Who, The - Amazing Journey Lyrics




Deaf, dumb and blind boy
He's in a quiet vibration land
Strange as it seems
His musical dreams
Ain't quite so bad

Ten years old
With thoughts as bold
As thought can be
Loving life and becoming wise
In simplicity

Sickness can surely take the mind
Where minds can't usually go
Come on the amazing journey
And learn all you should know

A vague haze of delirium
Creeps up on me
All at once a tall stranger
I suddenly see
He's dressed in a silver-sparked
Glittering gown
And his golden beard flows
Nearly down to the ground

Nothing to say, and nothing to hear
And nothing to see
Each sensation makes a note
In my symphony

Sickness can surely take the mind
Where minds can't usually go
Come on the amazing journey
And learn all you should know

His eyes are the eyes
That transmit all they know
Sparkle warm crystalline glances to show
That he is your leader
And he is your guide
On the amazing journey together you'll ride





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  1. eric faucher

    Just the most amazing adrenalin pumping music ever...

  2. Cindy Dufala

    Bravo 💕⚘

  3. DrZaius75

    It's interesting because it's almost ten minutes into the album before we hear Roger Daltry sing.

  4. Attila709

    I'm not deaf and blind after hearing this. That drumming took me on an amazing journey

  5. Russell Barnes

    Gee every song brings back great memories. I use to play this over and over for several months

  6. Tony Stephenson

    angular chord changes..cool

  7. spizzardo

    Now that is fucking drumming!

  8. stevie nox

    Keith + Pete + John + Roger - "nuff said...

  9. Jason Barbush

    where minds can't usually go.

  10. Johnny thunder iowa

    PROBABLY one of the only "Perfect" long concept albums where virtually every song on it ,..could be a top ten hit on Billboard yet also seems somehow "indie" and underground at the same time; genius music,..genius album !!!

  11. gail nezar

    sweet memories of a golden age, so grateful i was there

  12. Henri Fenger

    what a great drummer..what a great writer..what a great singer what a great bass player...the mighty Who....I would never compare them to other groups ..who are huge the Beatles .. Stones..or groups that are great like the Kinks...they are unique.. .they never really write love songs..and of course Keith is really great here..different members of the group really get a chance to shine in Tommy...Johns bass playing is so freaking inventive...and Rodger has so much feeling and range...and of course Pete sort of keeps it all sort of grounded...or else it would fly apart..man I love the Who...get well Rodger please I have tickets for the Vancouver show Oct 21...

  13. maiden chick

    Deaf, dumb and blind boy
    He's in a quiet vibration land
    Strange as it seems
    His musical dreams
    Ain't quite so bad

    Ten years old
    With thoughts as bold
    As thought can be
    Loving life and becoming wise
    In simplicity

    [Chorus]
    Sickness can surely take the mind
    Where minds can't usually go
    Come on the amazing journey
    And learn all you should know

    [Verse 2]
    A vague haze of delirium
    Creeps up on me
    All at once a tall stranger
    I suddenly see
    He's dressed in a silver-sparked
    Glittering gown
    And his golden beard flows
    Nearly down to the ground

    Nothing to say, and nothing to hear
    And nothing to see
    Each sensation makes a note
    In my symphony

    [Chorus]
    Sickness can surely take the mind
    Where minds can't usually go
    Come on the amazing journey
    And learn all you should know

    [Outro]
    His eyes are the eyes
    That transmit all they know
    Sparkle warm crystalline glances to show
    That he is your leader
    And he is your guide
    On the amazing journey together you'll ride

  14. Bob Left and stuff

    Thanks for this!

  15. david johanson

    if only this were on video. i mean the camera over keith so i could see what he was doing and attempt to copy it. keith's drums are un-real, never be a drummer like him again, joey jordison is good but.....

  16. sylvain cremer

    rien a dire, Olive; sacrée **************toi... the Who , c'est Toi. ...

  17. JP G

    as an autistic man, I can relate to the oddness of Tommy when I was teen.

  18. juan carlos ballesteros gomez

    Keith moon in this song is like a Stradivarius on drums

  19. Jed Low

    I saw Tommy on a high school excursion in nineteen seventy-five. Mind-blowing.

  20. SDPadresFan

    Drums are to this song as bass is to "The Real Me."

  21. Nacht Schreck

    Amazing Journey/Sparks by far the best songs on Tommy in my opinion.

  22. juan carlos ballesteros gomez

    tjhis is an amazing incredible song performance

  23. Pools Spas

    Fuck,..!!!! They rock insane,..!!! The who,..!!!!

