I Found Out

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"I Found Out"
Song by John Lennon
from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Released 1970
Genre Hard rock, protopunk, blues rock
Length 3:37
Label Apple/EMI
Songwriter(s) John Lennon
Producer(s) John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band track listing

"I Found Out" is a song by the English musician John Lennon from his 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

Writing and recording[edit]

The song expresses Lennon's disillusionment with a world dominated by what he saw as false religion and idols, and warns against being taken in by such beliefs.

The instrumentation, style, and production of the song are typical of Lennon's Plastic Ono Band era work. The song features a low, rumbling tremolo guitar, thumping drums, a rolling, minimal bass guitar line, and a scathing vocal delivery. The recording is bare-bones, in stark contrast to the heavy production of Lennon's later albums. It is influenced more heavily by blues music than other songs on Plastic Ono Band.


The musicians who performed on the original recording were as follows:[1]

Popular culture[edit]

The song was covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon.

The song has also been recorded by Nathaniel Mayer on I Just Want to Be Held (2004).


  1. ^ Blaney, John (2005). John Lennon: Listen To This Book. Guildford, Great Britain: Biddles Ltd. p. 58. ISBN 0-9544528-1-X. 
  2. ^ "John Lennon: I Found Out | The Beatles Bible". www.beatlesbible.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 

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