Many believe this song was written in response to "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
" by The Beatles, since it is similar, both melodically and lyrically. John Lennon was unsure whether the song was a homage or a warning. This is because the song concludes with an ambiguous final verse, where Dylan goes from the pronoun "she," to instead address someone directly with the pronoun "you." This final verse contains the line "I never asked for your crutch/Now don't ask for mine." John was concerned that Bob thought he was using Dylan's music as a crutch for his own song writing. Others argue this line is actually about the folk singer, Joan Baez, who had been close to Dylan in his early days and helped him to garner initial success. Now, however, it was Baez who tended to rely on Dylan's success.