Pete Townshend - And I Moved Lyrics




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 later, he was weeping
His tears, his only truth
And I moved
But I moved toward him

I moved toward him





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  1. Robert Johnson

    Possibly the most magnificent musical creation I know. I listen only occasionally lest it becomes ordinary. My God, the piano.

  2. Angel Diamond Star

    Angelic

  3. Spermwhale1000

    This whole album is a masterpiece. Used to get drunk to this music back in the day.

  4. Lorena Pasquetti

    Brano fantastico! 😘💟✌️Grande Pete Towshend ma troppo sottovalutato

  5. countrypaul

    My favorite Townshend solo track.

  6. Lu Butler

    no habla espanol que translate?

  7. Rich Mappe

    Love the song and piano, but turn down the gay, Pete.

  8. robert McCabe

    ......Rabbit plays that perfect piano.

  9. robert McCabe

    ......"like Ice-Exciting".......what a lyric,who comes up with that?........P.T.............

  10. Gjenevieve Desaulniers

    I have this album. Love this song.

    Spermwhale1000

    1980 was a great year for music.

  11. GD E

    Gomeria los perversos

  12. Matías Fernández

    En lanooos

  13. James Franson

    GOD,S. Chosen

  14. Dan5482

    I don't know what this song is about and I don't care. I just love it.

    robert McCabe

    .......I thought it was about Maher Baba....

  15. Nicolás Walter

    EN LANÚUUUUUUU'

  16. Man Ba

    I’m Argentinian and this song is used for the tv programme Peter Capusotto y sus videos.

  17. patrick costello

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. El Barba

    Un grande Luciano Cáceres tocando en Lanuuuusss

  19. Nicolás Ruiz

    en lanuusssss...like si viniste aca por el gran peter capusotto !!!

  20. C Apt

    Perfect ring tone for my phone

    Gianfranco Pellegri

    Great idea

  21. Peter Felton

    Happy 74th Birthday, Pete Townshend! <3

  22. detlef zimmer

    beautiful Melancholy......

  23. Mekratrig

    Wish there was a vijeo of whoevar is playing the pianoe on this.

  24. Custom

    And i... EN LANUUUÚUUUU

  25. Lloyd Becker

    Brilliant!

  26. Lorena Silvana Pasquetti

    Capolavoro 💓❣️😍👍

  27. Ezequiel Avila

    VAS A DEJAR EL UPITE
    Caaguazú y Coronel Pitito, en Lanús...

  28. Disco Eterno

    En Laaaanuuus... Veo un Dodge 1500 por la windows.

  29. noochinator

    The best homoerotic rock song ever? Or does that title perhaps belong to Bowie's "Sweet Thing"?

  30. fairday2

    I love this mysterious song.

  31. noochinator

    I danced to this for the stunning young model ClaireH, what a great memory! https://www.modelmayhem.com/3854756

  32. Gise Camano

    En lanuuuuuuuuuuuuus....!!! 😂😂

  33. Bill Basta

    One listen of this album and you know who was the creative force in The Who.

  34. Geoff Klondike

    Jaaaajajaja "En Lanús..." (Barrio de mi niñez temprana, que no era la barbarie que es ahora...) Poner esta canción y reemplazarle "And I move" por eso (por original que reconozco que es...) es una verdadera blasfemia, lo mismo que poner el tema final de Blade Runner como cortina del mierdoso "futbol de primera", ma´ groncho´ no pueden ser, chimbas. Slds. Gustee.

