John Lennon — Instant Karma!
Album: The John Lennon Collection
Avg rating:
8

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Total ratings: 1983









Released: 1970
Length: 3:13
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you 'round the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead

What in the world you thinking of?
Laughing in the face of love
What on Earth you tryin' to do?
It's up to you
Yeah, you

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna look you right in the face
Better get yourself together, darling
Join the human race

How in the world you gonna see?
Laughin' at fools like me
Who on Earth d'you think you are
A superstar?
Well, right you are

Well, we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well, we all shine on
Everyone, c'mon

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Everyone you meet

Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on Earth are you there
When you're everywhere
Come and get your share

Well, we all shine on
Like the moons and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on
C'mon and on and on, on, on

Yeah, yeah
Alright
Uh-huh
Ah

Well, we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on
On and on and on, on and on

Well, we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on
Like the moons and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on
Like the moons and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
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 boontonite wrote:
This one deserves a 10 just for the drum track alone. Still sounds great!

 
I agree
I change to 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G
 On_The_Beach wrote:
John would have been 77 today.
R.I.P.

 
Still love ya John.
TY  John Lennon
for Instant Karma!
  to me this is 8 - Most Excellent 
John would have been 77 today.
R.I.P.
Karma... will always prevail.    luv Y'all.   123K
Magic

{#Sunny}
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Ev'ryone come on 
 k-man wrote:


If you read up on the early Beatles journey, you'll learn that they all came from a very "modest" background. Reading how they would stack themselves on top of each other in the back of the car when driving up to gigs in the bitter cold, it's pretty impressive.

I don't look down the fact that Lennon earned a barrel money, or that he spent it on making himself comfortable. But John didn't spend money on just himself. Take a look at the charities and the causes that he supported. What seems a bit pretentious is that you, oldsaxon, hold yourself up as the judge of what somebody does with their life and earned income. 

 
Hear! Hear!
 LowPhreak wrote:

It's the way they engineered the sound on this track, not Alan White's doing. He's one of the best out there.

 

These drums are much better than the thumpa-thumpa of too many bands.
{#Bananapiano}
 mgkiwi wrote:
That's got to be Yoko on the drums or even worse, Ringo - sounds like BBC sound effects of man falling down stairs!!  {#Drummer}

 
It's the way they engineered the sound on this track, not Alan White's doing. He's one of the best out there.
 mgkiwi wrote:
That's got to be Yoko on the drums or even worse, Ringo - sounds like BBC sound effects of man falling down stairs!!  {#Drummer}

 
drums by Alan White, one of those prog guys
Instant karma can be a bitch.
That's got to be Yoko on the drums or even worse, Ringo - sounds like BBC sound effects of man falling down stairs!!  {#Drummer}
This one deserves a 10 just for the drum track alone. Still sounds great!
I remember when it first came out and I felt the over all sound was what made the record.
Very un-Beatles funky but it also has the same vibe as "Cold Turkey and "Come Together"
 LawrenceSheppard wrote:
I grew up with the Beatles and love so many of their songs. Lennon and McCartney were a songwriting juggernaut! That said, once Lennon went on his own, things changed. Just because it's him doesn't mean it's any good. I can't even listen to it ...

 
Agree.
 themusicroob wrote:
I always wondered about these vocals. It seems like John didn't like his voice enough and felt the need to obscure it.

 
Even on Double Fantasy, he had the slight echo going. (Left over from Spectre influence perhaps?) He did state in an interview that he wasn't happy with his voice. 
 She should have always stayed that way!
you ever see the video of this
Yoko with a blindfold on and knitting behind Lennon