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Behind Blue Eyes Lyrics

The Who - Who's Next
Band
Album

Who's Next

(1971)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresRock, Hard Rock
LabelsTrack Records, Decca Records
Album rating :  92.3 / 100
Votes :  14
8. Behind Blue Eyes (3:42)
Track rating :  95 / 100       Votes :  5       [ ]
Behind Blue Eyes Lyrics
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

If I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
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
Submitted by level 21 Eagles (January 26, 2017)
The Who - Who's Next
Who's Next - Album Credits
Members
Additional musicians
  • Dave Arbus : Violin on "Baba O'Riley"
  • Nicky Hopkins : Piano on "The Song Is Over" and "Getting in Tune"
Other staff
  • the Who : Producer
  • Glyn Johns : Associate Producer, Recording, Mixing Engineer
  • Doug Sax : Mastering Engineer
  • Kit Lambert : Executive Producer
  • Chris Stamp : Executive Producer
  • Pete Kameron : Executive Producer
  • John Kosh : Album Design
  • Ethan Russell : Photography
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