Christmas (Pete Townshend) BMG Music o/b/o Towser Tunes, Fabulous Music, ABKCO (BMI)

From the Tommy liner notes by Brian Cady:

In an early song list, this song came immediately after "Amazing Journey."

Before "pinball" was incorporated in the lyrics, the line was "playing with himself he sits and smiles."

Father:

Did you ever see the faces of children
They get so excited.
Waking up on christmas morning
Hours before the winter 1's ignited.
They believe in dreams and all they mean
Including heavens generosity.
Peeping round the door
to see what parcels are for free
In curiosity.

And Tommy doesn't know what day it is.
Doesn't know who Jesus was or what praying is.
How can he be saved?
>From the eternal grave.

Surrounded by his friends he sits so silently,
And unaware of everything.
Playing poxy pin ball
picks his nose and smiles and
Pokes his tongue at everything.
I believe in love
but how can men who've never seen
Light be enlightened.
Only if he's cured
will his spirits future level ever heighten.

And Tommy doesn't know what day it is.
Doesn't know who Jesus was or what praying is.
How can he be saved?
>From the eternal grave.
Tommy can you hear me?
Tommy can you hear me?
Tommy can you hear me?
How can he be saved?

Tommy:

See me, feel me
Touch me, heal me.
See me, feel me
Touch me, heal me!

Tommy can you hear me?
Tommy can you hear me?
Tommy can you hear me?
How can he be saved?

This song appears on:

Source Length notes
Tommy 4:34
Join Together 4:24 Live
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 3:25 Live
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