Beatles: Hey Jude Meaning
Song Released: 1968
Hey Jude Lyrics
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better
Hey, Jude, don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your...
BeatlesJuyce Jul 25th 2008, 11:32 report
This song was written for Julian Lennon (son of John Lennon) by Paul McCartney when John deserted his wife & young son for Yoko Ono. Paul was close to Julian. Out of concern, during the amidst of John's divorce, Paul went to visit Cynthia & Julian Lennon. It was during the drive to/from that visit when Paul began to compose the lyrics & score to the song. Yes, as many of you have said the original title was "Hey Jules" but Paul later changed it, as it was easier for many reasons. John never knew whom the song was written about, but arrogantly assumed it was for/about him. He believed Paul was encouraging his relationship w/Yoko. In fact, at one point, after being pressured by Lennon to "admit" that the song was about Lennon, Paul defiantly told John that the song was about himself (Paul). It was not until 1986 during chance encounter at a hotel did Paul confirm to Julian Lennon that the song was indeed written for Julian.
He also offered the above explanation on what inspired him to write the song. (the visit during divorce) As for the meaning of the lyrics to Julian there is only one man who can offer you a true explanation!
anonymous Jun 17th 2008, 22:10 report
This song was written by Paul for Lennon's son, Julian, during John's and Cynthia's divorce. It was originally "Hey Jules," but Paul changed it to "Jude" because it sounded better. The her, I think, was either Cynthia or Yoko Ono, who John left Cynthia for.
anonymous Jun 17th 2008, 14:28 report
The meaning of the song is when John Lennon left Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney wrote a song for Julian Lennon, John's son, when the parents were going through a hard divorce. He wrote it to make Julian, who's nickname is Jude, to make him feel better.
anonymous Jun 6th 2008, 08:04 report
I was hearing this fragment:
"So let it out and let it in, hey Jude begin
You're waiting for someone to perform with"
It struck me as almost a grim lyric in such a sublime song theme.
Obviously what comes to mind is the act of copulating and a prompt to Jude to find someone to copulate with.
anonymous May 26th 2008, 16:28 report
This song is about Julian Lennon & John wrote it for him because Julian and Yoko did not get along, so this was a wya to comfort him and give him some advise on how to deal with Yoko.
P.S. when my momzs taught english in Japan, she worked at the place Yoko worked and all the oldies in the Church would tell stories about how she came in with her tight Jeans and would flirt with all the boys. lol
peace in the middle east.
anonymous May 22nd 2008, 21:11 report
I think all the people who think this is about drugs are wrong I had to take 3 years of my life and study for this thing I took 3 years and made a 4 hour presentation on this song its not about drugs!
anonymous Apr 22nd 2008, 22:15 report
>.> I'm pretty sure it's about heroin. I don't think just because it's about heroin makes it a bad song. It's a great song. I mean Lucy in the ski with Diamond is about LSD. I took some parts of the song... It's pretty obvious >.>
The minute you let her under your skin,
Then you begin to make it better....
And anytime you feel the pain, hey jude, refrain,
Remember to let her under your skin,
Then you'll begin to make it Better.
Drugs were crazy back then, and the Beatles tended to write all about what they saw. Blah blah. It's about heroin. That doesn't mean it's a bad song >.>
anonymous Apr 14th 2008, 19:48 report
I swear on everything that this song is about his penis. they were on PCP when they wrote it and it was about his penis. No joke. You can think it's about his son all you want but I swear to you that it is about his penis.
anonymous Apr 12th 2008, 18:51 report
To whom ever wrote
"Capitalist, you are a pompous faux-intellectual with too much information and not enough education.
"Can you guess which one?"... f off! What are you our teacher or something?!"
High-school required reading: Hamlet.
anonymous Apr 12th 2008, 18:40 report
In response to:
"Someone said: The "her" he is referring to is Yoko Ono who John left wife no. 1 for. Plain and simple. "
Well, isn't it a kind of perversion to ask one's friend's son to accept into a heart a father's new wife, after the father divorced the son's mother? And even ask it with so many repetitions? Isn't it too strange to be the explanation?"
The Beatles, who were highly influenced by Bob Dylan, were one of the few bands of the time that decided that it wasn't just the music, but the words that mattered.
ALSO, John had already cheated on Cynthia a 100 times over. Yoko was just permanent. John did not love Cynthia. When he was younger, he had gotten her pregnant and, being the good boy he was at the time, married her. He did not love her, and divorce was imminent.
ALSO Julian, I believe was young at the time, and, probably being confused and upset, this is Paul's message to him, telling him that it's not as bad at it all seems and that if he would just give it time, and accept the situation, it will all work out.
ALSO, if you think this is a strange and far fetched interpretation, you haven't read up on the stories behind a lot of music, not even counting the stuff that The Beatles created.
ALSO It's a song. There are bound to be repetitions. I know it's hard to believe, but even The Beatles had lyrical limits.
All in all, this is Paul's way of telling Julian, "Buck up kid, it's not so terrible. Who knows, maybe she's nice. Give her a chance."
And he's just reiterating the point saying that he can do this if he tries.
anonymous Feb 28th 2008, 22:22 report
Ya.. definitely not about heroine..
anonymous Jan 7th 2008, 23:33 report
Paul McCartney wrote this to comfort Julian Lennon when Cynthia and John were goin through a divorce. The "her" in the song is Yoko Ono. Paul is telling Julian to let her into his heart and accept her as family so he can make the situation better.
anonymous Dec 27th 2007, 13:19 report
This is song is for John Lennon's son Julian or "Jude" who's parents were getting a divorce and Paul wrote it to make julian feel better.
anonymous Nov 21st 2007, 14:30 report
I've heard some say that it's about the divorce and what not. In the "recreated" versions it says "let out then let it in, then it begins to feel better" in the chorus. In my opinion this obviously is talking about a heroine needle. Who knows we are all entitled to our opinion I guess.
anonymous Nov 18th 2007, 22:08 report
To the person who wrote that it was about Jude Law:
"Hey Jude" was recorded in 1968,
and Jude Law was born in 1972.
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