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I Like Nightmares (Pete Townshend) Towser Tunes, Inc. (adm. by Longitude Music Co.) - BMI

From the 1997 CD liner notes: "This previously unreleased song was worked on during the sessions for Face Dances but was left off the final recording." 

I like nightmares, I like being witless
Watch for the newsflash, cool eyewitness
Eighty one, eighty two, eighty three...it's happening
Gotta be a fucking fool to blame TV; don't get trapped in
If you're lucky be the same as me
I like nightmares, yes I do

There's a simple way to die they call it news
There's a simple way to die they call it booze
There's an easy, quiet escape just sleep and cruise
It's justifiable rape they say you choose

And I like nightmares
I like feeling chickless
Flicking my lighter
Watching life flit west
Eighty one, eighty two, eighty three...it's happening
Can we afford to strike three, don't trust the captain
He's just a boy like me
And I like nightmares...yes I do

There's a common way to weep they say just smoke
You can cry yourself to sleep they say just toke
There's a path that never fails you can't get lost
Don't need roads you're on rails I'll pay the cost

And I like nightmares, yes I do
We were wasted, but you're only waylaid once
What we tasted was a voucher bag and lunch
We robbed their bank and we took their gold
And our lies in the tank must've sounded old
But we pleaded
I said, "Your honor, we're not chumps
After all, we only did it once!"

We like nightmares
They test our fitness
A full can of goulash
A taint in the midwest
Eighty one, eighty two, eighty three It's happening
Nothing floats interest free don't care what it's wrapped in
You could be abreast like me and I like nightmares
yes I do
I like nightmares

 

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Source Length notes
Face Dances 3:11 [previously unreleased]
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