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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Empty Glass

EMPTY GLASS

Producer Chris Thomas
Recorded at Eel Pie Sound, London and AIR Studios, London
Musicians: Pete Townshend, 'Rabitt' Bundrick, Tony Butler, Kenny Jones, Simon Phillips,
Mark Brezeick, James Asher, Peter Hope-Evans.



Rough Boys/And I Moved
Released on Atco K11460,1980. (UK)
45 picture sleeve

ROUGH BOYS

Tough boys
Running the streets
Come a little closer
Rough toys
Under the sheets
Nobody knows her
Rough boys
Don't walk away
I very nearly missed you
Tough boys
Come over here
I wanna bite and kiss you

I wanna see what I can find
Tough kids
Take a bottle of wine
When your deal is broken
Ten quid
She's so easy to find
Not a word is spoken
Rough boys
Don't walk away
I'm still pretty blissed here
Tough boy
I'm gonna carry you home
You got pretty pissed dear

Gonna get inside you
Gonna get inside your bitter mind

Rough boys
Don't walk away
I wanna buy you leather
Make noise
Try and talk me away
We can't be seen together
Tough kids
What can I do?
I'm so pale and weedy
Rough fits
In my Hush Puppy shoes
But I'm still pleading

Tough boys
Running the streets
Come a little closer
Rough toys
Under the sheets
Nobody knows her
Rough boys
Don't walk away
I very nearly missed you
Tough boys
Come over here
I wanna bite and kiss you

I wanna see what I can find!

I AM AN ANIMAL

I was always here in the silence
But I was never under your eye
Gather up your love in some wiseness,
For every memory shall always survive
And you will see me.

I am an animal
My teeth are sharp and my mouth is full
And the passion is so strong
When I'm alone, loneliness will change me

I am a vegetable
I get my body badly pulled
I'm rooted to the spot
Nothing will rearrange me

I'm looking back and I can't see the past
Anymore so, hazy
I'm on a track and I'm traveling so fast
Oh for sure I'm crazy

I am a human being
I can't believe all the things I'm seeing
I've nowhere to hide anymore
I'm losing my way

I am an angel
I booked in here I came straight from hell
I don't know how to lie anymore
I'm bozzing to pray

I'm looking back and I can't see the past
Anymore so, hazy
I'm on a track and I'm traveling so fast
Oh for sure I'm crazy

I was always here in the silence
But I was never under your eye
Gather up your love in some wiseness
for every memory shall always survive
And you will see me

I will be immersed
Queen of the fucking Universe
And I don't know what I have anymore
Anymore than you do

I am a nothing king
Been right around on a golden ring
I don't know where you are anymore
I've got no clue

I was always here in the silence
But I was never under your eye
Gather up your love in some wiseness
for every memory shall always survive
And you will see me

I am an animal.

AND I MOVED

And I moved
As I saw him looking in through my window
His eyes were silent lies
And I moved
And I saw him standing in the doorway
His figure merely filled the space
And I moved
But I moved toward him

And I moved
And his hands felt like ice exciting
As he laid me back just like an empty dress
And I moved
But a minute after he was weeping
His tears his only truth.
And I moved
But I moved toward him



Let My Love The Door / And I Move
 Released on Atco 45-2002, 1980. (Spain)
 Misspelled front cover. 45 picture sleeve

LET MY LOVE OPEN THE DOOR

When people keep repeating
That you'll never fall in love
When everybody keeps retreating
But you can't seem to get enough

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart

When everything feels all over
When everybody seems unkind
I'll give you a four leaf clover
Take all the worry out of your mind

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart

I have the only key to your heart
I can stop you falling apart
Try today, you'll find this way
Come on and give me a chance to say
Let my love open the door
It's all I'm living for
Release yourself from misery
There's only one thing gonna set you free
That's my love

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart

When tragedy befalls you
Don't let it drag you down
Love can cure your problems
You're so lucky I'm around

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart

JOOLS AND JIM

Anyone can have an opinion
Anyone can join in and jump
Anyone can pay or just stay away
Anyone can crash and thump

But did you read the stuff that Julie said?
Or little Jimmy with his hair dyed red?
They don't give a shit Keith Moon is dead
Is that exactly what I thought I read?

Typewriter tappers
You're all just crappers
You listen to love with your intellect
A4 pushers
You're all just cushions
Morality ain't measured in a room
He wrecked.

Anyone can by some leather
Ain't no better than wearing sheep
anyone can sell lucky heather
You can see that words are cheap!

But did you read the stuff that Julie said?
Or little Jimmy with his hair dyed red?
They have a standard of perfection there
That you and me can never share

Typewriter bangers on
You're all just hangers on
Everyone's human 'cept Jools and Jim
Late copy churners
Rock and Roll learners
Your heart's  are melting in pools
Of gin

But I know for sure that if we met up eye to eye
A little wine would bring us closer, you and I
'Cos your right, hypocrisy will be the death of me
And theirs an I before e when your spelling ecstasy
And you, you two......

