Behind Blue Eyes

Words & Music:

Pete Townsend


Em                     G              D

No one knows what it's like to be the bad man,

          C         Asus2

To be the sad man behind blue eyes

No one knows what it's like to be hated,

To be fated, to telling only lies.



       C    D                 G           C          D        E

But my dreams, they aren't as empty as my conscience seems to be.

       Bm          C                  D                       A2

I have hours, only lonely, my love is vengeance, that's never free


No one knows what it's like to feel these feelings

Like I do and I blame you.

No one bites back as hard on their anger.

None of my pain and woe can show through.





A2           E         Bm       A             E          Bm      G

When my fist clenches, crack it open before I use it and lose my cool.

       D      Bm           A                  D         Bm         A

When I smile, tell me some bad news, before I laugh and act like a fool.

And if I swallow anything evil, put your finger down my throat.

And if I shiver, please give me a blanket,

Keep me warm, let me wear your coat.


E    Bm   A    E    Bm   G

D    Bm   A    D    Bm   A

E    Bm   A    Bm   A    E    Bm


No one knows what it's like to be the bad man,

To be the sad man behind blue eyes.



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