A Top 40 hit in autumn of 1966, "Look Through My Window" is one of John Phillips' finest songwriting efforts, as well as one of the most underrated Mamas & Papas records. Written in about 1964 during a temporary separation from his bride, Michelle Phillips, the song was inspired by the fact that although John thought Michelle was out in California, she in fact was just blocks away in Greenwich Village. The pain of separation is the obvious lyric thrust here, and Phillips' lyrics contain his usual literate grace. Musically, these emotions are mirrored perfectly, with a melancholy chord progression and simple, intertwining melodic lines. Near classical in its approach, this tune should always be recognized as one the group's best.