Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Empty Glass

“Empty Glass” – Pete Townshend

Why was I born today
Life is useless like Ecclesiastes say
I never had a chance
But opportunity’s now in my hands

I stand with my guitar
All I need’s a mirror
Then I’m a star
I’m so sick of dud TV
Next time you switch on
You might see me…oh.what a thrill for you

I’ve been there and gone there
I’ve lived there and bummed there
I’ve spinned there, I gave there
I drank there and I slaved there

I’ve had enough of the way things been done
Every man on a razors edge
Someone has used us to kill with the same gun
Killing each other by driving a wedge

My life’s a mess I wait for you to pass
I stand here at the bar, I hold an empty glass

Why was I born today
Life is useless like Ecclesiastes say
I didn’t get a chance
Opportunity’s in my hand

I stand with my guitar
All I need’s a mirror
Then I’m a star
I’m so sick of dud TV
Next time you switch on
You might see me…

I’ve been there and gone there
I’ve lived there and bummed there
I’ve spinned there, I gave there
I drank there and I slaved there

I’ve had enough of the way things have been done
Every man on a razors edge
Someone has used us to shoot with the same gun
We where killing each other by driving a wedge

My life’s a mess I wait for you to pass
I stand here at the bar, I hold an empty glass

Don’t worry smile and dance
You just can work life out
Don’t let down moods entrance you
Take the wine and shout

My life’s a mess I wait for you to pass
I stand here at the bar, I hold an empty glass

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Empty Glass was released in 1980 as the first “real” Pete Townshend solo album (Who Came First was a collection of demo recordings and Meher Baba-inspired songs, while Rough Mix was written and recorded with Ronnie Lane) and was his most successful.
The album deals with a plethora of issues that Townshend was struggling with, including alcoholism, drug abuse, marital problems and deceased friends, and as such echoes on several fronts my current mood.
 Empty Glass also contained the devotional love song, “Let My Love Open the Door”, which became a top ten hit single in the United States, a remixed version featured o the soundtrack album from the film Grosse Point Blank”, here is a rare solo performance of the song.
Also included are two other (modestly successful) singles, “Rough Boys” and “A Little Is Enough”.
The album was rated #57 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980’s
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September 16, 2010 - Posted by | Movies, Old Music, The Who, Video | ,

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