Paul McCartney has long said John Lennon wrote the first half of The Beatles' classic "A Day in the Life," and he added the second part after the instrumental crescendo. But McCartney now he says he wrote all of it.
In his new book, ‘The Lyrics,’ McCartney says the song was inspired by a drugged-up politician who “blew his mind out in a car,” and not the 1966 car crash that killed 21-year-old Guinness heir Tara Browne that Lennon claimed.
Sir Paul said, "In my head I was imagining a politician bombed out on drugs who’d stopped at some traffic lights and didn’t notice that the lights had changed.”
‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ will be published Tuesday.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]