  35. Geoff Klondike

    Je je je, en plena era del proceso, en la Rural, hubo una especie de feria de discos y yo compré este discazo en vinilo, importado, envuelto nuevo y sin tocar, era por 1981 o algo así... Me fui a casa, lo puse en la bandeja Garrard (Inglesa, que todavía conservo) et voilá... Nunca necesité de gurúes mediáticos para señalarme donde estaba la calidad musical. Ah, todo eso dejando de lado que Pete es un asqueroso pedófilo, o sea un criminal, pero muchos artistas lo fueron y eso no necesariamente incide en la calidad de su obra, la que, eventualmente podría seguir desarrollando en la tranquilidad de una celda en la cárcel, pagando por sus crímenes. Mención especial al pianista que, como siempre en toda la música, hace la gran diferencia en todo sentido, lo que se extiende en general a los extraordinarios tecladistas que hemos visto en el mundo. Saludos.

  36. Ser Abiótico

    Em Laaaannúúúúúúúúúú´...~

  37. Fercha Carnicero

    EN LANUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  38. Scott Lunsford

    Unusual subject matter...but he makes it work. This album defies description and still
    sounds new and unique almost 40 years later. I remember many years ago when Pete
    was on Letterman...he came out to a huge ovation that went on and on. After 2 or 3
    minutes, he shook Dave's hand and sat down. The cheering and clapping continued as
    Pete again waved at the crowd. Dave asked "How are you, Pete" there was no response.
    Pete nodded and waved at the crowd yet again. "Hey Pete, how are you"...again no
    response. Dave then taps Pete on the shoulder a finally gets his attention. "Oh, hi Dave,
    it's great to be here" he says. Dave asks (loudly) "How's your hearing these days?". Pete
    responds "Not as good as it used to be...not quite sure how that happened". Love it!

    Peter Kroll

    It's a great album with few weak spots. And do I agree, it sounds fresh, not dated as the first 3 Who album.

    There are absolutely brilliant songs on all his first 4 solos that got widely unrecognised. This here was meant for Bette Middler, I am certain with her name it had become a world hit.

  39. wannababrit

    Pete's exquisitely stark scoring bathes us in the furtive cries of his confession, his erotic guilt extinguished like melting candles standing sentinel without scarring.

  40. Nahuel Aguirre

    river quedo afuera de la libertadores... en lanuuuuuuuusssss!!!! jajajajja

  41. Blut Royale

    1 persona fue a la gomería "Los Perversos" y no volvió más...

  42. pepe grillo

    "a pasitos del desarmadero de loros"

  43. Frank Collins

    Gee, even Elton John wouldn't sing lyrics as gay as this!

  44. wolf

    this entire album is gold

  45. matiakademico

    En lanus jaja

  46. John Ludwig

    De todos los comentarios que hay, el 90% son de Argentinos que miran Capusotto... Viva el humor!

    Gustee Gustee

    @Martin Politeo Alguien que te puede mandar a cagar tantas veces como para secarte el escaso cerebro que parece que tenés, Saludos. G.

    Gustee Gustee

    @Martin Politeo Aprendé a escribir ignorante, la y también existe. Hay que joderse con esta lacra...

    Dario Debenedetto

    Que se haga ORTEAR el boludo que "quiere preservar sus neuronas", si no fuese por Capusotto, muchos (incluido quién esto escribe) jamás hubiésemos llegado a conocer el tema.
    Además de humor y buena onda, contribuye al buen gusto musical, dejame entonces que me siga haciendo mierda las neuronas nomás, "genio preservado", con lo poco que cuesta decir "no me gusta".
    Aguante Capusotto!!

    Dario Debenedetto

    @Gustee Gustee la repuesta a una pregunta que nadie hizo nunca, HACETE ORTEAR!
    FELIZ 2019

    Gustee Gustee

    @Dario Debenedetto Obviamente no leiste un carajo, no te da el mate para ello. Pobre obseso del orto que sos, das pena. Felicidades para vos también disfuncional. Ah, ahora sí te bloqueé.

  47. arboldechorizos

    EEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNN LANUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  48. Enigmatized

    Pete saved his best stuff for his solo albums

  49. David Holman

    Brilliant.

