THE WHO

 

The Who

 

 

 

 


 

Squeeze Box Lyrics
 

Mama's got a squeeze box
She wears on her chest
And when Daddy comes home
He never gets no rest

'Cause she's playing all night
And the music's all right
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

Well the kids don't eat
And the dog can't sleep
There's no escape from the music
In the whole damn street

'Cause she's playing all night
And the music's all right
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

She goes in and out and in and out and in and out and in and out

She's playing all night
And the music's all tight
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

She goes, squeeze me, come on and squeeze me
Come on and tease me like you do
I'm so in love with you
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

She goes in and out and in and out and in and out and in and out

'Cause she's playing all night
And the music's all right
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night


 

 

 

 


 

Behind Blue Eyes Lyrics
 

No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes

No one knows what it's like
To be hated
To be fated
To telling only lies

But my dreams
They aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

No one knows what it's like
To feel these feelings
Like I do
And I blame you

No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through

But my dreams
They aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

When my fist clenches, crack it open
Before I use it and lose my cool
When I smile, tell me some bad news
Before I laugh and act like a fool

If I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
If I shiver, please give me a blanket
Keep me warm, let me wear your coat

No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes


 

 


 

I Can See For Miles Lyrics
 

I know you've deceived me, now here's a surprise
I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes

I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

If you think that I don't know about the little tricks you've played
And never see you when deliberately you put things in my way

Well, here's a poke at you
You're gonna choke on it too
You're gonna lose that smile
Beacuse all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

You took advantage of my trust in you when I was so far away
I saw you holding lots of other guys and now you've got the nerve to say

That you still want me
Well, that's as may be
But you gotta stand trial
Because all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

I know you've deceived me, now here's a surprise
I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes

I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

The Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal are mine to see on clear days
You thought that I would need a crystal ball to see right through the haze

Well, here's a poke at you
You're gonna choke on it too
You're gonna lose that smile
Beacuse all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
and miles and miles and miles and miles

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles


 

 

 

My Generation Lyrics
 

People try to put us d-down (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Just because we get around (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

Why don't you all f-fade away (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
And don't try to dig what we all s-s-say (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm not trying to cause a big s-s-sensation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm just talkin' 'bout my g-g-g-generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

Why don't you all f-fade away (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
And don't try to d-dig what we all s-s-say (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm not trying to cause a b-big s-s-sensation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm just talkin' 'bout my g-g-generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

People try to put us d-down (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Just because we g-g-get around (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Yeah, I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby


 

 


 


 

Summertime Blues Lyrics
 

Well, I'm a-gonna raise a fuss,
I'm a-gonna raise a holler
About a-workin' all summer
Just to try to earn a dollar
But every time I call my baby
Try'na get a date
My boss says, "No dice, son,
You gotta work a-late."
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a-gonna do
There ain't no cure for this summertime blues

Well, my mom 'n' poppa told me,
"Son, you gotta earn some money
If you wanna use the car
To go ridin' next Sunday."
Well, I didn't go to work,
Told the boss I was sick -
"Now you can't use the car
'Cos you didn't work a lick!"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a-gonna do
There ain't no cure for this summertime blues

Well, I'm gonna take two weeks,
Gonna have a fine vacation,
I'm gonna take my problem
To the United Nations.
Well, I called my congress man
and he said - quote -,
"I'd like to help ya son
But ya're too young to vote"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a-gonna do
There ain't no cure for this summertime blues


 

 

 

The Who Lyrics
 

Who - Amazing Journey Lyrics
Deaf dumb and blind boy
Deaf dumb and blind boy
He?s in a quiet vibration land
He?s in a quiet vibration land
Strange as it seems his musical dreams
Strange as it seems his musical dreams
Ain?t quite so bad.
Ain?t quite so bad.


Ten years old
Ten years old
With thoughts as bold as thought can be
With thoughts as bold as thought can be
Loving life and becoming wise
Loving life and becoming wise
In simplicity.
In simplicity.


Sickness will surely take the mind
Sickness will surely take the mind
Where minds can?t usually go.
Where minds can?t usually go.
Come on the amazing journey
Come on the amazing journey
And learn all you should know.
And learn all you should know.


