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Baba O’Riley

length: 5:01
producer: The Who
mixer: Glyn Johns
engineer: Glyn Johns
recording engineer: Glyn Johns
additional producer: Keith Moon
executive producer: Kit Lambert, Pete Kameron and Chris Stamp
associate producer: Glyn Johns
piano: Pete Townshend
organ: Pete Townshend
vocal: John Entwistle
guitar: Pete Townshend
bass guitar & brass: John Entwistle
percussion & drums (drum set): Keith Moon
guest violin: Dave Arbus
lead vocals: Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey
synthesizer: Pete Townshend
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend

Out here in the fields,
I fight for my meals,
I get my back into my living.
I don't need to fight,
To prove I'm right,
I don't need to be forgiven.

Don't cry,
Don't raise your eye,
It's only teenage wasteland.

Sally take my hand,
We'll travel south cross land,
Put out the fire,
And don't look past my shoulder.
The exodus is here,
The happy ones are near,
Let's get together, before we get much older.

Teenage wasteland,
It's only teenage wasteland,
Teenage wasteland,
Oh yeah, teenage wasteland,
They're all wasted!

Bargain

length: 5:34
producer: The Who
mixer: Glyn Johns
engineer: Glyn Johns
recording engineer: Glyn Johns
executive producer: Chris Stamp, Kit Lambert and Pete Kameron
associate producer: Glyn Johns
brass & bass guitar: John Entwistle
drums (drum set) & percussion: Keith Moon
guitar: Pete Townshend
organ & guitar & synthesizer: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend
organ: Pete Townshend
piano: Pete Townshend
synthesizer: Pete Townshend
vocal: John Entwistle
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
I'd gladly lose me to find you
I'd gladly give up all I had
To find you I'd suffer anything and be glad

I'd pay any price just to get you
I'd work all my life and I will
To win you I'd stand naked, stoned and stabbed

I'd call that a bargain
The best I ever had
The best I ever had

I'd gladly lose me to find you
I'd gladly give up all I got
To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop

I'd pay any price just to win you
Surrender my good life for bad
To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man

I'd call that a bargain
The best I ever had
The best I ever had

I sit looking 'round
I look at my face in the mirror
I know I'm worth nothing without you
And like one and one don't make two
One and one make one
And I'm looking for that free ride to me
I'm looking for you

I'd gladly lose me to find you
I'd gladly give up all I got
To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop

I'd pay any price just to win you
Surrender my good life for bad
To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man

I'd call that a bargain
The best I ever had
The best I ever had

Love Ain’t for Keeping

length: 2:11
producer: The Who
mixer: Glyn Johns
recording engineer: Glyn Johns
executive producer: Pete Kameron, Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert
associate producer: Glyn Johns
piano: Pete Townshend
organ: Pete Townshend
percussion: Keith Moon
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
Layin' on my back
In the newly mown grass
Rain is coming down
But I know the clouds will pass
You bring me tea
Say "the babe's a-sleepin'"
Lay down beside me
Love ain't for keeping

Black ash from the foundry
Hangs like a hood
But the air is perfumed
By the burning firewood
The seeds are bursting
The spring is seeping
Lay down beside me
Love ain't for keeping
Lay down beside me
Love ain't for keeping

Lay down beside me
Love ain't for keeping
Lay down my darling
Love ain't for keeping

My Wife

length: 3:36
producer: The Who
mixer: Glyn Johns
engineer: Glyn Johns
recording engineer: Glyn Johns
executive producer: Kit Lambert, Chris Stamp and Pete Kameron
associate producer: Glyn Johns
piano: John Entwistle
bass guitar: John Entwistle
background vocals: Pete Townshend
brass: John Entwistle
percussion & drums (drum set): Keith Moon
organ & guitar & synthesizer: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle
composer: John Entwistle
lyricist: John Entwistle
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'!

