Friday, August 21, 2009

a bird of paradise, the sunrise in her eyes, god only knows such a sweet surprise

May Pang, John Lennon's girlfriend for several years during the mid-70s (the 'Lost Weekend'). During their time together, John repaired many of the fractured relationships in his life (like with Cyn and Julian Lennon, and the Beatles) and produced some of the best and most succesful music of his solo career. According to Lennon biographers, who point to his personal diaries for proof, Lennon wanted to be with Pang for most of the decade, even after the birth of his son Sean with Yoko. She was the inspiration for the song "Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)" on Lennon's Walls and Bridges album.