And any time you feel the pain
Hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulder
Paul McCartney did not want Julian Lennon to carry the world upon his shoulders and feel responsible for John and Cynthia Lennon's separation. Julian had a very difficult relationship with his father; following his parents' divorce, he rarely saw John. Indeed, Julian claims that he spent more time with Paul than he did with John:
"I've never really wanted to know the truth about how Dad was with me. There was some very negative stuff talked about me, like when he said I'd come out of a whiskey bottle on a Saturday night. Stuff like that. You think, where's the love in that? Paul and I used to hang about quite a bit, more than Dad and I did. We had a great friendship going and there seems to be far more pictures of me and Paul playing together at that age than there are pictures of me and my dad."
-The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song, Steve Turner