Julian Lennon, the son of one of the greatest musicians and vocalists who have ever walked this Earth, John Lennon, had always said that he would never sing his father’s iconic song Imagine unless the world was coming to an end. However, the current situation with the war which has been going on in Ukraine since the end of February in which a huge number of people lost their lives and homes, Julian sang the piece of music whose lyrics are so profound they touch the heart to the core.
Julian performed Imagine as part of Global Citizen’s Stand Up for Ukraine fundraiser and wrote that the unimaginable tragedy taking place in Ukraine prompted him to “respond in the most significant way [he] could.”
“The song reflects the light at the end of the tunnel, that we are all hoping for…” he wrote. “As a result of the ongoing murderous violence, millions of innocent families, have been forced to leave the comfort of their homes, to seek asylum elsewhere.”
The fundraiser Julian was part of helped raise around $10 billion, money which will be used to support Ukrainian refugees, as per Deadline. The number of people who fled the country is believed to be around 4.5 million so far.
Julian asked from the world to help the refugees and every other person who is dreaming of a better life.
“I’m calling on world leaders and everyone who believes in the sentiment of IMAGINE, to stand up for refugees everywhere! Please advocate and donate from the heart.”
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His rendition, which he did together with guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, is as simple as it was beautifully touching. The most important of all is the message his performance helps spread.
We all hope and pray for peace everywhere in the world.
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