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Why Lady Gaga's "Imagine" Performance Is Incredibly Important

Why Lady Gaga's "Imagine" Performance Is Incredibly Important

Why Lady Gaga's "Imagine" Performance Is Incredibly Important
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In case you missed it, pop queen and LGBT icon Lady Gaga performed a powerful, heart wrenching rendition of John Lennon’s classic 1971 song “Imagine” at the opening ceremony of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and it was literally everything.

Although the hit was written more than four decades ago, the prominent themes of world peace and acceptance regardless of religion or country can be applied to this day and age where it seems like tragedy strikes daily. People are connecting her performance and message of hope to the recent shooting in an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, which took the lives of nine people.

While no one could have predicted that Lennon's message of peace would stay relevant decades later, here are some hauntingly meaningful lyrics that prove Gaga’s performance of the timeless song “Imagine,” are as important now as ever.

"Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too.".

"Imagine all the people living life in peace...".

"No need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people, sharing all the world...".

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one."..

How did you feel about Lady Gaga's performance? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter.

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel