Tuesday, February 21, 2012

John Lennon on Living in America and Britain (1974)

"I don't necessarily want to stay here all the time. I would like to be free to travel anywhere. I like to think of the world as a kind of global village. And the one thing my money gave me was freedom to travel about that village. But the thing is that, just as Paris is the place every artist wanted to be in the last century, America is the centre of the rock world today. This is where it all began. This is the place where rock started and there is still so much energy here. I don't want to become an American citizen or anything. I just want to be allowed in and out like most other British people. Of course there are times when I miss Britain badly and I feel like climbing on a plane and going home. It's the little things you miss, like decent sausages, or a pub I know in London, or seeing the autumn in beautiful places, like Surrey or Wales. I still consider myself as an Englishman and I'll stay that way until I die."

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