A vague haze of delerium
A vague haze of delerium
Creeps up on me.
Creeps up on me.
All at once a tall stranger I suddenly see.
All at once a tall stranger I suddenly see.
He?s dressed in a silver sparked
He?s dressed in a silver sparked
Glittering gown
Glittering gown
And his golden beard flows
And his golden beard flows
Nearly down to the ground.
Nearly down to the ground.


Nothing to say and nothing to hear
Nothing to say and nothing to hear
And nothing to see.
And nothing to see.
Each sensation makes a note in my symphony.
Each sensation makes a note in my symphony.


Sickness will surely take the mind
Sickness will surely take the mind
Where minds can?t usually go.
Where minds can?t usually go.
Come on the amazing journey
Come on the amazing journey
And learn all you should know.
And learn all you should know.


His eyes are the eyes that
His eyes are the eyes that
Transmit all they know.
Transmit all they know.
Sparkle warm crystalline glances to show
Sparkle warm crystalline glances to show
That he is your leader
That he is your leader
And he is your guide
And he is your guide
On the amazing journey together you?ll ride.
On the amazing journey together you?ll ride.


 

 

 

Who - Behind Blue Eyes Lyrics
(Townshend)   No one knows what it's like  To be the bad man 
To be the sad man  Behind blue eyes   
No one knows what it's like 
To be hated  To be fated  To telling only lies   
But my dreams 
They aren't as empty  As my conscience seems to be   
I have
hours, only lonely  My love is vengeance  That's never free   
No
one knows what it's like  To feel these feelings  Like I do  
And I blame you   
No one bites back as hard  On their anger  
None of
my pain and woe  Can show through   
But my dreams  They aren't
as empty  As my conscience seems to be   
I have hours,only lonely  
My love is vengeance  That's never free   
When my fist
clenches, crack it open  Before I use it and lose my cool  When
I smile, tell me some bad news  Before I laugh and act like a
fool   If I swallow anything evil  Put your finger down my
throat  If I shiver, please give me a blanket  Keep me warm, let
me wear your coat   
No one knows what it's like  To be the bad
man  To be the sad man  Behind blue eyes


 

 

 

Who - Go To The Mirror Boy Lyrics
-- -- --- ------ --- Doctor: He seems to be completely
unreceptive. The tests I gave him show no sense at all. His eyes
react to light the dials detect it. He hears but cannot answer
to your call. 
Tommy: See me, feel me, touch me, heal me. See me,
feel me, touch me, heal me. 
Doctor: There is no chance no
untried operation. All hope lies with him and none with me.
Imagine though the shock from isolation. When he suddenly can
hear and speak and see. 
Tommy: See me, feel me, touch me, heal
me. See me, feel me, touch me, heal me. 
Doctor: His eyes can
hear his ears can see his lips speak All the time the needles
flick and rock. No machine can give the kind of stimulation,
Needed to remove his inner block. Go to the mirror boy! Go to
the mirror boy! 
Father: I often wonder what he's feeling. Has he
ever heard a word I've said? Look at him now in the mirror
dreaming What is happening in his head? 
Tommy: Listening to you
I get the music. Gazing at you I get the heat Following you I
climb the mountain I get excitement at your feet! Right behind
you I see the millions On you I see the glory. >From you I get
the opinions >From you I get the story. 
Father: What is
happening in his head Ooooh I wish I knew, I wish I knew.

 

 

Who - I Can See For Miles Lyrics
I know you've deceived me, now here's a surprise
I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes

I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

If you think that I don't know about the little tricks you've
played
And never see you when deliberately you put things in my way

Well, here's a poke at you
You're gonna choke on it too
You're gonna lose that smile
Beacuse all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

You took advantage of my trust in you when I was so far away
I saw you holding lots of other guys and now you've got the
nerve to say

That you still want me
Well, that's as may be
But you gotta stand trial
Because all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

I know you've deceived me, now here's a surprise
I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes

I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

The Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal are mine to see on clear days
You thought that I would need a crystal ball to see right
through the haze

Well, here's a poke at you
You're gonna choke on it too
You're gonna lose that smile
Beacuse all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
and miles and miles and miles and miles

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles

 

 

Who - I'm Free Lyrics
--- ---- Tommy: I'M FREE-I'm free, And freedom tastes of reality,
I'm free-I'm free, AN' I'm waiting for you to follow me. If I
told you what it takes to reach the highest high, You'd laugh
and say 'nothing's that simple' But you've been told many times
before Messiahs pointed to the door And no one had the guts to
leave the temple! I'm free-I'm free And freedom tastes of
reality I'm free-I'm free And I'm waiting for you to follow me.
Chorus: How can we follow? How can we follow?

