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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Lifehouse Demos CD2

Lifehouse Demos CD2

Track Listing CD 2: I Don't Know Myself, Put The Money Down, Pure and Easy, Getting In Tune,
 Let's See Action, Slip Kid, Relay, Who Are You, Join Together, Won't Get Fooled Again, Song Is Over .

I Don't Even Know Myself

There's nothing in the way I walk
That can tell you where I'm going
There's nothing in the way I speak
That can betray anything I'm knowing
Don't think that by the way I dress
You can fit me on a labeled shelf
Don't pretend that you know me
Cause I don't even know myself

I don't mind if you try once in a while
I don't mind if I cry once in a while
The doors aren't shut as tight as they might seem
 I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream

Don't listen to the words I say
Weighing up if I'm enlightened
Don't shiver as you pass me by
Cos Mister I'm the one who's frightened
The police just came and left
They wanted me and no one else
Don't pretend that you know me
'Cause I don't even know myself
Wish I did

I don't mind if you try once in a while
I don't mind if I cry once in a while
The doors aren't shut as tight as they might seem
  I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream

Do you remember me? I don't remember you
Do you still love me? You know I think you do
I have been gone,
and some prison warder knows my scream
 I just gotta  fight my way out of this dream

There's only five who know my real name
And my mother don't believe they know it
What she calls me is the way I'm staying
And no nigger's gonna ever throw it

Come on all of you big boys
Come on all of you elves
Don't pretend that you know me
Cause I don't even know myself
 I don't know myself

I don't mind if you try once in a while
 I don't mind if I cry once in a while


Put The Money Down

I got lost in the back streets trying to get here tonight
 Police were asking questions
Took me to the wrong place twice
They even lost my passport and I forgot my name and town
But now I'm here by the water
Put the money down

Before I walk on the water
Put the money down down down

There are people killing chickens
 Hero's getting pushed around round round
Don't know if I can trust you
You try to put me down

Before I walk on the water
Put the money down down down
Put the money down
Put it in a tin cup

Take a glass of this light brown ale
And a purple pill
If the police don't get you to
Sure as hell the purple pill will
Oh Mummy Mummy
 Please may I go downtown
He's gonna walk on the water
Put the money down 
Just put your money down

Before I walk on the water
Put the money down down down
Put the money down
There are people killing chickens
 And Hero's getting pushed around round round
Don't know if I can trust you
You try to shoot me down
Before I walk on the water
Put the money down down down
Put the money down

'Twas a beautiful day in Columbus when the fences fell.
But the five loaves and the fishes ain't gonna be much help
Cos I've got a hungry juggler here who's got to keep ahead
Before he walks over the water he's gotta have his bread
Put it in a tin cup
I got lost in the back streets trying to get here tonight
 I had to ask for directions
Got me to the wrong place twice
I even lost my passport and I forgot my name and town
But now I'm here by the water
Put the money down

Before I walk on the water
Put the money down down 
Put the money down
There are people killing chickens
 And Hero's getting pushed around round round
Don't know if I can trust you
You try to shoot me down
Before I walk on the water
Put the money down down down
Put the money down


Pure And Easy

There once was a note pure and easy
Playing so free like a breathe rippling by
The note is eternal
 I hear it, it sees me
Forever we blend as forever we die

I listened and I heard music in a word
And words when you played your guitar
The noise that I was hearing was a million people cheering
And a child flew past me riding in a star

As people assemble
 civilization is trying to find a new way to die
But killing is really merely scene changer
All men are bored with other men's lives

I listened and I heard music in a word
And words when you played your guitar
The noise that I was hearing was a million people cheering
And a child flew past me riding in a star

Gas on the hillside
 Oil in the tea cup
Watch all the chords of life lose their joy
Distortion becomes somehow pure in its wildness
The note that began all can also destroy

We all know success when we all find our own dream
And our love is enough to knock down any wall
And the future's been seen as men try to realize
The simple secret of the note in us all
In us all

I listened and I heard music in a word
And words when you played your guitar
The noise that I was hearing was a million people cheering
And a child flew past me riding in a star

