Should Cee-Lo Have Changed the Lyrics to ‘Imagine?’
Last night, during Cee-Lo Green’s New Year’s Eve performance, he broke out the John Lennon hit “Imagine.”
However, he made one lyrical change. Instead of singing “Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too?” He changed that last part to “And all religion’s true.” No big, right?
Not so much.
(Video below. Cee-Lo’s performance starts at around the 4 minute mark.)
Lennon fans have taken to attacking Green on Twitter over his alteration. Some went so far as to wish a heart attack on the singer, while others simply pointed out that the change went against what Lennon believed.
Cee-Lo defended his actions by saying his point was that all religions in the world are valid. “Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys! I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that’s all.”
All of Cee-Lo’s replies have been deleted, but are still available on the Huffington Post.
What do you guys think? Should Cee-Lo have made this change?
(Note: please keep the conversation civil, okay? Remember, the point of Lennon’s song is to dream of a perfect world where we live in peace.)