"New Song" as written by and Pete Townshend....
You need a new song
I'll set the words up so they tear right at your soul
Don't take me too long
But there's a danger that I'll plagiarize something old

My fingers kill me as I play my guitar
'Cause I've been chewing down at my nails
My hairline ain't exactly superstar
But there's one thing that never fails
This never fails

I write the same old song with a few new lines
And everybody wants to cheer it
I write the same old song you heard a good few times
Admit you really want to hear it

Whenever I see you
You always treat me like I'm some kind of perfect man
Just 'cause I please you
You explain, but you don't think I can understand

My head is spinning as I scrawl with my pen
'Cause I've been pouring vodka in my soul
Nothing really ever changes my friend
New lamps for old
New lamps for old

We sing the same old song, just like a vintage car
You can look but you won't ever drive it
We drink the same old wine from a brand new jar
We get hung over, but we always survive it

Turn on the radio
Love is proclaimed
Again and again and again
Join in and sing
Now, don't be ashamed
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
Let it rain
Let it rain

We hum the same old lines to a different crowd
And everybody wants to cheer it
We run on endless time to reach a higher cloud
But we never ever seem to get near it

We sing the same old song


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"New Song" as written by Pete Townshend

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    General CommentThis song explain how the band is tired of hearing the same old crap in music being constantly released and how they need to write new styles of songs.
    kfe2on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentkfe2 pretty much covered it. its a pretty good song of a pretty good album who are you
    the who 72on February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most ironic song ever. This song is about how a musician is fed up of his thoughtless audience. His wallet is full just as long as he writes the same old tunes, a concept that roger waters made a commercial success through "the wall".

    The irony is in the fact that Pete townshend always have something new to offer to his audience. The who audience have always been pretty accepting of the music the who has come out with. This song is an example of that, though I must say "who are you" is by far the most underrated who album ever. I love it for what it is. It doesn't need to be another "who's next" or "tommy".
    Dhruvaon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthas*
    Dhruvaon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta great version of this song, by a fan, not the Who.

    youtube.com/…
    Flyersfanon May 06, 2008   Link

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