The Seeker (Pete Townshend) Fabulous Music, Ltd.

From the Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy liner notes by Brian Cady:

Produced by The Who at IBC Studios, London Jan. 19, 1970.
Engineered by Damon Lyon-Shaw.

"I suppose I like this least of all the stuff. It suffered from being the first thing we did after Tommy, and also from being recorded a few too many times. We did it once at my home studio, then at IBC where we normally worked then with Kit Lambert producing. Then Kit had a tooth pulled, breaking his jaw, and we did it ourselves. The results are impressive. It sounded great in the mosquito-ridden swamp I made it up in, Florida at three in the morning drunk out of my brain with Tom Wright and John Wolf. But that's always where the trouble starts, in the swamp. The alligator turned into an elephant and finally stampeded itself to death on stages around England. I don't think we even got to play it in the States."
--Pete Townshend

Released in the U.K. as Track 604036 on March 21, 1970 and reaching #19 in the charts.
Released in the U.S. as Decca 732729; it hit the charts there on April 11, 1970 reaching #44 in Billboard and #30 in Cash Box.
B-side in both countries was "Here For More."

It was performed at a few dates in the U.S., in 1970 and a few times in 2000.

Track #12 on My Generation - The Very Best Of The Who. (3'22)

I've looked under chairs
I've looked under tables
I've tried to find the key
To fifty million fables

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They call me The Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I asked Bobby Dylan
I asked The Beatles
I asked Timothy Leary
But he couldn't help me either

chorus

People tend to hate me
'Cause I never smile
As I ransack their homes
They want to shake my hand

Focusing on nowhere
Investigating miles
I'm a seeker
I'm a really desperate man

I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I learned how to raise my voice in anger
Yeah, but look at my face, ain't this a smile?
I'm happy when life's good
And when it's bad I cry
I've got values but I don't know how or why

I'm looking for me
You're looking for you
We're looking in at other
And we don't know what to do

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