Pete Townshend - Who Are You Lyrics




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

Who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I said (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Took the tube back out of town
Back to the Rollin' Pin
Feel a little like a dying clown
With a streak of Rin Tin Tin
I stretched back and I hiccupped
Looked back on my busy day
I was Eleven hours in the Tin Can
There's got to be better way

(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
You know I really need to know
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Let me tell you who I am
I am the man
That is scared of concrete
For you I have a plan
I put my money in the bank
I don't keep it in my hand
And sometimes it all goes wrong I make a stand
Whenever, I walk down the street I feel afraid
People want there money 'cause they want to get paid
All I want is a little love and to live my life

And all I want for return is my very own wife
Why do people in red
Who are you who do you fear
When I take this knife and in your eyes I sneer
When I look at the people who came from the sixties
Up through the nineties now we reach this pentacle
Understand that the reason to exist
Is that life is something that you live have to persist
Who could just forget the place where we came
My name is Pete Townshend we want you just the same
Who are you?
Who who who who are you?

Who are you?...

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

(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Tell me who are you?
I can just remember about who I am
Who are you?





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Pete Townshend Who Are You Comments
  1. Paul Debouvre

    Roger power houses with his voice, extraordinary. Townshend mesmerizes. His gifts are a whole other level, a bard!

  2. Alan Vaughan

    Amazing version of this song Pete's voice is so strong ...drums just kill

  3. shaitarn

    I love how even the orchestra are applauding; they know good music when they hear it!

  4. Dave O'Connor

    ‘Kin awesome

  5. HIWATT Steve

    4:55 - Pete the REAL conductor. No more F'ing strings!!!

  6. Relayer6a

    This performance is all about Pete's energy.

  7. chip tmcc

    Nicely done!

  8. Len musicby

    Holly sh1t !!!!!!!!

    What a great version of this song

    Master of the acoustic guitar as well as the electric. (not a surprise).


    Thanks for posting!!


    Please post the rest of this amazing show!!!

  9. YouzTube99

    PT has always reinvents his music, keeping it fresh and interesting. The members of the orchestra really get in this!

  10. QuarrellaDeVil

    As Pete walks out, you can almost hear "Leopold! Leopold! Leopold!"

  11. Stack The Legal Odds In Your Favor

    this is [email protected]

  12. Paul G

    No one has ever rocked an acoustic guitar like Pete

  13. George Lucas

    Pete's got a good Rock voice

  14. tom delayhole

    if there is an invisible man who lives in the sky, please bless Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. And the Ox, and Moon, too, if they're out there somewhere.

    Daniel O’Callaghan

    tom delayhole his name is god

  15. johnnydtractive

    Wow Pete's voice sounds amazing here.

  16. Pete Higgins

    Does anyone know if "And I Moved" is available from that night ? I could have sworn he played that prior to Who Are You ( I was there that night but they didn't release "And I Moved" on the album

    michael gagnon

    https://youtu.be/ucl0MKkYVaQ

  17. MerkinMuffly

    Love this version!

  18. fconteEBdotcom

    Is that Simon Phillips on drums?

    Neil Macleay

    fconteEBdotcom yes

  19. No One

    7:18 lol wonder what happened here

  20. Ted Rigby

    Best version of this song ever...rivalled only by the version at the concert for nyc!

    joe stahl

    Which is not on YouTube which sucks after that set.the strats begged for their death

    joe stahl

    The nyc show

  21. Jorge Queiroz

    INSANEEEE

  22. ballroomblitzkid1994

    This brings back lots of good memories. :) The Carnegie Hall concert has always been my favorite.