The Beatles – “Nowhere Man” Live
Isn’t He A Bit Like You And Me?
“Nowhere Man” was written by John Lennon. It was released on December 3, 1965 for the British version of The Beatles’ sixth studio album “Rubber Soul.” It features a three-part harmony by Lennon, McCartney and Harrison. Unlike their other hits, the lyrics to this song was neither about romance nor love. It basically talked about the feeling of isolation that Lennon felt when he stayed at his Weybridge home.
- Number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100
- Number 1 in Canada and Australia
“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 had written the words about himself. The Beatles even included this in their live repertoire and also performed this during their final concert in August 1966. They recorded this in more than two days at the EMI Studios in London.
Lennon told Playboy magazine:
“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.”
I think this is one perfect pop-rock song!