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"Behind Blue Eyes"

(As recorded by the Who)
PETER 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, give me some bad news
Before I laugh and act like a fool.

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.

(c) Copyright 1971 by Fabulous Music Limited, London. All rights for the U.S.A.,
its territories and possessions, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines are controlled
by Track Music, Inc., New York, N.Y. All rights reserved including public
performance for profit. Any reproduction, adaptation or arrangement of this work
without the consent of the publisher is an infringement of copyright. Used by
permission.

- HIT PARADER, March 1972.

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