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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Lifehouse Demos CD1

Lifehouse Demos CD1

Track Listing CD 1: Teenage Wasteland, Goin' Mobile, Baba O'Riley, Time Is Passing, Love Ain't for Keeping, Bargain,
Too Much Of Anything, Music Must Change, Greyhound Girl, Mary, Behind Blue Eyes, Baba O'Riley (instrumental), Sister Disco.

Teenage Wasteland

Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven

My kids ain't gonna break my heart
My greed ain't gonna spoil their part
This land just has to be a new one
I'm gonna tan underneath the new sun

Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

Don't have the latest suit
The long grass is my fruit
I am really ordinary man
The family is free to do just as they please
And we all sleep together in the caravan

Hey you don't walk on the turnips
My Lord when will they learn it
Look there nations of traveling children
Nowhere to go to escape the chill wind

Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

My kids ain't gonna break my heart
My greed ain't gonna spoil their part
This land just has to be a new one
I'm gonna tan underneath the new sun

Sally take my hand
Travel south cross land
Put out the fire
Don't look past my shoulder
The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let's get together
Before we get much older

Teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland
It's only teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland
It's only teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland
It's only teenage wasteland

They're all wasted!


Goin' Mobile

I'm going home and when I wanna go home
I'm going mobile
Well, I'm gonna find a home and we'll see how it feels
Going mobile
Keep me moving

I can pull up by the curb
I can make it on the road
Going mobile

I can stop in any street
And talk with people that we meet
Going mobile
Keep me moving

Out in the woods or in the city
It's all the same to me when I'm driving free
The world's my home
When I'm mobile
Yahoo!
Beep beep

Play the tape machine make the toast and tea
When I'm mobile
Well I can lay in bed with only highway ahead
When your mobile
Keep me moving

Keep me moving
Over 50
Keep me grooving
Hippie gypsy
Keep moving
Keep moving

Every place is the same to me
Any time of the night or day
You're welcome to pass me by
Or drop in sometime
If you catch me up, I'm mobile

I'm going home and when I wanna go home
I'm going mobile
 I'm gonna find a home and we'll see how it feels
Going mobile
Keep me moving
Keep moving
Keep moving

I don't care about pollution
I'm an air-conditioned gypsy
That's my solution
Watch the police and the tax man miss me
I'm mobile
I'm mobile


Baba O'Riley

Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven

Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

Sally take my hand
We'll travel south cross land
Put out the fire
Don't look past my shoulder
The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let's get together
Before we get much older

Teenage wasteland
It's just teenage wasteland
It's only teenage wasteland
It' only teenage wasteland
They're all wasted


Time Is Passing

I'm playing my guitar 
While my sister bangs the jar
The glass sets up a sound like people laughing
It's going to my brain 
And it's easing all my pain
I must hear this sound again
 'cause time is passing


I'm walking by the sea 
And the shingle sings for me
The crabs are swimming down among the starfish
The rocks all clatter down 
And the seagulls fly around
But the whole trip rubs it in
 That time is passing
 Passing

Find it
 I got to hear it all again
My heart has heard the sound of harmony
Blind to it
 As my tears fall like rain
It's only by the music I'll be free

There's something in the whisper of the trees
Millions hear it, still they can't believe
There are echoes of it splashing in the waves
As an empire of dead men leave their graves

Don't listen to people talk
 Don't listen to 'em selling souls
Don't listen to me or words from men above
Don't hear it in your needs 
And don't hear it in your greeds
Just hear it in the sound of time a -passing
Find it, 
I got to hear it all again
My heart has heard the sound of harmony
Blind to it, 
As my tears fall like rain
It's only by the music I'll be free


Love Ain't For Keeping

Layin' on my back
In the newly mown grass
The rain is coming down
But the clouds have surley pass
You bring me tea
Say 'the babe's a-sleepin'
Lay down beside me
Love ain't for keeping

Black ash from the foundry
Hangs like a hood
But the air is perfumed
By the burning firewood
The seeds are bursting
The spring is seeping
Lay down beside me
Love ain't for keeping
Lay down beside me
Love ain't for keeping


Bargain

I'd gladly lose me to find you
I'd gladly give up all I had
To find you I'd suffer anything and be glad

I'd pay any price  to get you
I'd work all my life and I will
To win you I'd stand naked stoned and stabbed
I call that a bargain the best I ever had
The best I ever had

I'd gladly lose me to find you
Gladly give up all I got
To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop

I'd pay any price just to win you
Surrender my good life for bad
To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man

I call that a bargain the best I ever had
The best I ever had

I sit looking around
I look at my face in the mirror
I know I'm worth nothing without you
And like one and one don't make two
One and one make one
And I'm looking for that free ride to me
I'm looking for you

Gladly lose me to find you
I'd gladly give up all I got
To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop

I'll pay any price just to win you
Surrender my good life for bad
To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man

I'd call that a bargain The best I ever had
The best I ever had


Too Much Of Any Thing

I think these hands have felt a lot
I don't know, what have I touched
I think these eyes have seen a lot
I don't know, maybe they've seen too much
I think this brain has thought a lot
Searching', trying to find a crutch
I think this heart has bled once too often
This time, it's bled a bit too much

Too much of anything is too much for me
Too much and everything is too much for me

I can't remember before forty-nine
But I know forty-eight was there
My ears let in what I should speak out
Hmm - there's something in the air

