Written during the extended White Album sessions of 1967–1968, it was shelved until its release on Lennon's 1970 debut album. A different recording of the song was later released on the John Lennon Anthology and his compilation album Acoustic.
The Canadian punk-rock band Sum 41 released a song titled "Look At Me" from their LP Underclass Hero. The beginning verse also started with the lines "Look at me; who am I supposed to be?" The album title itself is a reference to another Lennon song, Working Class Hero.
Joseph Arthur recorded a version for the Lennon Covered #2 CD issued by Q Magazine.