We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

The Who And Who Are You

One of the greatest and most influential rock bands of all-time is The Who, a British foursome consisting of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon.

Known for their riveting and powerful live performances, they were equally and extraordinarily talented and together they released 17 top ten albums. In 1979, they were recognized by Time magazine which wrote ‘No other group has ever pushed rock so far or asked so much from it.’

Pete Townshend is considered the creative genius behind the music of The Who, and he admits to being spiritually inspired. Following are the lyrics for their song ‘Who Are You’ which went on to become one of their biggest and fastest selling hits.

It’s an implicit look in the mirror.     

Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?

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
And the breeze blew back my hair
I remember throwing’ punches around
And preaching’ from my chair

Well, who are you? Who are you? Who, who, who, who?
I really wanna know. Who are you? Who, who, who, who?
Tell me, who are you? Who are you? Who, who, who, who?
‘Cause I really wanna know. Who are you? Who, who, who, who?

I took the tube back out of town
Back to the Rollin’ Pin
I felt a little like a dying clown
With a streak of Rin Tin Tin

I stretched back and I hiccupped
And looked back on my busy day
Eleven hours in the Tin Pan
God, there’s got to be another way

Who are you?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?

I know there’s a place you walked
Where love falls from the trees
My heart is like a broken cup
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?

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