  50. jals111

    vengo de Quilmes !!! XD

  51. TIKI PATERNAL

    En Lanuuus

  52. Juan José Brusa

    Si, yo también vine por...♫ En Lanúuuuuus♫. Una vez que lo tenés en la cabeza no hay forma de que te parezca otra cosa.

  53. Totenkopf

    LLegue desde ...........Lanusssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  54. Ecléctico Iconoclasta

    Pasaje del disturbio emocional cognitivo. En lanuuuuuu !

    Vocsedo Promedio

    jajajajaj

  55. Dortek96

    "en lanuuuus" jajaja xD

  56. Facu Palopoli

    Pete fue a Lanus y se la llevó gomosa

  57. Pablo G

    Yo vengo por esas cachas!!

  58. kulukay

    Vengo de Lanus...

  59. CristianKirk

    Te Corto Mientras Hablo Con Uno Que Está Al Pedo - Boulevard del Ser Humano Desperdiciado 4521, en Laanuuuuusss.

    Martin Politeo

    Viste que bueno! gracias eso yo conoci este temazo.Que grande Capusotto! el tipo sabe.

  60. Devilemperor

    Me gustó la parte en que dice Lanus

  61. Fernando Aramburu

    Gracias a Diego Capusotto y Pedro Saborido conocí este temazo!

    Theargoytimecompany

    En Lanus

    Mariano Mazariegos

    Estamos todos acá por lo mismo! En Laaanuuuus ♫

    opera dor

    jaja, y usa esta version original , hasta parece la voz de Capusotto , cuando dice en Lanus !!!!

    MAL TIPO

    Una mas....

  62. Theargoytimecompany

    En Lanuuuuus ♫

    opera dor

    jajjajaj!...

    Lord of Terror

    Lo peor de todo es que ni lo podes sacarte de la mente que DICE ESO!! jajaja.

    Disco Eterno

    Jajajajajaajjaajaja...

  63. andyr1313

    Could it be about the grim reaper? Just wondering...

    meredrums1

    Why not? I read it as a homosexual encounter, but that's just the repressed straight side of me. I think it's an interesting theory. One of the best things he's ever written, and that includes The Who, that's for sure.

    plasticweapon

    'One of the best things he's ever written, and that includes The Who, that's for sure."
    it's a magnificent song, no doubt. beautiful piano work.
    "Why not? " " I think it's an interesting theory. "
    yeah,the imagination is fun but i'm pretty sure death doesn't molest you and break down crying if he's there to take you away.
    "I read it as a homosexual encounter, "
    so,you DO agree that's what this is about? why are you putzing around with this theory then?
    "but that's just the repressed straight side of me."
    what?!

    meredrums1

    You haven't answered the question with any of this. "no." Why not? Why not the Grim Reaper? Don't worry about me and my repressed homosexuality. I won't take it out on anyone. Promise.

    plasticweapon

    "You haven't answered the question with any of this. "no." Why not? Why not the Grim Reaper? "
    i already gave you my perspective on the grim reaper's conduct in my last post(i.e.,i'm pretty sure he doesn't fuck you and go on a crying jag. just my opinion.)
    "Don't worry about me and my repressed homosexuality. I won't take it out on anyone. Promise."
    you actually alluded to having repressed HETEROsexuality("the repressed straight side of me"?) which is...kind of unusual...especially in the context of your post. hence my bemused reaction. i'm gonna get out of this now because you don't seem to keep track of what either of us says from one post to the next.

  64. Jonathan Browne

    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.

  65. Mikey Heywood

    For all those people who are talking about Pete being a guitar player and this not working, you shouldn't listen to the likes of Quadrophenia then. He wrote the entirety of that shit from the synths all the way down to the horns. He's more than a guitar player. He's a fantastic arranger as well.

    plasticweapon

    i always forget that he's a guitar player! i'm so busy focusing on the vocals,music,lyrics and synths i'm like "oh yeah,he's a guitarist"(or alternately,"what? you're listening to the guitar?"). but he's great at that too!

