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Beatles: Hey Jude Meaning

Song Released: 1968


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Hey Jude Lyrics

Hey, Jude, don't make it bad
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...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 22nd, 2010 7:32am report


    It is an encouraging advise to Jude to masturbate.
    1. "remember to let her under your skin...OHHH" meaning you imagine a girl then masturbate.
    2. "and anytime you feel the pain, hey jude, refrain" meaning take it easy masturbating, dont grab it tightly.
    3. "the minute , you let her under your skin...OHHHH"
    the beatles even "moan" after saying this in the song. Right? It is a sexual moan they did. "
    4. "let it out and let it in"
    5. ""your waiting for someone to perform with" meaning why wait for a partner when you can do it alone
    6. "you'll do"
    7." the movement you need is on your shoulder"
    8. "Better better better better better "and then beatles shout. Meaning climax and ejaculation then success ...nanananananan hey jude.

    Start listening again friends to this song word for word. Imagine beatles encouraging jude to masturbate. you will see what i mean.

    The beatles did not admit it because of the tremendous hit of the song.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 21st, 2010 7:51am report


    It is a song about masturbation friends. I am 55 years old now and living in the Philippines then. There was news in our newspaper banning the song but cannot prove the real meaning of the song. Philippines, a catholic country want it banned from public radio.
    This about the last verse were they shout "na na na na wahhh wahhh" it was climax for masturbation.
    The beatles of course will not admit this "masturbation song" since Hey Jude turned out to be a great hit.
    It still written could be for Jules but I did not read this from the news paper though 40 years ago. Perhaps the beatles just said an alibi for this song.



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    m320753
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    Jun 29th, 2010 6:15am report


    before i add my comment i would like to ask why does every song written has to deal with drugs? i used to smoke pot in the 60s. when i met my wife i stopped smoking there is no withdrawel that i know of. 2nd what is with all these anonymous commenters are you afraid someone will kill you if you used your screen name? take credit for what you created your comments are your feelings not important about the song your interprating? hey jude as every knows is about julian lennon and his lack of accepting yoko and i would have the same feelings as you. who needs a weird lady walking around all day with a basket of fruit or whatever her invisable guru tells her to do. with all that aside i had a friend who came back to new york for the summer and the first time he heard the full version and couldn't believe it. i guess the radio stations still held that format about playing 3 minute songs. although the the song turned into a party like ending with jude being sung over and overand all the back ground noise it became one of the beatle's best songs



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    cleanupaisle3
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    Jun 26th, 2010 6:55am report


    I am surprised that no one comments on the other lines of this song that are so moving, "And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain, don't carry the world upon your shoulders."
    My interpretation is he is explaining that dealing with emotional pain is not to internalize it to let it drag you down.
    He goes on to share, "For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool, by making his world a little colder." Paul tries to share with Julian that it would be foolish to just "play down" the importance of his parent's divorce, numbing his feelings ("plays it cool") will not be selective to just the one incident in his life, but set a pattern for how he will deal with emotional distress for the rest of his life ("making his world a little colder."
    Humans unfortunately are by nature lazy and self-centred. I'm not being cynical, it is just a fact (as an example look at how we butcher the English language when we post on-line). This is why I find the two lines about the fool so poignant. If I can show more courage, commitment, and determination (NOT be cool) in my day-to-day life, I may be able to leave this world in a bit better shape then I found it.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 9th, 2010 6:52am report


    I met John Lennon and he personally told me it's about his homosexuality when he was younger



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    somien
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    May 23rd, 2010 5:25pm report


    Obviously this song is not about Heroine. I have no idea where that even comes from if you look at the personalities of all of The Beatles (James) Paul McCartney talkes more about love and he is just that kind of person. John is usually the one who writes about drugs although he also talks very politically as well.
    Hey Jude is about the divorce between John and Cynthia and Paul was trying to comfort Jules (name changed to Jude) who was going through a hard time. The her in the song is I believe referring to Yoko Ono.



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    NextGeneration
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    May 18th, 2010 5:47pm report


    Yes it is about Julian. The thing is not only do you need to listen to the lyrics you also need to listen to the rhythm. The song even says "take a sad song and make it better" the rhythm to the song changes from a sympathizing tune to an encouraging up beat inspiring rhythm. Its beautiful how they can make one meaning clear thru both lyrics and song. The Beatles are perhaps the best band that ever existed, the song was supposed to be cheerful not only to Julian but to everybody. Paul McCartney was, in the end, a nice guy who wanted to do something amazing for a boy that he cared about



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    anonymous
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    Apr 19th, 2010 4:53pm report


    Jude refers to Julian, the son, but can also refer to Judas, the traitor, the Biblical disciple who betrayed Jesus. John Lennon = Judas who betrayed Synthia and left her for Yoko. So, the song could be as well addressed to Lennon...'Hey, traitor, go and get your Yoko..what can you do, it can't be worse, your marriage is broken, so don't blame yourself...don't carry world upon your shoulders"...Irony is that John, the traitor, is betrayed and killed by one of his fans...The curse of Judas?



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    anonymous
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    Feb 16th, 2010 2:18am report


    Here is my thought. Maybe Paul wrote this song about John leaving the Beatles to be with Yoko. Lines like: You're waiting for someone to perform with..." about John and Yoko's performance art. "Don't carry the world upon your shoulder..." about John campaigning for peace, trying to fix the world. "you have found her, now go and get her." It all just seems to me, it is all about the inner turmoil of the band and Paul saying to John to "don't you know that it's just you" to just do want you feel you need to do. Am I just crazy?



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    awc92484
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    Jan 31st, 2010 1:40pm report


    Anyone that has ever used heroin would clearly see that this song is about heroin and they used the julian thing to cover it up YES THE BEATLES USED HEROIN BUT THEY DIDNT WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT.i LOVE THE BEATLES SO IM NOT JUST TALKING TRASH.JUST listen to the first 4 sentences of the song.



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    m320753
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    Dec 23rd, 2009 12:05pm report


    ya go ahead making decisions on a simple song from paul to julian lennon who also was called. why i don't know. the boys were a little high that day probably from pot. at the end of the verses the just kept on for a couple of minutes with the la-la-la=lala and paul was carrying on with his hey jude every few seconds. so that makes hey jude a very short song into a classic. i remember my friend coming back from college in florida and freaking out cause they never played the whole song in florida



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    anonymous
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    Dec 14th, 2009 12:47pm report


    What kind of asstard would interpret this song to be about drugs? It is to Julian from Paul. I had to know that to pass first grade.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 9th, 2009 12:32pm report


    You guys that say it's about sex, drugs, or just some guy that likes a girl are DUMB



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    anonymous
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    Oct 11th, 2009 10:04pm report


    Judas is a key slang word for heroin meaning "a friend that betrays you" Jude is short for Judas. The genius in the song in in the double meanings. Yes, cleverly written for a Lennon's son. Was Lennon betraying the group...some would say yes. Is there overtones of a double meaning...yep. Did certain Beatles experiment with drugs...duh.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 9th, 2009 9:02pm report


    I think it is about drugs, you take a sad song(person) and make it better, what do drugs do? make you better






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