Song by composers Lennon and McCartney, "Dear Prudence" was written during the Beatles' trip to India in 1968 to practice meditation. It was released that same year on the band's well-known "white album". The sister of actress Mia Farrow, Prudence Farrow (who was also in the eastern country), was the inspiration of the song. Lennon and George Harrison tried to persuade Prudence to leave the room, while she was obsessed with transcendental meditation.
Siouxsie and the Banshees re-recorded "Dear Prudence" and released it as a single in 1983, becoming one of the band's biggest hits. The post-punk band's version reached number 3 on the UK singles chart.