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 skin,
Then you begin to make it better.

And anytime you feel the pain,
Hey, Jude, refrain,
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders.
For well you know that it's a fool
Who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder.

Da da da da da da da da da.
Hey, Jude, don't let me down,
You have found her, now go and get her.
Remember to let her into your heart,
Then you can start to make it better.

So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin,
You're waiting for someone to perform with.
And don't you know that it's just you, hey Jude you'll do,
The movement you need is on your shoulder.

Da da da da da da da da da.
Hey, Jude, don't make it bad,
Take a sad song and make it better.
Remember to let her under your skin,
Then you begin to make it better
Better, better, better, better wowwww
Hey Jude
Na na na na na na
Na na Hey Jude...


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  • +3
    General CommentNo! 6 minute version is the best!
    pkjunon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH

    you all can have your opinions about the song from heroin to jewish people hahahah.

    but the song was originally titled "Hey Jules"
    the song was written by Paul to help
    Julian during his father (john lennon) and mother (cynthia lennon)

    but you guys are entertaining.
    the scenic worldon November 09, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually, the song was changed twice from Hey Julian to Hey Jules to Hey Jude. It would have been one of the greatest honors to have the Beatles or just one of them write a song for you.
    song4juliaon January 21, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's worth noting that St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes (in the RCC). It could be about having a little hope when a relationship feels like a lost cause.
    hsk712on June 15, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song was written be Paul to Julian, John and Cynthia Lennon's son.
    John and Cynthia had just been divorced, and Julian, being young, didn't understand what was happening between his parents, but did feel bad about it. So Paul wrote this song on his way to John's house. So in a way, this song is about divorce. This song was originally titled "Hey Jules" because of Julian's nickname, Jules, but Jude naturally sounded better.
    Hey Jude was probably one of John's favorite Paul songs.
    flamingpieon July 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"For well you know that it’s a fool,
    Who plays it cool,
    By making his world a little colder."

    does not mean "to let love out of your heart" This line also strongly indicates this song is indeed about heroin.

    When you take heroin your body becomes very warm, and when you know that and listen to the line again it makes perfect sense:

    For well you know that it's a fool, who plays it cool, by making his world a little colder

    Its a fool who doesn't take heroin and makes his world colder.

    And towards the end (at 6:03 on the 7:04 minute long version of the song) He clearly says "take it jude"

    This song is clearly about trying to get someone to take heroin. Let's go over all of the indications one more time:

    Remeber, to let her into your heart,
    Then you can start to make it better. (let it into your bloodstream, and you can make it better and get a high)

    The minute you let her under your skin,
    Then you begin to make it better. (to let the heroin under your skin)

    And anytime you feel the pain,
    Hey Jude refrain, (when you have a bad trip, he is telling jude to refrain)

    For well you know that it’s a fool,
    Who plays it cool,
    By making his world a little colder. (i explained this earlier)

    Remember (Hey Jude) to let her into your heart,
    Then you can start to make it better.

    So let it out and let it in (when you take heroine you pull out the blood and then push it back in)

    Hey Jude begin, (start taking heroin)

    and the last line is...

    Remember to let her under your skin,
    Then you’ll begin to make it better.

    and then he says "Take it Jude"

    How can you deny that this song is not about heroin? Because Lenon said it wasn't? Do you think he would actually say that it is?

    naaa naaa naaa na na na naaa take it juuude naaaa
    jimfranklinon August 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat Song.

    John Lennon says fucking hell at around the 2:58 mark which i found preety funny.
    boost291on March 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe that this song is about John Lennon.
    When u put John as 'Jude' , it makes more sense than if u put Julian (John's Son) as 'Jude'. Listen to the song again y placing John as Jude !
    ishtiaqahmedzon August 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionYou're waiting for someone to perform with. To me this song is about finding a good love. Anyone who's been in relationships understand how this works.
    Ahourstoryon August 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit makes me laugh that a lot of people think it's about heroin. i'm not saying they didn't do heroin, or that they didn't write songs about it, but i think saying its about drugs is taking it too far. i mean, why would he be telling a 5 year old to take heroin?
    what makes sense to me and adding some of what paul said is that it's about getting through the bad part of your life and making it better. even though paul said it was about john's son julian, it seems more like a song about getting over the bad part in general. it was originally hey jules, but paul thought it sounded better. he wrote it going to julian, so it makes sense.

    and it kind of angers me that john thought the song was about him. i mean, he's a brilliant songwriter and a excellent musician, but he was kind of a jealous ego-maniac. he was never very supportive of paul and the songs many people loved that paul wrote, maybe cause he saw paul as competition. and to be honest, john was never really a good father to julian. he didn't really spend time with him, and wasn''t very loving. he also wasn't a good husband, what with the affairs and everything. then paul writes this song to comfort him about the divorce his parents are having, and john thinks its about him!

    if you really believe the song is about heroin, then think that. i can't change your mind. thats your opinion. this is mine
    pianton September 09, 2012   Link

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