    Frank Kaczmarczyk

    he's a fucking genius

  66. m j joseph

    This song is haunting.The piano just blows me away.Best song Pete ever done in my opinion

    BubbaZen10

    +m guindon Top ten for me too. Those tinkling piano bits that start it off? Like magic.


    Pavardigar is better!

    Tom shad

    m guindon You hit it right on the head when you said this song is haunting.....it is an absolute masterpiece from an overlooked album....Pete Townsend is unquestionably one of the top 15 or so songwriters in the Rock era.This is certainly one of his best solo songs.FANTASTIC!! people should check out the entire album,"Empty Glass".

    tonyhawkarg

    En LanuUUuUuuUuuuUuuUUusss

    Gustee Gustee

    Generalmente las canciones que tienen la parte de piano inspirada y tocada por un capo como John "Rabbit" Bundrick se vuelven clásicos insuperables.

  67. moogyboy6

    I would have loved to hear what Bette Midler would have done with this song. Or Debbie Harry...or Donna Summer, for that matter. You know, for all his reputation as an archetypal godfather of power-pop and punk, Townshend proved on this album that he was so versatile, he could pull off a convincing disco ballad...written for a *woman* singer...without changing the gender. Would anyone else--say, Billie Joe Armstrong--have the balls to write and sing a song like "And I Moved"?

    BubbaZen10

    +moogyboy6 HAHAHAHA!! See above post!

    Peter Kroll

    I agree, it would have been a smash hit.

  68. Eric Night

    Ironic that the song is about a gay encounter, but the image on the video is Pete with two women. (Yes, I know the song was supposed to be given to Bette Milder, and she rejected it for "being too smutty"... wtf is THAT about?? LOL)

    Frank Collins

    +Eric Night Well if it was for Bette Milder, then it would lose its appeal of gayness. Pete might have just made that up when people confronted him about the gay aspect.

    Peter Kroll

    It's a great great song and it would have been a great song for Bette Midler. This was an absolutely perfect proposal. Sure it would have another meaning sung by her. Mr. Townshend has written amazing songs and this one of them. A simple one but nevertheless a very god one with a catchy tune.

  69. FritzIdler

    I think Madonna could make a great cover of this. Could be a big hit, like this deserved to be in the first place.

    BubbaZen10

    +FritzIdler HAHAHA!!! So funny. On so many levels!!!


    Maybe Taylor Swift? Madonna? Shit man, that's old too. Mine as well say Kate Smith for Christ sakes! (now THAT i would like to hear!)

    FritzIdler

    I was thinking of it only as music, not as a video. Particularly Ray Of Light. Same treatment. What's more, this song has been around so long, she could have covered it while still young. Hell, it's almost old enough to be covered by Kate Smith. Who never would. As far as the rest of your comment goes, fuck you, ageist. At least Madonna never got fat. Unlike you, no doubt.

    BubbaZen10

    @FritzIdler I actually love Ray of Light.

  70. fern Haloo

    chomo pete

  71. jtownshend

    Cinematic, kinetic!

  72. signamenow

    good grief, can't anyone ever just enjoy a good song anymore without creating political drama on youtube? who care's what the song is about, even if its about kittens attacking puppies its still a great song.

  73. OxandRoll

    & also about Rough Boys he said: "A lot of gays and a lot of bisexuals wrote to me congratulating me on this so-called coming out. I think in both cases the images are very angry, aren't they? In 'Rough Boys,' the line 'Come over here, I want to bite and kiss you' is about 'I can scare you! I can frighten you! I can hurt all you macho individuals simply by coming up and pretending to be gay!' And that's what I really meant in that song, I think."

  74. OxandRoll

    & yet, interestingly enough, Pete said he planned to give this to (wrote it for) Bette Midler but she rejected it because it seemed "overtly sexual". People will always look for a hidden meaning either way.

