It sounds like it’s only about politics,
but could it be that deep down,
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend
are SCREAMING in their hearts
for real, spiritual REVIVAL?!!

America is dying,
and the whole world,
with its poor example:


What are we waiting for?
Let’s make ONE happen!!!

Then the whole world will know
(Jesus in John 17)

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
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After the scream:


Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

Don’t you get fooled
Don’t you get fooled



– Roger Daltrey, 2/7/10
Super Bowl XLIV


There’s nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me …

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
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again
No, no!


Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

A comment at SongMeanings:

In 1972 I heard Townshend say the song is about how British Labour Party pols used the foolish studentia to riot, protest, and demonstrate in order to facilitate their wins in Parliamentary elections. The promised changes did not come, and this is Pete’s bitter denunciation of the liberal’s lies.

Rethinking Matthew 24: “…then the end will come” — after the Pete Townshends “know”?
[Music Videos] Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend SCREAMING for REVIVAL since 1973: “Love, Reign o’er Me” (Studio and LIVE versions) — Who of us will step up so ‘ONE’ can happen and then the world will know? (Jesus heart-cry in John 17)