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The Who Dreaming from the Waist Lyrics

Last updated: 10/13/2012 12:01:30 PM

Lyrics - The Who - Dreaming from the Waist Lyrics


I feel like I want to break out of the house
My heart is a-pumping, I've got sand in my mouth
I feel like I'm heading up to a cardiac arrest
I want to scream in the night, I want a manifest

I've got that wide awake, give-and-take, five o'clock-in-the-morning feeling
I've got the hots for the sluts in the well thumbed pages of a magazine
I want to drive, want to fly like I do in the dreams I've never really been in
I want to hump, want to jump, want to heat up and cool down in a dream machine

I'm dreaming ... from the waist on down
I'm dreaming ... but I feel tired and bound
I'm dreaming ... of a day when a cold shower helps my health
I'm dreaming ... dreaming - of the day I can control myself
Day I can control myself
Day I can control myself

Drive like a priest and then I'm shooting lights
I'm burning tires with some guy whose hair is turning white
I know the girls that I pass, they just ain't impressed
I'm too old to give up, but too young to rest

I've got that numb-to-a-thumb over-dubbed
Feeling social when the world is sleeping
The plot starts to thicken then I sicken and I feel like I'm cemented down
I'm so juiced that the whorey lady's sad sad story has me quietly weeping
But here comes morning
Here comes the yawning demented clown

I'm dreaming ... but I know it's all hot air
I'm dreaming ... I'll get back to that rocking chair
I'm dreaming ... of the day when I can share the wealth
I'm dreaming ... dreaming - of the day I can control myself
Day I can control myself
Hey, hey!
The day I can control myself




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Who by Numbers: A Forgotten Classic | Reviewer: David Harrison | 2/18/2008

This song, along with the rest of the Who's By Numbers is the Who album that time forgot. Although not a concept album per es the theme of approaching middle age through the eye's of an aging rock musician weaves throughout along with some terrific production and the band's best piano work to date. Moon's drumming is particularly potent as he drives this introspective intensely personal work.