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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Scoop

SCOOP

Promo LP
Released on ATCO 90063-1-F, 1983 (USA)

Executive Producer Spike

SIDE ONE

SO SAD ABOUT US/BRR

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
So sad about us
So sad about us
Sad that the news is out now
Sad, suppose we can't turn back now
Sad about us

So bad about us
So bad about us
Bad--never meant to break up
Bad--now we'll never make up
Bad about us

Apologies mean nothing
When the damage is done
But I can't switch off my loving
Like you can't switch off the sun

BRR
(instrumental)

SQUEEZE BOX

Mama's got a squeeze box
She wears on her chest
And when Daddy comes home
He never gets no rest
Because she's playing all night
And the music's alright
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

Well, the kids don't eat
And the dog can't sleep
There's no escape from the music
In the whole damn street
'Cause she's playing all night
And the music's alright
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

She goes in and out
And in and out
And in and out
And in and out
She's playing all night
And the music's alright
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

She goes "Squeeze me,
Come on and squeeze me,
Come on and tease me like you do,
I'm so in love with you"
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

In and out
And in and out
And in and out
She's playing all night
And the music's alright
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

ZELDA

When you're at the movie
Don't pretend you're groovy
Don't be swayed and shell shocked
Hinder here the band out
There is only waving
Men's are misbehaving
Jackie's on the craving
Rabbits on the raving
Their on the way with a tooth force
hella frat while the cats gone
Zelda waves from the backseat
Hello hello
Zelda lays up the track sheet
Hello hello

Stand outside the door frame
Enter at your own game
Horse is trapped and ignorant
Of course, you'll wont get in here
Zelda is only waving
Doesn't worth your saving
Mine is trapped in a cave in
Monday feels like a slave in
Zelda is waving with her two hands
Freddy's is making up a new band
Zelda waves from the backseat
Hello hello
Zelda lays up the track sheet
Hello hello

I can't explain
again and again
ain't you afraid
again and again

Zelda waves from the backseat
Hello hello
Zelda lays up the track sheet
Hello hello

When we meet with a genius
You know he's never really seen us
He's come back to brandy
Well that's  very handy
Zelda's on the way man
To raise his kids, it's just amazing
Keith has joined the navy
Roger's little baby
Zelda screams not to touch her
But one day someone will fuck her
Zelda waves from the backseat
Hello hello
Zelda lays up the track sheet
Hello hello

POLITICIAN

People come to me for exclamations
Don't under stand what they say
This is the age of intuition
Things  look a little different every day

I have a little trouble, To keep on getting angry with the world
But I feel a little better when ever I say to myself
I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong
I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong
I know when I'm right, And I know when I'm wrong
And I know because I can feel it, that's how I get along

Their he comes the politician, Their he comes
(Wacha want)

Now do you think, Of polls of whipping
Or do you claim that on the law
Well the book don't talk about no tripping
And the book don't talk about no war

I have a little trouble, To keep on getting angry with the world
But I feel a little smoother when  I say to myself
I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong
I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong
I know when I'm right, And I know when I'm wrong
And I know because I can feel it, that's how I get along
I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong
I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong
And I know when I'm right, And I know when I'm wrong
AI know when I'm right,And I know when I'm wrong


DIRTY WATER

Six string
When you tune up the top,And you feel all the crap
And you rustle a little musk,For don't ya make a fuss
It's dirty water,Swiming in the dirty water
swimming in the water,
And it's all gona clear up someday

Leave a little time, won't ya drink a little wine

And in the meantime
Play with the Grecian Hawaiian five in the water
Let's roll in the water,swiming in the water
It's  all gona clear up someday

Dirty water

Dirty water
Dirty water
Dirty water
Swimming in the water and it's gonna clear up
Swimming in the water and it's gonna clear up someday

Dirty water

Dirty water
Swimming in the dirty water
Dirty water
Swimming in the water
Swimming
in the water
Swimming
in the water and it's all gonna be clean someday

Mother and daughter met, met me in the sand

Mother and daughter took, took me by the hand
In the water
Dirty water
Swimming in the water
Swimming in the water it's gonna be clean someday
Muddy water
Swim in dirty water
Swim in dirty water
Dirty dirty water
Swimming in the water
Swimming in the water
Swimming in the water
And it's all gona clear up someday

CIRCLES

Circles, my head is going round in circles
My mind is caught up in a whirlpool
Dragging me down

