I didn’t mean to start this series out with two Pete Townshend songs in a row, but I’m going alphabetically and this is what came next. It’s also one of my favorite songs, from one of my desert island CDs:
Love the song, and totally love the CD, “Deep End Live!”; you can see the whole concert here. That’s David Gilmour from Pink Floyd on lead guitar, by the way. You’ve probably heard Roger Daltry’s version of this. Townshend reportedly gave the song to Daltry in a pub, saying he could do a better version of it than Townshend himself could. You be the judge of that:
Daltry has the better voice, but I’ll take Townshend’s more introspective and heartfelt version. How about you?