My Wife Lyrics

The Who


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: John Entwistle
album: Track 19 in album Who’s Next
release date: 1971-8-14
popularity : 26 users have visited this page.
length: 3:36
engineer: Glyn Johns
synthesizer: Pete Townshend
organ: Pete Townshend
piano: John Entwistle
percussion: Keith Moon
drums: Keith Moon
guitars: Pete Townshend
producer: The Who
associate producer: Glyn Johns
lead vocals: John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey
background vocals: Pete Townshend

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My life's in jeopardy
Murdered in cold blood is what I'm gonna be
I ain't been home since Friday night
And now my wife is coming after me

Give me police protection
Gonna buy a gun so
I can look after number one
Give me a bodyguard
A black belt Judo expert with a machine gun

Gonna buy a tank and an aeroplane
When she catches up with me
Won't be no time to explain
She thinks I've been with another woman
And that's enough to send her half insane
Gonna buy a fast car
Put on my lead boots
And take a long, long drive
I may end up spending all my money
But I'll still be alive

All I did was have a bit too much to drink
And I picked the wrong precinct
Got picked up by the law
And now I ain't got time to think

Gonna buy a tank and an aeroplane
When she catches up with me
Won't be no time to explain
She thinks I've been with another woman
And that's enough to send her half insane
Gonna buy a fast car
Put on my lead boots
And take a long, long drive
I may end up spending all my money
But I'll still be alive

And I'm oh so tired of running
Gonna lay down on the floor
I gotta rest some time so
I can get to run some more

She's comin'!
She's comin'!

Track Listing

  • 1 Baba O’Riley
  • 2 Bargain
  • 3 Love Ain’t for Keeping
  • 4 My Wife
  • 5 The Song Is Over
  • 6 Getting in Tune
  • 7 Going Mobile
  • 8 Behind Blue Eyes
  • 9 Won’t Get Fooled Again