"Jet" as written by Paul and Linda McCartney. Performed and recorded by Paul McCartney and Wings from the album Band on the Run....
(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 on the moon

(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)

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

(Jet)

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 that the major was a little lady suffragette

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


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"Jet" as written by Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney

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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
  • +1
    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
  • +1
    General CommentTo echo another poster, I'm sure this song is about John, and losing him to Yoko. Maybe not consciously, but even just that hard "J" sound at the beginning must've been a reminder to Paul of the millions of times he called John's name. But not just that...

    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

    [How it freaked EVERYONE out that John was with Yoko, and going to marry her soon. Paul never knew real lonliness until John left him/the Beatles]

    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

    [John's dad was a merchant seaman - but he was nowhere near as bold as a sergeant major... & in this song the Major is a "lady suffragette - i.e. a feminist, a liberated woman - Yoko]

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

    [Both John and Paul lost their mothers (maters)... they bonded on that in their early days, and Paul wanted John to love him always - but now it's later]

    And Jet I thought the major was a lady suffragette

    [John, Yoko is a feminist]

    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

    [if the Beatles got back together/if we performed together again/if you loved me again, we would be free, and it would be beautiful]
    dostoybon February 18, 2014   Link
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    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 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 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.
    maybe?
    regardless of meaning, this song is awesome.
    limeyfishon August 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always heard it as "I thought the only lonely FACE was on the moon"
    Envy337on October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    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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