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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

SIDE ONE

1. CONTENT
poem by Maud Kennedy
Music by Peter Townshend

I am ready to learn and grow
I am alone with the truth
I am brave what is there to fear
I am strong, God supports me
I am patient, each moment of eternity
I am able to help when necessary
I am happy singing in the arms of God

I am balanced, keeping mind and heart equal
I am complete when I forget myself
I am receptive to each message of love
I am responsive to all that lives
I am happy singing in the arms of God
Enough, I am content
I am content


2. EVOLUTION
words and music Ronnie Lane

Well, once I was a stone, many years ago
Into a pool was thrown, many years ago
Time went by and the pool ran dry
Excavated was I, and tempered and beat in the fiery heat
By the hand of a man, whose name was Dan, Dan the blacksmith

Well once I was a sword, many years ago
And my blade was broad, many years ago
Wore it with pride, and into battle I'd ride, on a warrior side
And cut my tail, their was loss of my tail
and soon did rust ,corrode to dust, oh my

Well once I was a daisy, many years ago
In pastures green and lazy, many years ago
But I was et by a goat who fell in a moat
And forgetting to float he sunk like a lead and stayed until dead
And was relieved to find just how kind it all was

Well once I was a grub, many years ago
And I lived in moat bed mud, many years ago
But on the very first moon, I became a Cocoon
That resembled a prune, and when the good Lord was done
In the warmth of the sun, I shed my skins
And dried my wings and flew away

Well once I was a bullfrog, had to struggle for survival
And once I was a carp and lived in waters on the meadow
And once I was a mynah bird, quoting verses from the Bible
I said "pretty boy, pretty boy, Saint Luke!"

(Guitar solo)

Well once I was a mule, many years ago
and my master treat me cruel, many years ago
By by I was sick, so I moved to a kick,
So I took out a stick, laid it back across my back
To an almighty crack to his dismay
I cast away, into the blue

Then I was born a human baby, many years ago
I remember I was born unto a lady, many years ago
All our hopes were piled on the back of a child
Who turned out to be wild, sent the devil a prayer
And caused the parson to swear so I took my leave
To lie and thieve, my way to jail

Well, I've been a tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor
Known good times and disaster
But now I've found a teacher and the teacher has a master
And the master is perfection, so he'll help us get there faster
Don't need no proof, 'cause it's the truth, and I'll drink to that!


3. DAY OF SILENCE
words and music Pete Townshend

When you're feeling low
Try a day of silence
Take things very slow
Listen to the wireless
Never speak a sound
Sit up on the hedgerow
Watch the world go round
Peace will let your mind go

When you've had a row
Sit alone say nothing
It's really funny how
You quickly see that something
Wonderful and warm
Lies between each second
In every side and out
Eternity will beckon

You and me
We are part of a single soul
And one day we will know we're one
Sit and listen the word will come
There is nothing beneath the sun
That we can't realize
And one peaceful night
Will remind us that it's alright
And we'll figure we owe it all
To one life of silence

Whispers will emerge
Proud against the thunder
The wind hiss precious words
Erase our problems rumble
Watch a speckled fawn
Hear it crash like seaspray
Someone sees it all
We will meet him someday

When you're feeling low
Try a day of silence
Take things very slow
Maybe listen to the wireless


4. ALAN COHEN SPEAKS
at maht ma ghandi hall
sitar accompliment Vytas Serelis

Baba was unveiled as to his divine consciousness and function at age of 19
When a Sufi perfect master named Baba John kissed Him between the eyes
And Baba said this kiss symbolically showed him who in fact he really was
The next nine months he neither slept nor ate.

His Mother was disturbed by this, all mothers would be
And after seven years of working with, the five perfect masters of the time
Baba came down to share,
all earthly consciousness as well as the consciousness of infinity.

As you'll be able to see He has a fantastic sense of humor
And God certainly needs one Baba says

Baba says he especially loves children
Because it is the purpose of people too become totally childlike, but with full consciousness.
It is a Birthday party!


5. MARY JANE

'Jai Baba, folks!

Mary Jane became a good friend to me
You showed me ways a different way to be
But now comes a time to move further down the line
So get your Ten l'il fingers off of me.

Mary Jane promised me so much
My soul has been used to your touch
But for every thing we gain, I then became your slave
Mary Jane please take your hands off of me.
This minute!

Their our millions out there waiting for your charms
So proud Mary go and take them in your arms
And threw her lovely eyes, you'll see a new sunrise
But will they see things as they are.

