La La La Lies (Pete Townshend) Towser Tunes, Inc./Fabulous Music Ltd./ABKCO Music, Inc. (BMI)

From the My Generation liner notes by Brian Cady:

 

Recorded November 10, 1965 at IBC Studio A, London.

"It wasn't as good as this before I did it with Keith. It's not my favourite one on the LP. It reminds me a bit of Sandie Shaw." --Pete Townshend (1965)

This song was released as a single in Europe without the Who's consent on November 11, 1966. It didn't chart in the U.K. but reached #17 in Sweden.

The My Generation: Deluxe Edition stereo remix lacks the original's double-tracked vocals, which may be why it has an abrupt cut-off on the vocals right before the bridge.

If I'm so lost without a friend
Tell me, who's this by my side?
This girl with eyes like gems
And cool reactions to your lies
Lies
La la la la la la lies

You can't repeat what you put 'round
All the things that made me cry
You kicked me when I was down
And they hurt me all those lies
Lies
La la la la la la lies

I've got my girl and together we're strong
To laugh at you and prove you wrong

I don't insist that you feel bad
I just want to see you smile
Don't ever think you made me mad
I didn't listen to your lies
Lies
La la la la la la lies

If I'm so lost without a friend
Tell me, who's this by my side?
This girl with eyes like gems
And cool reactions to your lies
Lies
La la la la la la lies

I don't insist that you feel bad
I just want to see you smile
Don't ever think you made me mad
I didn't listen to your lies
Lies
La la la la la la lies

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