Regarding "Imagine", John Lennon once admitted, "the song ... is virtually a communist manifesto, even though I am not particularly a communist and I don't belong to any movement. You see, 'Imagine' was exactly the same message, but sugar- coated. Now 'Imagine' is a big hit almost everywhere--anti-religious, anti-nationalistic, anti-conventional, anti-capitalistic song, but because it is sugar coated it is accepted. Now I understand what you have to do. Put your political message across with a little honey."
Quote taken from "Music gives way to Mayhem" -- The New American, Vol 18. No 7, April 8th, 2002