Mamas And The Papas, The - Nowhere Man Lyrics

Nowhere man, please listen
You don't know what you're missing
Nowhere man, the world is at your command

He's a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

Doesn't have a point of view
Knows not where he's going to
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Nowhere man, don't worry
Take your time, don't hurry
Leave it all till somebody else lends you a hand, lends you a hand...

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Mamas And The Papas, The Nowhere Man Comments
  1. Ian Aldus

    great song great group !

  2. Christodoulas

    Music and lyrics: John Lennon ( John Winston Ono Lennon ), Paul McCartney ( James Paul McCartney )

  3. jeremynv89523

    I think of this as much superior to the Beatles version, due to the better harmonies.

  4. Benjamin Shulman

    Check out Jill Gibson filling in for Michelle!

    John Hyland

    Benjamin Shulman That’s not Jill Gibson. That’s Michelle Phillips.

  5. Arch Jackson

    I love that song.... & mama's & Pappas...

  6. Arch Jackson

    couldn't help it.... just sang John's part .... close as I could good

  7. Joanne Finch

    Not as good as the Beatles, obviously, but the harmony is amazing.

  8. C VB

    Is it just me or does Michelle look like Daphne from Scooby Doo in this?

  9. Stephen Andersen

    not a good cover

    tin pan alley 1619 Broadway

    Stephen Andersen piston to I call your name.the best Beatles cover everexept Joe cocker bathroom window friends

    Awake 7

    Is a hell of a great cover, you stupid fanboy

  10. isumrak

    The beatles forever.

  11. Zenbone65

    Hullabaloo was one of several music shows in the sixties. The Mamas & Papas made many TV appearances, lip-syncing or singing live over their studio tracks. This is one of their most unusual performances. They were part of a performance in which several other other groups were involved  -- each singing a portion of popular song of the time, That is why it isn't a full song. While the Mamas & Papas featured several songs of the Beatles on their own records, Nowhere Man was inclusive to this music variety show..


    Forget to mention, this was a truly live performance.

    Awake 7

    @Zenbone65 wow

  12. Zenbone65

    This was a segment on a variety show. It was a common practice in those times for singers to cover other popular songs in homage to them.  I hate when the only lame comment someone can offer is " The Beatles do it better,"  because they are missing the point. It's not a competition. 

  13. 07sanjeewakaru

    Hidden precious Gem...!I love the beatles version...3 boys doing wonderful harmonies..
    But Mamma and Pappas.....May be the best blend of human voices ever...!Thanks million for this..!

  14. Starlight Glimmer 4 Ever

    I wish they sang the whole song.

  15. anastasiaZLATOVLASKA

    nice interpretation

  16. ejectorerector

    They look like they're in a high school chorus class. 

    tin pan alley 1619 Broadway

    ejectorerector yea but with real talent

  17. Starlight Glimmer 4 Ever

    I wish this song was on a CD of theirs and should have a full version of this song. Even though the Beatles wrote this and recorded.

  18. lukmartin Martin

    muito linda essa musica

  19. Bonnie Hughes


  20. Your Excellency

    I love this

  21. marreq4

    Its a great song but beatles do it much better :)

    bruno fernandes

    marreq4 fuck u

  22. lwallace3

    Hmm, interesting. It's not really the Mamas and the Papas' style to do an exact copy of the original arrangements. I wonder why this version ended up that way.


    Om Hullaballoo, the artists would gather at one point and sing the songs that were popular that week: they didn't screw with the arrangements much or change anything--the idea was to hew as close to the "hit" on the radio as possible yet sing it your own way. What happens harmonically at :18 is beautiful.

  23. Bruno47602


  24. Wania Esteves

    nowhere man - lennon & mccartney - The Beatles.

  25. Masajager Masa


  26. Your Excellency

    @bloozintro where do you see that??

  27. Walter Caldwell

    Who came up with the Beatles' logo, where the "T" hangs below the rest of the letters in "The Beatles"?

  28. chikitales

    muy bonitas voces!!! una de mis canciones favoritas de los beatles gracias a mi papa en paz descanse conoci estas canciones pero en estas voces suena muy bien!!!! me gusta!!!

  29. Mayra Cordero

    Well… they are more… they have girls… so that's the reason why they sound better…

  30. coolsweetgroovy

    @curioushumangeorge That's true

  31. coolsweetgroovy

    @julianbeatlero The harmonies are better on this one

  32. Julian Marquez

    @coolsweetgroovy now way baby the beatles did it better

  33. coolsweetgroovy

    RIP John Phillips even though you're a dirty old man and a perv

  34. coolsweetgroovy

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than The Beatles RIP Cass and Denny

  35. RandomPlayIist


    You mean sung for him, not written.

  36. Harley Davidson

    what an amazing group.

  37. Branner