"Going Mobile" as written by and Pete Townshend....
I'm goin' home
And when I want to go home
I'm goin' mobile
Well, I'm gonna find a home
And we'll see how it feels
Goin' mobile
Keep me movin'

I can pull up by the curb
I can make it on the road
Goin' mobile
I can stop in any street
And talk with people that we meet
Goin' mobile
Keep me movin'

Out in the woods
Or in the city
It's all the same to me
When I'm drivin' free, the world's my home
When I'm mobile

Hee, hoo!
beep beep!

Play the tape machine
Make the toast and tea
When I'm mobile
Well I can lay in bed
With only highway ahead
When I'm mobile
Keep me movin'

Keep me movin'
Over 50
Keep me groovin'
Just a hippie gypsy

Come on move now
Movin'
Keep me movin', yeah

Keep me movin', groovin', groovin', yeah
Movin', Yeah
Mobile, mobile, mobile, mobile, ...

I don't care about pollution
I'm an air-conditioned gypsy
That's my solution
Watch the police and the tax man miss me
I'm mobile
Oooooh, yeah, hee!

Mobile, mobile, mobile yeah


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"Goin' Mobile" as written by Pete Townshend

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    General CommentThis is my favorite song to sing along to when I am driving. It FREAKS me out when Townshend incorrectly sings, "I can lay in bed" as it should be "I can LIE in bed". He's ENGLISH for God's Sake!!! Poetic liscence is one thing, but poor English from an Englishman? Tsk Tsk Mr. Townshend :P You're still my favorite though!
    NunoInfoon June 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about how great it can be to travel. NASA played the song when Spirit successfully moved off of the platform on Mars. Just an interesting tidbit of information for you folks.
    reelion April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning of this is probably much deeper, but I have no idea what the meaning is. I love this song, one of the best on Who's Next.
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love the beginning, daltrey's voice is sooo soothing there, and makes me wanna sing so loudly too. at first i thought it was a story of some guy in trailer or soemthing, escaping the police and tax guys, and so ion, but im sure it has a much deeper meaning to it
    who_rockon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah its about a moblie home, that pete had
    who_rockon March 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmobile* sorry
    who_rockon March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, it's townshend who sings the song. Secondly, the song is about how people who love travelling often forget or choose to forget other things in life. They don't care about pollution. They know no responsibility. They just keep travelling. Even when they're old. And pete explains subtly why too. Because travelling is a pleasure & is often rather addictive. When you get hooked on to travelling, it's hard to let go of it & keep moving places.
    One of the most underrated who songs ever. One of the first I ever heard & one of my most loved. I am still trying to figure out how pete manages to write such divine lyrics & puts it is such a fun loving song. Amazing..........
    Dhruvaon June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHave anybody heard to say this is a Lifehouse's song, about the people being prohibited to move from their hometown to another place? I heard that in a documentary, and it tolds there´s a relation between Goin´ Mobile and Baba O'Riley, for their parts of the same story.
    zefineison October 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure, zefineis, but I don't think so. The repeated titles of the remastered tracks (1995) are from the earlier New York session with Kit Lambert, and I think if they had planned for it to be on Lifehouse it would have been released on this reissue, unless they did record it and left it in a vault somewhere.

    Townshend used an envelope follower to modulate the spectrum of his guitar on "Going Mobile", giving it a distinctive squawking sound that degenerates into a bubbling noise at the end of the song. I don't know what an envelope follower is but it sounds cool.

    I agree with Dhruva on the interpretation, that once life on the road is experienced, it begs to be repeated because of lack of responsibility, the continuing movement, the constant new faces, it all sounds quite fun.
    Shep420on July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThough I think the correct lyrics are:
    Well, I'm gonna find a home
    ON WHEELS see how it feels
    Shep420on July 24, 2006   Link

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