  24. Julie Broun

    Love this recording,but think I prefer Roger's older voice & in concert (especially Outside Lands Festival 2017,Amazing Journey/Sparks-- unbelievable )

  25. John Holzman

    The whole band was fantastic, but fuck! Moon's drums!!!!

  26. Jonah Stephen

    My favorite Who song! Next is Our Love Was.

    Moo Rudolph

    Good choices! May I say I love them too!

  27. Raul Gomez

    This sucks has more commercials than AM Radio, looking somewhere else.

  28. DV DODDS

    Happy 50th Anniversary to TOMMY..Released on May 17th 1969

  29. Nicholas Servidio

    These poor concept albums being broken up by ads

  30. ron hobbs

    Brings chills up and down my spine.

    MrEric0576

    Couldn’t agree more, especially the lyrics.

  31. Darren Kiefer

    God bless this band! Best moon showcase track loved that guys approach to beating the shit out of his kit!,

  32. Rodary Windsor Cleveland

    Is it me, or does this version make me sleepy? It's strangely relaxing and calm, all the instruments sound like a hum especially the bass and drums lol.


    Didiw didiw didi didu. Then Rogers singing tops it off lol. Live it's totally wired, but this version? Unusual for a Who song to make you sleepy lol.

    Pools Spas

    I think you're listening to a bieber,.. song,..check yer,..PC,..settings,..

    Rodary Windsor Cleveland

    @Pools Spas


    Fuck off, I hate Bieber, actually, I hate ALL modern pop crap!. That was a bit random!. I've got my headphones equalized with the mids lower than the bass and treble, in like a crater!.


    I fucking hate the plastic sound you get in some songs!. When I use my phone to listen to Who songs, I put my phone in a wooden box with a piece of cardboard shaped like a V and create an acoustic boom box lol!.


    I'd try and create an acoustic digital recorder, so you could put two phones in it side by side, and create a two slot recording system, record a guitar with one, finish, play it with the other phone recording and play bass, have the other phone do another recording and play the other track with bass and guitar, and record vocals, or a backup guitar!. The wooden box will reverberate and the phones will pick up the reverb, if you want a metal/classic rock sound, use on the inside of the wooden box and have it partially open, if you want modern pop, use plastic and have it fully open.

  33. Perry Comeau

    Nick and Tom.

  34. Jack Wehrung

    I am 58 and this is the first time I will have listened to this album straight through.

  35. spizzardo

    I feel like I'm both Tommy and Jimmy
    (Quadrophenia). Weirdly, my name is Tim (and my second name's Tom).

  36. spizzardo

    Greatest rock drummer, Moon or Bonham? Discuss.

    Rodary Windsor Cleveland

    Moon all the way!.

    Pools Spas

    M OON,..!!

  37. Laura Gaudet

    Moon kicks ASS on the drums

  38. Ethan Whateley

    this just kicks ass plain and simple! Keith Moon!

  39. Jadson Carvalho

    keith moon melhor batera do mundo

  40. Neil Pharr

    heard this at Mary's place in Birmingham 1971 - she was a child prodigy just home from Cornell - she opened my mind and wow - what a woman.

  41. piezocat

    Moon is so good on this, owns the song. This to me is the quintessential Who song showing his brilliance.

  42. Perry Comeau

    I like to feel elevators.

  43. GAUTAM BANERJEE

    CLASSIC.

  44. Pools Spas

    M. O. O. N,..!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Robert Lansing

    so refreshing to see that so many people realize how important and unbelievable this album and band is

  46. DR Evil

    im here for research for a book im writing

  47. johnik sushibar

    the first record i ever bought when it came out, i still have it tucked away ...useless fact, i went out with someone who went to school with keith, she didnt rate him...oh the arguments :-0.

  48. Frankie Susnak

    i totally agree..The Who were and still are Special..different..
    plus this album is Amazingly Fantastic..thanks for sharing

  49. John Kilbridge

    Love Moon's drumming! Brilliant.

  50. Dennis Paul

    Syphilis will surely take the mind.

  51. Don Wilson

    one of my top favs.....

  52. kinks fan 1966

    The who was One amazing album recorded right after the next ,..like a machine !!

    Pools Spas

    KINKS,..!!!!!

  53. kinks fan 1966

    The Who are Unfair to other bands. They expose those who SUCK ,.... AND VERY QUICK TOO ,... The Who are rock gods who can out lyrics anybody !! maybe even Zappa himself <...

