Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down and Out)


And then there’s John Lennon, who was the biggest emo kid who ever lived. That’s a slight exaggeration; Lennon did write about things other than his feels. Nobody wrote a better song about going to the circus than John Lennon. But nobody wrote about their feels better than John Lennon either. When John sang about his feels, you damn well felt the feels. This is far from being the most raw that he could get, but it’s still pretty affecting. It is not the voice of a man who’s loving his life, and indeed it was written and recording during some pretty dark times. It’s also a sad but true fact that, like many creatives, John Lennon produced some of his best work when he was at his lowest. But what’s suffering through a little trial separation when it benefits your creative juices?

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