Close your eyes
Have no fear
The monster's gone
He's on the run and your daddy's here

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Before you go to sleep
Say a little prayer
Every day in every way
It's getting better and better

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Out on the ocean sailing away
I can hardly wait
To see you come of age
But I guess we'll both just have to be patient
'Cause it's a long way to go
A hard row to hoe
Yes it's a long way to go
But in the meantime

Before you cross the street
Take my hand
Life is what happens to you
While you're busy making other plans

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Before you go to sleep
Say a little prayer
Every day in every way
It's getting better and better

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Darling, darling, darling
Darling Sean


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Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) song meanings
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    General CommentJohn always felt he had neglected his first son Julian, but rather than trying to make that up to Julian, John spent every minute he could with his new son Sean.

    I love the line, "Life is what happens to you, while you're busy making other plans." and it's so true too but no one seems to notice. He even refers to "Getting Better" in that last verse. I miss John
    ChaosFluro24on September 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHas a special place for my song who was born July 31, 2012. This is my first time being a father, and I can honestly say I feel exactly like this. My son means more to me than anything in this world.
    proghead81on September 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's all the more moving for the fact that he never did get to see his son grow up and spread his wings.
    Comrade_Liaron April 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgee, i like the comments so much, I can't bring my self to even try to interpret this song...
    blood_victoron June 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is so simple. I don't usually think that about Lennon's songs.

    Anway, this song, to me, is simply and ode to his son, whom he quite music to spend time with. Now, if someone like John is going to quite their ultimate love in life for their son, then I'd expect that they write something about that person.
    LennonGenius!on June 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is so simple. I don't usually think that about Lennon's songs.

    Anway, this song, to me, is simply and ode to his son, whom he quite music to spend time with. Now, if someone like John is going to quite their ultimate love in life for their son, then I'd expect that they write something about that person.
    LennonGenius!on June 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so sweet and tender :-)
    borovon January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with ChaosFluro24!

    pJ ;p

    JOHN LENNON FOREVER!
    handsdown4dbeatleson February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a sweet song and it makes me so sad whenever I listen to it---John loved Sean so much and like the song said, he couldn't wait to see him come of age, but unfortunately he didn't get to. :(
    SgtPepperGirlon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the line "But I guess we'll both just have to patient". john says it in such a way, you can hear he is so looking forward to the future when he can see his soon become a man and although it will be a few years he realises his sons childhood will be one of the best times of his life i.e. "life is what happens when you're busy making other plans". he wants his son to cherish his childhood but he can't wait to see him become a man at the same time.
    earpon March 17, 2006   Link

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