Monday, January 2, 2012

VIDEO: Cee Lo Green changes lyrics to John Lennon’s Imagine

During his New Year’s Eve performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine” in Times Square, Cee Le Green took the liberty of changing one of the key lines in the song.

Instead of singing the original lyrics, “Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too,” Green switched it up as “Nothing to kill or die for / And all religion’s true.”

Green’s version dramatically changes the intent of the legendary song, and music fans aren’t happy about it.

”Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys!” Green tweeted. “I was trying to say a world were [sic] u could believe what u wanted that’s all.”

Cee Lo responded directly to other angry Lennon fans on Twitter, but has since deleted all of the tweets.

Cee Lo Green – Imagine (partial)
Original by John Lennon
Times Square - NYC – December 31, 2011

See also:

Christmas Rock: John Lennon
John Lennon: home studio equipment up for auction
Yoko Ono: security breach at NYC Dakota building
John Lennon's private letters to be published in 2012
The Beatles: John Lennon’s Abbey Road suit sells for 46K at auction
Yoko Ono donates gold John Lennon coin to Alder Hey Imagine Appeal for auction