We Won't Get Fooled Again!

Posted On: Saturday - November 25th 2017 8:17PM MST
In Topics: 
  Commies  Music

... sure about that? (Yeah, actually the song lyrics do imply my point, so we've got no argument with The Who here.)

The last couple of posts got Who songs going in my head, as "people forget" (about Communism) brings up "Eminence Front" and "hope I die before I get old" brings up "My Generation". Yeah, there was lots of great stuff from that supergroup of the B-b-b-boomer G-g-g-generation, baby, but the post about the Commies really suggests "Won't Get Fooled Again", a song written by Pete Townshend in 1971.

The lyrics are just perfect in describing the guys like N. Lenin below and his revolutionary followers along with the next Commies coming along:

Meet the new boss! Same as the old boss!

"We'll be fighting in the street
with our children at our feet,
and the morals that they worship will be gone.
And the men who spurred us on
sit in judgment of all wrong.
They decide and the shotgun sings the song.

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution,
take a bow for the new revolution,
smile and grin at the change all around,
pick up my guitar and play,
just like yesterday,
and I'll get on my knees and pray
we don't get fooled again

The change it had to come.
We knew it all along.
We were liberated from the foe, that's all.
And the world looks just the same,
and history ain't changed.
Cause the banners, they all were flown, in the last war.


I'll move myself and my family aside.
If we happen to be left half-alive,
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky,
for I know that the hypnotized never lie.

Do ya?

There's nothing in the street
looks any different to me.
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-by.
And the parting on the left
is now parting on the right,
and their beards have all grown longer overnight



Meet the new boss,
same as the old boss!"

The Who:
Roger Daltrey - Lead vocals
Pete Townshend - Lead vocals and guitar
John Entwistle - Bass guitar
Keith Moon - Drums

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