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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Lifehouse Demos CD3

CD 3-Lifehouse Themes & Experiments


Webmaster note: Songs with lyrics are bookmark in blue

Track Listing CD 3:
Baba M1 [O'Riley 2nd Movement 1971]
Who Are You [Gateway remix- from Shepperds Bush Empire 1998]
Behind Blue Eyes [New Version 1999]
Baba M2 [2nd Movement Pt 1 1971]
Pure And Easy [Original Demo reworked 1999]
Vivaldi [{Baba M5 on Psychoderelict} with Hame 1999]
Who Are You [Live and uncut at Shepperds Bush Empire 1998]
Hinterland Rag [ Piano Rag for Three Hands-Yamaha Disklavier 1999]
Pure & Easy [New Version 1999]
Can You Help The One You Really Love? [Demo 1999]
Won't Get Fooled Again [Live and uncut at Shepperds Bush Empire 1998]

All songs written by Pete Townshend

Track 6 lyrics written by Hame
(BBC script workshop 1999)

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, & 10 performed and produced by Pete Townshend

Tracks 2, 7, & 11 performed by:
Pete Townshend/ vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Jon Carin/ keyboards, drum tracks, sequencer, vocals
Peter Hope-Evans/ mouth organ, jews harp
Chucho Merchan/ bass
Terry Langran/ hi-string guitar, vocals

Tracks 2, 6, & 7 freestyle rap performed by Hame
Track 2 spoken vocal by Oberon Sinclair

Track2, 7, & 11 produced by Jon Carin and mixed by Gary Langan

Tracks 3, 5, & 9 mixed and engineered by Bobby Pridden with Darren Westbrook

Mastered by Jon Astley.

Published by Fabulous Music Ltd, Song of Windswept Pacific Inc and Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.


Baba M1 [O'Riley 2nd Movement 1971]

(Instrumental)


Who Are You
[ Gateway remix
- from Shepperds Bush Empire 1998]

I woke up in a Soho doorway
A 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
You know the breeze blew back my hair
I remember throwing punches around
And preaching from my chair

 Who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I said (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

 Took the tube back out of town
Back to the Rollin' Pin
Feel a little like a dying clown
With a streak of Rin Tin Tin
I stretched back and I hiccupped (hiccup)
Looked back on my busy day
I was Eleven hours in the Tin Can
There's got to be better way

(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
You know I really need to know  
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
 (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Let me tell you who I am
I am the man 
 That is scared of concrete
For you I have a plan
I put my money in the bank
I don't keep it in my hand
And sometimes it all goes wrong I make a stand
Whenever, I walk down the street I feel afraid
People want there money cause they want to get paid
All I want is a little love and to  live my life
And all I want for return is my very own wife
Why do people in red
Who are you who do you fear
When I take this knife and in your eyes I sneer
When I look at the people who came from the sixties
Up through the nineties  now we reach this pentacle
Understand  that the reason to exist
Is that life is something that you live have to persist
Who could just forget the place where we came
My name is Pete Townshend we want you just the same
Who are you
Who who who who are you

Whoooooooo are you?
Ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa  ooh.......


I know there's a place you walked
Where love falls from the trees
My heart is like a broken cup
You know I only feel right on my knees
I spit 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? Who, who, who, who?)
 (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

(Guitar Solo)

 Tell me who are you?
I can just remember about  who I am
Who are you ?


Behind Blue Eyes
 
[New Version 1999]

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 when 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
If  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
And 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 M2 [2nd Movement Pt 1 1971]

(Instrumental)


Pure And Easy
 [Original Demo reworked 1999]

Listen
once was a note listen (pure and easy)
once was a note listen (pure and easy)
once was a note listen (pure and easy)
once was a note listen (pure and easy)
once was a note listen (pure and easy)
once was a note listen (pure and easy)
once was a note listen (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
Excepting one note, pure and easy
Excepting one note, pure and easy
Excepting one note, pure and easy
Excepting one note, pure and easy
(ect)

Listen
There once was a note listen (pure and easy)
There once was a note listen (pure and easy)
(ect)


Vivaldi
[{Baba M5 on Psychoderelict} with Hame 1999]

Listen, I am transmitting, from a place far beyond space
Far beyond taste
You can not touch me, you can not see me
You can not hear me, you can not beat me
But I am you, I am one person who was totally true
I am transmitting, straight to you
Through this grid, can you see
Use your eyes open them optically
No longer tied to a place
A notion of grace
Time, is something that I takenly waste to listen to carefully
I have news for you, this hole grid that you lock into
That's why it's a grid, It controls you, It controls your thought
All those things you just saw on your television
And with a push of your remote button you just bought
They do not exist, they do not persist
They will not have a history beyond this passion and this point
And this way, that I try to anoint your mind with thought
Listen very carefully, this is what you saw but didn't know you where looking for it!
Why is it, that you talk constantly but know body's listening?
Talking, hearing, thinking, sinking, drinking of the one blood that we all share
You don't share anything with me but real true fear.