 

 

Who - Sally Simpson Lyrics
----- ------- Outside the house Mr. Simpson announced that Sally
couldn't go to the meeting. He went on cleaning his blue Rolls
Royce and she ran inside  weeping. She got to her room and tears
splashed the picture of the new Messiah. She picked up a book of
her fathers life and threw it on the fire! She knew from the
start Deep down in her heart That she and Tommy were worlds
apart, But her Mother said never mind your part... Is to be what
you'll be. The theme of the sermon was come unto me, Love will
find a way, So Sally decided to ignore her dad, and sneak out
anyway! She spent all afternoon getting ready, and decided she'd
try to touch him, Maybe he'd see that she was free and talk to
her this Sunday. She knew from the start Deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart, But her Mother said never
mind your part... Is to be what you'll be. She arrived at six
and the place was swinging to gospel music by nine. Group after
group appeared on the stage and Sally just sat there crying. She
bit her nails looking pretty as a picture right in the very
front row And then a DJ wearing a blazer with a badge ran on and
said 'here we go!' The crowd went crazy As Tommy hit the stage!
Little Sally got lost as the police bossed The crowd back in a
rage! But soon the atmosphere was cooler as Tommy gave a lesson.
Sally just had to let him know she loved him and leapt up on the
rostrum! She ran cross stage to the spotlit figure and touched
him on the face Tommy whirled around as a uniformed man, threw
her of the stage. She knew from the start Deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart, But her Mother said never
mind your part... Is to be what you'll be. Her cheek hit a chair
and blood trickled down, mingling with her tears, Tommy carried
on preaching and his voice filled Sally's ear She caught his eye
she had to try but couldn't see through the lights Her face was
gashed and the ambulance men had to carry her out that night.
The crowd went crazy As Tommy left the stage! Little Sally was
lost for the price of a touch And a gash across her face!
OOoooh. Sixteen stitches put her right and her Dad said 'don't
say I didn't warn yer'. Sally got married to a rock musician she
met in California Tommy always talks about the day the disciples
all went wild! Sally still carries a scar on her cheek to remind
her of his smile. She knew from the start Deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart, But her Mother said never
mind your part... Is to be what you'll be.

 

Who - We're Not Gonna Take It Lyrics
----------------------- Tommy:  Welcome to the Camp, I guess you
all know why we're here. My name is Tommy and I became aware
this year If you want to follow me, you've got to play pinball.
And put in your earplugs     put on your eyeshades you  know
where to put the caulk Hey you getting drunk, so sorry! I've got
you sussed. Hey you smoking Mother Nature! This is a bust! Hey
hung up old Mr. Normal, Don't try to gain my trust! 'Cause you
ain't gonna follow me any of those ways  Although y ou think you
must Guests: We're not gonna take it We're not gonna take it
We're not gonna take it We're not gonna take it We're not gonna
take it Never did and never will We're not gonna take it Gonna
break it, gonna shake it, let's forget it better  still Tommy:
Now you can't hear me, your ears are truly sealed. You can't
speak either, your mouth is filled. You can't see nothing, and
pinball completes the scene. Here comes Uncle Ernie to guide you
to Your very own machine. Guests: We're not  gonna take it We're
not gonna take it We're not gonna take it We're not gonna take
it We're not gonna take it Never did and never will Don't want
no religion And as far as we can tell We ain't gonna take you
Never did and never will We're not g onna take you We forsake
you Gonna rape you Let's forget you better still. Tommy: See me.
Feel me. Touch me. Heal me. Listening to you, I get the music.
Gazing at you, I get the heat. Following you, I climb the
mountains. I get excitement a t your feet. Right behind you, I
see the millions. On you, I see the glory. From you, I get
opinions. From you, I get the story.

 

 

 

Pinball Wizard

( The Who )

Ever since I was a young boy
I've played the silver ball
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothing like him
In any amusement hall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball

He stands like a statue
Becomes part of the machine
Feeling all the bumpers
Always playing clean
He plays by intuition
The digit counters fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball

He's a pinball wizard
There's got to be a twist
A pinball wizard
He's got such a supple wrist

How do you think he does it?
(I don't know)
What makes him so good?

