January 2, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Imagine Cee Lo Green’s Lyric Change In Reverse
Cee Lo Green changed a key lyric in John Lennon’s Imagine during NBC’s New Years Eve show. Instead of “Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too“, Green sang “Nothing to kill or die for, And all religion’s true.” (skip to 3:50)
My response is to imagine the uproar if this had played the other way. Imagine the outrage from evangelicals and religious leaders if the original lyric had been Green’s version and then he sang ‘no religion too’. Sure, there was a minor outrage by Lennon fans on Twitter but otherwise this flew under the radar. Just imagine that for a moment.