Who Are You  
[Live and uncut at Shepperds Bush Empire 1998]

I woke up in a Soho doorway
A 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
You know the breeze blew back my hair
I remember throwing punches around
And preaching from my chair

 Who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I said (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

People, tell me right now  who do you be
I was born to be a man that could set myself  free
I take this kind of history 
Right here when people look at me wrong 
I take that energy and turn it in a song
Like this man in a suite
I was born to be in cahoots
With greatness, never even talk about the legit ness when I was born
I came out screaming  it was torn from my mothers grip
Now I use this mike in my lip
Pause or exit I see the arrow to point
I see a man running from upon the stage and ascending to the sky
Onto the Godís, who could ask why
I was born to do this and now Iíll show you why
Would we, ask ourselves that very simple question
When we wakeup in the morning, we look in the mirror
Who say, who are you?
Who are you? Who am I?
Sometimes you got to believe in yourself before you die
And it, it takes just one little thing to see, that we will self create, a sense of mystery
And if you have got respect for the man Pete
Then you better just raise your hand to the beat
Who are you? Who are you?
I donít even know
Just sometimes I can run for help and devastate your show
Life is something that we are all busted
Who are you? to ask that question to stars that give.

Took the tube back out of town
Back to the Rollin' Pin
Feel a little like a dying clown
With a streak of Rin Tin Tin
I stretched back and I hiccupped (hiccup)
Looked back on my busy day
I was Eleven hours in the Tin Can
There's got to be better way

(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
You know I really need to know  
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
 (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Let me tell you who I am
I am the man 
 That is scared of concrete
For you I have a plan
I put my money in the bank
I don't keep it in my hand
And sometimes it all goes wrong I make a stand
Whenever, I walk down the street I feel afraid
People want there money cause they want to get paid
All I want is a little love and to  live my life
And all I want for return is my very own wife
Why do people in red
Who are you who do you fear
When I take this knife and in your eyes I sneer
When I look at the people who came from the sixties
Up through the nineties  now we reach this pentacle
Understand  that the reason to exist
Is that life is something that you live have to persist
Who could just forget the place where we came
My name is Pete Townshend we want you just the same
Who are you
Who who who who are you

Who are you? 

Ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa  ooh.......

(Guitar solo)

I know there's a place you walked
Where love falls from the trees
My heart is like a broken cup
You know I only feel right on my knees
I spit 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? Who, who, who, who?)
 (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

(Guitar Solo)

 Tell me who are you?
I can just remember about  who I am
Who are you ?


Hinterland Rag
 
[ Piano Rag for Three Hands-Yamaha Disklavier 1999]


Pure & Easy
[New Version 1999]

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

In us all......... yea yea, yea

Left with one note

There once was a note pure and easy
Playing so free like a breathe rippling by

There once was a note listen (pure and easy)
There once was a note listen (pure and easy)
(etc)
Listen


Can You Help The One You Really Love? [Demo 1999]

You can be cool with anyone
You can be cool with any kind of fool
You can be a fool with someone you meet on the subway
You can be cool enough
You can be cool it could be easy to be nice to those you don't even know
But can you.....
Can you help the one you love

It's easy to put our money in a beggar's hat
It's easier to write a check and that is that
It's easier to walk by, or even shed a tear
But can you help, the one, the one you really love?
Can you help the one you really love?

It's easy to be brave
It's easy to be angry
It's easy to fade
When there's no one  in your home

When you get up you feel good
You take your vitamin pills
You eat your shredded wheat
And you read about the kills

When you wash your hands of the world
Think about some girl
And you wonder like you always have
Can you help, can you help, can you help the one you really love?

It's easy to be grave
It's easy to be right, when know one knows the details of your life
It' easy to be upright
When know one knows the truth, that lies behind the pages
And what you write in your newspaper
When you condemn
When you judge
When you sneer
And you call.....when you call out for a revolution
Or you call out for a bloodbath or a witch hunt
But I ask this you now, can you help the one you really love?
Can you help the one
Can you help the one
Can you help the one
You really love


Won't Get Fooled Again [Live and uncut at Shepperds Bush Empire 1998]

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 our wrong
They decide but the shotgun sings the song

I 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
I'm going to pray
That 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
History ain't blamed
'Cause the banners they all were flown, safe last war

I 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 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 hypnotize never lie
Do ya
I don't!

There's nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
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 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  I pray
We don't get fooled again

I pray
You know I pray
I pray we don't get fooled
We don't get fooled again

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

Meet the new boss
Just same as the old boss

I pray
I pray
I pray
We don't get fooled again

We don't get fooled again
We don't get fooled again
We don't get fooled again
We don't get fooled again
Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss


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