The Beatles: A Day In The Life (testo canzone)

Artista: The Beatles
Canzone: A Day In The Life
Album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1º giugno 1967)

A Day in the Life (“Un giorno nella vita”) è l’ultimo brano (#13 traccia) del disco Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) dei Beatles. È stato scritto da Paul McCartney e John Lennon. Considerato da alcuni critici una delle vette artistiche della band, il brano è stato inserito alla posizione numero 28 nella classifica delle 500 migliori canzoni di sempre redatta dalla rivista Rolling Stone.

Lennon trasse l’ispirazione da una notizia de Il Daily Mail del 17 gennaio 1967: la cronaca dell’incidente automobilistico in cui era morto Tara Browne, ricco rampollo della famiglia Guinness, grande amico di Paul e frequentatore della scena underground londinese. (Wikipedia)

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
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

La canzone è stata reinterpretata da moltissimi artisti, tra i tanti ricordiamo Sting, Bobby Darin, Jose Feliciano, Wes Montgomery, The Fall, Phish, Neil Young dal vivo nel 2009, Tori Amos, Bee Gees, Robyn Hitchcock, Chris Cornell, e Jeff Beck.

The Beatles

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