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Nowhere Man
by The Beatles

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 'til somebody else
Lends you a hand
Ah, la, la, la, la

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
Ah, la, la, la, la

He's a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: John Lennon, Paul McCartney

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RastaSaiyaman

"Nowhere man" is basically John Writing about himself, he's in his twenties, he's probably the biggest rock star on earth and he can barely comprehend what is happening.
- His marriage is falling apart.
- He barely knows his own son
- He goes to all of these amazing countries on tour but cannot leave his own hotel room because he'd be mobbed.
- He comes up with these GREAT songs but performing them live is basically impossible and with big PA systems being a thing of the future, the screaming girls in the audience would have drowned out the music anyway.
- Hamburg buddy (and future Plastic Ono band Bass player) Klaus Voorman said that he met up with John on the set of "Strawberry fields forever" and that the latter just burst into tears telling him how unhappy he was with all of it.

"Nowhere man" basically is telling the listener "Here's a man completely lost, so please be sympathetic, after all, don't we all have moments in our lives where we are lost too?" But it also is hopeful: "Nowhere man, don't worry, take your time, don't hurry, leave it all til somebody else lends you a hand." things will get better eventually.

Juan Perez

No, it's about Ringo....

Vespelian

@Gary Hill I agree. John had an irreverent sense of humour, at least before Yoko Ono came about, and did not suffer fools gladly, until he himself became somewhat foolish throughout the 1970s.
He was dismayed by the general lack of spirituality but like all non-Americans, especially so by what passes as Christianity in the USA.
A gibe, ‘bigger than Jesus’ would not be taken that seriously in Europe but guaranteed to raise the heckles of hatred state side. No turning the other cheek there. John had no cause to love organised religion, or the form that religion takes but like all people of spirit found spirit within himself.
However he was obliged to back track somewhat after the maelstrom unleashed.

Gary Hill

@Vespelian According to statements made by Lennon himself, the "bigger than Jesus" remark was not a slam on religion. To the contrary, it was an expression of disappointment that people in the West were more interested in pop culture and triviality than in spirituality.

David Elliott

" Leave it all till someone lends you a hand" I thought was his inner self, lending his outer self to answer the solution to his problems, I thought that was his secret?

juan pablo araujo arraga

Got it

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Fer Abra

Listen to Ringo...Really….listen to him play. You probably don't and never did because he never showed off. But he's a masterful drummer. So masterful that you never listened to him, just the song. This is a deceptively simple drum part, but any drummer out there, imagine John Lennon showing you this song. You wouldn't come up with this part in a million years. That groove lets John lead with his rhythm acoustic guitar, Paul shine with his melodic bass line, and George do his lead guitar fills….Only when he finds space, does Ringo his drum roll before the chorus comes in. A pre-chorus drum roll!

austin teutsch

Perfect. Done, well said.

Slim Sunchip

ok

ItzMichael

That was a very insightful comment. I'm a musician but not a drum analyst and don't often pay attention to drum parts. Your thoughts really made a difference as I listened. I think I might be more focused on drum parts in songs from now on. Wow :) Thanks for that!

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