"What You're Doing" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Alex Lifeson....
Well, I see you standin' there
With your finger in the air
Ev'rything we do
You want to leave it up to you

Who do you think you are?
You think you are a star
Try'n' to run the town
Always try'n' to put us down

Well, you think that you're right
You think you're out of sight
Tell me something, mister
Why'd you have to make us so uptight?

Well, you say you've been try'n'
You know that you're ly'n'
I think you need some groovin'
Who do you think you're foolin' now?

Well, you better start changin'
You life needs rearrangin'
You better do some talkin'
Or you better do some walkin' now

Yeah, you think that you're right
You think you're out of sight
Tell me something, mister
Why'd you have to make us so uptight?

I know what you're doing,
All that you been doin' wrong
I don't know what you're feelin'
Oh, but you been feelin' long

Well, you think that you're right
Tell me something, mister
Why'd you have to make us so uptight?


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"What You're Doing" as written by Alex Zivojinovich Gary Lee Weinrib

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentAt first I thought of it as a song about critics of the band in the early days.
    OvertheTop01on April 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentKickass song, Great riff
    pinkfloydfan1969on January 18, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationSeems like the song is about someone who is trying to be the best at everything (try'n to run the town)and making everyone else feel like a lesser being than him. (always try'n' to put us down) However in the end, he is actually failing and attempting to make excuses which he also fails at.
    WholeGrnon June 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was about corrupt politicians and bad cops.
    susan10246on August 27, 2015   Link

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