"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
Everything we do
You want to leave it up to you

Well, who do you think you are?
You think you are a star
Tryin' to run this town
But always tryin' to put us down

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

Well, you say that you lyin'
You know that you tryin'
You sayin' that you're foolin'
Who do you think you're foolin' now?

You say that you're changin'
Your life needs rearrangin'
You better do some talkin'
Or you better do some walkin' now

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

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

Well, you say that you're right
Tell me something, mister
Why do you have to make me feel so uptight?

Well, I know what you're doing
Oh darling, you been doin' wrong
Well, I don't know what you're feelin'
Oh, you been kneelin' long

Well, you say that you're right
Tell me something, mister
Why you make me so uptight?

Oh yeah, oh yeah
Yeah


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"What You're Doing [Live At Massey Hall]" as written by Alex Zivojinovich Gary Lee Weinrib

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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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