A Day In A Life

3 09 2010

In my life there has only been one song that has risen above the “pop culture” milieu into something called ART. I am not referring to a song that is well written, well performed or that I love. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of well crafted beautiful songs written for pop culture. Many of these songs have a special place in people’s lives. They are like landmarks in people’s histories.  A Day In A Life rises above its own audience. It reminds me of T.E. Eliot and in many ways is more satisfying than the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. There are two voices in the song. Lennon’s voice is the introspective somewhat depressed character who opens the song. McCartney’s voice is the song of the everyman who has hardly a care or a thought for anything but getting through the day. These are 2 halves of the same person. And the final crescendo of music reflects the conflict between the two.