Paul is dead
The Beatles (A/K/A The White Album) - 1968
This album has little to do with the cover and much to do with the lyrics. To be honest, the album cover only, once again, highlights the theory that they were avoiding having to take pictures of William Campbell since he didn't quite look exactly like Paul. Inside the album though, the 4 glossy pictures of the Beatles are John, George, Ringo, and William! On the White Album poster, Paul is in the bathtub, with his head tipped back and his eyes closed in a bathtub. There is a small picture of William on the poster that comes with the album, as previously mentioned, and William appears to have two skeletal arms reaching out from him.
White Album Lyrics:
Glass Onion: "..I told you about Strawberry Fields.." "..well here's another place you can go.." "..to see how the other half live, looking through a glass onion.." "..I told you about the walrus and me.." "..well here's another clue for you all, the walrus *was* Paul.." "..I told you about the fool on the hill.." "..listen to me, fixing a hole in the ocean.." "..looking through a glass onion.." (a glass onion is a term used for a coffin with a glass panel over the top so you can see in, see how the other half live)
I'm So Tired: Interesting title. If you play the end of the song backwards you hear, "..Paul's dead man, miss him miss him.."
The Continuing Story of Bungalo Bill: This is a stretch but hey, that's what we like. A lyric in the song reads, "Bungalo Bill, what did you kill? Bungalo Bill." As we all know, another name for Bill is William (William Campbell). And Ironically, Bungalo Bill has the same number of syllables as Paul McCartney. You still with us? Now, replace the first Bungalo Bill with Will and the second with Paul. Read the lyric again and you have, "Bungalo Will, what did you kill? Paul McCartney!" Oooo, I have chills ;-)
Don't Pass Me By: "...you were in a car crash and you lost your hair." (Or is it "head"?)
Mother Nature's Son: "..find me in my field of grass, Mother Nature's son.."
Revolution #9: "..his voice was low and his eye was high and his eyes were closed.." "..*Paul* died.." "..my fingers are broken and so is my hair, I'm not in the mood for wearing clothing.." "..maybe even dead.." "..you become naked.." (these are heard playing the song forward amongst other things, the droning "number 9". McCartney has 9 letters in it) "..get me out, get me out!.." "..turn me on dead man, turn me on dead man.." (these are heard playing the song backwards, there is a nasty car crash and it catches fire, that's when you hear Paul screaming "get me out! get me out!". Curiously, the forward droning words "number 9, number 9" actually are the words "turn me on dead man" backwards!)
Yer Blues: John sings "...Yes I'm lonely wanna die, Yes I'm lonely wanna die, If I ain't dead already..." "...My mother was of the sky (heaven)..."
Helter Skelter: "... Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride (in my car)..." "...I'm coming down fast but I'm miles above you (in heaven)..." "...Look out Helter Skelter, She's Coming down fast..."
Cry Baby Cry and Good Night: These songs bring an interesting melancholy end to the album. Although Good Night is a sweet lullaby sung by Ringo, put the song titles together and associate them with the Death of Paul.
note: extract from www.rareexception.com
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Thanks to Cristina Bertola for translations.