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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Philip Kassabian

One of my favourite songs by The Beatles.

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HitByeNine

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



Ren Liz

@DeeJa’s Art
Eleanor Rigby,
Strawberry fields,
While my gently wheeps,
Here there and everywhere,
For no one,
Tomorrow never knows,
Happiness is a warm gun,
Something,
Abbey Road medley,
Penny lane,
Rain,
Come together,
Across the universe



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Grace

my dad used to play the beatles while he makes breakfast for us before we go to school..so this background music is on while i tie my shoes put on my uniform and go wait for the school bus and now I'm old and he's gone and everytime i play the beatles I'm back to those mornings.

Preston Gray

Respect for you mate. Mad love dude!

DJ Smiley

That is truly wonderful Grace. ❤🙏🏻❤

Irasema Diaz

Oh

Grace

@Drew Baby drew I don't understand your comment or your reaction to the replies to my comment. Good day.

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Jo Dee Jones

In 1,000 years this will still be considered as one of the greatest songs ever created

Matheus Reguta Kulik

@Naki I do agree there's a high level of narcissism in his comments.

As for complexity in popular music after the 60's, I don't agree. Even though there has been a tendency for melodic simplification in the mainstream there are entire genres that are arguably as melodically complex as the output of classical composers (Bossa Nova, prog, contemporary jazz etc)

Naki

@Matheus Reguta Kulik Don´t care, he only want us to know "how much" he knows about music.
My dear friend, in the 60 the bands stopped using complex melodies(comparing to Bach and Scarlatti), and started using complex timbres(compared to Bach and Scarlatti),
but, as you can see, he mentioned Mozart, so, I´m sure he doesn´t care about complexity if he likes mozart and not the beatles

Matheus Reguta Kulik

@Mateusz Maciejewski you look like an intelligent person interested in complex art forms; I see from your channel that you are a mathematician, so I'm guessing you enjoy music that poses a certain intellectual challenge but it's at the same time elegant and intelligible (such as Bach). If that's the case, for entering into 20th century I recommend Hindemith (for example his Oboe Sonata), Bartók (Concerto for Orchestra), Stravinsky (anything really) and Janacek (his Sonata for Piano). Schoenberg and his disciples are very interesting and very important, but their aesthetics aren't so immediately accessible from that point of view; if you want somewhere "safe" to start anyway, go for Gurrelieder, Verklarte Nach, Webern's Langsamer Satz and Berg's Lulu Suite.

As for the Beatles, there are a few things that you are overlooking. The first one is that their music isn't as simple as you seem to believe. Their formal solutions are quite unique in the context of pop and rock. For an appreciation specifically of their formal quality I recommend this analysis by Bernstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v32U0mjGz6g

But besides that, it's impossible to judge music as good or bad solely based on technicalities. Technique is important, but it always exists in function of the results it provides. Even when the musical procedures are simpler what really matters is the "musical world" that is being created, and the world The Beatles created is as rich and wonderful as the world of Bach, Chopin or any other great musician

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