"Pinball Wizard" as written by and Pete Townshend....
Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball
From Soho down to Brighton, I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothing like him in any amusement hall
That deaf, dumb, blind boy,
Sure plays a mean pinball.

He stands like a statue, becomes part of the machine.
Feeling all the bumpers, always playing clean.
Plays by intuition, the digit counters fall,
That deaf, dumb, blind boy,
Sure plays a mean pinball.

He's a pinball wizard, there has to be a twist.
A pinball wizard, he's got such a supple wrist.
How do you think he does it? I don't know.
What makes him so good?

Well, he ain't got no distractions,
Can't hear no buzzers and bells.
Don't see lights-a-flashin',
He plays by a sense of smell.
Always has a replay, 'n never tilts at all.
That deaf, dumb, blind boy,
Sure plays a mean pinball.

He can't beat me now, I've always been the champ.
I know every trick, no freak's gonna beat my hand.

Pinball! Let's play!
Pinball! Let's play!
Pinball! Let's play!
Pinball! Let's play!

Even on my usual table, he can beat the best.
His disciples lead him in, and he just does the rest.
He's got crazy flipper fingers, I never seen him fall,
That deaf, dumb, blind boy,
Sure plays a mean pinball.

He's a pinball wizard, there has to be a twist.
A pinball wizard, he's got such a supple wrist.

He's a pinball wizard, his score's a trillion more.
A pinball wizard, the world's new pinball lord.
He's scoring more! He's scoring more!

I thought I was the Bally table king,
But I just handed my pinball crown to him.
To him! To him!


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"Pinball Wizard" as written by Peter Townshend

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    General CommentTHE Who sings pinball wizard not the Guess Who dumbass.
    radiomatthewsbandon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentElton John does song this song in the "Tommy" soundtrack guy!
    matt177on October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPete Townshend composed a rock opera based on a blind deaf and dumb boy named Tommy who grew up to be a Pinball Wizard, and beat the original Pinball Wizard (played by elton in the movie) to gain the title
    lizard_kingon November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIM A RETARD
    Olexon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLoved this song in Tommy.
    suchaheroon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe line is actually "Always gets a replay, never tilts at all"
    freethegoldfishon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti h8 this cover
    lambretta006on February 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey free the gold fish let me enlighten you
    every lyrics website puts that line as "Always gets a replay, never tilts at all" but it really is on the relleased record version "Always gets a replay, never seen him fall" on the live version it is what you thought though
    lambretta006on February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOdly enough lamb, Townshend himself loves this cover and has mentioned that he almost wishes he had invited EJ to the band earlier.
    EveryMnon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentrelly i didnt know that im a huge the who fan dnt get me wrong i luv the whos version in fact my band do a cover of it, i just dont like mcfly or elton jhons version
    lambretta006on February 25, 2007   Link

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