"Glow Girl" as written by and Pete Townshend....
Separates and lingerie, seven pairs of shoes
Lots of Woolworth's makeup, a pair of Blackwatch trews
Your out-of-tune piano, sentimental photographs
A million little memories, a million little laughs

The wing of the airplane has just caught on fire
I say without reservation we ain't getting no higher

All you wanted from me, all I had to give
Nothing matters you'll see, when in paradise you live

The plane is diving faster, we're getting near the ground
Nobody is screaming, no one makes a sound

It's a girl, Mrs. Walker, it's a girl
It's a girl, Mrs. Walker, it's a girl (Mrs. Walker, it's a girl)
It's a girl, Mrs. Walker, it's a girl (Mrs. Walker, it's a girl)
It's a girl, Mrs. Walker, it's a girl (Mrs. Walker, it's a girl)


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"Glow Girl" as written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend

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    General CommentThis song basically describes a woman going through her purse while descending in a plane about to crash.

    This is sort of the back story to the rock-opera Tommy, which they would release later According to Pete Townshend's notes:

    "It's a rock and roll airplane crash song with a real Pop Art plane crash and a happy reincarnation ending... I rarely leave any good idea unused. 'Rael' themes crop up in Tommy and so do the last lines of this. Of course, Tommy was a dear little boy."
    axle_jarretton December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis, like nearly all songs from the "Sell Out" period, as it was aptly added to that album for the cd release, have the most brilliant vocal melodies, they are just incredibly catchy, with a sort of whimsy to them. Absolutely perfect songs for radio, which is hilariously ironic in a sad way that the album didn't really do as well as it should have, and that it only had one single. A real shame.
    TheFranzFerdinandon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's a very sad song in my opinion, but it seemed to be a musical prototype of Tommy. Even the intro and such sounds like the one from "Sensation"
    third_to_the_lefton May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHoly crud it does! Thanks for pointing that out, 'third to the left'!
    Troymanon October 22, 2008   Link

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