"Look at Yourself" was written by Ken Hensley, who was with the band from 1970-1980. In an interview with Songfacts
, he explained that the song was about himself at a time in which he was trying to figure out where to take his career and personal life. The "yourself" in the song, then, started out as Hensley HIMself.
Of course, over the years people hear the song differently as it connects with their own lives. "Look At Yourself" is one of Uriah Heep's most enduring songs, encouraging listeners to look to themselves for friendship and guidance as they try to figure out what to do with their lives.