November 22, 2009

Behind Blue Eyes - Question for You


I just did a post on one of my other blogs and dedicated this song to someone, it seemed fitting.  Without looking it up does anyone know what the song is about?  I've heard several stories about why it was written so am curious if any of you have heard the same, or different ones.

Also - any Ray Davies/Kinks fans - stay tuned.

5 comments:

Charlie said...

Wikipedia is not the best known source for accuracy but I hope this helps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behind_Blue_Eyes

bearockr said...

I know that this song is about some prisoner ... maybe the life of someone in jail or similar ... don't know exactly though ... You can also get a hint from Limpbizkit's video of this song which they covered ..

tad said...

Layla: "Behind Blue Eyes" was supposed 2 B a portrait of the villain "Brick" in Pete Townshend's proposed rock-opera LIFEHOUSE, the next studio-recording project The Who tackled after TOMMY. But the project fell apart, Pete hadda nervous breakdown, & WHO'S NEXT was an attempt 2 "salvage" mosta the songs from LIFEHOUSE.
(Lotta people thot Pete was writing about HIMSELF in this song.)
Pete has written in the last decade that the LIFEHOUSE project isn't dead yet, & apparently at 1time U could buy Pete's LIFEHOUSE demos from Rhino/Handmade's website....
This is also 1 of my daughter's favrite songs, which makes me smile.... -- TAD.

Bond said...

I would have to look it up also...

seems you have some complete info here already

Sinuslift said...

wow.. much better than the coverversion...

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