  54. Charles Sinacole

    best fuckin who track, if there really is one cuz its hard to pick just one, "young man blues" "shaking all over" "replay" "eyesight to the blind" "5:15" "and the list goes on, what a fuckin genius Pete Townshend" was to write the music that these 4 dudes together made come alive. there wasnt 4 other guys that sounded better or brought more to rock n roll than these 4 immortal , larger than life men, each one of these guys were truly artists in their own right, trailblazers of their craft, and by their pure artistry and individuality brought attention and sheer enjoyment to any and all that were gifted with the oppurtunity to hear these guys in full rock n roll force.

  55. Carpythesharky

    There's a live version of this on Youtube that leads into Sparks. Incredible go watch it!

  56. Charles Sinacole

    just listen to the drum work on this song, pure fuckin genius, as much as moonie drank and was a crazy sonabitch, the man could play drums better than anyone, he was truly the backbone of these dudez, stamp, curbishley, were two of the smartest guys in music

  57. dspf68

    Keith being Keith!!!!!

  58. zepbenny

    The drums, Oh my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. kinks fan 1966

    ROCK'S all time number one band -they are the who ,..they "invented" they created ,..and the other bands tried to just hang on for the amazing ride !!!

  60. kinks fan 1966

    Every song on this is an Epic !! Not many albums in rock are PERFECT !!!

  61. Andrew Horan

    Seen THE WHO two times live. Next to Zappa they got my ears the highest

  62. Sylvia Ross

    Damn, Keith Moon was awesome!!!

  63. kinks fan 1966

    The Who is god!!

  64. Thomas Mooney

    63 years old, I remember.

  65. 777RockNRollin

    The songwriting ,..the lead singing,..the amazing drumming ,.... Awesome album ,... Pete's feedback here and John's bass ,...this whole long thing is an epic !!! The who "Deserve" to be the NUMBER ONE ROCK GROUP of all time ,....

  66. Lee Ernesto Boles

    50 years old, but this still fucking rocks!

  67. Tom Rowan

    My FAVE of ALL!

  68. SDPadresFan

    I know Bonham is considered by many to be the greatest rock drummer of all time...but I sure would have loved to see and hear some sort of drum battle between him and Moon.

    Wallace Callow

    Tie for the best!!!!!

  69. John Oberle

    Greatest drummer with the greatest bassist in the greatest band. The Who love, love, love this band.

  70. John DeF

    Listen to isolated drum track version.....❤️

    kinks fan 1966

    kieth shreds !

  71. Castor Denston

    Keith completely and adroitly fulfilled a role he was ready for: an orchestral rock drummer. Tommy, I think, is his best work. It, of course, is Pete's, too.

  72. KILLING⚡HEROS

    Keith is devastating those drums!!!

    Flamsy

    I love to highly destructive or damaging my drums too...

  73. Ypipable

    Military training and all of that jazz....

  74. ed schneider

    Bold thoughts in a moment of clarity. Mornin all!

  75. Aaron Ruiz

    1 de los mejores bateristas de todos los tiempos KEITH MOON

  76. Horror Wagen

    my name is tommy

  77. Bart Tare

    A brilliant song in all ways.

  78. t .byrne

    moon the loon uncaged.

  79. hunter21

    Sickness can surely take the mind
    Where mind can't usually go
    Come on the amazing journey
    And learn all you should know

    It reminds me " when you wish upon a star " from Pinocchio

  80. wrsawy

    keith moon,,, wow

  81. andzwe

    The way Keith Moon played the drums reflected the way he lived and that's saying a whole lot in his case. Incredibly entertaining, exciting and recognizable. Especially in rock music that's what probably counts more than all the technique in the world, although he certainly wasn't a slouch in that department either. I think there wasn't a band he fitted in more perfectly than The Who, but that goes for each member of that band.

    steviea427

    Hi Andzwe, Roger says, in the documentary "Amazing Journey", that when Keith showed up the band had to work a hundred times "harder". Not faster, not louder, but a whole lot harder. Roger explains this much better in the film. https://youtu.be/LPNNz_kJkKs This is a link to the Who documentary "Amazing Journey", No spam or tricks or misleading, just the story of arguably the greatest band to ever walk the Earth.

    andzwe

    Thanks for the link, Stevie, much appreciated.

  82. Albert Person

    Keith Moon is the greatest drummer of all time in my humble opinion....

