A Day In The Life – Song Lyric Sunday – News


A Day In The Life – Song Lyric Sunday – News

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Our theme this week is ‘songs that mention ‘news, information, telephone, communication ’

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:



This is the Wiki article:



A few fun facts I found in this article: https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-beatles/a-day-in-the-life

~ This was recorded in three sessions: first the basic track, then the orchestra, then the last note was dubbed in.

~ The final chord was produced by all four Beatles and George Martin banging on three pianos simultaneously. As the sound diminished, the engineer boosted to faders. The resulting note lasts 42 seconds; the studio air conditioners can be heard toward the end as the faders were pushed to the limit to record it.

~ This is a rare Beatles song with a title that is not part of the lyrics.

~ This was rated the greatest ever Beatles song in a special collector’s edition issue by The Beatles: 100 Greatest Songs. The list was compiled to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Fab Four’s final studio album, Let It Be.


“A Day In The Life”, by the Beatles, can be found on their 1967 album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and is on the Parlophone (UK) and Capitol (US) labels.


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
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney
A Day in the Life lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


And now, just for fun, is this comedy piece by Julian Smith. “Car Phone”


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

8 responses »

    • Thanks, Jim! I liked a lot of songs that were about calling on the phone, but didn’t mention any of the prompt words. Then I remembered this Beatles one.
      haha That comedy one is just so funny, and I remember those car phones, though we never had one. Glad you like both these. 🙂

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