John Lennon – ‘Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)’
A Song For Sean
John Lennon’s ‘Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)’ is an emotional glimpse into the heart and soul of the man who said The Beatles were bigger than Jesus. The song is devoid of any kind of ego – instead, it’s a heartfelt love letter to his son Sean, letting him know exactly how loved he was and how much joy he brought to John’s life.
The Beatles may have been bigger than Jesus, but there isn’t a force on earth greater than a parent’s love for their child.
Paul McCartney has said that of everything John ever wrote, ‘Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)’ is by far the best and his absolute favorite.
I have to agree – this is a masterpiece and John’s best work! Not only is it a song that resonates with everyone, it also serves as a fantastic memory for his son, Sean Lennon; one that he can go back to over and over again when he needs the kind of reassurance that only your dad can give you.
+ Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) lyrics +
Close your eyes,
Have no fear,
The monsters gone,
He’s on the run and your daddy’s here,
Before you go to sleep,
Say a little prayer,
Every day in every way,
It’s getting better and better,
Out on the ocean sailing away,
I can hardly wait,
To see you to come of age,
But I guess we’ll both,
Just have to be patient,
Yes it’s a long way to go,
But in the meantime,
Before you cross the street,
Take my hand,
Life is just what happens to you,
While your busy making other plans,