An Interpretation of The Beatles "I Am The Walrus" and "A Day in the Life" A work in progress

The Walrus is the Walrus from the poem The Walrus and the Carpenter The men dressed in white following the Beatles and the Magical Mystery Tour Bus are the Oysters The Walrus represents the destructive forces of the music business who will lead white American youth, the oysters, down a path of drug abuse and the adoption of feminine ways and homosexuality (the egg men, those homosexuals who pervert straights) Long hair, self centered vanity in the tradition of Oscar Wilde with the ways of marijuana, LSD, barbituates, and amphetamines Paul McCartney was close friends with Tara Browne, heir to the Guiness fortune, who was married with two children to Noreen Anne "Nicky" MacSherry. Browne was London socialiate psychedelique who intruducted Paul to LSD He was also close friends with  reputed transexual Amanda Lear Something caused the breakup of Tara Browne's marriage to Nicky MacSherry and the 12-26-1965 incident in which Paul's lip would be injured and his tooth chipped Years later Paul would explain away the incident on late night television saying he and Browne were out riding mopeds on their way to Paul's cousin Bett's house and Paul crashed while looking up remarking about the full moon, however, there was no full moon on that night Paul got caught in the middle of Browne's indiscretion which caused his wife to divorce him and someone in or close to the Guiness family assaulted Paul for disclosing Browne's relationship with Lear A year later came the car accident death of Tara Browne whose passenger, then girlfriend model Melanie Susan "Suki" Potier was unharmed  Browne had crashed his Lotus Elan forming the basis for the song "A Day in the Life" This would also lead to the death of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones as he had also been friends with Tara Browne and Amanda Lear as well "Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords" The House of Lords had been rocked that year by a homosexual scandal Lord Boothby, a leading member of the House of Lords had been caught up in a homosexual relationship with British gangster Ronnie Kray Ronnie didn't hide the fact that he was a homosexual, he liked young men and paid people to bring them to his club Although the Sunday Mirror hadn't revealed his name, just referring to him as a promiment member, Lord Boothby sued for libel (causing further publicity) and after winning fourty six thousand  pounds promptly handed the money over to the Krays as a matter of blackmail, under the threat of the Krays revealing the story to be true Kray's lifestyle would form the basis for the Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger movie "Performance"   Tara Browne's biological father was a member of the House of Lords as well

 

 

Sitting on a corn flake 
Waiting for the van to come
Corporation T-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday
Man you've been a naughty boy
You let your face grow long
Records are released on Tuesdays so the lyrics are just talking about eating a cornflakes cereal breakfast waiting for the record company or radio promo, or their manager's van to arrive to kick off publicity for the new album release and some music business person or interviewer or their manager is remarking that he hasn't shaved 

Yellow matter custard Dripping from a dead dog's eye
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess
Boy, you've been a naughty girl
You let your knickers down

Yellow matter custard Dripping from a dead dog's eye: Semen discharge from a penis or vaginal fluid from a fake vagina

Boy you've been a naughty girl: A reference to Amanda Lear

Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess: Amanda Lear

I am the egg man
They are the egg men
I am the walrus
Goo goo g'joob

A double entendre referring to the poem the Walrus and the Carpenter, reusing it's meanings In the Lewis Carol poem the Walrus deceives the oysters to their demise by inviting them to join him for a pleasant walk and talk Here in the song, the metaphor is applied to the forces underlying the British record companies to cause general deliquency including the use of lsd and marijuana and sexual deviation in America and England as well and also refers to a vehicle through which they effect their agenda, More simply said, the egg men are the music business slime balls who seek to compromise everyone by drawing them into homosexuality Amanda Lear who was connected to transvestite April Ashley, born in Liverpool in 1935 In an effort to satisfy those accusing her of being a trans-sexual Lear posed nude for Playboy in 1970 seemingly proving herself to be female and subsequently was a pop vocalist recording artist throughout the 1970's In Asley's autobiography the author recalls having know Lear as a man and suggests Salvador Dali paid for her sex change operation in 1959

Semolina Pilchard
Climbing up the Eiffel tower
Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna
Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allen Poe

The songwriters are making fun of, imitating, Tara Browne (Or  Amanda Lear) ridiculing his recollections of Paris talking about eating Semolina Pilchard (fishcakes made by mixing canned Pilchard and semolina flour for baking) and climbing up the Eifel Tower "Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allen Poe" Everyone comes back from Paris talking about the Parisian's dislike for Americans