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Discography > Songs > Won't Get Fooled Again

Won't Get Fooled Again
Pete Townshend

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they are flown in the next war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
No, no!

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
Though I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?

There's nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Are now parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

This song appears on the following albums:
Who's Next(1971)
The Kids Are Alright(1979)
Who's Last(1982)
Who's Greatest Hits(1983)
Who's Better Who's Best(1988)
Join Together(1989)
Thirty Years Of Maximum R & B(1994)
20th Century Masters - The Millenium Collection: The Who(1999)
Blues to the Bush(1999)
Live at the Royal Albert Hall(2000)
The Who - The Ultimate Collection(2002)
Then and Now! 1964-2004(2004)

Check out these videos of this song from YouTube:
Won't Get Fooled Again - Houston (1975)
Won't Get Fooled Again - Cleveland (1975)
Won't Get Fooled Again - Seattle (1982)
Won't Get Fooled Again - Live 8




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