"I Can't Reach You" as written by and Peter Townshend....
I'm a million ages past you
A million years behind you, too
A thousand miles up in the air
A trillion times I've seen you there

Your hair is golden, mine is grey
You walk on grass, it turns to hay
Your blood is blue and your eyes are red
My body strains, but the nerves are dead

I can't reach you
I've strained my eyes
I can't reach you
I've split my sides
I can't reach, tryin' to get on you, see, feel or hear from you

The distances grow greater now
You drink champagne and past me plow
You fly your plane right over my head
You're so alive and I'm nearly dead

I can't reach you
With arms outstretched
I can't reach you
I crane my neck
I can't reach, tryin' to get on you, see, feel or hear from you

Once I caught a glimpse
Of your unguarded, untouched heart
Our fingertips touched and then
My mind tore us apart

I can't reach you
With arms outstretched
I can't reach you
I crane my neck
I can't reach, tryin' to get on you, see, feel or hear from you

I can't reach you
With arms outstretched
I can't reach you
I crane my neck
I can't reach, tryin' to get on you, see, feel or hear from you


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"I Can't Reach You" as written by Peter Townshend

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    General CommentI believe it was Pete's infatuations with models that came across the band's path. He was bemoaning how, based on his schedule and (at the time) acid use, he felt "nearly dead" but couldn't do anything to get to know these high dollar models.
    mikeydhhon August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNice little song off of The Who Sell Out. I don't know what "pass me plough" means though...seems like a throw-away line.
    airforbes1on May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCool song. think its about a man who wants to communicate with his lover but doesn't know how.
    the walrus67on October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful! To me its about wanting someone you can't have.
    Sunnyhillon July 14, 2010   Link

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