Imagine... : The Lift | Brian@GrowthWorks


by Brian McDermott on 09/05/11

You've heard John Lennon's song Imagine performed many times, but never quite like this. I won't be the only one recommending you watch this 8-minute video. The power of Lennon's hopeful lyrics are amazingly magnified by the context of the performer's story -- and his voice.

Emmanuel Kelly and his brother are Iraqi war orphans, both of whom suffered limb deficiencies as a result of chemical warfare. He's not even sure how old he is, but he knows he can sing. He told the Herald Sun Australian newspaper, "I don't want people to look at it (his performance) and go: 'Wow that is brave.' I want people to look at me and go, 'Wow, he has got a really good voice' or 'Wow, he is going to go far in life,' not, 'Wow, that is brave for him to do that'."

But when he sings, "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one"... you will believe him...  (Email Subscriber Click Here to Watch Online)

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Comments (1)

1. Iris surma said on 9/29/11 - 08:31AM
I've never watched any of those shows, so thank you for giving me the opportunity to see this wonderful emotion filled moment.

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