"Getting In Tune" as written by and Pete Townshend....
I'm singing this note 'cause it fits in well
With the chords I'm playing
I can't pretend there's any meaning here
Or in the things I'm saying

But I'm in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune

Right in on you
Right in on you
Right in on you

I get a little tired of having to say
"Do you come here often?"
But when I look in your eyes and see the harmonies
And the heartaches soften

I'm getting in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune

Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you

I've got it all here in my head
There's nothing more needs to be said
I'm just bangin' on my old piano
I'm getting in tune with the straight and narrow

(Getting in tune with the straight and narrow)
Getting in tune with the straight and narrow
(Getting in tune with the straight and narrow)
Yeah, I'm getting in tune with the straight and narrow
(Getting in tune with the straight and narrow)

I'm singing this note 'cause it fits in well
With the way I'm feeling
There's a symphony that I hear in your heart
Sets my head a-reeling

But I'm in tune
Right in tune
I'm in tune
And I'm gonna tune

Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you (right in on you)
Right in on you

Baby, with you
Baby, with you
Baby, with you
Baby, with you
Baby, with you

I've got it all here in my head
There's nothing more needs to be said
I'm just bangin' on my old piano
I'm getting in tune with the straight and narrow

[Repeat: x2]
Getting in tune with the straight and narrow


Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"Gettin' in Tune" as written by Pete Townshend

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    General CommentIt's so hard to believe no one has commented on this great song. Beautiful piano chords (featuring Nicky Hopkins, a very famous session pianist, played with Jeff Beck, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, The Who..) and great drums near the end of the song.

    The lyrics are just about music, nothing complex. Unless I am being ignorant, but I doubt that. Just about rocking and rolling and singing and playing.
    AeroLed286on April 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is good. i especially like the bass part at the beginning. ya the lyrics are just about music but they kinda talk about bands trying to be something they are not "I can't pretend there's any meaning hidden in the things I'm saying"

    by the way i think that is an error in the lyrics
    hamstersgonewildon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always took it to mean being in harmony with your lover. Whatever it means, I like it.
    Sunloveron January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGiven the the concept behind Townshend's Lifehouse project I tend to agree with Sunlover. I've always taken this song to be about harmonizing with a lover or friend.
    Moses19on February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so awsum.. and piper at the gates... the lyrics ARE good u just didnt understand the message that pete townshend was tryin to make....
    sumpeopleblinkon March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about people changing themselves physically or their personality fpr both good and bad reasons.
    babathespider515on July 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is an homage to MUSIC, how can you NOT love and appreciate that?? I guess piper doesn't get it...which is ok because i didnt get it at first, but once I got it - nothing but LOVE for this song
    the orrible ooon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe song definitely has a double meaning ... both of harmonising your music with a band, getting everybody in synch to work together...as well as a layer of meaning about relationships (more than love really) the compromise and harmonising of personalities
    erock1234on December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm actually listening to a live version of this with the who and pearl jam together...very nice
    erock1234on December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, piper is hopeless.
    EveryMnon May 10, 2007   Link

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