Recorded in March, 1973, this previously unreleased demo recording had its debut as part of the album "Quadrophenia: The Director's Cut" in 2011. The album is a remix of Quadrophenia by Pete Townshend, and was...

I guess by now, you're feelin' sorry for me.
Well, that's the way this story's meant to be.
Take a look around, you won't see much, that's right.
Your kid might be in the boy scouts, but he's kickin' queers at night

(Chorus)
Tell me a single thing life teaches you.
Tell me a single death that reaches you.
You deny you've got a soul to preach to.
Try and save him, I beseech you

I've done all I can, he never cut his hair,
I washed my hands of the whole affair.
Twenty years in jail seems a little harsh,
but I bow to the law and the chosen path.

Is it me, for a moment?
The stars are falling,
the heat is rising,
the past is calling.

Is it me, for a moment?
The stars are falling,
the heat is rising,
the past is calling.

(Verse)
I guess by now you're feeling sorry for him.
Well that's okay, 'cause they put him in the bin.
Take a look around, take a walk out in the park,
you can still see all the old ladies scared stiff of the dark.

(Chorus)
Tell me a single thing life teaches you.
Tell me a single death that reaches you.
You deny you got a soul to preach to.
Try and save him, I beseech you.

Tell me a single thing life teaches you (I've done all I can, he wouldn't cut his hair).
Tell me a single death that reaches you (I washed my hands of the whole affair).
You deny you've got a soul to preach to (twenty years in jail seems a little harsh).
Try and save him, now, I beseech you (but I bow to the law, and the chosen path).

I've done all I can, I've done all I can!

Tell me a single thing life teaches you, (I've done all I can, he wouldn't cut his hair)
tell me a single death that reaches you, (I washed my hands of the whole affair)
You deny you've got a soul to preach to (Twenty years in jail seems a little harsh)
Try to save him, now, I beseech you (But I bow to the law and the chosen path, the chosen path)

Some nights I still sleep on the beach.
Remember when stars were in reach?



Lyrics submitted by bmcf1lm, edited by TheKent


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    Song Meaning:This song is about looking around and seeing that a world that you thought was great is just a living hell.
    bmcf1lmon February 20, 2013   Link

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