Nowhere Man

(written by: Lennon/McCartney)
Originally recorded by: The Beatles


Heís a real nowhere man,
Sitting in his nowhere land,
Making all his nowhere plans
For nobody.

Doesnít have a point of view,
Knows not where heís going to,
Isnít he a bit like you and me? 
Nowhere man, please listen,
You donít know what youíre missing,
Nowhere man, the world is at your command.

Heís as blind as he can be,
Just sees what he wants to see,
Nowhere man can you see me at all? 
Doesnít kave a point of view,
Knows not where heís going to,
Isnít he a bit like you and me? 
Nowhere man, donít worry,
Take your time, donít hurry,
Leave it all till somebody else
Lend you a hand.

Heís a real nowhere man,
Sitting in his nowhere land,
Making all his nowhere plans
For nobody.

Documentation

This came to John Lennon after struggling to write a song for the album. 
Lennon: "I thought of myself sitting there, doing nothing and getting nowhere." 
Starts with a 3 part harmony sung by Lennon, Harrison, and McCartney. 
Considered to be the first Beatles song that has nothing to do with love. 
It did not make the US version of Rubber Soul but was in the movie Yellow Submarine.

This has also been covered by Natalie Merchant, The Carpenters, Randy Travis and Yanni

Rick performed this song a couple of times - in Cohasset, MA on 8/25/00 and partly in Milwaukee, WI on 5/21/03

Footnote - background photo was taken in Milwaukee, WI on 5/21/03 by Renata Hearn.