By john lennon and yoko ono

Okay, yoko
Peace -
Peace -
Lets hope for peace,
Lets hope for peace,
Peace -
Lets hope for peace,
Peace -
Lets hope for peace.
(peace, peace, peace, peace...)
Peace -
Lets hope for peace, (peace, peace, peace, peace!)
Peace -
Lets hope for peace,
Peace -
Lets hope for peace.
Oh, john, lets hope for peace
For our children,
For our country,
For our world,
For our future,
Oh, john, lets hope for peace,
Lets hope for peace.
Peace -
Peace, peace,
Lets hope for peace.
Oh, john -
Peace.
Good morning meine damen und herren, this is the peace call.

John: what were really doing is sending out a message to the world, mainly to the
Youth, especially the youth or anybody really that's interested in protesting for
Peace, or protesting against any form of violence and we say everybodys getting a
Bit heavy or bit intellectual about it. everybodys talking about peace, but nobodys
Doing anything about it, except for a few people, and the things are, the grosvenor
Square marches in london. the end product of it was just newspaper stories about
Riots and fightings. and we did the bed event in amsterdam and the bag piece in vienna
Just to give people an idea, that there's many ways of protest and this is one of them.
And anybody could grow their hair for peace or give up a week of their holiday for
Peace or sit in a bag for peace, protest against peace anyway, but peacefully cause we
Think that peace is only got by peaceful methods and that to fight the establishment
With their own weapons is no good, because they always win and theyd been winning
For thousands of years. they know how to play the game violence and it's easier for
Them when they can recognise you and shoot you. they don't know how to handle
Humour, peaceful humour and that's our message really.

Questioner: what do you think was the biggest success in history, about 300 years?

John: haven't a clue.

Yoko: well, maybe it's still yet to happen, you see. that's why were trying to do it. in
Other words, by very, very peaceful methods to bring peace, you know instead of
Peace through violence, that's what were trying to do and if we succeed in that,
That's the biggest happening yet in the last 300 years, because it's never been done and
Nobody has really tried it, you see. and that's what were trying to do.

Questioner: what would you do in case of a war?

John: how do you mean?

Questioner: what would you do immediately if you would wake up in the morning, read the newspapers and they would tell you england is in war with france?

John: I'd die of fright.

Yoko: I don't think that should happen. you talk as if somethings going to happen
Aside of us. we are all in this you see. we are all in the same society and in the same
World and everything that happens to us is our responsibility, you know. like any
Violence going in the world is just a symbol of all the violent atmosphere that is in
The world, you see and when the nazism persecuted the jewish people that wasn't only
Hitler, who did it or germany, who did it, but just a symbol of everybody in the world
Who had the feeling for the persecution of jews, you see. so we share everything, so
That's not gonna happen, if there's war suddenly, that's our fault, you know.

Questioner: so what do you think about the behaviour of austrian and germans during
The second world war? don't you think that they're a little bit more responsible
Than the others?

John: no, not particularly.

Yoko: no, not particularly. no. the whole world, if the whole world was really
Aware of it and if the journalists and the communication media of those days were
Really aware of their responsibility as well and reported everything correct, you
Know, well, which is almost impossible, Im sure, but as much as possible and if the
Whole world was aware of their responsibility, it could have been stopped, Im sure.

John: well, we know that britain and a few other counties waited quite a long time
Before they made any decision about what to do. Im not quite sure of the facts, you
Know, but after czechoslovakia and things like that, they couldve stopped it earlier,
But they waited until it's on the doorstep, you know, until it involves their money,
Their territory.

Questioner: there's a special type of petition that is vetoed by special contents ..

John: no. I don't think so because...

Questioner: hitler could have been voted by the french, for instance.

John: every nation will have a prototype. I think I was out talking to one of the
Austrian tv guys. I said can you name me one european country which hasn't sort of
Raped the world and he said austria actually was the only one that didn't attack
Anybody else. they were always on the defensive side, I don't know whether that's
True.

Qustioner: but they were silent at the wrong moment...

John: okay, that's bad, I agree that silence is bad. but I mean there isn't one european
Country that hasn't had it's hitler in one way or the other, including britain, in what
They did to india and south africa, you know.

Yoko: so lets so back to the future, you know. so that's why were here. we want to
Talk mainly to the young people all over the world, because those are the people
Who are going to be the next generation. they're going to be the next world, you
Know, and we just want to say we are with them. were not preaching or anything like
That. we want to be with them and were with them and in our way, were just
Announcing that were open to all invitations or suggestions or anything to work
For the world peace, you see, and were doing it now, in our own way, which we think is
The best for us and also the young people have to realise that this is just as bad as
Before the second world war or right in the middle of it, you know, that everything,
All the violence that is happening in the world now are our responsibility and if we
Don't really realise it and immediately start something, action, you know, it's going
To be bad, you know. and it will be exactly like you said. one morning, we find in the
Newspaper, find that the whole world is going to disappear, you know.

