Two Thousand Years (Pete Townshend) Eel Pie Publishing Ltd. / BMG Music Publishing, Ltd.

Pete: "This is one of the three songs I wrote after watching The Passion of the Christ. This one is about the fact that Judas may not have been acting to betray Christ at all, but precisely following his instructions. He waits two thousand years for us to consider this a possibility. We wait two thousand years for the New Christ. We need a lot of patience." Pete from In The Attic: "The song is about waiting for Jesus to come two thousand years and, of course, he's been a couple of times already but we missed it because we've been looking for a man with a beard and actually he was in Iran and his name was Mohammed but we missed him and a few others probably in between as well."

The song performed by Pete solo had its live premiere on an In The Attic webcast March 22, 2006. Could one be forgiven thinking this is an answer song to all those who complained about waiting twenty-four years for a new Who album? Try waiting 2000 years for a messiah!

Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Have I waited

To ask if I have loved you
To know if I have served you
To find if I've obeyed you
To know if I've betrayed you

Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Have I waited

Then find I can't be perfect
Not even a perfect snake
To know that we are hated
You suffer for my sake

Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Two thousand years
Have I waited

And so I have a chance to love
As you intended
You really lived and die for me
Is the waiting really ended?

Two thousand years
Two thousand long, long years
Two thousand years
Two thousand long, long years

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