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Like everyone else, I'm obsessed with the Beatles and John Lennon, but I particularly like the environmental/activist message in this one ("Better get yourself together, darlin', you're the human race," etc.). Unlike other songs, though, this one is fairly upbeat and hopeful, as well as lovely to listen to.

"Instant Karma's gonna get you,
Gonna knock you right on the head.
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, darlin',
You're the human race.
How in the world you gonna see,
Laughin' at fools like me?
Who on earth d'you think you are,
A super star?
Well, right you are.

Well, we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun,
We all shine on,
Ev'ryone, come on.

Instant Karma's gonna get you,
Gonna knock you off your feet.
Better recognize your brothers,
Ev'ryone that 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 ev'rywhere?
Come get your share.

Well, we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun,
Yeah, we all shine on,
Come on and on and on and on..."

--John Lennon, "Instant Karma"

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