Smile And Grin At The Change All Around Me

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Smile And Grin At The Change All Around Me

 

The Who song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, became the theme song for the TV show “CSI: Miami.” Pete Townshend wrote this song about a revolution. In the first verse, there is an uprising. In the middle, they overthrow those in power, but in the end, the new regime becomes just like the old one. Townshend felt revolution, unfortunately, was pointless because whoever takes over is destined to become corrupt.    

 

Won’t Get Fooled Again

Recorded by The Who

Written by Pete Townsend

 

Here's a copy of The Who's last performance with the late Keith Moon on May 25, 1978

(the song starts 42 seconds into the video):

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youtube.com/watch?v=DZOVSV3qGlA
 

 

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgment of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song.

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
And I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again.

Change it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fall that's all
But the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war.

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
And I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again.
No, no!

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie.

Do ya?

There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight.

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again.

I'm about to go down the drain

No, no!

Yeah!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss.

mhopgood123 says:
SOunds like you all had much fun! Too bad I missed it!
Posted on: Aug 27, 2009
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5 TBs on a terrific summer day
5 TBs on a terrific summer day
Joanne, Robert & Harriet-nuff said
Joanne, Robert & Harriet-'nuff said
Im about to go down the drain
I'm about to go down the drain
Lunch at Jaxsons Ice Cream Parlor
Lunch at Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor
Harriet (Africancrab) & I take pics
Harriet (Africancrab) & I take pics
Jaxsons happy waitress serves us
Jaxson's happy waitress serves us
Jo ready to dig into foot-long dog
Jo ready to dig into foot-long dog
Im SO HAPPY to see Harriet again
I'm SO HAPPY to see Harriet again
Jo & Harriet - 2 peas in a pod
Jo & Harriet - 2 peas in a pod
Being patriotic, I order ice cream
Being patriotic, I order ice cream
Robert & his hot fudge sundae
Robert & his hot fudge sundae