Paul is dead
Revolver - 1966
This is the first cover
with an open palm above Paul's head. An open palm signified that the person
below was departed from this world. The album cover was drawn because the
absence of Paul made taking pictures of him difficult. It is interesting that
"Revolver" could refer to a revolving door through which Paul leaves
and William Campbell enters.
Ever wonder why Paul's head is sideways while the others face forward?
Taxman: "..if you drive a car *Paul*.." "..if you get too cold *Paul*.." "..my advice to those who die -taxman.." (see your taxidermist)
Eleanor Rigby: "..father McKenzie (Father McKenzie was to be originally called Father McCartney; the Beatles decided against refering to Paul's Dad in such a manner) writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear.." "..was buried.." "..father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave, no one was saved.."
She Said She Said: "..she said I know what it's like to be dead.."
And Your Bird Can Sing: "..you can't see me, you can't see me.." "..you can't hear me, you can't hear me.."
For No One: "..she says her love is dead.." "..she says that long ago she knew someone but now he's gone.."
Dr. Robert: "..you're a new and better man.." "..he does everything he can, Dr. Robert.." (William is the new man. Nothing Dr. Robert can do will bring Paul back)
Got To Get You Into My Life: "..I was alone I took a ride I didn't know what I would find there.." "..and then suddenly I see you.." (lovely Rita, metermaid)
Tomorrow Never Knows: "..laid down all thoughts surrendered to the void.." "..*Paul* play(ed) the game existence to the end.." (hmmm, we all play the game existence to the end)
note: extract from www.rareexception.com
Site created by Riccardo Bertola with Microsoft FrontPage 2000.
Thanks to Cristina Bertola for translations.