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Song Lyric Sunday – See Me, Feel Me

Jim Adams gives us the prompt of touch/feel for this weeks’s Song Lyric Sunday. Lots of songs came to mind, but this is the one that stuck.

The English group The Who recorded the album “Tommy” in May of 1969. They played all of “Tommy” at Woodstock in August of 1969. “See Me, Feel Me” was sung just as the sun came up on the third morning after three days of rain. This performance was captured on film and is included in the film “Woodstock”. This performance helped launch Roger Daltrey as a sex symbol and solidified a place in American culture for The Who.

Tommy was written primarily by Pete Townshend and was influenced by the teachings of Indian spiritual leader the guru Meher Baba. Townshend tried to interpret his teachings of unity and translate them into music. It took six months to create the material to have it ready to take into the studio to arrange and record.

”See Me, Feel Me” does not appear as a separate track on the “Tommy” album. It is instead the third refrain of “We’re Not Going To Take It”. “See Me, Feel Me” and “Listening to You” were eventually released as a single in 1970 and reached #12 on the U.S. charts. It was also released in the U.K. but did not chart there.

”Tommy” was later developed into film, opera and broadway.

The entire story of “Tommy” is an interesting story indeed. Perhaps I will write about it at some later date.

See Me, Feel Me
lyrics from societyofrock.com

See Me
Feel Me
Touch Me
Heal Me
See Me
Feel Me
Touch Me
Heal Me
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 opinion
From you, I get the story
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 opinion
From you, I get the story