They've taken me on one fantastic life
They've seen how I failed when I tried
I think that now and then I could take to you again
But now I have someone else inside

Mary Jane their are things that I've been told
By a man who is very very old
He said it's up to me if I can but see
His silver will give way to His gold


6. ALAN COHEN SPEAKS

He say's we must lose ourselves to find ourselves,
thus lost itself is gained.
We must die to self, to live in God, thus death means life.
Being is dying by loving


7. THE SEEKER
words and music Pete Townshend

I've looked under chairs
I've looked under tables
I try to find the key
To fifty million fables

They call me the Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't find what I'm after
Till the day I die

I asked my idols
The questions to my mother
I bought tickets just anywhere
Hoping to discover

They call me the Seeker
I've been looking low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

People tend to hate me
'Cause I never smile
As I ransack their homes
They wanna shake my hand
Focused in on nowhere
Investigating miles
I'm a Seeker, I'm a really desperate man!

I asked Bobby Dylan
I asked the Beatles
I asked Timothy Leary
But he didn't help me either

They call me the Seeker
I've been looking low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

(SOLO)

I learned how to raise my voice in anger
Now look at my face
Ain't this a smile?
I'm happy when life's good
And when it's bad, I cry
I got values
But I don't know how or why

I'm looking for me!
You're looking for you!
We're looking at each other
And we don't know what to do!

They call me the Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die!


Happy Birthday order form Insert


SIDE TWO

1. BEGIN THE BEGUINE
By Cole Porter
Sung by Pete Townshend

When they begin the beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender
It brings back a night of tropical splendor
It brings back a memory ever green

I'm with you once more under the stars
And down by the shore an orchestra's playing
And even the palms seem to be swaying
When they begin the beguine

To live it again is past all endeavor
Except when that tune clutches my heart
And there we are, swearing to love forever
And promising never, never to part

What moments divine, what rapture serene
The clouds came along to disperse the joys we had tasted
And now when I hear people curse the chance that was wasted
I know but too well what they mean

So don't let them begin the beguine
Let the love that was once a fire remain an ember
Let it sleep like the dead desire I only remember
When they begin the beguine

O yes, let them begin the beguine, make them play
Till the stars that were there before return above you
Till you whisper to me once more: "Darling, I love you!"
And we suddenly know what heaven we're in
When they begin the beguine
When they begin the beguine


2. WITH A SMILE UP HIS NOSE THEY ENTERED
composed specially for album by Ron Geesin
(Instrumental)


3. THE LOVE MAN
words and music Pete Townshend

When you and I are having problems
Pretend you're simpley me, and I am you
Watch the way we weep and slip under
Making love before the evening through.

Say hello to the love man
You can't afford to pass him by
Say hello to the love man
Now I've said it, don't forget it, you'd regret it
Or tomorrow , die.

Don't you know that he's in our town
Someone wrote it on the wall
Just for us he can be found
But do we really need to call.
Care at all.

Say hello to the love man
You can't afford to pass him by
Say hello to the love man
Now I've said it, don't forget it, you'd regret it
If tomorrow he should die.

Yaaaah
(Guitar Solo)

Tickle me don't let me hear him singing
Dance for me don't let me see his face
Sing for me don't answer any questions
Love me don't love him don't lead the race.

He didn't even come out of his caravan
Just swung these leapers out the door
How can you imagine that he's human
Can I match your money you have seen before.
Never less I will

Say hello to the love man
You can't afford to pass him by
Say hello to the love man
Now I've said it, don't forget it, you'd regret it
Cause tomorrow he's going to die

Say hello to the love man
Say hello to the love man
Say hello to the love man


4. MEDITATION
poem Mike Da Costa

SSSSettle, settle, settle, dim out to black. Blackness blackness blackness!!
Blackness blacklash. Body banish. Settle body scratch itch body settle!
Settle Settle. Banish Body. Be gone duality. Beyond Time. It is time for something divine, a reaching beyond the world of confusion, for something divine
object of...... perfection.

God? God? Find the rhythm in a whisper

Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba... don't look.... hold on, keep it going, Baba Baba Baba, no distractions, Baba, don't let it drift, I know the tricks, Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzoooom, Baba Baba, dont' be distracted, Baba Baba , don't let it drift, Baba Baba Baba
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzaaap zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzippp zzzzzzzzzzzzzzooooom, mind rocket! zing!

Baba wow! Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba baba, don't let it drift, Baba baba, drift, baba, drift, Baba baba, drift? Baba Drift? drift? drift? drift? drift? drift? drift? Drift? drift?

And I said why? And he said why not? And I said maybe, and he said perhaps, and I said yes, but what about, and he said yes, but what about, And I said yes, but what about, and he said yes, but what about, and I said yes but, and he said yes but, and I said yes but, and he said yes but and we both said Why can't you understand stand stand stand stand? Dammit!

Back here comes, broooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!! Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba
Why does it happen?
Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba baba
Who am I? What??? Baba Baba Baba
Who am I? What?? Baba Baba Baba Baba

Who am I? What? Who am I? What? Baba!! Who? What? Who. I. Am. Who Am I. Who? What? Who? What? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I?
I am God! I am God! I am God! I am God! I am God! I am God! I am God! I am God! I am God! I am God! I am God! I am God! I am God!