  75. led50jl

    Sorry to offend but it isnt my biased opinion . Pete Townsend was asked about the song.It was on tv years ago. It is a true story. but he refused to reveal who he saw.....Its speculated it was Keith Moon . I did not mean to offend .I just knew it was not about a gay encounter.It is a very emotional song !

  76. Frank Collins

    That's your biased opinion. How dare you state it as fact. People write songs based around desires, emotions, etc. NOT politics, historic events and religion.

    Generally speaking a person may alter the interpretation of a song a small bit based on his/her own feelings.. but to go as far as to say it's about religion.. without backing it up! Ha, it couldn't be more clear what it's about.

    You have waived your right to be taken seriously

  77. led50jl

    The song is religous - not about sexuality . But I can understand how people cant see the deeper meaning & opt for the , its about a gay encounter .

  78. Frank Collins

    Really.. how does how Pete expect people to believe he's not bi if he writes lyrics like this!

  79. KLaus Reichert

    schönes lied ,hängen paar schöne erinnerungen dran!

  80. pdm4pdm4

    if it wasnt for the lyrics...this would have been a major hit. great musical creation

  81. St Pauli

    actually the one one the left is my mom.

  82. Wolfwolveswolf

    Love the Piano assume!

  83. Tom Quinton

    Really? And how's that?

  84. Tom Quinton

    He wrote this song for Bette Midler to sing and she rejected it and he ended up singing it. Obviously.

  85. tapnodyl

    is that kim basinger in the picture?

    Angel Diamond Star

    I don't think so. For years I've tried to track down who these women were. Definitely British citizens.

  86. pdm4pdm4

    and i grew........and i moved toward her would make it a classic....the music is that good

  87. pdm4pdm4

    what a fantastic tune to be ruined by the lyrics......

    ruined_carpet

    ruined? why? i think the lyrics are very touching. it's good the way it is

  88. RedElephantStampede

    As an alcoholic I feel for Pete, at least as he did in 1979-81.

  89. Frank Collins

    Okay Pete.. we get it, you're gay!

  90. jtownshend

    Yes, Great soundtrack. I used to be an Argentinian made vinyl. Badly cut.

  91. madbomber richard

    i totally agree with you man

  92. St Pauli

    my favorite tune of the LP."What Would I Be Without your Love".but we both are big fans and I'm a "Yank".nice chatting,Later.

  93. albert russo

    i heard some of it when it came out.. I'm not much of a fan of roger's solo stuff...though i did like "Under a raging moon"...

  94. St Pauli

    interesting,the rebels where havin trouble affording new guitars for their rants.I used to dance on Saturday nite dance(weekly) to "I Can't Explain"in 65 so I was there from the the beginning.I think they sold a bunch on 45's but not so many LP's.they are hard to find in pristine shape now.the 68 up stuff was all LP's.I have most.Have you ever heard the McVicar sound track?

  95. albert russo

    pete actually "cheated" a bit w/the guitar smashing. After he destroyed a guitar, he would get all of the pieces and glue the axe back together again. During the last song, he would use the repaired guitar and smash it again..

  96. St Pauli

    I have to agree from the stand point that they did the first break and smash with some of the early stage stuff.Pete ruined many an amp and guitar.very cool stuff.You have to remember "My Generation".

  97. albert russo

    it's not over my head at all..i'm just used to the Who's wall of sound from the 70's. I do appreciate just about all of pete's songs. I just take issue w/some of the arrangments..AS for the big hair bands...lol...not my cup of tea. I"m stuck w/my influences....joe walsh, jimmy page, beck, clapton, leslie west, peter frampton, etc...as for me wanting guitar work....pete townshend is a guitar player...lol

  98. Nancy santamaria

    AWSOME!!!! but true you need to hear this song blasting!

  99. St Pauli

    i disagree,if you want guitar work go see most other Big Hair bands from the 80's.I love the traveling piano and drum working to a crecendo.this is brillant and maybe over your head.