The Who Pictures of Lily Lyrics

Substitute Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Substitute
  • 2 I'm a Boy
  • 3 Pictures of Lily
  • 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
    Pitcures 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?"

    Written by: Peter Townshend
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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