Did you hear the stuff that Krishna said?
Or know for you that Jesus' blood was shed?
Is it in your heart or in your head?
Or does the truth lie in the center spread?

Anyone can have an opinion
Anyone can join in and jump
Anyone can pay or just stay away
Anyone can crash and thump

Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma......OK.



Keep On Working/Jools And Jim
Released on Atco K11609, 1980. (UK)
45 picture sleeve


KEEP ON WORKING

I was digging in the yard today
When a letter came from Southampton way
Keep on working
Keep on working
I must admit I was a bit in the red
But if you never have pleasure then you could be dead
Keep on working
Keep on working

But there's on thing
They can't take away
Hear the sea sing
See a smiling face
I think we're OK
Though we all could be mad
That's what they say
We just can't all be bad

I got something now to think about
I'll work all day but not to pay it out
Keep on working
Keep on working
Don't care if they say where a dying race
I'd rather be here than any other place
Keep on working
Keep on working

And there's another whirl
They can't ever touch
Just need a boy and  girl
It don't cost you much
And if your luck is in
you might have kids at play
To make you laugh and sing
When you're old and gray

CAT'S IN THE CUPBOARD

Cats in the cupboard
You've got to set him free
Cats in the cupboard you've got to set him free
Cats in the cupboard
You've got to set him free

Rats on the high street
You've got to let'em be
Rats on the high street
You've got to let'em be
Rats on the high street
Can't you let them be

While you're racing
People wasting
Life's enthralling
People are calling
While you're weeping
Blood is seeping
While you're dancing
No ones answering me
(SOLO)
Cats? It's cool for rats!

Cats in the cupboard
You've got to set him free
Cats in the cupboard you've got to set him free
Cats in the cupboard
You've got to set him free

Rats on the high street
You've got to let'em be
Rats on the high street
You've got to let'em be
Rats on the high street
Can't you let them be

While you're racing
People wasting
Life's enthralling
People are calling
While you're weeping
Blood is seeping
While you're dancing
No ones answering me
Nobody's answering me



A Little Is Enough/A Little Is Enough
Released on Atco 7312, 1980. (USA)
Promo Copy Stereo/Mono

A LITTLE IS ENOUGH

They say that love often passes in a second
And you can never catch it up
So I'm hanging on to you as though eternity beckon
But it's clear that the match is rough
Common sense's tell me not to try'n continue
But I'm after a piece of that diamond in you
So keep an eye open
My spirit ain't broken
Your love is so incredible
Your body so edible
You give me an overdose of love
Just a little is enough

I'm like a connoisseur of champagne cognac
The perfume nearly beats the taste
I eat an oyster and I feel the contact
But more than one would be a waste
Some people want an endless line that's true
But all I have is a little time with you
A smile sets me reeling
A kiss feel like stealing
Your love is like heroin
This addict is mellowing
I can't pretend that I'm tough
Just a little is enough

Just like a sailor heading into the seas
There's a gale blowing in my face
The high winds scare me but I need the breeze
And I can't head for any other place
Life would seem so easy on the other tack
But even a hurricane won't turn me back
You might be an island
On the distant horizon
But the little I see
Looks like heaven to me
I don't care if the ocean gets rough
Just a little is enough

Common sense's tell me not to try'n continue
But I'm after a piece of that diamond in you
So keep an eye open
My spirit ain't broken
Your love is so incredible
Your body so edible
You give me an overdose of love
A little is enough



UK Poster Insert

EMPTY GLASS

Why was I born today
Life is useless like Ecclesiastes say
I never had a chance
But opportunity's now in my hands

I stand with my guitar
All I need's a mirror
Then I'm a star
I'm so sick of dud TV
Next time you switch on
You might see me...oh.what a thrill for you

I've been there and gone there
I've lived there and bummed there
I've spinned there, I gave there
I drank there and I slaved there

I've had enough of the way things been done
Every man on a razors edge
Someone has used us to kill with the same gun
Killing each other by driving a wedge

My life's a mess I wait for you to pass
I stand here at the bar, I hold an empty glass

Why was I born today
Life is useless like  Ecclesiastes say
I didn't get a chance
Opportunity's  in my hand

I stand with my guitar
All I need's a mirror
Then I'm a star
I'm so sick of dud TV
Next time you switch on
You might see me...