Time will tell if I can live without you
I'm trying but I'll  never get threw
Circles bring me back to you

Everything I do, I think of you
No matter how I try, I can't get by...
These circles, there leading me back to you

Round and around and around and around and around
And around and around and around and around... And round and round like a fool I go
Down and down in the pool I go
Dragging me down

Time will tell if I'll take the homeward track
I don't know why I? I won't come back
Dizziness will make my feet walk back
Come on back to you
I'm coming on back to you
Leading me back to you
Circles lead me back to you
Circles lead me back to you


PIANO: "TIPPERARY"

It's a long way to tipperary
It's a long way to go

I say, I say, I say, I say. etc.
(chicken noises by Pete)



SIDE TWO

UNUSED PIANO: QUADROPHENIA
(instrumental)

MELANCHOLIA

My cup is cold
My paper's old
My heart is sold
To melancholia
My clothes are torn
My shoes are worn
My heart is borne to melancholia

A strange surprise
What I despised
In other guys
Is here is me
They lose their girl
They lose their world
Then they cry for all to see

I've never felt so bad
The virus drives me mad

The sheets are gray
That fits the day
She went away
I lost all power
The dust is thick
The dog is sick
The kids have picked most all the flowers

The sun is shining
But not for me!
The sun is shining
But not for me!

I've never felt so bad
The virus drives me mad

The sheets are gray
That fits the day
She went away
I lost all power
The dog is sick
The dust is thick
The kids have picked most all the flowers


Bargain/Dirty Water
Released on Atco 7-99884, 1983. (USA)
45 picture sleeve

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 just to get you
I'd work all my life and I will
To win you, I'd stand naked, stoned, and stabbed.
I'd call that a bargain
The best I ever had
Best I ever had.

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

I sit looking 'round
I look at my face in the mirror
I know I'm worth nothing
Without you.
In life, 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
Looking for you.

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

The best I ever haaaaad

THINGS HAVE CHANGED

Di-da-di-da-doo Di-da-di-da-doo
The time will come, yes I know
You will come walkin' home
And you'll find my address
Expectin' my caress,
But darlin'
Things have changed
Things have changed please don't come around
Destroyin' the happiness I've found
Things have changed


You left me once without a word
And let me lookin' so absurd
Now I've found my way around
Get my feet back on the ground, but darlin' 
Things have changed
Things have changed please don't come around
Destroyin' the happiness I've found
Things have changed
Things have changed


The only thing I think about you
But all the same I can live without you darlin'
Things have changed
Things have changed


POPULAR


Any tough can fight, few can play.
Any fool can fall, few can lay.
Any stud can reproduce, few can please.
Any boy can pay a bill,you can tease.

I just wana be popular
I just wana be popular
I don't really care who you are
I just wana be popular

Any man can claim, few can find.
Any girl can blink, few can lie.
Any soul can sleep--few can die.
Any wimp can weep--few can cry.

I just wana be popular
I just wana be popular
I don't realy care who you are
I just wana be popular

I wana be more popular than the rest
I'll do anything anything to impress
Everyone is average but I just wanna be the best
Everything thing I do has to be a fact of interest
Popular
I want to be popular
I just gotta be popular
Popular

Any brain can hide--few can stand.
Any kid can fly--few can land.
Any gang can scatter--few can form.
Any child can chatter--few can storm.

Anyone can fight-- few can play.
Anyone can try-- but few can stay.
Anyone can cuss --but few can lay.
Everyone complains-- but you can say.

I just wana be popular
I just wana be popular
I don't realy care who you are
I just wana be popular

I just wana be popular
I just wana be pop\ular
I don't realy care who you are
I just wana be popular


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
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 sad man
To be the bad man
Behind blue eyes.



SIDE THREE

THE MAGIC BUS

Every day I get in the queue (Too much, the Magic Bus)
To get on the bus that takes me to you (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I'm so nervous, I just sit and smile (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Your house is only another mile (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Thank you, driver, for getting me here (Too much, the Magic Bus)
You'll be an inspector, have no fear (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I don't want to cause no fuss (Too much, the Magic Bus)
But can I buy your Magic Bus? (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Nooooooooo!

I don't care how much I pay (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I wanna drive my bus to my baby each day (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Every day you'll see the dust (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive to my baby in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
Give me a hundred (Magic Bus)
She goes like thunder (Magic Bus)
I won't take under (Magic Bus)
It's a bus-age wonder
I want it, I want it, I want it
You can have her for one hundred pounds


You can't have it!
Think how much I'll save on bus fare
You can't have it!


