I think this thread is ridiculous. First of all, I think HDYS is an AWESOME song, and even though "mean-spirited", I think John's lyrics and his play on words was brilliant. As for being "mean-spirited", again as many of you have said, it was John's response to PAUL. Yes, John took it a step further, but as CG said, that's just how John was. It was his personality. SECOND of all, John's peace movements weren't "rubbish", in fact they made a huge impact on the ending of the Vietnam War. (Not TOTALLY, of course, I mean come on, John wasn't a part of the United Nations), but it did have a big impact. THIRDLY, and probably MOST important of all, John and Paul reconciled in the late 70's, before John's death, and they were both more mature by then and in some respects, probably closer in heart than ever. So, for you to say you are "sickened" or whatever by John, I think THAT is rubbish. Yes, John had a temper, (so did Paul), and some of his actions and words were inexcusable. HOWEVER, if you know the story of John Lennon's life, you know that after Sean was born and before the end of his life, he became a MUCH different person. By all accounts, he was much more peaceful (and at peace with himself), mature, an "adult", a father, and was genuinely happy with life.
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