A Day in the Life
The Beatles Lyrics


I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph

He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords

I saw a film today, oh boy
The English Army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I'd love to turn you on

Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream

I read the news today, oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I'd love to turn you on

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Written by: John Lennon, Paul McCartney

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Natalia de Paula

I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords
I saw a film today, oh boy
The English Army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I'd love to turn you on
Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream
I read the news today, oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I'd love to turn you on



Lastday2019 Gulugulu

I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords
I saw a film today, oh boy
The English Army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I'd love to turn you on
Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream
I read the news today, oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I'd love to turn you on



Ara Ciao

"A Day In The Life"

I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph

He blew his mind out in a car;
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords

I saw a film today, oh boy;
The English army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book

I'd love to turn you on

Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late

Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream

Ah I read the news today, oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall

I'd love to turn you on



Bryton

It was the summer of 2019, I was almost 23 and living in a van around the outskirts of the city. Around the same time, I had a renewed interest within the Fab Four from listening to Rubber Soul.

So there I was, walking around in the middle of the night and listening Sgt Pepper with basically an almost fresh mind. I listened to the album only once when I was 16 and had almost no memory it. This time, it was different.

I've heard the first three songs dozens of times. The rest was rather fresh, I loved Within You Without You and Lovely Rita just to name a few, but nothing was truly mind blowing, until this came on.

I've only heard the opening line in the past, that was it. This was truly the first time I listened to this song. The dreamlike lyrics and the atmospheric drumming from Ringo immediately grabbed my attention. I knew I was in for something special. Transitioning from John to Paul's bit, it tensely builds up and as soon as he said "somebody spoke and I went into a dream," the moment arrived.

When the AHHHHH's came in backed with the high rising climatic orchestra, my walking came to a halt, all my hairs rose up with my eyes widening and said to myself "Oh my God." I felt like I was flying above the sky where I could see my past, present, and future all at once. The deal was already sealed for me, but we have John's final verse coinciding with the orchestral orgasm shredding through my ears, and then...

The final note hits, I look all around me and where I am. Near by an IKEA with little rabbits jumping around, deep into the night. I go back to my van, lay down, and let it all sit in. I felt like something changed in me.

It's a moment I will never forget.



A Person

Quick story time

I grew up knowing about the Beatles through pop culture, but never thought to actually give them a listen. I was born in the 80s, and I felt that was before my time, and not my style. I'm a Black guy, and 60s rock wasn't my thing. This was in the Golden era of Hip Hop and R&B, so I felt I had heard enough of the Beatles from parodies, commercials etc., But not enough to keep me interested. I was always a fan of Michael Jackson, and Paul had recorded a couple songs with him that I loved, but not enough to actually listen to the Beatles.

Back in the day I was something of a conspiracy buff. The stories, no matter how ridiculous, were still entertaining. One of the most ridiculous conspiracy theories was Paul is dead. I wasn't even a Beatles fan, and I knew that was ridiculous. But one day I happened to be on YouTube, and came across a documentary called Cranberry Sauce (I buried Paul) The documentary was your standard nonsensical, but interesting doc. It showcased the backwards messages, hidden meanings, and newspaper clippings. But then they played this song...

I don't know what came over me, but it was like I was hearing music for the first time. I immediately stopped the video, and went searching for this song. Back then it wasn't exactly easy to find Beatles records here on YouTube without copyrights blocking you. But eventually, I found it. I played it back to back for what seemed like hours. By the time the song ended, I was on the hunt for more music. Ten years later, and I have probably heard every outtake, random recording session, rare clip, every interview, cartoons, video games, etc. You name it, I have probably seen it.

I am a hardcore fan of the boys now. Great music never dies. A Beatles fan is born everyday.



Alma Valle

I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph.

He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the red lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure
If he was from the House of Lords.

I saw a film today, oh boy
The English army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I'd love to turn you on.

Woke up, fell out of bed,
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup,
And looking up I noticed I was late.

Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke,
Somebody spoke and I went into a dream.

I read the news today oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.
I'd love to turn you on.



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REO Brothers

The Best! ❤️😭

XxalmondoxX

Wait does he have a channel?

sharpen flat

do you mean the beatles? very funny.

mar

THE BESTLES

manchild

I love you guys

Darryl Bryant

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Glbskf

The "Aaaaaahhhh" carried my spirit into heaven

schmittelt

that's good!
Now you know you have a spirit.

Run with it!

CauãRF

@Joel Valencia I also think the best part

Christian Moreno

So it just killed you lol

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