"Amazing Journey" as written by and Peter Townshend....
Deaf, dumb and blind boy
He's in a quiet vibration land.
Strange as it seems, his musical dreams
Ain't quite so bad.

Ten years old with thoughts as bold as thoughts can be.
Loving life and becoming wise
In simplicity.

Sickness will surely take the mind
Where minds can't usually go.
Come on the amazing journey
And learn all you should know.

A vague haze of delirium
Creeps up on me.
All at once a tall stranger I suddenly see.
He's dressed in a silver sparkled
Glittering gown
And his golden beard flows
Nearly down to the ground.

Nothing to say and nothing to hear
And nothing to see.
Each sensation makes a note
In my symphony.

Sickness will surely take the mind
Where minds can't usually go.
Come on the amazing journey
And learn all you should know.

His eyes are the eyes that
Transmit all they know.
Sparkle warm crystalline glances to show
That he is your leader
And he is your guide
On the amazing journey
Together you'll ride.


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"Amazing Journey" as written by Peter Townshend

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    General CommentNo comments? This song is totally great! I love the line, 'A vague haze of delirium creeps up on me'. Best line in the song, in my opinion. This song is about what Tommy experiences while he's deaf dumb and blind
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree, I love this song.. one of my favorites. It's even better in the movie, or so I think.. almost seems magical.

    It almost makes me wish life were simple, you know... just music.
    kantsuuon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti wonder if tommy's musical dreams were like sparks...that song is amazing.....but this song is great too......tommy has to be my favorite album
    Rock Zealoton September 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think your right Zealot, Sparks definatly sounds like these "musical dreams" being described.
    FloatOn33on January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! The section of the song starting with "A vague haze of delerium..." always reminds me the Rush song 2112, at part V that starts with "I stand atop a spiral stair..." The music/yrics in both these songs go together really well at these parts, in my opinion.
    jsnakeon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is the part of the story when tommy feels musical vibrations and thus, slowly discovers rock n roll, changing his life forever. Throughout the story, Tommy gradually finds hope through pinball, rock n roll and even sexual feelings when he's abused by his uncle ernie. Uncle ernie, though a dirty and evil minded uncle, is pictured in a rather amusing way when you hear fiddle about and tommy's holiday camp.
    Dhruvaon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Tommy's journey into his mind to find enlightenment. Everybody thinks he is dumb because he can't talk, but he actually has thoughts and is quite intelligent.(Ten years old/thoughts as bold/as thoughts can be)
    WYWHon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis describes what Tommy feels in his brain and the journey through his mind. This is the cornerstone of Tommy because it explains that he can't see, hear, or speak but he can still think. Very hard to explain.
    babathespider515on July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this part:

    "Sickness will surely take the mind
    Where minds can't usually go.
    Come on the amazing journey
    And learn all you should know"

    Fantastic song!
    Drdestructoon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this part:

    "Sickness will surely take the mind
    Where minds can't usually go.
    Come on the amazing journey
    And learn all you should know"

    Fantastic song!
    Drdestructoon September 02, 2006   Link

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