Today is the day the sound curdles mountains
Flowing and blowing each man in its wake
Destroying itself in the end with vibration
There's nothing on earth it's challenge can take
Excepting one note

Excepting one note pure and easy
Playing so free like breath rippling by

Excepting one note
Excepting one note
Excepting one note, pure and easy
Excepting one note, pure and easy
(repeated)

There once was a note listen
There once was a note listen
There once was a note listen
There once was a note listen


Getting In Tune

I'm singing this note
 Cos it fits in well with the chords I'm playing
I can't pretend there's any meaning hidden
In the things I'm saying
But I'm in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune
Right in on you
Right in on you
Right in on you

I get a little tired of having to say
'Do you come here often'
When I look in your eyes
 I see the harmony
And the heartaches soften
I'm getting in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune
Right in on you 
Right in on you 

I've got it all here in my head
There's nothing more needs to be said
I'm just banging on the old piano
Getting in tune with the straight and narrow

I'm singing this song
Cos it fits in well with the way I'm feeling
There's a symphony that I hear in your heart
Sets my head a reeling
 I'm in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune

I've got it all here in my head
There's nothing more needs to be said
I'm just banging on the old piano
I'm getting in tune to the straight and narrow


Let's See Action

Let's see action. Let's see people
Let's see freedom. Let's see who cares
Take me with you. When you leave me
And my shell behind us there

I have learned it. Known who burned me
Avatar has warmed my feet
Take me with you. Let me see you
Time and life can meet
Rumor has it. Minds are open
Then rumors fill them up with lies
Future passing. Nothing lasting
I try to scream, 'cause nothing dies]

Nothing is everything
Everything is nothing is
Please the people, audiences
Break the fences, nothing is

Let's see action. Let's see people
Let's see freedom. In the air
Let's see action. Let's see people
Let's be free. Let's see who cares

Let's see action. Let's see people
Let's see freedom. In the air
Let's see action. Let's see people
Let's be free. Let's see who cares

Give me a drink boy wash my feet
I'm so tired of running from my own heat
Take this package and here's what you do
Gonna get this information through

I don't know where I'm going
I don't know what I need
But I'll get to where I'm gonna end up
And that's alright by me

I've been running from side to side
Now I know for sure that both sides lied
It's got so hard but we gotta keep trying
I can't stand to see my people crying

I don't know where I'm going
I don't know what I need
But I'll get to where I'm gonna end up
And that's alright by me

Let's see action. Let's see people
Let's see freedom. In the air
Let's see action. Let's see people
Let's be free. Let's see who cares

Nothing is everything
Everything is nothing
Nothing is everything
Everything is nothing


Slip Kid

I've got my clipboard, text books
Lead me to the station
Yeah, I'm off to the civil war
I've got my kit bag  my heavy boots
I'm running in the rain
Gonna run till my feet are raw

Slip kid. Slip kid,
Second generation
 I'm a soldier at thirteen
Slip kid. Slip kid
 Realization
There's no easy way to be free
No easy way to be free

It's a hard, hard world
Oh yea

I left my doctor's prescription
 Bungalow behind me
I left the door ajar
I left my vacuum flask
Full of hot tea and sugar
Left the keys right in my car

Slip kid. Slip kid
 Second generation
I'm only half way up the tree
Slip kid. Slip kid 
I'm a relation
I'm a soldier at sixty-three

There's no easy way to be free

Slip kid. Slip kid, Slip kid
Slip kid. Slip kid, Slip kid
Yea, keep it moving now
Slip kid. Slip kid
Give me more


I've got my clipboard, text books
Lead me to the station
Yeah, I'm off to the civil war
I've got my kit bag, my heavy boots
I'm running in the rain
Gonna run till my feet are raw

Slip kid. Slip kid
 Slip out of trouble
Slip over here and set me free
Slip kid. Slip kid
 Second generation
I'm sliding down the hill like me

There's no easy way to be free
No easy way to be free
No easy way to be free


Relay

You can hear it in the street
See it in the dragging feet
The word is getting out about control
Spies they've come and gone
The story travels on
The only quiet place is inside your soul

