"Dear Prudence (The Beatles cover)" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you
Dear Prudence won't you come out and play

Dear Prudence open up your eyes
Dear Prudence see the sunny skies
The wind is low the birds will sing
That you are part of everything
Dear Prudence won't you open up your eyes?

Look around round
Look around round round
Look around

Dear Prudence let me see you smile
Dear Prudence like a little child
The clouds will be a daisy chain
So let me see you smile again
Dear Prudence won't you let me see you smile?


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"Dear Prudence" as written by John Winston Lennon John Lennon

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    General CommentAgreeing with everyong above, this is definately a beautiful song, a great cover of a Beatles song.
    This song is about a girl with depression who is too upset and hopeless to see thegood and beauty around her. The singer, in this case Siouxsie, is trying to cheer up Prudence and show her that there is hope, beauty, and goodness in the world, no matter the other unpleasent things one will find.
    BonjourLaFilleon December 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust love this song...A mixture of sadness & happiness....Love Siouxsie!
    ximzon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust love this song...A mixture of sadness & happiness....Love Siouxsie!
    ximzon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh siouxsie,not often can someone take a sweet song,and turn it into pure beauty,this version is one of the precious ones,the voice,the sound,the touch. xxx
    rabbit_cloudon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsiouxsie's voice in ths is beautifull.
    JadoreLaBelleon April 12, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionSiouxsie is one of the few artists who can cover tunes by others and not only do them well but in such a way that you appreciate both the Banshees version and the original each in their own unique way.
    I think of her version of Sea Breezes as well as this song.

    The King James Bible provides a personal association for this song:
    "I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions..." [Proverbs 8:12]

    Reminds me of when I had the privilege of seeing S and the B's live at the Orpheum in Boston around 1982.
    NomadMonadon March 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentNot a Siouxsie song, but the fact that when they did this and people thought that it was one of her songs, not only shows she is a lyrical and musical genius, along with Severin and Budgie of course; but that when Siouxsie and The Banshees cover a song, they really make it their own.
    JJKelsallon September 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentPrudence is a feminine name, and this gives structure to the lyric, as, for example, a letter written to "Dear Prudence". But prudence as a word also means being careful.

    Prudence is a virtue, but as with anything in excess, too much of it can be harmful. Extreme discretion may prevent you from living a healthy life. This is why the song carries a message of outwardness, as if directed too someone who is too cautious.
    kekon May 30, 2013   Link
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    Link(s)I want to play with Prudence today.

    connecthook.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/be-acquainted-with-wisdom/
    NomadMonadon May 18, 2013   Link

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