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    Hey Jude

    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 any time you feel the pain, hey, Jude, refrain Don't carry the world upon your shoulders For well you know that itís a fool who plays it cool By making his world a little colder
    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

    I would like to know the meanings of some parts in the lyrics Hey Jude

    Don't make it bad,
    Does it mean his situation?
    make it better
    Does it mean the sad song?

    The minute you let her under your skin
    What does let her under your skin mean, to hold her?

    For well you know that itís a fool, who plays it cool, by making his world a little colder.
    Does it mean Because you know well that ÖÖ

    so let it out and let it in
    I have no idea.

    Youíre waiting for someone to perform with (you, the subjecot of the sentence?)

    The movement you need is on your shoulder.
    Itís up to you, your responsibility?

    Thank you very much

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    Re: Hey Jude

    Hi Progress,

    You definitely should read this:

    Hey Jude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It gives the general idea what the song is all about and why it was written.
    Once you know the background the sentences will become clear.


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    Re: Hey Jude

    Thanks Miner49'er. I read that. I had aleredy known that background. Because, I'm a Beatles fan.


    I would like to know the answers of my questions.

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    Hi there Progress, I'm another Beatles' fan here

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    Re: Hey Jude

    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
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    I would like to know the meanings of some parts in the lyrics Hey Jude
    Don't make it bad,
    Does it mean his situation?
    make it better
    Does it mean the sad song?

    I don't know. It's a lyric (some would call it a poem) - so it could refer to many things. Personally, I think 'it' is the situation, which the young Julian is making worse for himself by thinking about it, and even - possibly - thinking he was somehow responsible (which I gather children of broken marriages tend to think).

    The minute you let her under your skin
    What does let her under your skin mean, to hold her?

    'Let her get to you/become important to you'

    For well you know that it’s a fool, who plays it cool, by making his world a little colder.
    Does it mean Because you know well that ……
    (This is quite a common inversion for emphasis - especially in poetry or rhetoric.)

    so let it out and let it in
    I have no idea.
    Probably (my guess) 'let it out' in the sense of 'unburden yourself/talk about your worries'; and 'let it in' in the sense of 'be open to an external influence'.


    You’re waiting for someone to perform with (you, the subject of the sentence?)
    (that is, the person being addressed in the song).


    The movement you need is on your shoulder.
    It’s up to you, your responsibility?
    Could be , but I've never known. It might be a reference to the idiom 'a chip on your shoulder' [=something you're obsessed with], but I don't see how.
    Thank you very much
    You're welcome

    b
    Last edited by BobK; 24-Feb-2007 at 15:52.

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    Re: Hey Jude

    When I said
    (This is quite a common inversion for emphasis - especially in poetry or rhetoric.)
    I was thinking of the syntax: adverb, subject, verb. This is what I said was common 'in poetry and rhetoric'. On further reflection, I should add that while the syntactic inversion is common in those contexts, the collocation 'Well you know...' is more widespread. A teacher might easily say 'Walk! Well you know that running is not allowed in the corridor,' (though I suppose one could call this rhetoric of a sort).

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    Thank you very very much BobK

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