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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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