~A great one from Jude

Julian Lennon

Julian Lennon (4)

A buddy here turned me onto this song and even with my ongoing love affair with all things Beatles including solo works from John, Paul, George and Ringo sorry Ringo I just never quite got you that way =P….I’ve only known Julian Lennon for his first album “Valotte” which by the way is a most beautifully written ballad with a melody which stays with you for like forever~♥.

So Julian Lennon in 1991 released this song from his second album titled “HELP YOURSELF” and it’s a most remarkable lyric here with a deep human concern for our dear planet who even back then was already showing signs of ozone wear and worse global warming which relates one in the same with deforestation and pollutants convoluting the problem evermore, the song however also speaks to our world community in a true sense of togetherness and the ever ongoing fight against famine and a need for universal unity in oneself and as a collective mind all one in the same~.

It’s remarkable how much Julian sounds like his father, and even the slide guitars heard throughout are most reminiscent of those by George Harrison. This video clip is being shared from an old crusty ATLANTIC GROUP VHS my buddy here is lending me and it appears to be a promotional tape which would explain the ever present names of both artist and song being displayed in the bottom corner…it’s a really beautifully written and performed song with so many nuances of The Beatles within which you’ll readily recognize if you’re a Beatles lover too and the message is simple and clear….with all that humans have accomplished and are capable of why can’t we be much better to our earth which supports us all?

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~Julian Lennon “SALTWATER” (pv)~

“SALTWATER”

Julian Lennon

WE ARE A ROCK REVOLVING

AROUND A GOLDEN SUN

WE ARE A BILLION CHILDREN

ROLLED INTO ONE

SO WHEN I HEAR ABOUT

THE HOLE IN THE SKY

SALTWATER WELLS IN MY EYES

WE CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

WE’LL MAKE THE DESERT BLOOM

WE’RE SO INGENIUOS

WE CAN WALK ON THE MOON

BUT WHEN I HEAR OF HOW

THE FORESTS HAVE DIED

SALTWATER WELLS IN MY EYES

I HAVE LIVED FOR LOVE

BUT NOW THAT’S NOT ENOUGH

FOR THE WORLD I LOVE IS DYING

(AND NOW I’M CRYING)

AND TIME IS NOT A FRIEND

(NO FRIEND OF MINE)

AS FRIENDS WE’RE OUT OF TIME

AND IT’S SLOWLY PASSING BY..YYY…YYY….YYY

RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES

WE LIGHT THE DEEPEST OCEAN

SEND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MARS

WE’RE SO ENCHANTED BY

HOW CLEVER WE ARE

WHY SHOULD ONE BABY

FEEL SO HUNGRY SHE CRIES

SALT WATER WELLS IN MY EYES

I HAVE LIVED FOR LOVE

BUT NOW THAT’S NOT ENOUGH FOR THE WORLD I LOVE IS DYING

(AND NOW I’M CRYING)

AND TIME IS NOT A FRIEND

(NO FRIEND OF MINE)

AS FRIENDS WE’RE OUT OF TIME

AND IT’S SLOWLY PASSING BY..YYY…YYY…YYY

RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES

WE ARE A ROCK REVOLVING

AROUND A GOLDEN SUN

WE ARE A BILLION CHILDREN

ROLLED INTO ONE

WHAT WILL I THINK OF ME

THE DAY THAT I DIE

SALTWATER WELLS IN MY EYES

SALTWATER WELLS IN MY EYES

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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8 Responses to ~A great one from Jude

  1. mikeymikez says:

    Very nice song! So, you know that Hey Jude was written for him right ! 🙂

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