Thruppence and sixpence every day
Just to drive to my baby
Thruppence and sixpence every way
'Cause I drive my baby every way

But I wana bye your magic bus
I wanna bye your magic bus
Magic bus, goes like thunder
Magic bus, I won't take under
Magic bus, I won't take under
Magic bus, It's a bus age wonder
I wan't it, Iwan't it, I wan't it,etc
Magic bus, magic bus, magic bus
(fade)


CACHE,CACHE

Did you ever sleep in a bear pit
With apple cores and mice along?
Did you ever lay on ice and grit
Or search for a place where the wind was gone?

Did you ever tramp up endless hills
Past cozy homes with secret beds?
Did you ever dream of a suicide pill
And wake up cold to the smell of bread?

Well I have slept there badly twice
And shared my straw with scratching mice
Although you'll find some deep brown hair
I'll tell you something for nothin'
There ain't no bears in there (cache, cache)
Not a single bear in there (cache, cache)

Did you ever have to make a draw
For a hard wooden bench or a bed of stone?
Did you ever jimmy a stable door
Or scare the horse to escape the snow?

Did you ever invade a neat little yard
Wake up the kids who hope for ghosts?
Did you ever cause their dogs to bark
A guests who cursed their noisy hosts

Don't jump in expectin' fun
Don't swagger in there with your elephant gun
Don't enter the cage wavin' chairs
'Cause I'll tell you something for nothin'
There ain't no bears in there (cache, cache)
There ain't no bears in there (cache, cache)

Did you ever pass the police at work
And hope that they might take you in?
Did you ever wonder why music hurts
When someone plays it aloof to sin?
Did you ever believe that a smile could cure
A happy face keep you warm at night?
Were you ever fooled by laughter's lure
Only to find that they laughed in spite?

Don't jump in expectin' fun
Don't swagger in there with your elephant gun
Don't enter the cage wavin' a chair
'Cause I'll tell you something for nothin'
There ain't no bears in there (cache, cache)
There ain't no bear in there (cache, cache)

Did you ever finally find a place
A soft warm bed in a room of flowers
And when you finally laid down your face
You found you slept for a hundred hours
A hundred hours.

There ain't no bears in there (cache, cache)
There ain't no bears in there (cache, cache)
There ain't no bears in there (cache, cache)
Not a single bear in there (cache, cache)
There ain't no bears in there (cache, cache)
There ain't no bears in there


COOKIN'

I didn't find out I was a coward till I ran away.
Didn't think I was a hypocrite till I tried to pray.
Didn't realize I was lost till I started lookin'.
I didn't know how much I love you till I tasted your cookin'.

I didn't know I was a cheat till I fixed the deck.
Didn't felt like a petty larcenist till I forged a check.
Didn't think I could hardly read till I stated bookin'
I didn't know how much I love you till I tasted your cookin'.

For your garlic flavored steak I'd suffer nightmares.
For your mashed potatoes, I'd even dig the dirt.
For your roast beef, I'd even get a haircut
And to keep the larder full, I'd even work.

Didn't know I was a good liar till I wrote this song.
But sometimes I like to get stoved more than you.
Despite the fact there's no cook quite as good lookin'.
Didn't know how much I loved you till I tasted your cookin'
Didn't know how much I loved you till I tasted your cookin'.

I didn't know how much I love you till I tasted your cookin'.

YOU'RE SO CLEVER

You're so clever,  so smooth and debonair.
You're so clever, and you never seem to have a care.
You grew unflustered by storms or humid sticky weather.
Oh, you're so clever,oh

You're so different, and a thousand in the red
You're so instant,snap your finger and light for my cigarette.
I been  busted by your charm when we're together.
oh, you're so clever.  oh yeah.

I mean it.
  You're so perfect.
You always choose the big ones.
I seen you
On the dance floor
And you keep that perfect time.
There's no one I want but you
I mean forever, I mean forever
You're so clever.

Oh, you're a genesis
Everything that ever gets me hot
I'm reeling, you cause my nemesis
You're everything I want and all I got
There's no one I want but you
And I mean forever
And I mean forever
You're so clever.

You're so open
So straight, but never plain
So gently spoken
I'm not joking, your smile can Stop the rain
I'm going to muster strength,and  chase you ever leather
You, you're so clever
Yes, you, you're so clever
Yes, you, you're so clever
Yes you, you're so clever.


