"Tommy Can You Hear Me" as written by and Pete Townshend....
Tommy can you hear me?
Can you feel me near you?

{Mother:}

Tommy can you feel me?
Can I help to cheer you.


Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough

"Pinball Wizard" as written by Peter Townshend

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    General CommentA great, happy song which basically shows that tommy can't see, or hear, or anything, which we alreday knew.
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti'm still puzzled as to what, exactly, is the point of this song, seeing as how it's just a re-iteration of things we already knew.
    misirlouon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWho freak, you gotta look deeper than lyrics man, look into the placement of the song.

    This is while he is staring into the mirror, his mother is trying to comfort him with loving words to coax him out of his "deaf, dumb, and blind" transe.
    FloatOn33on January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentForgot to add this, his Mothers loving words are followed by his fathers impatientness and unforgiving in Smash the mirror, ill put a post there.
    FloatOn33on January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf I recall correctly, wasnt this played by the mother and father in the original movie?

    They kept shouting at him- TOMMY CAN YOU HEAR ME? etc etc.

    I believe thats the only reason for this song.
    sonic_13on January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the point of this song is the way it ends. It's kind of Tommy's perspective- a quiet distraction that he physically hears but doesn't really register in the reality of his thoughts.
    Regos the Saneon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsonic_13, in the film, the mother and the lover (not father. father was killed in movie) sing "Tommy, can you hear me?" over and over during Christmas. This song is sung only by the mother.
    classicsfanon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA very nice up-beat song that was sung by the mother. It is surely about Tommy being deth, dumb, and blind. They do repeat "Tommy" over and over at the end and it does sort of represent Tommy's mind state as some had said. By the way, The Who is the greatest band ever.
    QuayyCakkeeon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the build up to the mother smashing the mirror. She is trying to get a response from him, but all he does is stare at his reflection.
    3fingeredpeteon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbernie
    laurahump1on August 26, 2011   Link

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