"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 CommentI love the line "You don't sound different, I've learned the game"
    HeLovesMusicon July 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    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
  • +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 CommentA very insightful song about the loss of love, and how someone who once was so close to you is now so wrong for you..
    jim68nyon July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    General CommentLovely song, just listen to that nice guitar work :)
    Karlon May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has my all-time favorite lyrics in it; "Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight." You may call me bitter or pessimistic but, I am a realist and as such, this lyric touches me deepest. I "love" Paul for having the insight and courage to say it. It's the truth whether we like it or not.
    NunoInfoon June 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm sure I heard a female singer cover this recently, but, for the life of me, I don't know who or where. Any help?
    lehc723on July 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaimee mann and michael penn covered the song for the i am sam soundtrack. of course no cover can ever compare to the beatles but i think most of the ones on that soundtrack were decent... they weren't blasphamous anyway... and by the way, that is funny how love can disappear over night.
    urlostinspacelikemeon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song cause i can really relate to it
    thinking you know somone so well then realizing
    you never really knew them at all
    ifoundyourstaron June 17, 2005   Link

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