BODY LANGUAGE

Mix it up and make it nice.
Cussed it once and cussed it twice.
Talking chrome and whispering steel.
Escargot and lemon peel.
Body language
Body language
Remove the bandage.
Body language.

Beasting lips. 
And private art.
Treat it like an auto part.
Bored, ignored and charred too much.
Now it's me who's out to lunch.

Body language.
Knee bone's let it.
Martian Landing
Body language.

And I, claiming warm welcome
Breast fed
Promises of buss lips.
and then sleep.
dreams of tossing turning
In the market rubble
Like a rat comfortable and secure in hell.
Mouths never speaking
All inferred, deferred.
Not even spluttered, never screamed or shouted.
All that's long gone
Face dancing, body language

Plastic metic flush it harder
a cold medusa working larder
Never try to touch me with out that thing.
It's far too rusty.
Body language.


INITIAL MACHINE EXPERIMENTS
(instrumental)


SIDE FOUR

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 thing 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
Nothing I have for you.

Mary, you are everything a man could need.
How I need you, Mary.
Yeah.
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 women let the my brother down.
I swore one day I'd land
Me one Mary
Swore I'd land me one Mary.
Oh, Mary.

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

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

RECORDERS
(instrumental)

GOIN' FISHIN'

Throwing stones into the river
Watching ripples splashing over

Wadding the bank where horses are grazing
Reflection shatter quite amazing

But soon I quietly ask, is this the way for me
I twist my vacuum flask, and have a cup of tee

Goin' fishin' never catch none
If I did, I'd surely lance

The spear is tossed, the first is quiggley
The fish tackle scares me, and the snails

The pleasure cruiser's speed
Laden with wind cheaters
The hooters blow and seize
My mind from natures creatures

Blowing the fish,emptying in my warm hand
I want fishin' everlasting
You can take my son, If you drown your own daughter
Your a man  and I'm free

Throw a stick into the surface
watch it bob, it cruises pass
The river flows gently eroding
Moves cross land, but not to fast

TO BARNEY KESSEL
(Instrumental)

YOU CAME BACK

Hey little girl playing in the street
Bakin' as an apple, no shoes on your feet.
I think I can remember you
You look a whole lot better off  than you used to.

Hey little boy, throw me the ball.
The kids in the park say you're the dirtiest of all.
Ain't I met you sometime before
when the old street was here in the grocer's store?

You came back, you came back,
And I'm glad you begged my time.
You came back, you came back
And by that mischievous look in your eye,
I'd say before long, if  I'm not wrong,
You'll be back , you'll come back again

Before long, and I'm not wrong
You'll be back
You'll be (overvoice sings "come") back again.

Things have fallen into place, puttin' names on every face
Remember bein' dead and alive.
What could be the key
Am I crazy as I seem?
Can I believe what I see with my own eyes?

That girl with the umbrella Used to be a fella
He used to be my very good friend.
Now I recall, in the mystery of things
I've been here before and done million things.

If it's all right with you, I'll remember you, too.
But I won't tell you who you were last time.
But you're making up for it now.
I suffer amnesia when you kiss my brow.

You came back.  You came back.
And I'm glad you begged my time.

You came back, You came back.
And by the mischievous look in your eye
I'd say that before long,
If I'm not wrong,
You'll be back
You'll come back again.


LOVE REIGN O'ER ME

Only love, can make it rain
The way the beach is kissed by the sea
Only love can make it rain
Like the sweat of lovers
Laying in the fields

Love, reign o'er me
Love, reign o'er me, reign o'er me.

Only love can bring the rain
That makes you yearn to the sky
Only love can bring the rain
That falls like tears from on high

Love, love reign o'er me, reign o'er me
Love, reign o'er me, reign o'er me

On the dry and dusty road
The nights we spent apart alone
I need to get back home
To cool. cool rain
I can't sleep and lay and I  think
The nights are hot and black as ink
Oh God, I need a drink
Of cool, cool rain.

Love, love, love reign o'er me, reign o'er me
Love reign o'er me
Love, love, love reign o'er me, reign on me
Reign on me

Love...



Scoop 1/2 Page Ad
Rolling Stone Magazine
April 14,1983. Issue #393


All songs written by Pete Townshend and  Published by
Towser Tunes Inc BMI  1983 Eel Pie Recording Produtions Ltd
except Tipperary: Published by WB Music Corp
Circles: Tro-Devon Music Inc BMI
The Magic Bus: Tro-Essex Music Inc ASCAP

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