He ain't got no distractions
Can't hear those buzzers and bells
Don't see lights a flashin'
Plays by sense of smell
Always gets a replay
Never tilts at all
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball

I thought I was
The Bally table king
But I just handed
My pinball crown to him

Even on my usual table
He can beat my best
His disciples lead him in
And he just does the rest
He's got crazy flipper fingers
Never seen him fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball

 
Who - Sally Simpson Lyrics
----- ------- Outside the house Mr. Simpson announced that Sally
couldn't go to the meeting. He went on cleaning his blue Rolls
Royce and she ran inside  weeping. She got to her room and tears
splashed the picture of the new Messiah. She picked up a book of
her fathers life and threw it on the fire! She knew from the
start Deep down in her heart That she and Tommy were worlds
apart, But her Mother said never mind your part... Is to be what
you'll be. The theme of the sermon was come unto me, Love will
find a way, So Sally decided to ignore her dad, and sneak out
anyway! She spent all afternoon getting ready, and decided she'd
try to touch him, Maybe he'd see that she was free and talk to
her this Sunday. She knew from the start Deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart, But her Mother said never
mind your part... Is to be what you'll be. She arrived at six
and the place was swinging to gospel music by nine. Group after
group appeared on the stage and Sally just sat there crying. She
bit her nails looking pretty as a picture right in the very
front row And then a DJ wearing a blazer with a badge ran on and
said 'here we go!' The crowd went crazy As Tommy hit the stage!
Little Sally got lost as the police bossed The crowd back in a
rage! But soon the atmosphere was cooler as Tommy gave a lesson.
Sally just had to let him know she loved him and leapt up on the
rostrum! She ran cross stage to the spotlit figure and touched
him on the face Tommy whirled around as a uniformed man, threw
her of the stage. She knew from the start Deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart, But her Mother said never
mind your part... Is to be what you'll be. Her cheek hit a chair
and blood trickled down, mingling with her tears, Tommy carried
on preaching and his voice filled Sally's ear She caught his eye
she had to try but couldn't see through the lights Her face was
gashed and the ambulance men had to carry her out that night.
The crowd went crazy As Tommy left the stage! Little Sally was
lost for the price of a touch And a gash across her face!
OOoooh. Sixteen stitches put her right and her Dad said 'don't
say I didn't warn yer'. Sally got married to a rock musician she
met in California Tommy always talks about the day the disciples
all went wild! Sally still carries a scar on her cheek to remind
her of his smile. She knew from the start Deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart, But her Mother said never
mind your part... Is to be what you'll be.

 

Who - We're Not Gonna Take It Lyrics
----------------------- Tommy:  Welcome to the Camp, I guess you
all know why we're here. My name is Tommy and I became aware
this year If you want to follow me, you've got to play pinball.
And put in your earplugs     put on your eyeshades you  know
where to put the caulk Hey you getting drunk, so sorry! I've got
you sussed. Hey you smoking Mother Nature! This is a bust! Hey
hung up old Mr. Normal, Don't try to gain my trust! 'Cause you
ain't gonna follow me any of those ways  Although y ou think you
must Guests: We're not gonna take it We're not gonna take it
We're not gonna take it We're not gonna take it We're not gonna
take it Never did and never will We're not gonna take it Gonna
break it, gonna shake it, let's forget it better  still Tommy:
Now you can't hear me, your ears are truly sealed. You can't
speak either, your mouth is filled. You can't see nothing, and
pinball completes the scene. Here comes Uncle Ernie to guide you
to Your very own machine. Guests: We're not  gonna take it We're
not gonna take it We're not gonna take it We're not gonna take
it We're not gonna take it Never did and never will Don't want
no religion And as far as we can tell We ain't gonna take you
Never did and never will We're not g onna take you We forsake
you Gonna rape you Let's forget you better still. Tommy: See me.
Feel me. Touch me. Heal me. Listening to you, I get the music.
Gazing at you, I get the heat. Following you, I climb the
mountains. I get excitement a t your feet. Right behind you, I
see the millions. On you, I see the glory. From you, I get
opinions. From you, I get the story.