I'm Looking Through You
- Paul McCartney – double-tracked vocal, bass guitar
- John Lennon – harmony vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar
- George Harrison – electric guitar
- Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine, organ
I'm Looking Through You is a Paul McCartney composition, written at Jane Asher's home over the summer of 1965. It is one of a set of three such songs, all focused on troubles in the relationship. In this one, Paul says, "Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight." The structure is a very basic pop song with two verses, a bridge, a verse, another bridge and verse, all sandwiched between an intro and outro. The arrangement is strongly acoustic, in the folk-rock style into which the Beatles evolved in their "middle period," and it has a touch of blues. The Beatles recorded two versions of the song and then scrapped them, settling on the third version, which appeared on Rubber Soul. In the final version, Ringo is heard playing the organ (the same one that appeared on the Help! album), with two chords at the conclusion of the verses. He also plays the matchbox, which sounds a bit like clapping.
November 15, 1965 in just one take.