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Mind Games – John Lennon and The Plastic U.F.Ono Band

MIND GAMES
We’re playing those mind games together
Pushing the barriers, planting seeds
Playing the mind guerrilla
Chanting the mantra ‘Peace On Earth’

We all been playing those mind games forever
Dome kinda druid dude lifting the veil
Doing the mind guerrilla
Some call it magic – the search for the grail

Love is the answer and you know that for sure
Love is a flower you got to let it, you got to let it grow

So keep on playing those mind games together
Faith in the future out of the now
You just can’t beat on those mind guerillas
Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind
Yeah we’re playing those mind games forever
Projecting our images in space and in time

‘Yes’ is the answer – and you know that for sure
Yes is surrender – you got to let it, you got to let it go

So keep on playing those mind games together
Doing the ritual dance in the sun
Millions of mind guerillas
Putting their Soul Power to the karmic wheel
Keep on playing those mind games forever
Raising the spirit of peace and love

Love

I want you to make love not war
I know you’ve heard it before
I want you to make love not war
I know you’ve heard it before

written by John Lennon

John Lennon: vocals, guitar, slide guitar, clavinet, tubular bells
Ken Ascher: Mellotron, Hammond organ
David Spinozza: guitar
Gordon Edwards: bass
Jim Keltner: drums
Produced and Arranged by John Lennon
Engineers: Roy Cicala & Dan Barbiero
Mastering: Tom Rabstanek
Recorded and Mastered at Record Plant NY NY

From the album Mind Games (1973).

ABOUT THE FILM
On 15 November 1974, a BBC film crew for ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’, spent a day filming with John around Central Park and various other locations in New York, to make a video for the song “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night”, directed by John. The video was never broadcast, but a small amount of the footage emerged as a very short edit for the song “#9 Dream” in February 1975.
In 2003, for the Lennon Legend DVD release, Yoko Ono purchased all the original camera film reels at auction, which were very aged and damaged from decay and scratching and, working with film editor Simon Hilton, cleaned them up and assembled this incredibly charismatic narrative of John, obviously greatly enjoying himself on a beautiful sunny autumnal day out in New York.

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  1. Как можно поставить дизлаек легенде, мы должны богу молиться что жил такой человек, который оставил след в этой жизне.

  2. Is John trying to tell us something ? dressed like a Jesuit surrounded by children, :50 druid dude lifting the veil, 1:08 walks between brick columns, to get some 1:18 ice cream, points to pretzels as song says love is a flower ?, eagle eye ?, hot dog from Tiffany's while song says 'doin the ritual', 3:33 makes a Q out an O…

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