THE WHO:   The Kids Are Alright

My Generation

People try to put us d-down
Just because we get around
Things they do look awful c-c-cold
Hope I die before I get old

This is my generation,
This is my generation, baby.

Why don't you all fade away?
Don't try to dig what we all say
I'm not trying to cause a big sensation
I'm just talking 'bout my generation

This is my generation,
This is my generation, baby.

I Can't Explain

Got a feeling inside
It's a certain kind
I feel hot and cold
Yeah, down in my soul, yeah
I said I'm feelin' good now, yeah, but -

Dizzy in the head and I'm feelin' blue,
The things you said, well, maybe they're true.
Getting funny dreams again and again,
I know what it means, but -

I can't explain, I think it's love.
Try to say it to you when I feel blue.
But I can't explain.
Yeah, hear what I'm saying, girl!

Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling bad,
The things you said have got me real mad.
Getting funny dreams again and again,
I know what it means, but -

I can't explain, I think it's love.
Try to say it to you when I feel blue.
But I can't explain.
Just hear me one more time now (can't explain)

I said I can't explain, yeah,
You drive me out of my mind,
Yeah, I'm the worryin' kind, yeah,
I said, I can't explain!

Happy Jack

Happy Jack wasn't old but he was a man
He lived in the sand of the Isle Of Man

The kids would all sing he would take the wrong key
So they rode on his head on their furry donkey

The kids couldn't hurt Jack
They tried and tried and tried
They dropped things on his back
And lied and lied and lied and lied and lied

But they couldn't stop Jack or the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

I Can See For Miles

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 play
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
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

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 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
Because all the while

I can see for miles and miles...

Magic Bus

Every day I get in the queue
(Too much, Magic Bus)
To get on the bus that takes me to you
I'm so nervous, I just sit and smile
Your house is only another mile

Thank you, driver, for getting me here
You'll be an inspector, have no fear
I don't want to cause no fuss
But can I buy your Magic Bus?

No!

I don't care how much I pay
I wanna drive my bus to my baby each day

I want it, I want it, I want it ...
You can't have it!

Thruppence and sixpence every day
Just to drive to my baby
Thruppence and sixpence each day
'Cause I drive my baby every way

Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus ...
I said, now I've got my Magic Bus
I said, now I've got my Magic Bus
I drive my baby every way
Each time I go a different way

I want it, I want it, I want it ...
Every day you'll see the dust
As I drive my baby in my Magic Bus

Long Live Rock

Down at the Astoria the scene was changing
Bingo and rock were pushing out x-rating
We were the first band to vomit in the bar
And find the distance to the stage too far
Meanwhile, it's getting late at ten o'clock
Rock is dead, they say
Long live rock

Long live rock, I need it every night
Long live rock, come on and join the line
Long live rock, be it dead or alive

People walk in sideways pretending that they're leavin'
We put on our makeup and work out all the lead-ins
Jack is in the alley selling tickets made in Hong Kong
Promoter's in the pay box wondering where the band's gone
Back in the pub the governor stops the clock
Rock is dead, they say
Long live rock

Landslide, rocks are falling
Falling down around our very heads
We tried but you were yawning
Look again,
Rock is dead,
Rock is dead,
Rock is dead

The place is really jumping to the Hiwatt amps
'Til a twenty-inch cymbal fell and cut the lamps
In the blackout they danced right into the aisle
And as the doors fly open even the promoter smiles
Someone takes his pants off and the rafters knock
Rock is dead, they say
Long live rock...

Long live rock, I need it every night
Long live rock, come on and join the line
Long live rock, be it dead or alive

Anyway Anyhow Anywhere

I can go anyway, way I choose
I can live anyhow, win or lose
I can go anywhere, for something new
Anyway anyhow anywhere I choose

I can do anything, right or wrong
I can talk anyhow, and get along
Don't care anyway, I never lose
Anyway anyhow anywhere I choose

Nothing gets in my way, not even locked doors
Don't follow the lines that been laid before
I get along anyway I dare
Anyway anyhow anywhere

I can go anyway, way I choose
I can live anyhow, win or lose
I can do anything, for something new
Anyway anyhow anywhere I choose

Anyway
Anyway I choose, yeah
Anyway I wanna go
I wanna go 'n do it myself
Do it myself, do it myself, yeah
Anyway, way I choose
Anyway I choose
Yeah, yeah
Ain't never gonna lose the way I choose
The way I choose
The way I choose

Young Man Blues

Well a young man
Ainít got nuthiní in the world these days
I said a young man
Ainít got nuthiní in the world these days

Well you know in the old days
When a young man was a strong man
All the people, they stepped back
When a young man walked by

But you know nowadays
It's the old man, whoís got all the money
And a young man
Ainít got nuthiní in the world these days

Nowadays itís the young man
Who ainít got nuthiní in the world these days
Ainít got nuthiní
Ainít got sweet fuck-all...

