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Imagine
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Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 2
Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One
Released: November 25, 2009
By: John Lennon
Sung by: Haverbrook School for the Deaf Glee Club and New Directions
Solos: Artie, Finn, Mercedes, and Rachel
Place: The Choir Room
Episode: Hairography
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Imagine by John Lennon is featured in Hairography, the eleventh episode of Season One. It is sung by one of the members of the Haverbrook School for the Deaf glee club, with the rest performing in sign language, along with the New Directions. Artie, Finn, Mercedes, and Rachel also have solos.

About halfway through, touched by the choirs performance, Mercedes joins in, followed by Artie and then the rest of the New Directions. They each stand next to a student from the choir, then begin singing along with them, while copying their sign language motions of the lyrics of the song.

It is featured on Glee: The Music, Volume 2. The album version does not feature the Haverbrook School for the Deaf choir.

Lyrics

Mercedes:
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, you-hoo-hoo

Artie (and Mercedes):
You may say I'm a dreamer,
(But I'm not the only one)
I hope someday you will join us
(And the world will be as one)

Rachel:
Imagine no possessions,
I wonder if you can

Finn and Rachel (with New Directions):
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
(Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You)

Mercedes (and Rachel):
You may say I'm a dreamer (New Directions: You...)
(But I'm not the only one)

Artie and Mercedes (with New Directions):
I hope someday you will join us (New Directions: You...)
(And the world will live as one)

Haverbrook Deaf Choir:
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us, only sky
Imagine all the people
Living life for today

Mercedes and the Haverbrook Male lead:
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, you

Artie:
You may say I'm a dreamer,

Artie, Mercedes, and the Haverbrook Male lead:
But I'm not the only one

Artie and the Haverbrook Male lead:
I hope someday you will join us

Artie, Mercedes, and the Haverbrook Male lead:
And the world will be as one

Rachel and the Haverbrook Male lead:
Imagine no possessions,
I wonder if you can

Finn, Rachel, and the Haverbrook Male lead:
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Finn, Rachel, and the Haverbrook Male lead with New Directions and Haverbrook Deaf Choir:
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You-hoo-hoo

Mercedes and the Haverbrook Male lead:
You may say I'm a dreamer (New Directions: You...)

Mercedes, Rachel, and the Haverbrook Male lead:
But I'm not the only one

Artie, Mercedes, and the Haverbrook Male lead with New Directions and Haverbrook Deaf Choir:
I hope someday you will join us (New Directions: You...)
And the world will live as one

Trivia

  • Yoko Ono was hesitant about allowing Glee the rights to Imagine. Series music supervisor P.J. Bloom explained: "It was very difficult to convince Yoko Ono that it was the right thing to do. She needed to truly understand how the music was going to be used. The added component of us wanting to have a deaf choir singing the song made for this incredibly poignant moment...it really took a lot of convincing to get her on board and realize that it was a great, great moment, and a tribute to John and his song".
  • Although the performance by the deaf choir was well received by critics, many felt that New Directions joining in (without invitation) ruined what was shaping up to be the highlight of the episode.
  • After filming this scene, Lea, Kevin and Jenna all got tattoo's saying Imagine.
  • This is the first song to be sung between two show choirs, the second time not occurring for two entire seasons, being Bad between the Warblers and New Directions.
  • The beginning of the song is not in the studio version for unknown reasons.
  • This is one of the songs where someones part/s in the studio version was sung by someone else in the show similar to: A House Is Not a Home, OneTime WarpThe Most Wonderful Day of the YearYou're the TopYou Get What You GiveHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Drive My CarYou've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Pompeii, Home and Listen to Your Heart.
  • Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Adam Lambert (Elliott), among many other international artists, was featured in United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)'s charity single "Imagine" which was originally performed by John Lennon.

Errors

  • Puck is seen wearing a vest but it disappears and reappears during the whole performance.

Gallery

Videos

Imagine - John Lennon03:55

Imagine - John Lennon

GLEE Imagine (Official Music Video)03:10

GLEE Imagine (Official Music Video)

Glee- Imagine02:25

Glee- Imagine

Glee - Imagine (Acapella)01:41

Glee - Imagine (Acapella)

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