Somebody Saved Me

Pete Townshend

About Somebody Saved Me

"Somebody Saved Me" is a song written and composed by Pete Townshend, the guitarist and principal songwriter for The Who. The song appears on his third solo album All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes (1982). It is also on The Who's 1997 remaster of their 1981 album Face Dances as a bonus track. The Who omitted "Somebody Saved Me" from Face Dances, their first album with Kenney Jones on drums following the death of Keith Moon, as it did not fit with their musical style at the time.  


Year:
1982
4:51
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I stood at the door beside her
But she wouldn't let me pass
I was such a bore, and I lied to her
I said I didn't really want her ass
I went away in the mud and rain
The gang became snide and laughed
I was slain, but I smiled and the pain
Began to subside at last

And when I got back to my hotel
I wondered if the thunder meant I'd landed in Hell
And on the forecourt I slipped and fell
I cracked my stupid head and I heard a bell
I thought, hey

Somebody saved me - it happened again
Somebody saved me - I thank you, my friend
Somebody saved me from a fate worse than Heaven
'Cause if I'd had her for just an hour
I'd have wanted her forever
Somebody saved me

You would have thought that I'd have learned
Twenty years ago or more
A beautiful girl raised her mouth and yearned
But I didn't know what lips were for
I ran away in the mud and rain
The weather here is never too bright
She'd had an affray with her man and came
For solace and the means to fight

She finally bored with seducing me
And took up with some geezer from the Ealing scene
It nearly killed him like it would've killed me
When her original man snapped his fingers and she obeyed, she obeyed

But somebody saved me - it happened again
Somebody saved me - I thank you, my friend
Somebody saved me from a fate worse than Heaven
'Cause if I'd had her for just an hour
I'd have wanted her forever

I don't know about guardian angels
All I know about's staying alive
I can't shout about spiritual labels
When little ones die and big ones thrive

All I know is that I've been making it
And there've been times that I didn't deserve to
Every show there's been more faking it
But right at the point of no return

Somebody saves me again and again
Somebody saves me - I thank you, my friend
Somebody saves me from a fate worse than Heaven
'Cause if I blew it for a single moment
I'd blow it forever
But somebody saves me

I took up the connection once
Made me feel quite aloof
I never could queue to collect my lunch
While I was pursuing the truth
So I left my folks in the mud and rain
It always rains in Sunnyside Road
I lived hippy jokes, getting stoned insane
Till the rain looked just like snow

But there was a soul in whom I could depend
He worked himself crazy while I laid in bed
I never leaned on a person like I leaned right then
And when I finally woke up clean
My friend was dead, stone dead

Somebody saved me - it happened again
Somebody saved me - I thank you, my friend
Somebody saved me - I ain't ready for Heaven
'Cause if I'd seen you for a second, I'd have wanted to see you forever
Somebody saved me
Somebody saved me

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Pete Townshend

Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and author, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group The Who, as well as for his own solo career. His career with The Who spans more than 40 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s, and, according to Eddie Vedder, "possibly the greatest live band ever." more »

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