#1
In "A Day In The Life" by The Beatles, what do the lines "I'd love to turn you on" and "Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall" mean?

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, got 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
Ah

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
#2
The Albert Hall verse is about a fire or potholes. I think potholes.


EDIT: Yeah, wiki says potholes. Why was I thinking fire?
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#3
I'd love to turn you on = I'd love to sex you up
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#4
a road in terrible shape in london had so man potholes that a news reporter said that it would take an amount of cement large enough to fill the Albert Hall to fill in all the holes.


i'd love to turn you on= sexual thing or maybe somethign related to drugs
#5
The I'd love to turn you on really has no meaning, it was just thrown in there (by John I think) for fun. It said in the biography I have, but I'm too lazy to find it. And the holes are indeed potholes.
#6
if youve seen the yellow submarine movie [and if you havent, YOU SHOULD ITS FANTASTIC] theres a part where ringo has a "hole" in his pocket that he pulls out and they all jump through, leading to a cinematic adventure through a world of holes. i believe it references the line in the song.
#7
while we are talking about this does anyone know what this means?
ere come old flattop, he come grooving up slowly
He got joo-joo eyeball, he one holy roller
He got hair down to his knee
Got to be a joker he just do what he please

He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football
He got monkey finger, he shoot coca-cola
He say "I know you, you know me"
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free
Come together right now over me

He bag production, he got walrus gumboot
He got Ono sideboard, he one spinal cracker
He got feet down below his knee
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease
Come together right now over me

a lot of beatles songs have NO meaning
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He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football
He got monkey finger, he shoot coca-cola

a lot of beatles songs have NO meaning


No sense?! Are you crazy?!
#9
I always took the Albert Hall line as a shot at the royal family.

The turn you on line is referencing drugs.
#10
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while we are talking about this does anyone know what this means?
ere come old flattop, he come grooving up slowly
He got joo-joo eyeball, he one holy roller
He got hair down to his knee
Got to be a joker he just do what he please

He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football
He got monkey finger, he shoot coca-cola
He say "I know you, you know me"
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free
Come together right now over me

He bag production, he got walrus gumboot
He got Ono sideboard, he one spinal cracker
He got feet down below his knee
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease
Come together right now over me

a lot of beatles songs have NO meaning

honestly, what do you think it's about? it's pretty obvious.

edit: there's a hint for you.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=PykzyxWYS3Y
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#11
yeah i think turn you on is like turn you on to drugs.
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#12
"I'd love to turn you on" - Drugs. Related to Timothy Leary's "Turn on, tune in, drop out" business. He'd love to introduce you to acid.

"Now they know how many holes..." - John had read a newspaper article about roadwork Blackburn, Lancashire that said that there were enough potholes to fill the Royal Albert Hall. He pretty much just stuck it in the song because he liked the way it sounded.
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#13
i know that the line "he shoot coca-cola" is referring to the drug..


most of the later songs the beatles made had alot of wierd wording to it but all their songs had their main point clear within them.

besides "i am the walrus"
after john wrote that he supposivly(sp?) threw the paper down and said "let them ****ers figure that one out" because everyone was always analyzing their lyrics.
"Turn off your mind, Relax, and float down stream"
#15
theres a beatles discography website with information about almost every song.
I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger......a man on the move and just sick enough to be totally confident.

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