(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 Lyrics as written by Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney

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  • +3
    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 19, 2014   Link
  • +2
    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 Comment"Suffragette" is a nod to David Bowie's "Suffragette City" a year earlier.
    MrsHippyon February 17, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd Jet...
    All these years I assumed he was singing
    And yet...
    and it was a play on words.
    Some English speakers say “and yet” so it sounds a bit like “andjyet”.
    But I guess I was wrong anyway.
    lyn50on December 06, 2017   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningPaul said it's about his dog, but hey, it's an easy excuse to hide the true meaning of the song which is an insult directed at Bowie. He is revealing bluntly that Bowie is gay. To prove this just watch the wings at the speed of the sound movie concert when they play the song, McCartney makes gay gesture when playing the song. It's about Bowie the major thought as a lady Suffragette city, not so subtle references anyone can pick up. McCartney was used to use songs to reply to Lennon and Harrison and almost anybody he had a feud with. Bowie's reply was much later when he discovered the true meaning of Jet, and it was Let's Dance, starting with the Twist and Shout intro. Let's Dance means let's fight in english slang and the cover is Bowie in boxing gear. The bit of the serious moonlight refers to the moon on this song. Bowie and McCartney were never friends even if they saw each other with Lennon.
    Deodataon December 12, 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 10, 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
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    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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