John Lennon would have celebrated his 72nd birthday last week. It's been 32 years since the pop music icon and celebrated lyricist was shot, but fans still pay their respects at Central Park's Strawberry Fields.
Undoubtedly, many admirers of the musician's groundbreaking work must wonder what else he would have accomplished in his lifetime. The Lennon Letters [Little, Brown, $29.99], a new book comprised of personal notes and exchanges, may not answer that question, but it does provide insight into the artist's thoughts and philosophies.
A particularly intriguing scrapping is a postcard dated 1965-1966. On it, Lennon wrote lyrics to a song that he never recorded. Scratched out and rewritten words indicate that it was a work in progress. Check out the lyrics and an image of the postcard below, and let us know what you think in the comments!
When a girl begins to be a problem
Pretty soon the girl must go
When they’re gone you find at last
you love them
Pretty soon you want to know
Little girl I’ve come to say
And this time I just have to say
I love you
If she turns you down and rejected
Try again the best you can
Call to see her when you’re least
Tell her now she’ll understand