I'm overloaded on my way
Bye bye 
You better keep in touch
I think your ears hear a whole lot of music
And like me
 You've heard a bit too much

Too much of anything is too much for me
Too much and everything gets too much for me

I think these hands have felt a lot
I don't know what have I touched
I think these eyes have seen a lot
I don't know, maybe they've seen too much
I think this brain has thought a lot
 Searching, trying to find a crutch
I think this heart has bled once too often
This time, it's bled a bit too much

Too much of anything, is too much for me
Too much and everything, gets too much for me


Music Must Change

Deep in the back of my mind is an unrealized sound
Every noise that I hear on the street say it soon could be found
When I hear the cold lies of the pusher I know it exists
It's confirmed in the eyes of the kids emphasized with their fists

But the high has to rise from the low
Like volcanoes explode through the snow
The mosquito's sting brings a dream but the poisons derange
So the music must change


For we're chewing a bone
You know we soared like the sparrow hawk flies
Then we drop like a stone
Like the tide and the waves growing slowly in range
Crushing mountains as old as the Earth
So the music must change


Sometimes at night I wake up and my body's like ice
The sound of the running wild stallion the noise of the mice
And I wondered if then I could hear into all of your dreams
I realize now it was really the sound of your screams

Death always leads into life
But the street fighter swallows the knife
Am I so crazy to feel that it's here pre-arranged
The music must change
It's gets higher and higher
Smoldering like leaves in the sun it bursts into fire
Its rhythm grows strong, so strong
 So new and so strange
Like bells in the clouds then again the music must change
Change

But is this song so different?
Am I doing it all again?
It may have been done before
But then music's an open door
Deep in the back of my is an unrealized sound
Every feeling I get from the street says it soon could be found
When I hear the cold lies of the pusher I know it exists
It's confirmed in the eyes of the kids emphasized with their fists

But the high has to rise from the low
Like volcanoes explode through the snow
The mosquito's sting brings a dream but the poison's derange
Though the music must change
For we're chewing a bone
We soared like the sparrow hawk flies
And we drop like a stone

Like the tide and the waves growing slowly in range
Crushing mountains as old as the Earth
So the music must change
The music must change, yeh


Greyhound Girl

Each time we come here
I see we'll never come here again
Each time we make love
I say we'll never make love again

But my little greyhound girl
You got me running, down the Flat
My little greyhound girl
I'm in your trap

Each time we ride out
I say we'll never ride out again
And when we kiss
I say we'll never, never kiss again

But, my little greyhound girl
You got me running down the flat
My little greyhound girl
I'm in your trap

I'm looking for reasons
I'm looking for reasons
But there ain't a why or a wherefore 
To label on my little greyhound girl
You've got me running down the flat
My little greyhound girl
I'm in your trap


Mary

Mary you are everything a man could want
And I want you Mary
Did you know when you pushed me once away from you
The pain I knew grew inside me

People are dancing for you now
But I can't see why
Can't they see that they can't beat the love I have for you

Mary you are everything a man could need
How I need you, Mary
How I need you

When I look at the hole in your coat.
I have to love you more
I remember when I was a child
And my brother slept on the floor

Oh I know that the sun don't shine down on every man.
But when woman let the my brother down
I swore one day I'd land
Me one Mary

I swore one day, I'd land me Mary.
I swore  I'd land me Mary.


Behind Blue Eyes

No one knows what it's like to be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes

No one knows what it's like to be hated
To be fated
To telling only lies

But my dreams
They aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have hours only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

No one knows what it's like to feel these feelings
Like I do
And I blame you
No one bites back as hard on their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through

But my dreams
They aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have hours only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

When my fist clenches, crack it open
Before I use it and lose my cool
When I smile tell me some bad news
Before I laugh and act like a fool

And if I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
But if I shiver please give me a blanket
Keep me warm let me wear your coat

No one knows what it's like to be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes


Baba O'Riley

(instrumental)


Sister Disco

As I walked out that hospital door
I was sewn up like a coat
I got a smile from the bite of the wind
I watched the fresh fall of snow

I knew by then that my life took a turn
I felt strong and secure
With adhesive tape over my nose
I felt almost demure

Goodbye sister disco
With your flashing trash lamps
Goodbye sister disco
 To your thugs and your tramps

Goodbye sister disco
Now I go where the music fits my soul
Where the music fits my soul
And I will never let go
Till the echo of the street fight has dissolved

I will chase nightmares and cold stormy seas
I will take over your grief and disease
I'll stay beside you and comfort your soul
When you are lonely and broken and old

Now I walk with a man in my face
A woman in my hair
I've got you all looking out though my eyes
My dancing feet are a prayer

Goodbye sister disco
With your flashing trash lamps
Goodbye sister disco
 To your thugs and your tramps
Goodbye sister disco
My dancing's left you behind
Goodbye, now you're solo
Black plastic deaf dumb and blind

Goodbye
Goodbye sister disco 

Ha ha ha

Goodbye sister disco 
Goodbye sister disco I got to go
Goodbye sister disco
Goodbye sister disco with your flashing ,your flashing
trash lamps
Get out of here


All songs written, performed and produced by Pete Townshend
Mastered by Jon Astley, November 1999.
Published by Fabulous Music Ltd and Eel Pie Publishing Ltd


WDK 2008

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