Like his 1971 track How Do You Sleep?
, this is a bitter song directed at someone Lennon believed had turned against him. While the target of his previous song was Paul McCartney, this time it's Allen Klein, who took over management duties for The Beatles in 1969 and worked with Lennon on his Imagine
album. Their relationship turned sour, however, as Lennon sings here: "Your mother left you when you were small, but you're gonna wish you were never born at all." Klein was accused of many unethical acts before his death in 2009, but this lyric is especially harsh, as Klein's mother died when he was young.