Townshend, Pete - I Don't Even Know Myself Lyrics




There's nothing in the way I walk
That can tell you where I'm going
There's nothing in the way I speak
That can betray anything I'm knowing
Don't think that by the way I dress
You can fit me on a labeled shelf
Don't pretend that you know me
'Cause I don't even know myself

I don't mind if you try once in a while
I don't mind if I cry once in a while
The doors aren't shut as tight as they might seem
I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream

Don't listen to the words I say
Weighing up if I'm enlightened
Don't shiver as you pass me by
'Cause Mister I'm the one who's frightened
The police just came and left
They wanted me and no one else
Don't pretend that you know me
'Cause I don't even know myself
Wish I did

I don't mind if you try once in a while
I don't mind if I cry once in a while
The doors aren't shut as tight as they might seem
I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream

Do you remember me? I don't remember you
Do you still love me? You know I think you do
I have been gone,
And some prison warder knows my scream
I just gotta fight my way out of this dream

There's only five who know my real name
And my mother don't believe they know it
What she calls me is the way I'm staying
And no nigger's gonna ever throw it

Come on all of you big boys
Come on all of you elves
Don't pretend that you know me
'Cause I don't even know myself
I don't know myself

I don't mind if you try once in a while
I don't mind if I cry once in a while





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Townshend, Pete I Don't Even Know Myself Comments
  1. jaxflfreebird

    Some guy below asked where he would find this song or other stuff like this. I was going to tell him it was out of print, or it was when I last looked, and it's pricey as hell. I then noticed his comment was from TEN YEARS ago. I kinda doubt he cares much now so I declined to answer him.

  2. caris arkin

    Happy Birthday Peter Townshend.

  3. Jim Charles

    He puts more work into his demos than most do into their final product

    RowdyMoon Magill

    LOL...so true!!!!

    Jon Stanton

    Jim Charles You have that right more than right glad you noticed do you know how many of those little studios he has packed which deaf? With stuff and he is half death death death I said isn’t hard of hearing this iPhone can turn into a drone but it can’t spell dropped marbles in my mouth but I was asleep from 30,000 cm

    freedomisnocrime

    he puts more work into ONE song than justin bieber into his ENTIRE ALBUMS

  4. Diógenes de Sinope

    There's nothing in the way I walk that could tell you where I'm going,
    There's nothing in the words I speak that can betray anything I'm knowing,
    Don't think about the way I dress, you can fit me on a labelled shelf,
    Don't pretend that you know me 'cause I don't even know myself,
    Ooh I don't know myself.

    I don't mind if you try once in a while,
    I don't mind if I cry once in a while,
    The doors aren't shut as tight as they might seem,
    I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream.

    Don't listen to the words I say, weighing up if I'm enlightened,
    Don't shiver as you pass me by, 'cause mister I'm the one who's frightened,
    The police just came and left, they wanted me and no one else,
    Don't pretend that you know me 'cause I don't even know myself,
    I said I don't know myself.

    I don't mind if you try once in a while,
    I don't mind if I cry once in a while,
    The doors aren't shut as tight as they might seem,
    I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream.

    Do you remember me, I don't remember you,
    Do you still love me, you know I think you do,
    I have been gone, and some prison warder knows my scream,
    I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream.

    There's only five who know my real name,
    And my mother don't believe they know it,
    What she called me is the way I'm staying,
    And no one'll ever know it,
    Come on all of you big boys, come on all of you elves,
    Don't pretend that you know me 'cause I don't even know myself,
    I said I don't know myself.

    I don't mind if you try once in a while,
    And I don't mind if I cry once in a while.

  5. Roger D Altughery

    I wish that N-bomb made it to the album version

    Rafael

    timestamp ?

  6. Eduardo Ribeiro

    Great upload man!

  7. trfesok

    This is almost a great as the final version! I put both in my "Who's Beaty.." playlist. Sounds great .. thansk for the upload!   And yes, Pete played ALL the instruments on his demos!

  8. Landon Balk

    I'm addicted to Pete's kick ass demos.

  9. babyshambler

    I sing this in the shower.

  10. rigantikos

    Which is the electrique guitar that l we hear(understand

  11. Sebastian Abeijon

    great!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. loonymoongirl

    oh yeah, please tell!!! :D

  13. Michael Slotwinski

    genuine scoop eh... where in the world would I ever find that?

  14. DarthMurray

    At least the ones that i'm uploading here are all from the Lifehouse Chronicles. The only one that i'll upload in this playlist and is not on Lifehouse Chronicles is New Song (you can find it on Lifehouse Elements)
    Then, i have a lot of other demos from a 5 CD bootleg called The Genuine Scoop, it's a really great bootleg for Who/Townshend's fans.

  15. Michael Slotwinski

    so, ... I forget, did you say there is a place you can dl these, or, do they ''ALLL" of your demos come out of that lifehouse chronicles package?