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  • Nobody Knows

    Posted by Guitargeezer-Jack on November 23, 2021 at 2:53 pm


    My version is more like the American rap rock group Limp Bisket’s 2003 rendition in that it does not have the aggressive bridge and lyrics (with the prayer reference below). No worries – no rapping “Discover LIMP say it”. Tend to like songs with minor chords. Not really “a bad or sad man”, I just like how they sound. Actually, I’ve been very blessed in this life with loving family and friends. I have been with TAC since late March, 2021 so here is my third “Play for Us” forum submission. Maybe next time I will do a happy song.

    Behind Blue Eyes” is a song by the English rock band the Who, recorded in 1971 released in November 50 years ago! It was the second single from their fifth album <b class=””>Who’s Next with a somewhat antisocial picture on the cover. The song was originally written by Pete Townshend for his musical project known as Lifehouse. (“Lifehouse Method” was a software system that Pete Townshend designed to generate unique pieces of music processed from various personal data of a user emotional inputs into a website interface.) The inspiration came from the “Tommy” tour. The website is now defunct but it brought some inspiration for the band in 1978, with aspects of the Lifehouse method revisited in the album Who Are You. In 2000, Townshend revived the concept in the “Lifehouse Chronicles”, a rock opera Pete Townshend worked on feverishly and then abandoned — due to outside tinkering and betrayal — between the issues of Tommy and Quadrophenia. Impress your friends by knowing that tidbit of rock music trivia.

    What does behind blue eyes mean?
    It is written from the point of view of the “villain” character (within the “Lifehouse Chronicles” rock opera project), showing even bad people have emotions like the rest of us.

    The “behind blue eyes” refers to the thoughts and feelings of the villain, in his head, behind his eyes. Like any song lyrics, how you interpret it is up to you, or it may have a special meaning for you, and that is all good.

    However, here’s reportedly a more personal version of the song’s meaning:
    At a concert Pete Townshend allegedly became tempted by a female groupie, but he instead went back to his room alone, possibly as a result of the teachings of his spiritual leader, Meher Baba. Upon reaching his room, he read a prayer, the first words being “When my fist clenches, crack it open” that is within of the bridge of the original song.

    Sadly, Roger Daltrey lost his dog same day he recorded the vocals. 😩

    danwynne replied 2 years, 3 months ago 13 Members · 16 Replies
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  • Loraine

    November 23, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Great rendition @Guitargeezer-Jack . Loved the backstory!

  • paul21

    November 24, 2021 at 3:54 am

    Well done Sir.

  • Marisa

    November 24, 2021 at 5:45 am

    Really nice @ Guitargeezer-jack Your version was beautiful. Thanks for the backstory too!

  • Marquita

    November 25, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    I enjoyed this, @Guitargeezer-Jack. Thanks for sharing it.

  • stevieblues

    November 25, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    That was a great rendition Guitargeezer-Jack! Thanks for the back story, and for sharing the video.

  • Fly

    November 26, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Nice one jack. I love the who I’ve just recently been learning substitute and I’m having a lot of fun with it. Well played and sung 😎

  • Bill_Brown

    November 26, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Very nice @Guitargeezer-Jack 👏👏👏 That song brought back a lot of memories – a lot of great songs on that album🤩 That was a very nice arrangement and great performance, I really enjoyed listening Jack, thanks for posting😎

  • Philb

    November 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Very well done!

  • Guitargeezer-Jack

    November 29, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Much appreciation to @Loraine @paul21 @Marisa @Marquita @stevieblues @Fly @Bill_Brown @Philb for your kind remarks. Wishing all TACers a holiday season filled with great joy and guitar playing!

  • Marquita

    December 13, 2021 at 11:50 am

    I listened to this again and appreciate the depth of the meaning of the words. I read again how Pete Townsend controlled the urge to do wrong. God is good like that.
    Our conscience gets nudged back on track. Yet, due to free will, we still have to attend to right or wrong… knowing there’s a consequence for our actions. We’ve all been there I am sure. So, that’s what it all meant to me… Bless you for presenting this!

  • N-lightMike

    December 13, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Wow Jack, @Guitargeezer-Jack you have done a great job with this. I missed the other 2. I hadn’t realized you posted some songs.

    You seem to be the opposite of me. I gain more and more talent, yet can’t do anything with it. You start to gain just a little bit of talent and you put it to use making something very entertaining and thought provoking. Excellent performance.

    MG 😀

  • Guitargeezer-Jack

    December 14, 2021 at 6:49 am

    Appreciate your words of insight @Marquita and @MikeGaurnier

    Working on a spiritual Christmas song to post soon.

  • Marty73

    December 14, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Very nice cover! 😊😊😊😎

  • KevinZ

    December 14, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Nice one @Guitargeezer-Jack 👏👏

  • danwynne

    December 15, 2021 at 8:56 pm


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