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(a parody of a song that many people know --
the original version of this parody isn't appropriate
to post on this site)

Imagine there's no ISIS
it's easy if you try
No Da'esh recruitment
or virgins in the sky
Imagine all the people
who'd still be alive today...

Imagine there's no ISIS
it isn't hard to do
No suicide belts
worn by Salafi Sunni
Imagine all the people 
breathing sighs of relief

You may say I'm a Kafir
but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
and the world will be as one

Imagine no beheadings
I wonder if you can
Instead of sharia and stonings
a more open-minded man
Imagine there's no fear 
of being Infidel or Muslim

You may say I'm a dreamer
but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
and the world will live as one

November 22nd, 2015

Copyright © Chris D. Aechtner


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  1. Date: 11/24/2015 10:58:00 AM

    I couldn't help but sing this version (how you wrote it was easy to sing along to, unlike some parodies which is hard to sing along to).I think you wrote a very meaningful take on this iconic song, Chris. I wonder what your original version of this parody is. It can be so worrisome, can't help but wonder what kind of future today's children will have, with this much chaos, terrorism & confusion. On a side note, my niece's 2nd name is Isis, and I sometimes worry about when she's older & the possibility of discrimination,bullying because of her name
  1. Date: 11/23/2015 3:46:00 PM

    Very clever and very well written..
  1. Date: 11/23/2015 6:06:00 AM

    Hi Chris, You did a splendid job with this one. I wrote a parody of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, but it is posted under "A Futuristic Christmas. Otherwise, it should be titled Radioactive Rudolph, I am not getting too many positive comments. I hope you'll stop by to read it. Happy Holidays! love and hugs, catie :)
  1. Date: 11/23/2015 1:45:00 AM

    Brilliant! Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 11/22/2015 11:45:00 PM

    I am trying to imagine Chris..What it would feel like to live free,without fear again.Even going on holiday is a threat today,for many countries even walking down the street. Its terrible when one has to look on his back all the time,and is scared if He can send his children to school and be safe. Chris..I am imagining...Glad to see you posting.