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The Who The Real Me Lyrics

Last updated: 12/02/2012 10:02:19 AM

I went back to the doctor
To get another shrink.
I sit and tell him about my weekend,
But he never betrays what he thinks.

Can you see the real me, doctor?

I went back to my mother
I said, "I'm crazy ma, help me."
She said, "I know how it feels son,
'Cause it runs in the family."

Can you see the real me, mother?

The cracks between the paving stones
Look like rivers of flowing veins.
Strange people who know me
Peeping from behind every window pane.
The girl I used to love
Lives in this yellow house.
Yesterday she passed me by,
She doesn't want to know me now.

Can you see the real me, can you?

I ended up with the preacher,
Full of lies and hate,
I seemed to scare him a little
So he showed me to the golden gate.

Can you see the real me preacher?
Can you see the real me doctor?
Can you see the real me mother?
Can you see the real me?

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take on opening of Quadrophenia Tour Boston 11/16/2012.... | Reviewer: Steve | 12/1/12

They cut short "I Am the Sea" a bit (no problem there) but, then BOOM, they hit us with The Real Me (the sound literally hitting you in the chest, the lights, the crowd - fantastic!).
Then there they were, Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey in the flesh, rockin' it out. Daltrey's voice may have dropped an octave or two to preserve itself for the long tour but, still an impressive opening and great show (backed up by let's see.. Ringo's son Zack on drums who was freaking great and Townsend's brother on guitar who technically at least (dare I say, may have been better than the old man, not kidding.) But there was no doubt that Pete Townsend was from beginning to end the director and master of the show.

Can ya see the real talent | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/7/11

In sheer terms of musical precision possibly the best 'The Who' song ever recorded. Phenomenal vocals by Daltry, a great display of his conviction, power and overall prowess.

Moon's manic drumming never ceases to amaze in what is practically a 3 minute solo.

Entwhistle's bass in this song is so prominent and the licks as delicious as an 18 year olds newly ripe peach... showing us why, for all bassists familiar with The Who's work, he is a huge inspiration and influence.

Who could ever fault Townsend's performances, the guy is an incredible musician with a tremendous ear; Lending his guitar in supplement exactly where needed to produce such a tremendous song.

As real as it gets.... | Reviewer: | 7/24/11

Disco is on the horizon and from England comes a blast of rock that will satisfy the ardent rocker. The Real Me opens Quadrophenia with a salvo of Pete's guitars stabs that harken back to the Live At Leeds recording. One of the last releases on 7" reel to reel, the recording is John Glyns best.