The Song Is Over

length: 6:18
producer: The Who
mixer: Glyn Johns
engineer: Glyn Johns
recording engineer: Glyn Johns
executive producer: Pete Kameron, Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert
associate producer: Glyn Johns
bass guitar & brass: John Entwistle
percussion & drums (drum set): Keith Moon
guest piano: Nicky Hopkins
guitar & organ & synthesizer: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey
vocal: John Entwistle
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
The song is over
It's all behind me
I should have known it
She tried to find me

Our love is over
They're all ahead now
I've got to learn it
I've got to sing out

[Chorus:]
I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I'll sing my visions to the sky high mountains
I'll sing my song to the free, to the free
I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I'll sing my visions to the sky high mountains
I'll sing my song to the free, to the free

When I walked in through the door
Thought it was me I was looking for
She was the first song I ever sang
But it stopped as soon as it began

Our love is over
It's all behind me
They're all ahead now
Can't hope to find me

[Chorus]

This song is over
I'm left with only tears
I must remember
Even if it takes a million years

The song is over
The song is over

Getting in Tune

length: 4:50
producer: The Who
mixer: Glyn Johns
engineer: Glyn Johns
recording engineer: Glyn Johns
executive producer: Kit Lambert, Pete Kameron and Chris Stamp
associate producer: Glyn Johns
background vocals: Pete Townshend
bass guitar & brass: John Entwistle
percussion & drums (drum set): Keith Moon
guest piano: Nicky Hopkins
piano & synthesizer & organ & guitar: Pete Townshend
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
vocal: John Entwistle
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
I'm singing this note 'cause it fits in well
With the chords I'm playing
I can't pretend there's any meaning here
Or in the things I'm saying

But I'm in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune
Right in on you
Right in on you
Right in on you

I get a little tired of having to say
"Do you come here often?"
But when I look in your eyes and see the harmonies
And the heartaches soften

I'm getting in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune
Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you

I've got it all here in my head
There's nothing more needs to be said
I'm just bangin' on my old piano
I'm getting in tune with the straight and narrow
(Getting in tune with the straight and narrow)
Getting in tune with the straight and narrow
(Getting in tune with the straight and narrow)
Yeah, I'm getting in tune with the straight and narrow
(Getting in tune with the straight and narrow)

I'm singing this note 'cause it fits in well
With the way I'm feeling
There's a symphony that I hear in your heart
Sets my head a-reeling

But I'm in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune
Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you

Baby, with you
Baby, with you
Baby, with you
Baby, with you
Baby, with you

I've got it all here in my head
There's nothing more needs to be said
I'm just bangin' on my old piano
I'm getting in tune with the straight and narrow

Getting in tune with the straight and narrow {repeat}

Going Mobile

length: 3:44
producer: The Who
mixer: Glyn Johns
engineer: Glyn Johns
recording engineer: Glyn Johns
executive producer: Chris Stamp, Pete Kameron and Kit Lambert
associate producer: Glyn Johns
vocal: John Entwistle
bass guitar & brass: John Entwistle
drums (drum set) & percussion: Keith Moon
lead vocals: Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey
background vocals: Roger Daltrey
synthesizer & guitar & organ & piano: Pete Townshend
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
I'm going home
And when I want to go home, I'm going mobile
Well I'm gonna find a home on wheels, see how it feels,
Goin' mobile
Keep me moving

I can pull up by the curb,
I can make it on the road,
Goin' mobile
I can stop in any street
And talk with people that we meet
Goin' mobile
Keep me moving, mmm

Out in the woods
Or in the city
It's all the same to me
When I'm driving free
The world's my home
When I'm mobile, ey woo, beep beep

Play the tape machine
Make the toast and tea
When I'm mobile
Well, I can lay in bed with only highway ahead
When I'm mobile
Keep me moving

Keep me moving
Over fifty
Keep me groovin'
Just a hippie gypsy
Come on move now
Movin'
Keep me movin' yeah

Keep me movin', movin', movin', yeah
Movin' yeah
Mobile, mobile, mobile, mobile, mobile, mobile, mobile

I don't care about pollution
I'm an air-conditioned gypsy
That's my solution
Watch the police and the taxman miss me!
I'm mobile! Oh yeah he he
Mobile, mobile, mobile, yeah

Behind Blue Eyes

length: 3:41
producer: The Who
mixer: Glyn Johns
organ: Pete Townshend
percussion: Keith Moon
executive producer: Pete Kameron, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp
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

Won’t Get Fooled Again

length: 8:32
producer: The Who
executive producer: Chris Stamp, Pete Kameron and Kit Lambert
piano: Pete Townshend
associate producer: Glyn Johns
organ: Pete Townshend
vocal: John Entwistle
lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
bass guitar: John Entwistle
brass: John Entwistle
drums (drum set): Keith Moon
guitar: Pete Townshend
percussion: Keith Moon
synthesizer: Pete Townshend
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend
We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgment of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
Cause the banners, they are flown in the next war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
No, no!

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
Though I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?

There's nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Are now parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!

Yeah!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss