Who Sang Behind Blue Eyes? The Who

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Credits
publisher: ©ABKCO MUSIC INC PETE TOWNSHEND CATALOG , FABULOUS MUSIC LTD , SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP
writers: Pete Townshend
release date: 1971-8-14
length: 3:41
producer: The Who
mixer: Glyn Johns
organ: Pete Townshend
percussion: Keith Moon
executive producer: Kit Lambert, Chris Stamp and Pete Kameron
associate producer: Glyn Johns
piano: Pete Townshend
recording engineer: Glyn Johns
vocal: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
synthesizer: Pete Townshend
bass guitar: John Entwistle
brass: John Entwistle
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete 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

And if I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
And 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



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 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