I end up, No I'm not, yes I am, no I'm not; yes I am; no I'm not; yes I am am am am am am am am am ammmm Yes I Am! No no no no no no no no no no no no no. They tell me I'm God; I don't know I'm God; they say I am God; the real me is God; I am God, they say; God says I'm God; I should know I'm God; I don't know I'm God; I don't FEEL like God!

Every second slipping by, the inside, the outside of the inside, insight, whirpool, spiralling upwards...to where am I going going going going going? Nausea... going going going going going going? Fast! Faster! Faster! Going fast! To where? Gross world! Gross gross gross gross gross gross gross gross world! Persists! Yes? Yes? Yes? Yes? No no no no no no no! Who am I? Who? Confused, confused, confusion, confusion, confusion. Help!! Who needs help? Who is confused? Who is the I? Who doesn't feel like God? The I? The one asking the question? The I? The Me? Where are you? Stand still. It's still the one trying to understand. The I, the me. There it is, over there! Poof! It's gone! Over there! Glab! No! Over here! There! Yoo hoo, here I am! No, it's here, there, here, there, here there, here, Grab!! No use. Here I am! Here Here Here Here, now hear this, here I go! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz oh my, mind rocket! Who? Me. Who? Me. Who? Me. Who? Me. Who? This. What? This. Who? This. What? This. Who? What? That. This. What? Who? Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing

I am Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing. No Thing!!
Nausea! Illusion!
What?
What the Hell? What the Hell am I doing?
Back! Back! Back! Back! Back! Back! Back! Back! Back! Back! Back!

Baba Baba Baba (whew!) Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Why? Baba Why does it happen? Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Control! Baba Focus! Baba Baba Baba That's Better! Baba Baba Baba Baba

Itchy Nose! Baba Baba Oh No! Itchy nose! No no! Baba Itchy nose! Itchy nose! Itchy nose! Itchy nose! Itch Itch Itch! Don't twitch! Don't twitch! Whatever you do, don't twitch! Don't twitch! Don't twitch the itch!! Hee hee! Don't twitch the itch! Don't twitch the itch! Don't twitch the itch! Don't twitch the itch! Don't twitch the itch! Don't twitch the itch! Itchy twitchy fitchy fitchy fidget nose! Twitch nose, don't fidget! Figifigifigifigifigi nose! No fidget, no nose ha! gone!
And! Onward!!

Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba
Oh No! Baba Oh No! Baba Oh No Itchy Toe! Oh No NOOO! OOOOOOOH!!
Twitchy Toe! Don't twitch; no twitch; don't twitch, the call of the scratch. Ooh!
Meditate on itches, essence of itch. The toe, the itchy toe, concentrate on the toe, the toe, the toe, the toe, the toe! Toe Toe Toe Toe Toe Toe Go! Itch Go! Toe Go! Go Go Toe! Go Go Toe! Go! Go into whirlpool, think dance captain wheel, think rocket, mind spark with a mix of space, color, impregnanted blackness of song, sing the question. Tra la la, the question mystery, the question the rhythm. And the question, the breath, the rhythm of OUT, the question, the breath, the rhythm, the question, the Who Am I question mystery, OUT! I don't know, and yet I feel. The breath out, and the whisper, who? Me, I don't know. Who? I don't know, and yet I feel. Who? The question, the mystery, the breath rhythm. Rhythm question who what question rhythm is who what it is. It is time; it is time to; it is time to return, to return

to return to return return return return. Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba baba
This time, babab Baba
This time, Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba
Back on course Baba Baba
Gone off course Baba Baba
Love the course Baba Baba
Love the source Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba Baba baba

Air is. Water is. Fire is. Earth is. Lightt is. Darkness is. Stone is. Iron is. Vegetation is. Insect is. Fish is. Bird is. Beast is. Man is. Good is. Bad is. Pain is. Pleasure is. Until nothing is. And then God is God is God is God is God is Baba is God is Baba Baba, Meher Baba . Baba Baba, Meher Baba. Don't worry; be happy, Baba Baba. Baba loves you mroe than you can love yourself, Baba, Baba, Baba loves you more than you can love yourself, Baba. Don't worry, be happy; don't worry, be happy; Baba loves you more than you can love yourself, Baba loves you more than you can love yourself, Baba Baba, Baba loves you more than you can love yourself. Don't worry, be happy. Be Baba; don't worry! Baba loves you, loves you, loves you! Love Baba! Be Baba! Baba loves you! Don't worry, love Baba! Love Baba, be happy! Be happy! Baba is love is you is all is he is we is you is he is love is love is love is love is love is LISTEN!!!

Listen to the sound of Baba. Listen!
Listen. To the sound of Baba.
Listen. Listen. Listen to the sound of Baba.
Listen. Don't speak.
Listen.

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WDK 2008

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