"1921" as written by and Pete Townshend....
Got a feeling '21
Is going to be a good year
Especially if you and me
See it in together

So you think '21
Is going to be a good year
It could be good for me and her
But you and her, no never!
I had no reason to be over optimistic
But somehow when you smiled
I could brave bad weather

What about the boy?
What about the boy?
What about the boy?
He saw it all!

You didn't hear it
You didn't see it
You won't say nothing to no-one
Never in your life
You never heard it
Oh, how absurd it all seems
Without any proof
You didn't hear it
You didn't see it
You never heard it, not a word of it
You won't say nothing to no-one
Never tell a soul
What you know is the Truth

Got a feeling '21
Is going to be a good year
Especially if you and me
See it in together

Got a feeling '21
Is going to be a good year
Especially if you and me
See it in together

I had no reason to be over optimistic
But somehow when you smiled
I could brave bad weather


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"1921" as written by Pete Townshend

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  • +2
    General CommentI fell asleep watching tommy and had the weirdest dreams.
    subterranean_summeron December 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah...but the album is way better than the movie.....
    Rock Zealoton September 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh, another point on this song, very important: The husband walks in, Kills boyfirend, they realize Tommy had seen it and say "you didn't hear it, you didn't see it..." etc. if you notice on the album, the lyrics are echoed, this is Tommy seeing the murder through the mirror, and because of the trauma, the mirror is his gateway into being the deaf, dumb and blind boy as the shattering of the mirror will be his awakening out of that state later.
    regbon October 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAMAZING. IN ONE WORD. I LOVE TOMMY OF COURSE, AND THIS SONG, FOR SOME RESON, MAKES ME EMOTIONAL I DONT KNOW WHY.. IM NO WERE NEAR 21 IM 13 SO I GOTTA FELLING FOURTEENS GONNA BE A GOOD YEAR.
    GABBA GABBA HEY!on October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, absolutely fantastic song. Tommy very well may be my favorite album of all-time, and this song is one of the reasons why. I just love the whole concept behind the album.
    rushmore_8on October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, GABBA, The song isn't about being the age 21, It's about the year 1921.
    Gustavuson October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoooooooooooooooooooooh i was gabba but i forgot my pass word
    CADEN MOOREon November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not about being age 21, it's about the year 1921. In the movie, they changed it to 1951.
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGabba/Gustayus needs to take some medication or atleast invest ina dictionary.
    Flinchy17on February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut what goes on in this song? why wont they let tommy tell the truth? (or whatever happens)
    ICantLeaveU2Behindon April 09, 2005   Link

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