"Did You Steal My Money" as written by and Pete Townshend....
I wake up on broken glass
I wake up on broken glass
But you left your number
But you left your number
All the members of the cast
All the members of the cast
Reckon I was lumbered
Reckon I was lumbered

Did you steal it
Did you steal it
Did you screw me
Did you screw me
Did you peel it
Did you peel it
Did you do me
Did you do me

Are you out there Mr no-one
Are you out there Mr no-one
Is my investment growing
Is my investment growing
Sorry that I got so drunk
Sorry that I got so drunk
But I wrote you a poem
But I wrote you a poem

Did you search me
Did you search me
Did you turn me over
Did you turn me over
While I cold turkeyed
While I cold turkeyed
On the sofa
On the sofa

Did you steal my money
Did you steal my money

How can we forgive a grievance
How can we forgive a grievance
Now that we all live with demons
Now that we all live with demons
Did you know that poor old veteran
Did you know that poor old veteran
That you kicked out of his bed
That you kicked out of his bed

Says that he cannot forget you
Says that he cannot forget you
But he does not wish you dead
But he does not wish you dead
Leave his gold watch in reception
Leave his gold watch in reception
He will keep the sixteen stitches in his head
He will keep the sixteen stitches in his head
Did you steal his money
Did you steal his money

Did you pinch my trainer football
Did you pinch my trainer football
Say if you half inched it
Say if you half inched it
Thought I heard a female foot fall
Thought I heard a female foot fall
While I washed my kitchen
While I washed my kitchen

Did you use me
Did you use me
Why'd I trust you
Why'd I trust you
Why'd you abuse me
Why'd you abuse me
I won't bust you
I won't bust you

Did you steal my lorry
Did you steal my lorry
It fell right off my lorry
It fell right off my lorry

Did you pinch my brasso
Did you pinch my brasso
Nick my belt you asshole
Nick my belt you asshole


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"Did You Steal My Money" as written by Pete Townshend

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    General CommentMan...I love the Who, but these are some of the crappiest lyrics ever, with the exception of "Just leave his gold watch in reception / And he'll keep the sixteen stitches in his head." But seriously..."inched it" / "kitchen"? That hurts.
    TheRealDannyMon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove the Face Dances album, this song became a favorite for me right away. It's rather fun for a song about getting screwed over. Btw I highly doubt that 'inched it' and 'kitchen' were intended to rhyme! They were not consistent with rhyming here... more often than not they didn't.
    cestmagiqueon August 05, 2012   Link
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    General CommentCatchy tune on Face Dances but after reading Townshend's autobiography I am liking this song more.

    After a one night stand with a beautiful girl in Phoenix, Pete had $50k in an envelope stolen out of his duffle bag and didn't know it until he got back to the UK. The song was born!
    delmar1on October 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis was one of the worst songs ever recorded by the band; it can be seen as a kind of catharsis, if you read "Who I Am", Pete's autobiography. It's noteworthy that the more self-pitying Pete gets, the more the quality of the music itself suffers. "Empty Glass" (from the album of the same name) is the only exception to this.
    MaskedPoeton March 05, 2015   Link

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