"Overture" as written by Pete Townshend, Peter Kiesewalter and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart....
Captain Walker didn't come home
His unborn child will never know him
Believe him missing with a number of men
Don't expect to see him again

Lyrics submitted by Flinchy17

"Overture" as written by Peter Townshend

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    General Commentmusically, the greatest song the who ever recorded
    perfect opening for Tommy
    eleven-seventy1170on January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmazingly detailed song. Perfect intro. So many elements of sound in it. Lyrics are sung beautifuly.
    FloatOn33on January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the horn in the "go to the doctor" section.

    great how he followed the traditional overture style for a contemporary rock album.
    cosmicjiveon March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis whole album seems to me (I'm hearing it for the first time now, but I've read about it) to be the same as Pink Floyd's The Wall, except that this one came first.
    inpraiseoffollyon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe best instrumental Rock piece i've ever heard by anyone.
    the walrus67on October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell as it has lyrics I guess it's not an instrumental is it?
    Flinchy17on January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the way this song goes into 'It's A Boy'.
    3fingeredpeteon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't even consider the words listed to be part of the Overture, but that's neither here nor there. What is stunning about the Overture is that Pete Townsend wrote extremely powerful songs with no lyrics, this being one of them. Yes, the members of the group were a bunch of snotty little rockers, but there was musical genius there. Other incredible pieces - "Quadrophenia" and "The Rock" on the Quadrophenia album. If those works don't elicit emotion in you, you don't have the volume turned up enough. And Townsend wrote "Tommy" when he was 23 and "Quadrophenia" when he was 28. This man is the Mozart of the 20th century.
    terrorkoton January 05, 2013   Link

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