Here’s a new fun series I just thought up that I’m sure I’ll never remember to follow through with. The idea is to take a verse or two from a well-known song and explain what the lyrics are really about.
For the debut entry, we’ll be taking a look at a stanza from the Beatles classic, “A Day in the Life” — specifically, John Lennon‘s condluding verse:
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
Now, at first read, this appears to be typical Beatles jabberwocky. But for the purpose of this exercise, let’s replace the word “holes” with the word “girls.”
Ahhh. . . now you’re seeing the picture! This is John’s reference to the Beatles 1963 appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, infamous for unprecedented knicker-wetting by the scores of young female fans.
At this point, I’d like to acknowledge that you can’t un-know this. Happy Friday!