Can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love

I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend
If it makes you feel all right
I'll get you anything my friend
If it makes you feel all right
'Cause I don't care too much for money
Money can't buy me love

I'll give you all I've got to give
If you say you love me too
I may not have a lot to give
But what I've got I'll give to you
I don't care too much for money
Money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love
Everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love
No, no, no, no

Say you don't need no diamond rings
And I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of things
That money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money
Money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love
Everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love
No, no, no, no

Say you don't need no diamond rings
And I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of things
That money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money
Money can't buy me love
Can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love, oh



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"Hey Jude" as written by John Lennon, Paul Mccartney

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  • +3
    General Comment:No! 6 minute version is the best!
    pkjunon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH

    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 Comment:Actually, 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 Comment:This 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:I think it's interesting that "Jude" is German for "Jew". The Beatles got their start in Germany, didn't they? This song is obviously an expression of empathy for the Zionist movement. The Jews had undergone the Holocaust, and were in the middle of the biggest test of the state of Israel--the Yom Kippur War / Seven Days War interem period. Paul is calling the Jews to stay strong, but not cold--to go after their goals of security with love and peace. To not try to pull down the entire Middle East upon their heads, but to make peace--when they feel the pain of regional strife, Paul called Israel not to retaliate (refrain) and not to "carry the world upon your shoulders."

    "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."

    Israel lacked true regional allies, and was entirely dependant on American / UN aid to remain afloat. However, what the Jewish world needed to do was renounce foreign aid, and stand alone in peace with its neighbors by negotiating for peace.

    "Her" is peace--in both Hebrew and Latin, respectively the classical Jewish and Christian languages--Peace takes the feminine tense.

    And Jewish history has always been a sad song: the Jews have been among the most persecuted people in history.

    Any takers?
    pkjunon March 07, 2003   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 Comment:Great Song.

    John Lennon says fucking hell at around the 2:58 mark which i found preety funny.
    boost291on March 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I 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
    General Comment:It'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
  • +1
    My Opinion:You'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

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