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Old 03-04-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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"Behind Blue Eyes"

IMO, this is the best song the Who ever wrote. The way it goes from slow acoustic ballad to guitar rock back to slow acoustic ballad...

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

If I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
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
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I love that song! One of my favorite songs of The Who along with Won't Get Fooled Again and Love Reign O'er Me.
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Definitely one of their best. I do still prefer Baba O' Riley though.
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:14 PM   #4
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Limp Bizkit FTW!
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Limp Bizkit FTW!
Take that back. Right now. Or I'll force you to listen to The Fray's record from start to finish nonstop through headphones with the volume all the way up.

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Some of my favorite lyrics
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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

If I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
If I shiver, please give me a blanket
Keep me warm, let me wear your coat
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It's a great song.
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Certainly one of my favorite Who songs, probably surpassed only by Love Reign O'er Me and Won't Get Fooled Again. Pete's solo version from Lifehouse Elements is absolutely stunning as well.
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I actually love the limp bizcuit version.. I'm not the biggest fan of them, but I heard it at the end of the film gothika and think I prefer it to the original..
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I actually love the limp bizcuit version.. I'm not the biggest fan of them, but I heard it at the end of the film gothika and think I prefer it to the original..
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The Best 5 Who songs:

1. A Quick One, While He's Away
2. Baba O'Riley
3. Behind Blue Eyes
4. Won't Get Fooled Again
5. Eminence Front

I know I put a post-Moon song on the top 5, but it's still one of their most badass tunes.

"IT'S A PUT ON!"
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I actually love the limp bizcuit version.. I'm not the biggest fan of them, but I heard it at the end of the film gothika and think I prefer it to the original..
You just killed a small part of me.
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Really like the song but i don't like the hard rock bit. I think if they'd just kept it acoustic it would have been better.
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Going to see The Who this thursday.

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