THE WHO : PICTURES OF LILY [SONGS OF CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA]

Θέλοντας να χαρακτηρίσει αυτό το τραγούδι – περιγραφή τελετουργίας περάσματος από την παιδική στην εφηβική ηλικία, ο Pete Townsend, εφηύρε τον όρο “power pop” [1967].

Trying to label this song – a description of a rite of passage from childhood to adolescence,
Pete Townsend coined the term “power pop” [1967].

I used to wake up in the morning
I used to feel so bad
I got so sick of having sleepless nights
I went and told my dad
He said, “Son now here’s some little something”
And stuck them on my wall
And now my nights ain’t quite so lonely
In fact I, I don’t feel bad at all
Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful
Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night
Pictures of Lily solved my childhood problems
Pictures of Lily helped me feel alright
Pictures of Lily
Lily, oh Lily
Lily, oh Lily
Pictures of Lily
And then one day things weren’t quite so fine
I fell in love with Lily
I asked my dad where Lily I could find
He said, “Son, now don’t be silly”
“She’s been dead since 1929”
Oh, how I cried that night
If only I’d been born in Lily’s time
It would have been alright
Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful
Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night
For me and Lily are together in my dreams
And I ask you, “Hey mister, have you ever seen”
“Pictures of Lily?”


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2 Comments

  1. Resa August 11, 2020 at 12:29 am

    My fave “Who” song, ever! Then “Magic Bus” & “I Can See For Miles”!

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    1. Oannes August 11, 2020 at 5:59 pm

      I was always into QUADROPHENIA – the whole album. I found the movie quite pathetic, though. Thank you for sharing!

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