"Blue, Red And Grey" as written by and Pete Townshend....
Some people seem so obsessed with the morning
Get up early just to watch the sun rise
Some people like it more when there's fire in the sky
Worship the sun when it's high

Some people go for those sultry evenings
Sipping cocktails in the blue, red and grey
But I like every minute of the day
I like every second, so long as you are on my mind

Every moment has its special charm
It's all right when you're around, rain or shine
I know a crowd who only live after midnight
Their faces always seem so pale

And then there's friends of mine who must have sunlight
They say a suntan never fails
I know a man who works the night shift
He's lucky to get a job and some pay

And I like every minute of the day
I dig every second
I can laugh in the snow and rain
I get a buzz from being cold and wet

The pleasure seems to balance out the pain
And so you see that I'm completely crazy
I even shun the south of France
The people on the hill, they say I'm lazy

But when they sleep, I sing and dance
Some people have to have the sultry evenings
Cocktails in the blue, red and grey
But I like every minute of the day
I like every minute of the day


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"Blue Red And Grey" as written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend

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    General CommentThere's more if you fit it into the context of the album - all about how Pete Townshend is sad he's become an alcoholic worn out rock star. He has no concept of time or place, trashing hotel rooms, up all night, etc. Probably doesn't know what time of day it is unless it's pitch black or glaring sun, and the weather is the only variable in his daily routine of excess. This song actually sounds pretty sad but he's kind of cheering himself up. He knows some partiers, and he knows some new agers, and he knows some business people, but life is too diverse to get stuck fixated on one element. This song has really helped me out of some low places. I just think the love element, "as long as you are on my mind" is a bit forced.
    interpretatoron October 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalthough my top 10 Who songs are always changing, this one is ALWAYS on it - BEAUTIFUL! - the guitar, the lyrics EVERYTHING!
    the orrible ooon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe tone and lyrics go perfectly with the ukulele. One of those things where you wonder if that was the intent or it was dumb luck. Whatever the case... Brilliant.
    hockyjockyon September 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a simple beautiful song, one of my favorites even though it is so unlike most other Who songs. For me, it is just showing that every part of every day is equally unique and amazing, not to take anything for granted.
    kennarae3on April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a simple beautiful song, one of my favorites even though it is so unlike most other Who songs. For me, it is just showing that every part of every day is equally unique and amazing, not to take anything for granted.
    kennarae3on April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's pantheism. It's also the Sufi doctrine of seeing God in everything, both ugly and beautiful. On a sunny, gorgeous day and also on a rainy miserable one, God is manifest.
    pandatronicon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a really beautiful song. It would probably be loitering around my top 10 Who songs as well.
    Doug McGraveon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts its actually a uke not a guitar.
    lunarmovementson October 01, 2007   Link

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