Paul’s Song for a Friend: ‘Hey Jude’  

Despite Paul’s negativity regarding John’s new love Yoko Ono, in the lyrics of ‘Hey Jude’ he selflessly reassures his best friend to pursue a relationship with her.  John knew that Paul’s lyrics were speaking to him.“I always heard it as a song to me, if you think about it. Yoko’s just come into the picture. He’s saying, ‘Hey, Jude, hey, John.’… he was saying, ‘Go ahead.’ On a conscious level, he didn’t want me to go ahead. …the angel in him was saying, ‘bless you.’ The devil in him didn’t like it at all because he didn’t want to lose his partner.” – John Lennon, 1980