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Won'T Get Fooled Again
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“Won’t Get Fooled Again” is a song by the British rock band The Who, written by Pete Townshend. It was released as a single in June 1971, reaching the top 10 in the UK, while the full eight-and-a-half minute version appears as the final track on the band’s 1971 album Who’s Next, released that August.
Townshend wrote the song as the closing number of the Lifehouse project, and the lyrics criticise revolution and power. To symbolise the spiritual connection he had found in music via the works of Meher Baba and Inayat Khan, he programmed a mixture of human traits into a synthesizer and used it as the main backing instrument throughout the song. The Who tried recording the song in New York in March 1971, but re-recorded a superior take at Stargroves the next month using the... Read on...
Song lines: ♪ Take a bow for the new revolution ... Same as the old boss ... Pick up my guitar and play just like yesterday ♫
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