My Generation Album

Artist(s): The Who

Cover Art

The Who My Generation Cover Art

Tracklist

Out in the Street

length: 2:32
producer: Shel Talmy
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
percussion: Keith Moon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
vocal: John Entwistle and Pete Townshend
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend

Out!

Out in the street
I'm talkin' 'bout slowly
I'm not gonna rest
Woman, you don't know me

Yeah, you don't know me, no
Know me, no
Know me, no
Yeah, but I'm a-gonna know you

Hey listen, woman
You just can't throw me
I won't stand it
If you don't know me

If you don't know me, no
Know me, no
Know me, no
Yeah, but I'm a-gonna know you

Listen to me
I'm telling you
You look at me, woman
Yeah, tell the truth

I know your mind
I can see that you're in need
I'll show you woman
Yeah, that you belong to me

You're gonna know me, no
Know me, no
Know me, no
Yeah, I'm a-gonna know you

Give me no reasons
Said you'd go free
It's not gonna be now
If you gotta know me

You're gonna know me now
Know me now
Know me now
Yeah, you're gonna know me

I Don’t Mind

length: 2:34
producer: Shel Talmy
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
percussion: Keith Moon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
vocal: John Entwistle and Pete Townshend
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: James Brown
lyricist: James Brown
I don't mind your love
I don't mind the one you're thinkin' of
I know, I know
You gonna miss me

I don't mind your love so sound
I don't mind, it can't go cold
I know, I know
You gonna miss me

I don't mind, it's the end of my song
I don't mind, good-bye, so long
I know, said, baby I know
You gonna miss me

The Good’s Gone

length: 4:01
producer: Shel Talmy
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
percussion: Keith Moon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
vocal: John Entwistle and Pete Townshend
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
I know when I've had enough
When I think your love is rough

[Chorus:]
The good's gone
The good's gone
The good's gone
The good's gone
The good's gone out of our love
I know it's wrong
We should enjoy it, but
The good's gone
The good's gone

Once we used to get along
Now, each time we kiss, it's wrong

[Chorus]

Now it ain't no fun
And the good's gone now
We used to love as one
But we have forgotten now

I know when I've had enough
When I think your love is rough

[Chorus]

It's gone forever

La-La-La-Lies

length: 2:18
producer: Shel Talmy
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
percussion: Keith Moon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
vocal: John Entwistle and Pete Townshend
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
If I'm so lost without a friend
Tell me, who's this by my side?
This girl with eyes like gems
And cool reactions to your lies
Lies
La la la la la la lies

You can't repeat what you put 'round
All the things that made me cry
You kicked me when I was down
And they hurt me all those lies
Lies
La la la la la la lies

I've got my girl and together we're strong
To laugh at you and prove you wrong

I don't insist that you feel bad
I just want to see you smile
Don't ever think you made me mad
I didn't listen to your lies
Lies
La la la la la la lies

If I'm so lost without a friend
Tell me, who's this by my side?
This girl with eyes like gems
And cool reactions to your lies
Lies
La la la la la la lies

I don't insist that you feel bad
I just want to see you smile
Don't ever think you made me mad
I didn't listen to your lies
Lies
La la la la la la lies

Much Too Much

length: 2:46
producer: Shel Talmy
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
percussion: Keith Moon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
vocal: John Entwistle and Pete Townshend
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
Much too much to bear
Your love is hard and fast
Your love will always last
If its you I need
I've got to pay the levy
Got to pay
'Cause your loves too heavy on me
And its much too much to bear
If I ever leave you darlin'
I hope you see
That I really love you
But your loves too heavy on me
And its much too much to bear
When I make love to you
Do all the things you want me to do
You never think of me
Always cry a bevy
Bevy of tears
'Cause your loves too heavy on me
And its much too much to bear
There was a time I could give all I had to you
But my enthusiasm waned and I can't bear the pain
Of doing what I don't want to do
Much too much to bear
Your love is hard and fast
Your love will always last
If its you I need
I've got to pay the levy
Got to pay
'Cause your loves too heavy on me
And its much too much to bear

My Generation

length: 3:19
producer: Shel Talmy
piano: Nicky Hopkins
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
percussion: Keith Moon
vocal: John Entwistle and Pete Townshend
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
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)
Don't try to dig what we all s-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)

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
My my my generation

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 (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
My generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
This is my generation, baby (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
This is my generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
This is my generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
This is my generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
This is my generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

The Kids Are Alright

length: 3:06
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
I don't mind other guys dancing with my girl
That's fine, I know them all pretty well
But I know sometimes I must get out in the light
Better leave her behind with the kids, they're alright
The kids are alright

