"Jet" as written by Bennie Benjamin, Harry Revel and George David Weiss....
Jet, Jet
Jet I can almost remember their funny faces
That time you told them you were going to marrying soon
And Jet I thought the only lonely place was the moon

Jet Jet Jet

Jet was your father as bold as the sergeant major
How come he told you that you were hardly old enough yet
And Jet I thought the major was a lady suffragette

Jet Jet Jet

Ah Mater want Jet to always love me
Ah Mater want Jet to always love me
Ah Mater, much later

And Jet I thought the major was a lady suffragette
Jet Jet

Ah Mater want Jet to always love me
Ah Mater want Jet to always love me
Ah Mater...much later

Jet with the wind in your hair
Of a thousand laces
Climb on the back and we'll go for a ride in the sky
And Jet I thought the major was a little lady suffragette

And Jet you know I thought you was a little lady suffragette
A little lady
My little lady, yes

Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget, edited by DrMurky

"Jet" as written by Bennie Benjamin, Harry Revel, George David Weiss

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    General Commentisn't he saying "ah mater"? as in the british variation of mother? that's what it sounds like and it would make more sense.
    glamorous*sunriseon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song has never made any sense to me, but once you hear it live, you have to love it.
    RocktheVinylon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is completely insane, most of it doesnt make very good sense, and yet, its intriguing because it makes sense on some level of thinking...if you really think about it. I personally think that Paul is singing about a girl (Jet) who just wants to be free.....but its a good song anyway, even if the meaning is vague.
    NataliesADDICTIONon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe songs about pauls dog, but also makes references to david bowie. "And Jet, I Thought The Major
    Was A Lady Suffragette." that part refers to Paul thinking david bowie looked like a girl, then saying suffragette as in bowies popular song "suffragette city". David bowie made a song back saying something about "Put back on your red sciffle shoes or something making fun of pauls music. theres also some background vocals in Bowies song that sound alot like john lennon, which could be since they were good friends. John sings on Bowies "Fame" which he is credited then hes uncredited on "Chanes" and a few more.
    underoath_55on October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA couple fixes here in the lyrics: "Matter" should indeed be changed to "Mater" (meaning 'Mother') and "with the wind in your hair of a thousand laces" should be "with the wind in your hair of a thousand mesas," meaning that Jet is a big traveler.
    PencilNeckedGeekon November 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Mater" is latin for mother. Basically, he's saying "Mom, I want Jet to always love me."
    Huh, I didn't know Jet was his dog...ya' learn something new everyday.
    doublexfantasyon April 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always thought that this song was about a girl that he couldnt keep up with, and he had assumed that she loved him, when really she was too immature to have a real relationship, and ends up leaving him alone.
    regardless of meaning, this song is awesome.
    limeyfishon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always heard it as "I thought the only lonely FACE was on the moon"
    Envy337on October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know this sounds ridiculous, but in at least one verse of this song, ever since I was a kid I've heard Paul sing "suffra-get" with a hard "g." So, to my kid's ears, he was mispronouncing the word ("I thought that the major was a lady suffera-get"), and the backup singers were correcting him ("Jet! Whooowhoooowhooo. Jet!").
    PencilNeckedGeekon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song's so brilliant, I thought perhaps it was nonsensical but thought i'd come on here to see what the real deep intellectual incredible meaning could be, turns out it is nonsense! Still brilliant though!
    Si_dufferson June 10, 2008   Link

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