The Who – See Me, Feel Me

The power of this song really showed live. The Who’s performance at Woodstock was probably my favorite performance in the movie. The Who were well known by Woodstock but the movie helped cement their superstar status in the rock world.

Tommy is not my favorite Who album but the album changed dynamics when played live. It came to life in a way that the album didn’t.

I was on my friend Hanspostcard’s top 40 post and saw this song at #11. I was surprised it peaked that high in 1970…higher than Pinball Wizard. The song closes out Tommy with a bang.

I saw the Who in 2016 and they did this song. Seeing Zac Starkey (Ringo’s Son) drum for them is surreal. Keith Moon was his Godfather and Keith gave him his first set of real drums. He is the only drummer they have had to really fill Keith’s shoes…and it’s natural.

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Also…check out the Who’s (Who) new album…personally, I think it’s the best one they have released since the 1970s.

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From Songfacts

This is the last song on Tommy, the first “rock opera.” It tells the story of a deaf, dumb, and blind kid who becomes a pinball champion and is idolized by his followers. This was a very uplifting song to end the rock opera. The show got mostly good reviews.

The Who performed the album from start to finish on their tour. Roger Daltrey sang this as the character Tommy.

The message of unification and hope in this song was inspired by Meher Baba, a guru Pete Townshend was following. Townshend wrote Tommy in an attempt to bring people together through rock music.

Tommy was made into a play as well as a movie. The 1975 movie starred Jack Nicholson, Ann Margaret, Tina Turner and Elton John. Daltrey played Tommy and Keith Moon was the evil Uncle Ernie.

 

See Me, Feel Me

See me, feel me, touch me, heal me
See me, feel me, touch me, heal me
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 opinions
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 opinions
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

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

17 thoughts on “The Who – See Me, Feel Me”

    1. I can see that. We did Pinball Wizard and I’m Free but Question and Pinball Wizard are some heaving strumming songs. To make it sound right you have to be aggressive and yea that high E is in for it.

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  1. This is my favorite song of theirs. There is something magnificent about it, and I don’t use that term often or lightly with music. I saw the movie years ago but had no idea Keith Moon was acting in it. Time for a re-watch. I’m about to break down crying when I hear that Keith was Ringo’s son’s godfather and that he now plays with the band.

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    1. Isn’t that something with Zak? Ringo said in the 80s when the Who regrouped Zac was upset because they didn’t go to him as a teenager lol.
      It’s so cool…it’s a natural transition. I will say…without bias…he IS the best one they ever had since Keith. Roger and Pete has said that he has Keith’s style… Zak also drummed for Oasis.

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      1. They were really huge over in the UK…more than here. I really like them.
        Ringo didn’t give him his first drum set…he wanted him to be a Doctor or Lawyer lol.

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      2. If you already have wealth, who in their right mind would put themselves through training for those jobs? Some may have an altruistic nature to heal or defend, but if you could be a drummer instead…

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  2. I love this song. I agree that Zak is the perfect fit for The Who. It’s a thrill to see Zak sitting up there playing that key role.

    I’m loving the new album. It’s been so long since one of ‘my’ bands put out an album of new music. I forgot how thrilling it is.

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  3. I watched Kenney Jones and wanted it to work and Simon Phillips in the 80s…but something just wasn’t there… Zak has it. It was the natural order of things that he should be in The Who. Ringo was saying that Zak got upset in the 80s when they didn’t call him.

    Isn’t it great that the album not only didn’t disappoint but exceeded expectations?

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