I've been there and gone there
I've lived there and bummed there
I've spinned there, I gave there
I drank there and I slaved there

I've had enough of the way things have been done
Every man on a razors edge
Someone has used us to shoot with the same gun
We where killing each other by driving a wedge

My life's a mess I wait for you to pass
I stand here at the bar, I hold an empty glass

Don't worry smile and dance
You just can work life out
Don't let down moods entrance you
Take the wine and shout

My life's a mess I wait for you to pass
I stand here at the bar, I hold an empty glass

GONNA GET YOU

I'm walking.. Stand still
Not running.. Sit tight
Soft talking. I'm thrilled
Not gunning..By your light
Not flying..Lady
I'm Falling..This way
I'm not crying..Mabey
I'm calling and I'm going to get you anyway
I'm gonna get you
I'm gonna get you anyway

I'm cooking..Hot Me
Not raping..Blue eyes
Just looking..you got me
Not gaping..No lies
Not chasing..Lady
I'm trailing..This way
I'm not racing..Crazy
I'm wailing but I'm gonna get you anyway
I'm gonna get you
I'm gonna get you anyway

I'm gonna get you anyway
By sheer persistence
I'm gonna get you anyway
Break down your resistance
I'm gonna get you anyway
Babe I'm gonna woo ya
I'm gonna get you anyway
Girl I'm gonna do ya
I'm gonna get you anyway
(solos)
I'm gonna get  you anyway
I'm gonna get you anyway
I'm gonna get you anyway
I'm gonna get you anyway
I'm gonna get you anyway
I'm gonna get you anyway
Girl I'm gonna do ya
I'm gonna get you anyway

Athletic..boggey down
Hustle..Turn back
Feel pathetic..Sugar town
No muscle..Soul hack
I'm jumping..You move
No dancer..Beside me
I'm thumping..You prove
Don't get no answer but I'm gonna get you anyway
I'm gonna get you,  gonna get you, gonna get you, gonna get you
I'm gonna get you anyway



The Pete Townshend Tapes (Promo LP)
 Released on Atco Sam 121/122,1980 (UK)
Townshend talks about Empty Glass tracks and music from the LP.


EMPTY GLASS
Bonus Tracks

Released on Hip-o Records B0005941-02 USA,
  Released August 29,2006
Contains the following studio bonus tracks:
 I Am An Animal (demo - alt vocal), Keep On Working (demo - alt vocal),
And I Moved (demo - alt vocal), Gonna Get Ya (long version)
 

I AM AN ANIMAL
(alternate vocal)

I am an animal
My teeth are sharp and my mouth is full
And the passion is so strong
When I'm alone, loneliness will change me

I am a vegetable
I get my body badly pulled
I'm rooted to the spot
Nothing now can rearrange me

I'm looking back and I can't see the past
Anymore so hazy
I'm on the rack and I'm traveling so fast
For sure I'm crazy

I am a human being
I don't believe all the things I'm seeing
And I've got nowhere to hide anymore
I'm losing my way

I am an angel
I booked in here came straight from hell
I don't know how to lie anymore
I'm bozzing to pray

I'm looking back and I can't see the past
Anymore so, hazy
I'm on a rack and I'm traveling so fast
Oh for sure I'm crazy

I was
I was
I was always here

I was always here in the silence
But I was never under your eye
Gather up your love in some wiseness
for every memory shall always survive
And you will see me

I will be immersed
Queen of the *king Universe
And I don't know what I have anymore than you do

I am a nothing king been right around on a golden ring
I don't know where you are anymore, you know I've got no clue

I'm looking back and I can't see the past anymore so hazy
I'm on a rack and I'm traveling so fast for sure I'm crazy

I am an animal.

webmaster note:*king Townshend censored his own song by not saying the F bomb word in its entirety.


KEEP ON WORKING
(alternate vocal)

I was digging in the yard today
When a letter came from Southampton way
Keep on working
Keep on working
I must admit I was a bit in the red
But if you never have pleasure then you could be dead
Keep on working
Keep on working
Keep on working
Keep on working

But there's on thing they can't take away
I hear the sea sing I see a smiling face
I think we're OK though we all could be mad
But that's what they say we just can't all be bad
I got something now to think about
I'll work all day but not to pay it out
Keep on working
Keep on working
Don't care if they say where a dying race
I'd rather be here than any other place
Keep on working
Keep on working
Keep on working
Keep on working
And there's another whirl
They can't ever touch
Just need a boy and girl
It don't cost you much
And if your luck is in
you might have kids at play
They make you laugh and sing
When you're old and gray
Keep on working
Keep on working
Keep on working
Keep on working
(Ad libs)

I was digging in the yard today
When a letter came from very far away
Said keep on working
Keep on working
I must admit I was a bit in the red
But if you never have pleasure then you might as well be dead
Keep on working
Keep on working
Keep on working
Keep on working

But there's on thing they can't take away
I hear the sea sing I see a smiling face
I think we're OK though we all could be mad
But that's what they say we just can't all be bad

Keep on working
(Ad libs)

AND I MOVED
(alternate vocal)


And I moved
As I saw him looking in through my window
His eyes were silent lies
And I moved
And I saw him standing in my doorway
His figure merely filled the space
And I moved
But I moved toward him

And I moved
And his hands felt like ice exciting
As he laid me back just like an empty dress
And I moved
But a minute later he was weeping
His tears his only truth
And I moved
But I moved toward him
I moved toward him

All songs  1980 EEL PIE PUBLISHING and TOWSER TUNES INC-BMI

WDK 2008

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