The Beatles – Nowhere Man

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rubber_soul“Nowhere Man” is a song by the Beatles, from the British version of their album Rubber Soul. The song was written by John Lennon (credited to Lennon–McCartney). It was recorded on 21 and 22 October 1965. “Nowhere Man” is among one of the very first Beatles songs to be entirely unrelated to romance or love, and marks a notable instance of Lennon’s philosophically oriented songwriting. Lennon, McCartney and George Harrison sing the song in three-part harmony. The song appears in the 1968 animation film “Yellow Submarine”, where the Beatles sing it about the character Jeremy Hillary Boob after meeting him in the “nowhere land”.

Lennon claimed that he wrote the song about himself. He wrote it after racking his brain in desperation for five hours, trying to come up with another song for Rubber Soul: “I’d spent five hours that morning trying to write a song that was meaningful and good, and I finally gave up and lay down. Then ‘Nowhere Man’ came, words and music, the whole damn thing as I lay down”. Source: Wikipedia.

Click here to listen Nowhere Man (Midi Extension courtesy of Dream Gifs) and sing with the Beatles:

Nowhere Man (Lennon/McCartney)

He’s a real nowhere Man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.
Doesn’t have a point of view,
Knows not where he’s going to,
Isn’t he a bit like you and me?
Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don’t know what you’re missing,
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command.
He’s as blind as he can be,
Just sees what he wants to see,
Nowhere Man can you see me at all?
Nowhere Man, don’t worry,
Take your time, don’t hurry,
Leave it all till somebody else lend you a hand.
Doesn’t have a point of view,
Knows not where he’s going to,
Isn’t he a bit like you and me?
Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don’t know what you’re missing,
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command.
He’s a real Nowhere Man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody (3x)

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