The Who - Behind Blue Eyes Lyrics

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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

Track Listing
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©ABKCO MUSIC INC PETE TOWNSHEND CATALOG , FABULOUS MUSIC LTD , SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP
    writers: Pete Townshend
    album: Track 8 in album Who’s Next
    release date: 1971-8-14
    popularity : 4858 users have visited this page.
    composer: Pete Townshend
    lyricist: Pete Townshend
    Album Information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin