Archive | Mar 04, 2017

Certain Songs #808: John Lennon – “Jealous Guy”

Album: Imagine
Year: 1971

Please don’t judge me harshly — I mean even more so than you already have dozens of times before — but I’ve never been a huge fan of “Imagine,” the song, the icon, the object of worship.

I mean, don’t get me wrong: it’s a perfectly lovely song with a perfectly lovely sentiment, but it got played to death in the wake of his death. And to be honest, I prefer my John Lennon less as an utopian dreamer and more as fucked-up dude coming clean about his fucked-up-ness.

Thus, “Jealous Guy.”