"Who Are You (Lost Verse)" as written by Julian C. Bunetta, Nasri Tony Atweh, Patrick J. Bianco, Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei....
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?

I woke up in a Soho doorway
A policeman knew my name
He said, you can go sleep at home tonight
If you can get up and walk away

I staggered back to the underground
And the breeze blew back my hair
I remember throwin' punches around
And preachin' from my chair

Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Tell me, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
'Cause I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

I took the tube back out of town
Back to the rollin' pin
I felt a little like a dying clown
With a streak of rin tin tin

I stretched back and I hiccupped
And looked back on my busy day
Eleven hours in the tin pan
God, there's got to be another way

Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Oh, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Come on and tell me, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Oh, who the fuck are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Who are you?
(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)
(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)
(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)
(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)
(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)
(Ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh wa, ooh)

Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?

I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Ah, who the fuck are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Oh, tell me who are you? (Who are you? Ooh)
I really wanna know
Oh, I really wanna know
Come on, tell me who are you, you, you, ah you?


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"Who Are You" as written by Peter Townshend

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    General CommentI think the first few lines are about the band being a bit immature when they first started out.
    "I used to check my reflection, Jumping with my cheap guitar."
    Talking about how they where too concerned with their image and showmanship, and not enough with their music. But now they're a little bit older and a little bit wiser.
    "I must of lost my direction, 'cause I ended up a super star."
    Saying that even though they were a bit misguided with the image concerns and what not, they still made it and become a famous band. In this case, they lost their direction, but the original direction was a bad one anyway, so it was a good thing.
    "One night I's in the board room affected by the human race"
    Possibly a line about how the music industry and the suits at the label still have influence over their music, though they're a bit more aware of it now.
    "You can learn from my mistake "
    Possibly saying to up and coming musicians that they need to remember to make the music, not their image, first.
    "but your posing in my glass again"
    No idea. Pete's an odd one.


    Now, that's just my interpretation of this verse, out of context. I read somewhere Pete said the song is mostly about "the demands of new friendship" and that the aggressive way Roger sang really changed the way the song is perceived, and that doesn't really fit with my interpretation to well, but hey, whatever.
    One of the greatest bands ever. Period.
    Soyokazeon July 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat the fuck
    Marc123on June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you buy the remastered version of the Who Are You album, one of the bonus tracks is the original version of Who Are You with said lost verse.
    r0beritoon June 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite who songs, i wish they left in this verse it really makes the song more worth it for me =p they're the best
    armsaimedatthe_sunon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'll try to finish it soyokaze: "You're posing in the glass again."

    You can say you'll never go down the road of Townshend/Daltry and be too concerned with yourself, but you're looking in that mirror too. That line just makes this song come full circle. One of the best written verses ever, and it's left out.
    arrstaron October 17, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation"You can learn from my mistake but your posing in my glass again"

    I believe Townsend is speaking to his reflection, and he's saying that he hasn't learned from his mistake at all.
    dmojaveon October 19, 2012   Link

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