Questioner: I agree with you, but don't you see, I mean, it's a fact that by through your
Behaviour, I think it's okay, but for a lot of people, through your behaviour, to get
Suspicious. they don't think that this can be correct, people sitting under a
Tablecloth protesting against wars. they don't think...

Yoko: okay, before they criticise us, you know, and if they want to criticise us, okay,
Go ahead, and they should do it in their own way, but do something, you know.

Questioner: so everybody should throw out his part of hitler out of his soul, then?

John: yes, yes, we all have it in us. in a way, were saying we want peace and were
Staying in bed for peace, but Im as violent as the next man, and Im sure yoko is just as
Violent just as well. were violent people, you know. I prefer myself when Im non-
Violent. I prefer me friends when they're non-violent. it just makes for easier living
And if we have to have violence, lets channel it, you know.
I don't know how, you know, there's other people can work out how to channel it, or
Give them somewhere to play and kill each other or something. but I don't want to be
Involved in their violence. I prefer to live in peace, you know.

Yoko: all you need is courage, you know. you can just go out in the street now and
Take off all your clothes and just say peace you know and you'll be in the news you
See. just courage and if everybody gets courage and of course they would,
Because they would think all right maybe this is a little bit embarrassing thing to do,
But look at john and yoko they're doing worse, so I can do it, you know.
That's all were trying to do, you see.

Questioner: so you're putting courage, also, into the world?

John: we hope so.

Yoko: I hope so.

John: okay.

Stay in bed!

John: look there's a fly flitting around. just makes you laugh.

Yoko: what time is it?

John: what's the time?

Yoko: what?

John: 9:30.good morning. I was saying about bagism,you see, you get in this bag and you
Jump out the window. next thing you know, you got a policeman on your head. you want tea?

Yoko: you know what I want, john?

John: what; what, what, what. oh, give us a chance! you want one before I do. yes, our
Name got round a lot. could I have room service, please. do you want toast?

Yoko: just tea. which do you want, coffee or tea?

John: tea.

Yoko: tea.

John: two teas please. yeah, 902 and some toast. yeah, brown toast.
Good morning. yeah, yeah. I know and some toast. brown toast. yeah. thank you. bye, bye.
Alright then....

John: hello, dog. it's beautiful no, no, no. it'll just take a lot of looking after. well
Think about you, amsterdam. it's a lovely dog, huh.

Yoko: yes, it's lovely.

John: thank you very much.

Visitor: here you are.

John: thank you. you gonna take him off me now!

Visitor: yeah, if you don't mind. thank you very much.

John: I thought you were giving

Visitor: bye, bye. bye, bye. no, no.

John: I sort of was under that impression. she gave us the dog and then went away. very nice.

Yoko: it's rather sort of really swinging though. don't you think so?

John: the thought of the long haired beatle in the 19th century sanctuary. please
Stop this nonsense. go home. we don't like people like you. go to a doctor to be
Normal, you get this? go to a doctor to be normal. were seeing a psychiatrist today,
So maybe hell fix us up then. bloody marvellous. we don't get through on some level,
As you notice. was under marijuana. beautiful, beautiful. keep smoking. nothing illegal
Beautiful, beautiful. hey, those kids are as hard as the real press.

Yoko: yes, amazing.

John: amazing. they're just as tough as the real press. very sexy. it's a boy, it's a boy.
Questioner: why are you staying in bed for 7 days?

John: ah, because...

Questioner: well, first of all, let me say congratulations on your marriage and that
In dutch is gefiliciteerd met je getrouw.

John: oh, dank u wel, oh, chocolat!

Questioner: how about explaining this mission you are on at this moment!

John: well, you start...

Yoko: well, because we thought of this idea about staying in bed for 7 days for
Protest against violence in the world.

Questioner: did you think of it's geographical situation as being the centre of europe?

John: no, I didn't realise, is it? oh, fantastic! it was magic then, you see, cause the way...

Questioner: well, they call it the centre of europe. it's an advertising campaign for an
Airline.

John: okay, well give us a free ticket and well be all right.

Various people: stand up! bend over towards us.
Stand up on your knees, maybe. turn up, turn up on your knees.
As soon as we can ......(unhearable) ....but we need you here

John: so, anyway a policeman came in and an elephant jumped on me head, so I said
What's going on and he said cabbages and the next moment I was on film, yeah.
Love, peace and bed!not forgetting jam of course.
Okay, guess now it's over?

Qustioner: are you cold?

John: no, no, no!

Questioner: yeah, music, you know, if you go back to the days of a, of a, lets see, where do we start now, we start with do you love me?

John: not, not particularly.
How about that?

John singing: good bye amsterdam, goodbye.
Stay in bed,
For bed-in,
For peace of the world,
Stay in bed,
Grow your hair.
Grow your hair.
Okay, good night.
Now it's time to say good night,
Good night, sleep tight.
Now the sun puts out his light.

Yoko: what a beautiful day it was though, very tiring, though. it's so turning like
Crazy, you know.

John: you can say that sort of hot?

Yoko: grow your hair.

John: bed peace.

Yoko: hair peace.

John: hair peace, bed peace.
Oh, yeah.
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