Saturday, October 8, 2011

Paul McCartney: Good Day Sunshine



Paul McCartney performs a Beatles song, "Good Day Sunshine," before an estimated 350,000 persons in  Kiev's main square on June 14 2008. It was the former Beatles' first time performing in Ukraine.

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The concert is a significant event for rapprochement and democracy, least of which is the idea that music should be open to all in the marketplace of democracy and be judged and critiqued on its merits. Taste in music, like in many areas of life, is individual and personal. There are universals, of course, and great music has that universal appeal, resonating with many.

It has been said by numerous persons, and in numerous ways, that music can be an ameliorating force, bringing joy to various and disparate people's lives, despite any outward cultural differences. No need for political slogans or messages. The music alone is sufficient. Although The Beatles, a popular music group in the 1960s, were not officially banned in the former USSR, their music was not sold in record shops.

Still, their music found its way into the hands of young people, and passed around. Such is similar in some respects to the passing around among dissidents of  literary works ("samizdat, or self-publishing") that the state's leaders had deemed dangerous and thus censored. Humans are designed to be free and to think freely.

Yet, nations and their leaders still censor ideas, ostensibly to protect the state from harm. It's results from fear of individuality and freedom. Small wonder, then, that censorship exists today in many nations and in many religions, which employ various means—including force of law, instilling fear of outside influences, and appealing to superiour moral authority— to control the free flow of ideas. But such is bound to failure, the freedom to know too great in humans.

Good Day Sunshine
By Paul McCartney & John Lennon/The Beatles

Good Day Sunshine,
Good Day Sunshine,
Good Day Sunshine

I need to laugh and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good in a special way
I'm in love and it's a sunny day

Good Day Sunshine,
Good Day Sunshine,
Good Day Sunshine

We take a walk, the sun is shining down
Burns my feet as they touch the ground

Good Day Sunshine,
Good Day Sunshine,
Good Day Sunshine

Then we'd lie beneath the shady tree
I love her and she's loving me
She feels good, she knows she's looking fine
I'm so proud to know that she is mine.

Good Day Sunshine,
Good Day Sunshine,
Good Day Sunshine

The Beatles: Revolver album cover, 1966. The song is the first track on side two. The cover illustration was done by Klaus Voormann, a German-born artist and bassist, who was one of The Beatles' oldest friends from their days performing at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany.
Source: Wikipedia

1 comment:

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