"Magic Bus" as written by and Peter Townshend....
Every day I get in the queue (too much, Magic Bus)
To get on the bus that takes me to you (too much, Magic Bus)
I'm so nervous, I just sit and smile (too much, Magic Bus)
You house is only another mile (too much, Magic Bus)

Thank you, driver, for getting me here (too much, Magic Bus)
You'll be an inspector, have no fear (too much, Magic Bus)
I don't want to cause no fuss (too much, Magic Bus)
But can I buy your Magic Bus? (too much, Magic Bus)

(Nooooooooo)

I don't care how much I pay (too much, Magic Bus)
I want to drive my bus to my baby each day (too much, Magic Bus)

I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it (you can't have it)
Thruppence and sixpence every day
Just to drive to my baby
Thruppence and sixpence each day
'Cause I drive my baby every way

Magic bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
Magic bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
Magic bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
Magic bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus

I said, now I've got my Magic Bus (too much, Magic Bus)
I said, now I've got my Magic Bus (too much, Magic Bus)
I drive my baby every way (too much, Magic Bus)
Each time I go a different way (too much, Magic Bus)

I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it
I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it

Every day you'll see the dust (too much, Magic Bus)
As I drive my baby in my Magic Bus (too much, Magic Bus)


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"Magic Bus" as written by Peter Townshend

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  • +1
    General CommentPete hates this song, mainly because people are always asking him to play it. So I was cracking up when The Who were on the Simpsons and Homer was like, 'Play magic Bus!!!'
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs a kid i thought it was definitely about riding a bus. Now I'm sure its about riding the magic drug bus
    dalekon December 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have never been one to blindly say that any songs were about drugs, but I am sure this one is. I was working with people who use Meth a few years ago who were describing their 'Amped up' feelings when they were out, they called it Jonesing and they sounded just like Roger Daltry going 'I want it I want it I want it' To me that is clearly someone Jonesing... Also... every day I get on a magic bus!?.. gonna ride that bus every minute each day!? to me that is clearly the description of some kind of upper. Bonus Comment; My Generation has a similar beat with another 'speed' effect. When someone on an upper stutters is sounds just like Roger saying ge ge ge generation. I'm thinking those boys are very familiar with that phenomenon.
    LeeRudyardon January 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMagic Bus! ONE of he greatest pshycadellic songs of alllllllll time.
    Mr_Mojo_risingon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat romantic tune as well...
    OpinionHeadon April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is a great song, maybe one of their best. it has a nice rhythm and tune
    Wixxzon June 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this guy tripping out on acid while riding on the bus to his sweetheart? Or is it about a guy tripping out on a bus on his way to Austin Power's pad? I don't know what it means for sure but it seems that a bus must be involved in the thick of things.
    OpinionHeadon October 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs a single, this song is ok. Performed live however, it becomes a spectacle. Listen to Live at Leeds, and you'll hear what i'm talking about
    matt177on November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah the love at leeds version is amazing! i can listen to that song over and over again and never get bored of it!
    who_rockon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI read in Pete Townshend's biography that it's about how the prices of drugs are going up, and that's what "thruppence and sixpence every day / just to drive to my baby." means.
    guitaresson January 30, 2005   Link

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