Sound Round (Pete Townshend) Eel Pie Publishing Ltd. / BMG Music Publishing, Ltd.

Pete: "The first song from Wire & Glass, a 'Mini-Opera', ten songs that comprise the principle music composed so far for the novella The Boy Who Heard Music. A young man (the young Ray High) is driving a large camper bus with extreme air-con around an Estuary close to a large Power Station. He can see that the sea is swarming with a plague of jellyfish encouraged by the over-heated sea water (this is based on something that happened around 1971 in the Blackwater Estuary in Essex). He stops and looks at the water, throws a stick for his dog, who he has to rescue. In the sky he sees the future – nothing ecological or apocalyptic, more a vision of a society strangled by wire and communications."

Included in the live version of the mini-opera that had its live premiere by The Who at Leeds University June 17, 2006.

 

I'm young in my camper van
The world feels old and new
I fear the future man
As I take in the view
Don't know where to head now
Give up? Go back?
My friends are all dead now
Or stifled in the sack

Sound round,
Feel the ground
Feel the pulse
We have found
Breathe in
Feel the spin
Where's the dream
That we were in?
Sound round,
Feel the ground
Feel the pulse
We have found

Sound round,
Feel the ground
Feel the pulse
We have found
Breathe in
Feel the spin
Where's the dream
That we were in?
Sound round,
Feel the ground
Feel the pulse
We have found

I'm young in my camper van
The world feels old and new
I fear the future man
As I take in the view

 

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Source Length notes
Endless Wire 1:21
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