My Wife

Baba O'Riley

A Quick One While He's Away

Her man's been gone for nearly a year
He was due home yesterday but he ain't here
Her man's been gone for nigh on a year
He was due home yesterday but he ain't here

Down your street your crying is a well-known sound
Your street is very well-known throughout your town
Your town is very famous for the little girl
Whose crying can be heard all around the world

Fa la la la la la
Fa la la la la
Fa la la la la la
Fa la la la la

We have a remedy you'll appreciate
No need to be so sad, he's only late
We'll bring you flowers and things help pass your time
We'll give him eagle's wings then he can fly to you

Fa la la la la la
Fa la la la la
Fa la la la la la
Fa la la la la
Fa la la la la la
Fa la la la la laaa

We have a remedy
Fa la la la la la la
We have a remedy
Fa la la la la la la
We have a remedy
Fa la la la la la la
We have a remedy
Fa la la la la la la

We have a remedy, we have.

Little girl, why don't you stop your crying?
I'm gonna make you feel alright

My name is Ivor, I'm an engine driver
I know him well, I know why you feel blue
Just 'cause he's late, don't mean he'll never get through
He told me he loves you, he ain't no liar, I ain't either
So let's have a smile for an old engine driver
So let's have a smile for an old engine driver

Please take a sweet (take a sweet)
Come take a walk with me (walk with me)
We'll sort it out (sort it out)
Back at my place maybe (back at my place, maybe)
It'll come right, you ain't no fool, I ain't either
So why not be nice to an old engine driver?
Better be nice to an old engine driver
Better be nice to an old engine driver

We'll soon be home, we'll soon be home
We'll soon, we'll soon, soon, soon be home
We'll soon be home, we'll soon be home
We'll soon, we'll soon, soon, soon be home
(Come on, old horse)
Soon be home, soon be home, soon, soon soon soon be home
We'll soon, soon soon soon be home
We'll soon be home, soon be ...

Dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang

Cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello ...
(interluding)
I can't believe it
Do my eyes deceive me?
Am I back in your arms?
Away from all harm?
It's like a dream to be with you again
Can't believe that I'm with you again

I missed you and I must admit I kissed a few and once did sit
On Ivor the Engine Driver's lap and later with him had a nap

You are forgiven
You are forgiven
You are forgiven
You are forgiven
You are forgiven
(repeating)

You're all forgiven

Tommy Can You Hear Me

Sparks

Pinball Wizard

Ever since I was a young boy,
I've played the silver ball.
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have played 'em all.
But I aint seen anything 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 has to be a twist.
A pinball wizard, 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 aflashin'
Plays by sense of smell.
Always gets a replay,
'n' never see him fall,
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 favourite 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!

See Me Feel Me

See me, feel me, touch me, heal me
See me, feel me, touch me, heal me
See me, feel me, touch me, heal me
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 mountain
I get excitement at 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

Join Together

When you here this sound a-comin'
Hear the drummers drumming
I want you to join together with the band

We don't move in any 'ticular directions
And we don't make no collections
I want you to join together with the band

Do you really think I care
What you eat or what you wear
I want you to join together with the band

There's a million ways to laugh
And every one's a path
Come on and join together with the band

Everybody join together
I want you to join together
Come on and join together with the band

We need you to join together
Come on and join together
Come on and join together with the band

You don't have to play
You can follow or lead the way
I want you to join together with the band

We don't know where we're going
But the season's right for knowing
I want you to join together with the band

It's the singer not the song
That makes the music move along
I want you to join together with the band

This is the biggest band you'll find
It's as deep as it is wide
Come on and join together with the band

Hey hey hey hey hey hey
Well, everybody come on, come on, come on and join
Join together with the band

We need you to join together
Everybody come on
Hey hey hey, join together with the band

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