Go To The Mirror Boy (Pete Townshend) BMG Music o/b/o Towser Tunes, Fabulous Music, ABKCO (BMI)

This song was written in a Holiday Inn in Rolling Meadows, Illinois around August 1st, 1968. The demo had the following lines: "I've kicked him, licked him, rubbed him, hit him, loved him. Everything in vain to let him know. I'm here my son, your dad, I wait for your sign and in my heart frustration overflows."

In an early song list and the demo version, this song was followed by a very short song called "Success!"

Doctor:

He seems to be completely unreceptive.
The tests I gave him show no sense at all.
His eyes react to light the dials detect it.
He hears but cannot answer to your call.

Tommy:

See me, feel me, touch me, heal me.
See me, feel me, touch me, heal me.

Doctor:

There is no chance no untried operation.
All hope lies with him and none with me.
Imagine though the shock from isolation.
When he suddenly can hear and speak and see.

Tommy:

See me, feel me, touch me, heal me.
See me, feel me, touch me, heal me.

Doctor:

His eyes can hear
his ears can see his lips speak
All the time the needles flick and rock.
No machine can give the kind of stimulation,
Needed to remove his inner block.

Go to the mirror boy!
Go to the mirror boy!

Father:

I often wonder what he's feeling.
Has he ever heard a word I've said?
Look at him now in the mirror dreaming
What is happening in his head?

Tommy:

Listening to you I get the music.
Gazing at you I get the heat
Following you I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet!

Right behind you I see the millions
On you I see the glory.
>From you I get the opinions
>From you I get the story.

Father:

What is happening in his head
Ooooh I wish I knew, I wish I knew.

This song appears on:

Source Length notes
Tommy 3:49
Join Together 3:21 Live
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 3:32 Live
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