A Day In The Life is probably one of the most outstanding songs of the Beatles and perhaps of all time. It is the combination of two unfinished songs, one by John Lennon and the other by Paul McCartney.
John’s song was inspired by a car accident in which a friend died, something he had read in a paper and a film in which he appeared. Paul’s song was about remembering what it was like to run to catch the bus to go to school. Out of this came one of the most amazing songs of all time.
The two songs weremasterly weaved into one song and deliberately crafted to provoke with images of taking drugs. While the lyrics can be taken in different ways, what images do they bring to mind? Lines such as: “found my way upstairs and had a smoke;” “I went into a dream;” and “I'd love to turn you on.”
Who was the man killed in the accident? The friend was socialite Tara Browne.
What was the film? It was How I Won The War, a film in which John Lennon appeared.
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The song is truly a masterpiece in the way it is put
Though the song is provocative and seems to encourage the taking of drugs, according to George Martin what they really wanted to do was turn people on to the truth.
The question would be what truth is that? The answer is that it is left up to each of us to figure it out and your guess is as good as mine.
A Day In The Life might be about different things that affect our lives and as we view life. We should all reflect on life and how we live it. One wealthy man died in a car accident at the young age of 21. John Lennon, a most-talented man was killed by a mentally-disturbed man at the young age of 40. Even if we live to be a hundred and all goes well, life is short.
However, God promises us eternal life, a life of endless peace and genuine brotherly love. This is the real truth that hopefully will turn us on!