Sometimes, I feel I gotta get away
Bells chime, I know I gotta get away
And I know if I don't, I'll go out of my mind
Better leave her behind with the kids, they're alright
The kids are alright

I know if I go things would be a lot better for her
I had things planned, but her folks wouldn't let her

I don't mind other guys dancing with my girl
That's fine, I know them all pretty well
But I know sometimes I must get out in the light
Better leave her behind with the kids, they're alright
The kids are alright

Sometimes, I feel I gotta get away
Bells chime, I know I gotta get away
And I know if I don't, I'll go out of my mind
Better leave her behind with the kids, they're alright
The kids are alright

Please, Please, Please

length: 2:46
producer: Shel Talmy
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
percussion: Keith Moon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
vocal: John Entwistle and Pete Townshend
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: James Brown, Johnny Terry
lyricist: James Brown, Johnny Terry
Please, please, please, please me (You don't have to go)
Baby please, baby please, please me (You don't have to go)
Baby please, baby please don't go (You don't have to go)
Don't go, I said baby, don't baby
I love you so (You don't have to go)

Baby, you know you broke my heart when you went away (You don't have to go)
I said, I said, I said I'll see you some other day (You don't have to go)
I said, baby, baby, please, don't go (You don't have to go)
Don't go, no baby, no baby
I love you so (You don't have to go)

Take this pain from my heart

Baby, let me take you by the hand (You don't have to go)
Baby, baby let me, let me be your lover man (You don't have to go)
Baby please, baby please don't go (You don't have to go)
Don't go, I said baby, don't baby
I love you so (You don't have to go)

Please, please, please, please me (You don't have to go)
Baby please, baby please, please me (You don't have to go)
Baby please, baby please don't go (You don't have to go)
Don't go, I said baby, don't baby
I love you so (You don't have to go)

Please please me

It’s Not True

length: 2:33
producer: Shel Talmy
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
percussion: Keith Moon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
vocal: Pete Townshend and John Entwistle
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
It's not true

You say I've been in prison
You say I've got a wife
You say I've had help doing
Everything throughout my life

[Chorus]
It's not true, it's not true
I'm telling you
Cause I'm up here and you're nowhere
It's not true, so there

I haven't got eleven kids
I weren't born in Baghdad
I'm not half-Chinese either
And I didn't kill my dad

[Chorus]

If you hear more rumors
You can just forget them too
Fools start the rumors
None of them are true

[Chorus]

You say I've been in prison
You say I've got a wife
You say I've had help doing
Everything throughout my life

I haven't got eleven kids
I weren't born in Baghdad
I'm not half-Chinese either
And I didn't kill my dad

[Chorus: x2]

I’m a Man

length: 3:24
producer: Shel Talmy
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
percussion: Keith Moon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
vocal: Pete Townshend and John Entwistle
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: Bo Diddley
lyricist: Bo Diddley
Now when I was a little boy 'bout the age of five
I had something in my pocket
Keep a lot of folks alive

Now I'm a man, I'm age twenty-one
You know baby, we can have a lotta fun
I'm a man, I spell, M A N
Man

All you pretty women, stand in line
I can make love to you baby, in an hour's time
I'm a man, spelled M A N
Man

I'm going back down to Kansas
To bring back the second cousin
Little John, the conqueroo
I'm a man, spelled M A N
Man

The line I shoot will never miss
The way I make love to 'em, they can't resist
I'm a man, I spell M A N
Man

A Legal Matter

length: 2:54
producer: Shel Talmy
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
percussion: Keith Moon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
vocal: Pete Townshend and John Entwistle
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
I told you why I changed my mind
I got bored by playing with time
I know you thought you had me nailed
But I've freed my head from your garden rails

Now it's a legal matter, baby
You got me on the run
It's a legal matter, baby
A legal matter from now on

My mind's lost in a household fog
Wedding gowns and catalogs
Kitchen furnishings and houses
Maternity clothes and baby's trousers

Now it's a legal matter, baby
Marryin's no fun
It's a legal matter, baby
A legal matter from now on

I told you why I changed my mind
I got bored by playing with time
I know you thought you had me nailed
Well, I've freed my head from your garden rails

Now it's a legal matter, baby
You got me on the run
It's a legal matter, baby
A legal matter from now on

You ain't the first and you ain't the last
I gain and lose my women fast
I never want to make them cry
I just get bored, don't ask me why

Just wanna keep doing all the dirty little things I do
And not work all day in an office just to bring my money back to you
Sorry, baby

The Ox

length: 3:57
producer: Shel Talmy
bass: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
percussion: Keith Moon
piano: Nicky Hopkins
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
composer: Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Nicky Hopkins
Instrumental