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A Day In The Life lyrics/video
30 January 2021
4.22pm
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It is their best video, and one of the best (if not THE best song) The video images follow the actual lyrics.

0:26-0:35 - although the news was rather SAD - well I just had to LAUGH - John is sad (or better to say, he has serious face) in contrast with a girl smiling.
Also, there is Paul laughing at: 0:32-0:33. 0:39-0:43
0:39 - I SAW the photograph... - George LOOKS and goes very close to the camera.
0:51 - 0:55 he didn't notice that the LIGHTS were changed... - a closeup of any eye - and then changing the lights in the studio.
0:57 - 1:01 - a crowd of people stood and stare - camera shows people in the studio standing (and looking at the camera - so, there you have 'staring').
1:11 - 1:17 - I saw a film today, oh boy - John (and others) have a film camera in their hands.
1:18 - 1:23 - the English army had just won the war - children RUNNING with guns in their hands, one of them falls to the ground. Also, a shot of Policemen in the street. Plus, the footage is of different colour than the rest of the video (a reference to old times when they had black&white photos and footage). And J, P, G, & R were born during war-time period.
1:24 - 1:29 - a crowd of people TURN AWAY - girls being escorted out of the set.
1:30 - 1:33 - but I just had to LOOK - a shot of the eye.
2:16 - 2:20 - before the lines 'Woke up, fell out of bed' there is a shot of Big Ben and the camera shakes which looks to viewers as an earthquake - which all, actually, represents the Big Ben as an 'alarm clock' (we hear the alarm clock in the song). Next, Paul is shown in the shot - and that is his part of the song (his lyrics).
2:28 - find my way DOWNSTAIRS and drank a cup - camera shot from UP angle to DOWNSTAIRS (at the musicians) - bird's eye perspective.
2:32 - 2:34 - and LOOKING UP I noticed I was late - a shot of the eye. Also, a man looking at the camera.
2:36 - 2:38 - found my coat and grabbed my HAT - a shot of man, next to Paul with something on his head.
2:38 - 2:42 - made the bus in SECONDS FLAT - first, a slow-motion shot of Ringo, then a fast movement of camera in slo-mo.
2:42 - 2:46 - find my way UPSTAIRS - a shot of musicians from up.
2:46 - 3:18 - somebody spoke and I went to a DREAM - could represent a dreams/draming sequence.
3:37 - 3:38 - not a reference to lyrics, but there is a zoom to woman's chest (that is, to the glittery blouse she's wearing).
Also, At 3:38 there is a shot of a musician with a big, funny fake nose. Could be a funny sexual reference.
3:44 - 3:48 I'd love to TURN YOU ON - a woman turning around.
4:39 4:01 - a record being played. I think it reads 'Donovan', Probably a dedication to music - people then listened music either on radio or on the record players at home.
3:50 - 4:10 a fast movement of the camera, which follows the musical crescendos.
4:22 - 5:12 - slow-motion 'follows' the final chord.

I also posted those remarks on official Beatles' YT channel, long time ago.
Has anyone else noticed those things before? Well, if not, then there is still a lot of interesting things to discover about our favourite band. 🙂

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