I'll sing a Lennon lullaby, she can have a pretty dream
Lennon’s message of peace, equality, and love moved a generation, and led to his own assassination. He wants his daughter to go to bed and dream about the perfect world Lennon details in songs like Imagine which contrasts the speaker’s own distance from a perfect world that got him into this situation.
The irony is that Lennon wasn’t the best of fathers to Julian, who was born in the years of the Beatles' most stratospheric successes. However, Lennon was very close with his other child, Sean who he truly loved as he had it with his undying lover, Yoko Ono. Is the narrator’s daughter more a Sean or a Julian?
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