I'm Looking Through You (2:23)

Cover of Rubber Soul

From Rubber Soul and 28 other releases

“I’m Looking Through You” was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, with a majority of the songwriting attributed to the latter. It was first released as part of the album Rubber Soul, released in the UK on 3 December, 1965. Lead vocals are performed by McCartney.

Three separate versions of the song were recorded in October and November, 1965, the last of which was included on Rubber Soul. The original version recorded on 24 October was slower than the released version, had a significantly different rhythm, and lacked the “Why, tell me why…” middle eight of the final version. It was eventually released as part of Anthology 2, a compilation released in 1996.

The stereo US version of the song contains a false guitar start. If the mono version of this song on the US Capitol Versions Vol. 2 CD has this false guitar start, it indicates that it is from the first pressing of this set which erroneously substituted incorrect mono mixes; they were simply the channels of the stereo versions combined, rather than the original mono mixes.


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  • Sarinijha

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • theironictea

    Awesome song.

    12 Jul 2014 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    I like that guitar thing that only lasts for couple of seconds all the time it appears.

    26 May 2014 Reply
  • uptherovers

    This is mostly a Macca creation - well done sir!

    20 Jan 2014 Reply
  • sls

    The US version of this album, the intro chords play life 4 times in a row and stop in between. You can only find the US version on old vinyl and cassettes. I remember the tape version, with the starts, and a totally different track list, from the 90s. All the versions on CD, including the new remasters, are of the UK version with the UK track list.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    "Why does it sound like someone fappin in the background " Hahaha thanks you ruined this song for me now.

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Oregon_Myst

    @scream58cork: Yeah! WTH?

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • scream58cork

    the annoying background clapping is not on the original (thankfully)

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • TheHutchman

    So fun to play on guitar.

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    the lyrics are so perfectly how i’m feeling right now.

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JakeR3000

    Why does it sound like someone fappin in the background

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • highhorselady

    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee has a nasty habit of disappearing over night

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • niemozliwiak

    for years i had underestimated this one, but now i find it truly great

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • pauliemccartney

    love this song!!! ♥

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • bossmark1

    This is Groovy

    7 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    love this

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • Internetauta

    It's for you, Heather Mills, not for the poor Jane Asher!

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    Fantastic. Almost as good as Moby Grape!

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • boehj

    pure love.

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • Nicolas_R

    How the hell this song can make anyone feel better ? This is the most nostalgic and sad song i ever heard. At least, i think so right now.

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
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