Originally Posted by hibgal
That = Sgt Pepper
Mother's eye = [Paul's] illusion chère.
Tu comprends maintenant?
Sorry, my French isn't very good.
J'essaie de comprendre mais ce n'est pas facile!
So, if I do in fact understand, according to you we can paraphrase the first two lines like this :
John is telling Paul directly that his oft-repeated claim that Sgt. Pepper couldn't have existed without him is an illusion that he should accept as false.