My favourite Lennon song. Beliefs need to be constantly questioned. Where do we get them from? Have they got a basis?
For me this is Lennon’s best track. He was stripping himself down and examining everything he had believed in. It was like the most honest and stark evaluation of the person he had become.
In many ways his life had shattered. His marriage had split up. The Beatles had split up. He had begun to lose faith in all the things he had held dear.
Before going off to a new relationship with Yoko it was as if he had to take his head apart and look at all the jewels he had put in there and decide which he was hanging on to and which have turned out not to be diamonds but paste.
He decided that all the religion, politics and friends he had put his hopes and trust in had proved phoney. The dream was over and it was time to move on and create a new…
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