Thursday, April 6, 2017

611 – The Who – I can see for miles (1967)

Escrita por Pete Townshend, foi lançada em 18 de setembro de 1967 num compacto que tinha Someon's coming no Lado B. Foi lançada também no disco The Who sell out e foi a única canção do disco a sair como compacto. É o maior hit da banda nos Estados Unidos, chegando ao número 9 dos charts pop americanos. Chegou também ao número 10 no Reino Unido.

I can see for miles é a número 40 da lista de Dave Marsh das 1001 maiores compactos já feitos. Número 37 na lista dos Top 100 compactos de todos os tempos da NME. Número 162 na lista da Pitchfork Media das 200 maiores canções dos 1960s. Número 258 da lista da revista Rolling Stone das 500 maiores canções de todos os tempos.

Foi regravada por Tina Turner, entre outros artistas.

A letra:

I know you've deceived me, now here's a surprise
I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes

I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

If you think that I don't know about the little tricks you've played
And never see you when deliberately you put things in my way

Well, here's a poke at you
You're gonna choke on it too
You're gonna lose that smile
Beacuse all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

You took advantage of my trust in you when I was so far away
I saw you holding lots of other guys and now you've got the nerve to say

That you still want me
Well, that's as may be
But you gotta stand trial
Because all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

I know you've deceived me, now here's a surprise
I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes

I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
Oh yeah

The Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal are mine to see on clear days
You thought that I would need a crystal ball to see right through the haze

Well, here's a poke at you
You're gonna choke on it too
You're gonna lose that smile
Beacuse all the while

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
and miles and miles and miles and miles

I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles
I can see for miles and miles

A versão The Who:


A versão de Tina Turner:


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