London; Beatles' Paul McCartney says singer John Lennon's whole life was a "cry for help".
Responding to the claim that Lennon explained of writing "Help!": "I was fat and depressed, and I was crying out for help," the 73-year-old composer said Lennon's cry was constant, reported Digital Spy.
"He didn't say, 'I'm now fat and I'm feeling miserable.' He said, 'When I was younger, so much younger than today.' In other words, he blustered his way through. We all felt the same way.
"But looking back on it, John was always looking for help. He had (a paranoia) that people died when he was around. His father left home when he was 3, the uncle he lived with died later, then his mother died. I think John's whole life was a cry for help," McCartney said.
"Help!" was the fifth studio album by the Beatles.