, 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

from The Beatles – Hey Jude Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Julian, John Lennon’s first son by first wife Cynthia, was feeling somewhat put out after his parent’s divorce. Despite having a Beatle for a dad, Lennon wasn’t a great father to him, instead throwing all his love into Yoko Ono (and after that, Julian’s half-brother Sean). Julian didn’t even see John until 1970, and was left out of his will completely.

Paul was the one usually there to act as something of a jolly uncle to console the child, something John noted and was jealous of.

Though “Hey Jude” was written to Julian Lennon, Paul wanted the lyrics to sound a bit ambiguous, so as they could affect other people as well. In a way, “letting her into his heart” could refer to Julian giving Yoko a shot.

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