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Lennon Sarcasm | Reviewer: Kurt Woodard | 5/8/13
This song is classic Lennon sarcasm. Prudence needed to join the others and not be a recluse, so he wrote a song that was in the form of a ‘letter of invitation’. His humor mixed with a propensity to be easily annoyed was the real inspiration. And it turns out to be some of his best lyrical work, next to ‘Across the Universe.’
Lillypilly | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/19/13
I searched this to "confirm" my memory of these beautiful lyrics . Today, in my garden the song just went round and round in my head. I am going thru a super stressed time, selling my loved old home of many years, because of health reasons. I am very sad, despite finding a very suitable new abode to suit the changes in my life. Still the sadness is heavy, but now it's moving...the sun is out. I will name my little cottage "PRUDENCE" . It will lift me and keep me well, knowing those words constantly to remind me my world is beautiful, not sad. Thankyou John. I WILL keep playing outside !
meeting john lennon-soundtrack for this morning | Reviewer: Dancing with the Dandelions | 3/6/13
read the first few comments here and was struck with the fellow who bought a dog and the lyrics "popped into his head". I love the way this happens, its like our own soundtracks for our lives. I am so grateful for having been able to listen to so much of this music while growing up. This morning I was curious to see which of the beatles wrote this, I suspected it was John Lennon. I came here to print the lyrics and found out that it was him. What a sweet love he expressed in the song! I don't know for sure why it came to me today, I suspect perhaps I should "come out to play" more often!
New Puppy | Reviewer: Elly | 12/5/12
You know how songs pop into your head sometimes from nowhere? I recently lost my little Yorkie after 13 years and this Friday I am adopting a new puppy. My Yorkie was a she and the new guy is a he. So - this morning Dear Prudence popped into my head and I immediately knew it was for my new baby - Brody. Just a slight twist of words: Dear Brody. I have known the isolation and tentativeness that the stories relate about Prudence. BTW - I just turned 65. I sang "When I'm 64" for a whole year! Brody will bring me "out" with such joy, and I know that John is smiling!
Elly & Brody
THE REAL SCOOP | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/8/11
Dear Prudence was written while the Beatles were in India. Prudence Farrow, (sister of Mia) was with the group studying with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She was so serious about her meditation that she "turned into a near recluse" and "rarely came out" of the cottage she was living in. John Lennon was asked to "contact her and make sure she came out more often to socialize". As a result, Lennon wrote the song Dear Prudence. Lennon did not play the song for Farrow while they were in India together. Farrow later said "George was the one who told me about it" as Lennon and Harrison were leaving the ashram. According to Farrow, "I was flattered. It was a beautiful thing to have done". The lyrics of the song are simple and innocent and praise the beauty of nature in the lines: "The sun is up, the sky is blue, it's beautiful, and so are you"
AND THAT FOLKS.. IS THE REAL STORY
what dear prudence is really about.. | Reviewer: cac_xo | 7/25/11
Dear prudence is about a girl who was tripping on acid, while while with the band and locked herself in a closet because she was scared. John and the band sang to her to get her to calm down and come out.
Maybe the best? | Reviewer: Jenna | 7/20/11
Probably the nicest ballad John ever wrote and sang. Not the energetic rock we were used to. Not at this time. I'm amazed at the patience he had with the pace of this ballad. Truly incredible! I can see when the Maharishi had really impressed him. It showed up in his music. Lyrics and melodies. George, too. They really lived what they had been taught. (A touch of Meher Baba, perhaps?) They were searching like crazy to find out "what it's all about". I just wish John could have hung on to what he had learned during his angry years. (NYC and California.) He really suffered during that time. So much turmoil in his life, and Yoko's too. I sometimes think about all the creativity and beauty the world lost when he was so cruelly taken away...and he left this world forever. Rest in peace, John. Rest in peace.
How it happened. | Reviewer: Jenna | 7/20/11
Prudence was part of the group of followers of the guru, Maharishi. She was having some heavy duty processing of the information he was teaching them, so said the article I read, and stayed in her room. John wrote the song to encourage her to "come out and play." He wanted her to be a part of them and they could learn together.
Beatles | Reviewer: Lillianna | 6/27/11
The Beatles were a great inspiration to many and changed the world. They are one of few who took meanings and life experiences and put them into music. Most artists today talk about how badly they want to hook up with you, when all the Beatles wanted to do was simply hold your hand. They saw the meanings of many small, overlooked things today. The Across the Universe movie, whereas the structure and story line was okay, reminded us of the Beatles and all they have done. They made the songs into a more modern version of the original. It was a great reminder of what the Beatles have done. I am a Beatles fan 100% and they will always be part of my childhood and heart. I hope it is the same for others. Other artists make meaningless songs, but wait 10-15 even 30 years and we will see which one is still considered legend.
this song is magic | Reviewer: another beatles fan | 5/5/11
I am the walrus, sexy sadie, lucy in the sky with diamonds and across the universe are my favorites they are great and yep I'm a Lennon's fan (well not at as the real fans) and I think this is the best song of the white album it makes me imagine a boy calling his friend (who is a girl and she is sick in he house)to go out to play and he convice her and they run around, they fall to a river and jump outside of it before they fall in the waterfall and then they float and fall in pond and she ends cured.
Prudy | Reviewer: prudence braxton | 5/5/11
My name is Prudence and yes, I was born in the 70s! I am adopted and my parents kept the name my birth parents chose! I have to say having a name like this is fun I go by Prudy and I haven't met any others with this name! I LOVE the song and as I get older I like my name more and more! Every1 just love each other isn't that what the 70s were about?! :-)) <3
The Honest Truth | Reviewer: Madeline | 2/16/11
I agree with Bob and so many more of the other "contributers". We are all so lucky to know of such brilliant musicians, either which way we came to know them. I provide a Blessed and Genuine appreciation to all of the Brothers, Sisters, Mothers, Fathers, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, etc.; all "other people", giving thanks and praise for opening our ears, eyes, hearts, and minds in our quest for understanding our existence just a bit more through our shared Music and Knowledge. All you need is Love~
Always and Truly,
Madeline from Ohio
peace love and happiness | Reviewer: bunny | 12/1/10
please stop arguing! why are you guys arguing over a movie anyway? its just a movie. who cares how we discovered the beatles? all we should care about is the fact that we know who the beatles are now
Beatles/ACTU movie | Reviewer: Tonya Gross | 10/7/10
I LOVE the Beatles there amazing,the ACTU movie was not a bad movie at all.at least it opend peoples mind to who the bealtes were,a shame they could hear the original first. i think it was a good tribute and im glad they did it. but people shouldn't be so close minded about it either like i read in another comment. I honestly loved Dear "prudance" and "All you need is love" in the ACTU movie.Im glad they at least opend up some peoples eyes.
from an older perspective | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/10/10
I was 11 when the Beatles came to America in Feb 1964. Some of you
are that age or a little older now. So from someone who was there
when it happened the first time I feel like kudos to those of you young
people who discovered the people before the movie, but don't put
those people down who became fans BECAUSE of the movie. It doesn't matter how you found the Beatles, you all realized that the Beatles were and are something special.
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