"I Can't Explain" as written by and Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend....
Got a feeling inside (Can't explain)
It's a certain kind (Can't explain)
I feel hot and cold (Can't explain)
Yeah, down in my soul, yeah (Can't explain)

I said (Can't explain)
I'm feeling good now, yeah, but (Can't explain)

Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling blue
The things you've said, well, maybe they're true
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
I know what it means, but

Can't explain
I think it's love
Try to say it to you
When I feel blue

But I can't explain (Can't explain)
Yeah, hear what I'm saying, girl (Can't explain)

Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling bad
The things you've said have got me real mad
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
I know what it means but

Can't explain
I think it's love
Try to say it to you
When I feel blue

But I can't explain (Can't explain)
Forgive me one more time, now (Can't explain)

I said I can't explain, yeah
You drive me out of my mind
Yeah, I'm the worrying kind, babe
I said I can't explain


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"I Can't Explain" as written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend

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    General CommentThis song is about two teenagers inability to easily express their love for each other.
    topace129on April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song has been covered so many times
    CADEN MOOREon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's kind of obvious what this is about, why would you need an explanation?
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrue. I love the beginning.
    subterranean_summeron March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI was under the impression that this song wasn't simply about not being able to express your love for someone, but also not being able to express yourself. (and of course, other things too :P)

    Townshend: "There is little to say about how I wrote this. It came out of the top of my head when I was 18 and a half. It seems to be about the frustrations of a young person who is so incoherent and uneducated that he can't state his case to the bourgeois intellectual blah blah blah. Or, of course, it might be about drugs."

    (Source: thewho.net/linernotes/…)
    kantsuuon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone of the best expressions of that most wonderful and frustrating feelings, that of the initial attraction to someone; of being so head over heels that you lose all eloquence the second they're around.
    celestra13on November 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJimmy Page played on this track
    eleven-seventy1170on January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKeith Moon's drumming is excellent on this song, especially about 43 seconds into the song after Roger sings "I know what it means but..." he gives 6 sharp bursts then they go into the chorus. This is the first song that showed his drumming talents.
    eleven-seventy1170on January 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjimmy page did play on this track, on the original version, which i haven't heard (i've only heard the live at leeds versoin, which is amazing)

    supposedly they were gonna have a guest drummner too, but keith moon threw the guest's drums out of the building. haha
    cosmicjiveon March 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis was supposed to be a very obvious response to the Kinks, and the Who were sometimes a bit embarassed to hear it themselves.
    velvetsisteron April 23, 2006   Link

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