How Do You Sleep? Lyrics – John Lennon

English 83 September 9, 1971
"How Do You Sleep?" by John Lennon is a notable example of his confrontational songwriting style. The lyrics are directed towards his former Beatles bandmate, Paul McCartney, and are considered one of the most scathing and personal diss tracks in music history. Let's explain the meaning of each paragraph. ...Read More

How Do You Sleep? Lyrics

[Verse 1: John Lennon]
So Sgt. Pepper took you by surprise
You better see right through that mother's eyes
Those freaks was right when they said you was dead
The one mistake you made was in your head

[Chorus: John Lennon]
Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

[Verse 2: John Lennon]
You live with straights who tell you you was king
Jump when your momma tell you anything
The only thing you done was yesterday
And since you're gone you're just another day

[Chorus: John Lennon]
Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?
Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

[Verse 3: John Lennon]
A pretty face may last a year or two
But pretty soon they'll see what you can do
The sound you make is muzak to my ears
You must have learned something in all those years

[Chorus: John Lennon]
Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?

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Last Update: November 2, 2023

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Who is the singer of "How Do You Sleep?" song?

"How Do You Sleep?" song is sung by John Lennon.

Who is the lyrics writer of "How Do You Sleep?" song?

"How Do You Sleep?" song lyrics written by John Lennon.

Who is the music producer of "How Do You Sleep?" song?

"How Do You Sleep?" song music composed & produced by Phil Spector, Yoko Ono & John Lennon.

When was "How Do You Sleep?" song released?

"How Do You Sleep?" song was released on September 9, 1971.