Listen To “You Saved My Soul (With Your True Love)”, The Last Song John Lennon Ever Recorded

On November 14, 1980, John Lennon recorded three rough songs at the apartment he shared with Yoko Ono in New York City’s The Dakota apartments. “You Saved My Soul (With Your True Love)” was the last demo he recorded before he was murdered on December 8, 1980 outside his home. The appearance of ‘Serve Yourself’ is interesting indeed, as it shows that John was evidently still considering it for eventual release. ‘Real Love’ perhaps excluded, it certainly was the song he put most work into during the 1979—80 period. Also making an appearance is a brief, taped over vocal rap “pop is the name of the game”. It’s odd that aside from guitar overdubs for ‘Walking On Thin Ice’ in early December, this would actually be Lennon’s last musical (if it can be so termed) work laid on tape.