JOHN LENNON HANDWRITTEN LYRICS TO BEATLES' SONG 'NOWHERE MAN'\n1965\nA piece of paper with John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to the Beatles' song 'Nowhere Man.' Penned in black ballpoint ink, the manuscript reads in full:\n\n\n1) He's a real Nowhere Man\nSitting in his nowhere land\nMaking all his nowhere plans\nfor nobody\nNowhere Man please listen\nYou don't know what your [sic] missing\nNowhere Man the world is at your\ncommand\n\n2) Doesn't have a point of view\nKnows not where he's going to\nIsn't he a bit like you and me\nNowhere Man don't worry\nTake your time don't hurry\nLeave it all till [sic] somebody else\nlends you a hand\n\n3) He's as blind as he can be\nJust sees what he wants to see\nNowhere Man can you see me at all?\n\nThis is not a work-in-progress set of lyrics, rather it is the finished song that Lennon neatly wrote out and then used during the recording session at Abbey Road Studios in October 1965.\n\n'Nowhere Man' is considered by many to be one of Lennon's most important songs lyrically as it represents a turning point in the evolution of The Beatles. It was their first song not directly dealing with romantic love and it opened the doors for the Beatles (as well as numerous other groups) to address more serious and poignant issues in pop songs. It is no surprise that Lennon composed this song alone; the subject matter of alienation and sadness is typical of many of his compositions. When asked about the song, he said it was about himself and that he was the 'Nowhere Man.' Although John Lennon seems like the antithesis of a 'Nowhere Man' now, knowing that he sometimes felt like this just adds another dimension to his already complex legend.\n10 x 7 inches\nPlease note the paper has been folded three times, has tea stains in the lower left-hand corner and has slight staining throughout, though the handwriting is not affected.