Faith In Something Bigger (Pete Townshend) Towser Tunes, Inc./Fabulous Music, Ltd./ABKCO Music, Inc., BMI

From the "Odds & Sods" liner notes by Brian Cady.

Produced by Kit Lambert at De Lane Lea Studios January 1968

"God, this is embarrassing. I don't know where to hide. Well I mean, the whole thing about HIM is that HE is everywhere isn't HE? A modest beginning to the musico-spiritual work of the irreligious Who. The guitar solo is the worst I've ever heard. They're great lads, the rest of the boys in the band. Do you think anyone else would put up with this nonsense? Anyway, the whole idea is preposterous, something, something bigger than US ? US! THE WHO! A quick listen to this lads will bring us quickly down to size I can assure you."
--Pete Townshend

In a January 20, 1968 interview in New Musical Express, Pete said he wanted The Who to "preach" on their new album. Apparently this is what he meant. Fortunately his ability to insert spiritual messages into Who songs improved.

It may be warm but the snow is going to fall,
Enough to cover us all.
We've gotta be strong men and follow a path again.

We've got to have faith in something bigger,
Faith in something bigger,
Faith in something big inside ourself.

It might be cold but the heat of our love will melt,
The snow we never felt.
We're young and hardy again, we bow to weaker men.

We've got to have faith in something bigger,
Faith in something bigger,
Faith in something big inside ourself.

The more we learn, the less we believe to be true.
The more we prove, the more remains to be proved.
We've gotta be strong men and follow a path again.

We've got to have faith in something bigger,
Faith in something bigger,
Faith in something big inside ourself, inside ourself.

Faith in something bigger (x 8)

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Source Length notes
Odds & Sods 3:01
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