In 1984, Paul McCartney explained "Nowhere Man" to Playboy. He said, "That was John after a night out, with dawn coming up. I think at that point, he was a bit… wondering where he was going, and to be truthful so was I. I was starting to worry about him." The 1965 song, which appeared only on the British version of Rubber Soul, was later applied the character Jeremy Hillary Boob in the animated film Yellow Submarine. Here the song gets animated again by London-based Neil Williams.