From tree to tree
From you to me
Travelling twice as fast as on any freeway
Every single dream wrapped up in the scheme
They all get carried on the relay
Pass it on

Someone disapproves
What you say or do
I was asked to see what I could really learn you
Don't believe your eyes
They're seeing only lies
What is done in the first place don't concern you

From tree to tree
From you to me
Travelling twice as fast as on any freeway
Every single dream wrapped up in the scheme
They all get carried on the relay
Pass it on

Relay, things are brewing
Relay, something's doing
Relay, there's  a revolution
Relay, hand me down a solution, yeh

Pass it on. Pass it on. Pass it on

From tree to tree
From you to me
Travelling twice as fast as on any freeway
Every single dream wrapped up in the scheme
They all get carried on the relay
Pass it on

Relay, things are brewing
Relay, something's doing
Relay, there's  a revolution
Relay, hand me down a solution, yeh

Pass it on. Pass it on


Who Are You

Who are you  Who who Who who
Who are you  Who who Who who
Who are you  Who who Who who
Who are you  Who who Who who

I woke  in a Soho doorway
Policeman knew my name
He said 'You can go sleep at home tonight
If you can get up and walk away'
I staggered back to the underground
And the breeze blew back my hair
I remember throwing punches around
And preaching from my chair

Who are you
I  wanna know
Oh Who are you
yeh yeh
 I really wanna know
Come on and tell me
Who are you

Who are you  Who who Who who
Who are you  Who who Who who
Who are you  Who who Who who
 I really wanna know
 I really wanna know
Who are you

 There's a place I know you walked
Where love falls from the trees
My heart is like a broken cup
I only feel right on my knees
I spill out like a sewer hole
Yet still receive your kiss
How can I measure up to anyone now
After such a love as this

Who are you
 I really wanna know
 I  wanna know yeh
Please tell me
I wanna know
I wanna know yeh

Who are you
I really wanna know
 I really wanna know
 I really wanna know


Join Together

When you hear the sound a coming
Hear the drummer drumming
I want you  to join together with the band
We don't move in any 'ticular direction
And we don't make no collection
Won't you join together in the band

Do you really  care
What you eat or what you wear
We want you to join together in the band
There's a million ways to laugh
And every one is a path
Come on and join together in the band

We want you to join together
We want  you to join together
We want you to join together in the band
 Come on and join 
 Come on and join
Come on and join together in the band
Come on and join

You don't have to play
You can follow or lead the way
Just want you to join together in the band
We don't know where we're going
But the season's right for knowing
Come on and join together in the band
 Come on and join 
 Come on and join

It's the singer not the song
That makes the music move along
Come on and join together in the band
This is the biggest band you'll find
We're so deep and we're wide
I want  you to join together in the band


Won't Get Fooled Again

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
 The world looks just the same
And history ain't blamed
'Cause the banners they all were flown in the last 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

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
Oh  I know that the hypnotised never lie
Do ya

There's nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced by the by
 The parting on the left
Is 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 wanna get fooled again no no

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

The song is over
It's all behind me
I should have known it
She'd try to find me

Our love is over
They're all ahead now
I've got to learn it
I've got to sing out

I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
Sing my heart out to the infinite sea
 Sing my visions to the sky high mountains
 Sing my song to the free 
To the free
Sing my song to the wide open spaces
 Sing my heart out to the infinite sea
Sing my visions to the sky high mountains
Sing my song to the free
To the free

When I walked in through the door
Thought it was me I was looking for
She was the first song I ever sang
But it stopped as soon as it began

Our love is over
It's all behind me
They're all ahead now
Can't hope to find me

I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
Sing my heart out to the infinite sea
 Sing my visions to the sky high mountains
 Sing my song to the free 
To the free
I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
 Sing my heart out to the infinite sea
Sing my visions to the sky high mountains
Sing my song to the free
To the free

This song is over
I'm left with only tears
I must remember
Even if it takes a million years

The song is over
The song is over

Excepting one note
Pure and easy
Playing so free
Like a breath rippling by


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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