There was a time in Lennon's life when he was cast adrift by the Beatles. He drank too much, made snide comments about Paul and cheated on Yoko, fucking her personal assistant. He hung out with George, showed up on local radio stations, and watched television.
That, I think, may be my John.
He got his shit together. He and Yoko locked arms and he was killed, happy, I like to think, as we died too much that day to believe otherwise.