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John Lennon

How Do You Sleep

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  • 1971
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  • 1974
  • 1981

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“How Do You Sleep?“ is a song from John Lennon’s 1971 album Imagine, which is an attack aimed at his former Beatles’ songwriting partner, Paul McCartney. The song features a slide guitar part played by George Harrison. The song’s lyrics refer to the Paul is dead controversy, (“Those freaks was right when they said you was dead”). The song begins with the words, “So Sgt. Pepper took you by surprise”, referring to their landmark album. Preceding this first line are ambient sounds evocative of those heard at the beginning of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The lyrics, “The only thing you done was yesterday/And since you’ve gone you’re just another day” are directed at McCartney, the first lyric being a reference to The Beatles’ 1965 song... Read on...

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More songs by John Lennon (See Charts): Nobody Loves You (When You'Re Down And Out), I’m Losing You, Cleanup Time, Sweet Little Sixteen, Angela, I Don’t Wanna Face It, I Know (I Know), To Know Her Is To Love Her, Only People, and You Can'T Catch Me.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


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