    Flsun Racer

    the guy was a madman

    dunce funce

    That's the opposite of a humble opinion

    BandfromtheBand

    For fuck's sake, Yes!

    bostonwhofan

    @Unapproved Truth Neal Pert worships Keith Moon. And they are both spectacular drummers. No need to figure out which one is better...just enjoy listening to them both. BTW, I had the pleasure of meeting Geddy Lee in Boston last August. He's very humble, but a great guy!

    DrZaius75

    I'd say he's the best rock drummer. The best drummer of all time is Louie Bellson, as far as I'm concerned.

  83. Paul Pennestri

    you feel me coming .....a new sensation......from afar you will see me......Im a SENSATION

    Mark D'Aulerio

    Paul Pennestri "a new VIBRATION..."

  84. Kenny Whyte

    Monnie was a great lead drummer.

  85. TheTimananda

    I was at The Fillmore East the night the album was released.
    a life memory of great depth and compleixty.
    blessed be, right ?

    dldbug

    We might have been at the same performance. A fire broke out next door to the Fillmore but we all thought it was part of the act.

    PsycOtic ReacTion

    BEAUTIFUL!! I was 12 years old and in a "head shop" in Haight Ashbury when a man ran in with "TOMMY". The man behind the counter instantly put it on the turntable and started playing it. The store became more and more filled up with people dancing and swaying. We listened to the whole album, all four sides (that is vinyl) and I had one of the most unforgettable times of my life!!! I guess that makes me about 60+ years old. Yea really!

  86. ej b

    And that- boys and girls- is how a wonderful drummer adds color and personality to a song...

    Sanders Kaufman

    NO single drop of rain can take credit for the storm.

    HeartoftheDragonColo

    nonpareil

    Silas Marner

    @SaxyDan54 I know, right ? it's that crazy cross-striking of two crashes to form a "hi hat". Freaking brilliant. Hey.. it's what he needed!

    SaxyDan54

    @Silas Marner You, and others, obviously don't know much about Keith Moon.

    Happy Day

    He was the man!

  87. Tom Simons

    When's this book you've been researching coming out Pete

    R.B. Huckleberry

    Tom Simons 2012

  88. biff van arsdale

    FAVE WHO SONG!

  89. Corona Gold

    One of my top Tommy tunes, with 1921 and Come To The Mirror Boy.
    I love the Beatle effect with the seagulls. (which isn't included in this clip. Way to go .)

  90. Craig L

    Moons work on this still kills me!

  91. Perry Wall

    keith moon absolutely kills it on this one. if you're not air drumming to this tune you aint got a pulse

    Kain 128

    If you can try to imitate his drumming, that is

    KILLING⚡HEROS

    Perry Wall Hahahaha , I am definitely air drumming as I am reading ur comment.

    sean o'connor

    hahahahahaha caught me.....

    Jenni Sue

    Keith Moon at his fucking best on this song....long live Mooney!

  92. flagemdown66

    What bothers me here is that there is no mix... everything is separated... listen to the original vinyl to see what I mean... I just find it off-putting.

  93. mi channnal

    Anita Miller: Listen to Tommy with a candle burning, and you'll see your entire future.

  94. José Aquino

    "Sickness will surely take the mind / where minds don't usually go / come on the amazing journey / and learn all you should know!"

  95. juan carlos ballesteros gomez

    beutiful film beutiful songs

  96. John Yauno

    you can't beat the moon machine gun drumming

  97. Nicolas Delon

    Il faut le reconnaître; peu de musiciens ont égalé ce chef d'oeuvre.

    Klaus Kiedis

    Ils avaient 3 musiciens d'exception. Ils auraient largement pu se passer de Roger Daltrey s'ils en avaient eu l'envie.
    Townshend, Moon et Entwistle restent pour moi parmi les plus doués de leur génération.

    RedSunShine

    Oui mais Roger Daltrey est quand même le fondateur des Who, au final on est bien heureux qu'il soit là même s'il est pas excellent !

  98. david johanson

    poor keith....never to be replaced. feel bad for kenny jones.

    Brian Murchie

    +david johanson Why him and not Zak Starkey???

    Tommy Pwood

    Kenny was okay for Face Daces and Its Hard----but couldn't quite fill shoes on older Who stuff!!

  99. Seanus32

    Even the little nuances in this song are very impressive indeed, e.g the guitarwork (slide sound) at 3.00 and again just after. Masterfully crafted by Pete :)

    TheTimananda

    Pete's feedback was crafty and original