Look Through My Window

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"Look Through My Window"
Single by The Mamas & the Papas
from the album The Mamas & The Papas Deliver
Released 1966
Format 7" single
Genre Pop rock, folk rock
Length 3:05
Label Dunhill
Writer(s) John Phillips
Producer(s) Lou Adler
The Mamas & the Papas singles chronology
"I Saw Her Again"
"Look Through My Window"
"Words of Love"

"Look Through My Window" is a song recorded by the American vocal group The Mamas & the Papas. Written by John Philips, c. 1964 during a temporary separation from his partner, Michelle Phillips. The song was inspired by the fact that although John thought Michelle was out in California, she in fact was just blocks away in Greenwich Village.[1] The mono version has a slightly longer fade-out.

The song was the lead-off single from the group's third album The Mamas & The Papas Deliver. After all 3 of the group's prior singles reached the Top 5 on Billboard's Top 100 Chart in the USA, expectations were high. Surprisingly, the song reached a peak of number 24 in the United States, and failed to chart in the UK. As a result - as recounted by John Phillips in his autobiography, Papa John - the decision was made to release another single from the group's second album.

Track listing[edit]

7" Vinyl
  1. "Look Through My Window" (Phillips) — 3:05
  2. "Once Was a Time I Thought" (Phillips) — 0:58


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