"I'm Looking Through You" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
I'm looking through you, where did you go
I thought I knew you, what did I know
You don't look different, but you have changed
I'm looking through you, you're not the same

Your lips are moving, I cannot hear
Your voice is soothing, but the words aren't clear
You don't sound different, I've learned the game
I'm looking through you, you're not the same

Why, tell me why, did you not treat me right?
Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight

You're thinking of me the same old way
You were above me, but not today
The only difference is you're down there
I'm looking through you and you're nowhere

Why, tell me why, did you not treat me right?
Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight

I'm looking through you, where did you go
I thought I knew you, what did I know
You don't look different, but you have changed
I'm looking through you, you're not the same

(Yeah, ah baby, you've changed)
(I'm a-lookin' through you, yeah)
(I'm lookin' through you)
(You've changed, you've changed, you've changed)


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"I'm Looking Through You" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +2
    General CommentA bitter song by Paul directed at his then fiance Jane Asher. He wanted her to be at home all the time when he needed her and she was busy becoming a famous actress in Brittain.
    song4juliaon January 21, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love the line "You don't sound different, I've learned the game"
    HeLovesMusicon July 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And I Love Her" and "I'm looking through You" are both about Jane Asher, obviously written at different times in their relationship.
    Ferthukoon April 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've experienced this song through and through. It's really just about someone that means alot to you, and one day you just feel like they've changed. They never really go back to the way they were, and they just don't have room for you in their life anymore. And yes, love does have a nasty habit of disappearing overnight.
    sgtpepperon December 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe anthology version of this song by the beatles sounds more like what he's trying to convey in his emotions. The one on the regular album sounds too drab and inhibitive. But in the anthology version it sounds more pissed off about the relationship gone wrong, etc. plus the music obviously fits altogether much better. I especially like the claps throughout the song...what a pretty dope ass band for a nerdy era?! Plus i've finally decided that paul is my personal fav beatles cause im just as romantic and we're born on the same day- woo hoo! anyhow i dont anyone gives a fuck what im saying, oh well...i dont know anyone on here, thats the pt.
    GrungyBeatleon May 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRubber Soul, Amazing. I love the song Michelle especially because i know a Michelle.
    WALRUS*on December 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's so wierd but there are a couple songs that remind me of my ex-girl from her view.
    this song
    I want you(she's so heavy)
    I'm a loser
    don't let me down.

    but never the less i love this song.
    OneVisionon January 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has been confirmed by Paul as being thinly veiled as being directed towards Jane Asher, who was away all the time, thus the line, "I'm looking through you, and you're no where!"
    izzykon July 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was written when Paul McCartney and Jane Asher first began to experience distance between them, emotionally and physically. She wanted her life as an actress, not to be at his beck and call, which is what he wanted. There was also a great divide between Paul McCartney and Jane Asher as she was rather straightlaced compared to Linda, Paul's first wife. I don't think Jane Asher was a pot smoker or drug user, wanting to experiment, something that was a big part of Paul's life. I think they even lived together with Jane's brother Peter in a flat (parents too?). I guess he thought he knew her but what did he know, indeed?
    margaretjgon February 02, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovely song, just listen to that nice guitar work :)
    Karlon May 10, 2003   Link

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