How Do You Sleep?

“You know, I wasn’t really feeling that vicious at the time. But I was using my resentment toward Paul [McCartney – Ed] to create a song, let’s put it that way. He saw that it pointedly refers to him, and people kept hounding him about it. But, you know, there were a few digs on his album before mine. He’s so obscure other people didn’t notice them, but I heard them. I thought, “Well, I’m not obscure, I just get right down to the nitty-gritty”. So he’d done it his way and I did it mine. But as to the line you quoted (The only thing you done was Yesterday/And since you’ve gone, you’re just Another Day), yeah, I think Paul died creatively, in a way.”John Lennon (1023)

Double Fantasy (The Album)

“It’s a flower, a type of freesia, but what it means to us is that if two people picture the same image at the same time, that is the secret. You can be together but projecting two different images and either who ever’s the stronger at the time will get his or her fantasy fulfilled or you will get nothing but mishmash.”John Lennon (1023)

Cold Turkey

“The song is self-explanatory. The song got banned, even though it’s anti-drug. They’re so stupid about drugs, you know. They’re not looking at the cause of the drug problem: Why do people take drugs? To escape from what? Is life so terrible? Are we living in such a terrible situation that we can’t do anything without reinforcement of alcohol, tobacco? Aspirins, sleeping pills, uppers, downers, never mind the heroin and cocaine– they’re just the outer fringes of Librium and speed.”John Lennon (1023)
“I was just writing the experience I had withdrawing from heroin.”John Lennon (1148)

Give Peace A Chance

“All we were saying was give peace a chance.”John Lennon (1023)

Beautiful Boy

“‘Good Night’ was written for Julian the way ‘Beautiful Boy’ was written for Sean, but given to Ringo and possibly overlush.”John Lennon (1074)