθηκε η Yoko Ono. Δεν αναφέρομαι σ’ αυτήν επειδή την συμπαθώ ιδιαίτερα, ούτε επειδή τη θεωρώ πολύ σημαντική. Εϊναι απλώς ευκαιρία να ακούσουμε δυο ωραία τραγούδια. Το πρώτο, δικό της, από το διπλό άλμπουμ που κυκλοφόρησε με τον Lennon το 1972.

On this date, February 18, 1933, Yoko Ono was born. I am not referring to her because I like her, nor because I consider her particularly important. It’s just a chance to listen to two very nice songs. The first one is a song of hers, from the double album she released with Lennon in 1972.

[Verse: Yoko Ono]
We are born in a prison
Raised in a prison
Sent to a prison called school

We cry in a prison
We love in a prison
We dream in a prison like fools

[Chorus: Yoko Ono & John Lennon]
Wood becomes a flute when it’s loved
Reach for yourself and your battered mates
Mirror becomes a razor when it’s broken
Look in the mirror and see your shattered fate

[Verse: Ono]
We live with no reason
Kicked around for no reason
Thrown out without reason like tools

We work in a prison
And hate in a prison
And die in a prison as a rule

[Chorus: Ono & Lennon]
Wood becomes a flute when it’s loved
Reach for yourself and your battered mates
Mirror becomes a razor when it’s broken
Look in the mirror and see your shattered fate

[Verse: Ono]
We live in a prison
Among judges and wardens
And wait for no reason for you

We laugh in a prison
Go through all four seasons
And die with no vision of truth

[Chorus: Ono & Lennon]
Wood becomes a flute when it’s loved
Reach for yourself and for your battered mates
Mirror becomes a razor when it’s broken
Look in the mirror and see your shattered fate

[Outro: Ono]
Born in a prison

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2 Comments

  1. Resa February 21, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Well, well, I can’t remember this song. Admittedly, I skipped over most songs with her wailing in them. This one is a bit different.
    Another note; I adore The Ballad Of John And Yoko.

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    1. Oannes February 22, 2020 at 7:39 am

      I’ve done my share of skipping too. I never liked this creature, but this is one of the few exceptions. The Ballad of… is one of my favorites also. Thank you!

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