Speaking to David Sheff on All We Are Saying, Lennon spoke about this song, and detailed how it came about – citing influences from Dylan mainly.
“It’s one of those that you sort of sing a bit sadly to yourself,” he explained, before going on to recite some of the lyrics.
“‘Here I stand/Head in hand.’ I started thinking about my own emotions.”
On when he started writing with his emotions rather than his business sense, Lennon went on: “I don’t know when exactly it started, like ‘I’m A Loser’ or ‘Hide Your Love Away,’ or those kind of things.
“Instead of projecting myself into a situation, I would just try to express what I felt about myself which I had done in me books.