"Sister Disco" as written by and Pete Townshend....
As I walked through that hospital door
I was sewn up like a coat
I got a smile from the bite of the wind
Watched the fresh fall of snow

I knew then that my life took a turn
I felt strong and secure
And with adhesive tape over my nose
I felt almost demure

Goodbye Sister Disco
With your flashing trash lamps
Goodbye Sister Disco
And to your clubs and your tramps

Goodbye Sister Disco
My dancing's left you behind
Goodbye, now you're solo
Black plastic; deaf, dumb and blind

Bye, goodbye Sister Disco, now I go
I go where the music the music fits my soul
And I, I will never let go, I'll never let go
'Til the echo of the street fight has dissolved

I will choose nightmares and cold stormy seas
I will take over your grief and disease
I'll stay beside you and comfort your soul
When you are lonely and broken and old

Now I walk with a man in my face
Ooh, a woman in my hair
I've got you all lookin' out though my eyes
My feet are a prayer

Goodbye Sister Disco
With your flashing trash lamps
Goodbye Sister Disco
And to your clubs and your tramps

Goodbye Sister Disco
My dancing's left you behind
Goodbye, now you're solo
Black plastic; deaf, dumb and blind


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"Sister Disco" as written by Pete Townshend

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    General CommentOne of my favorite Who tunes. No clue what it means; it doesn't seem to have any kinda hidden or deep message. Just a good song.
    tooth_brushon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot quite sure, but from what lyrics I'm able to interpret, this song is about rejecting a form of muzak (disco, in this case, since this was the late '70s) and going for the music that fits you personally.
    QuadrophenicPinkon April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song!
    Drdestructoon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song!
    Drdestructoon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgotta love that synth part when it kicks in at the end. i think this song is kind of about the end of the 70s. i also like the allusion to tommy: black plastic deaf, dumb and blind.
    acevanson December 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about Disco dieing out... That's just me though.
    magicbus7on February 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentApparently, Daltrey and a producer came to blows over Daltrey's hatred over the synthesizers.
    Flyersfanon April 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentApparently, Daltrey and a producer came to blows over Daltrey's hatred over the synthesizers.
    Flyersfanon April 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis Pete telling disco to fuck off and that it was dead and done. Great bass by John E. in this song.
    biff01on June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSince when has Pete been a homo? You don't have to be gay to like disco, you ignorant asshole.
    feeshaon August 09, 2008   Link

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