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The Who - Baba O'Riley Lyrics

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TitleBaba O'Riley
ArtistThe Who
AlbumWho's Next [1971], Track 1
The Kids Are Alright [1978], Track 10
Prefontaine: Original Soundtrack [1997], Track 3
The Who: The Ultimate Collection [2002], Track 20
Greatest Hits [2009], Track 11
Music For The Closing Ceremony (2012) [2012]
album from the compilation series Olympic Games [1896], Track 22 Disc 2
12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief [2012]
album from the festival 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief [2012], Track 15
101 Rock Hits [2013]
album from the compilation series 101 [2011], Track 2
The Who Hits 50! [2014], Track 2 Disc 2
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Song lyrics
Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven

Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

Sally ,take my hand
Travel south crossland
Put out the fire
Don't look past my shoulder
The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let's get together
Before we get much older

Teenage wasteland
It's only teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland
Oh, oh
Teenage wasteland
They're all wasted!
submitted by Matt
corrected by todd; Danny on October 11th, 2005
written by Pete Townshend
copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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0 likes - like | 29-02-2012 12:38 anthonydemayo 
20 posts
PERFECTION......No other way to describe this song. When The Who played this song for the NYPD and NYFD at the Concert for NY after 9/11, they stole the show.
0 likes - like | 24-05-2011 23:22 MJ231 
54 posts
Was watching house yesterday when I heard this song, found it amazing.. The intro especially..
0 likes - like | 05-05-2009 20:50 Knxlitoz95 
42 posts
love the intro...and the song...and The Whoo!!!!
0 likes - like | 22-03-2009 22:46 mebee4 
1,159 posts
Love this song!!!
0 likes - like | 12-11-2008 22:17 silverbutterfly 
509 posts
Not my all time favorite Who song but one of my all time favorites.
0 likes - like | 23-03-2008 06:56 OrangeIris 
325 posts
I think that this is the Who's greatest song.
0 likes - like | 26-01-2008 03:52 LibraSue 
233 posts
Great song by one of my favorite bands.
0 likes - like | 26-12-2007 15:28 LibraSue 
233 posts
This truly is their best work yet ^^
0 likes - like | 17-07-2007 09:18 Hutto 
35 posts
The CSI edited version is crap but its good to hear it i must admit!
Classic song with an amazing intro!!!
0 likes - like | 22-04-2007 21:11 xoparisxo617 
3,035 posts
This is definitely my favorite song of all's amazing.

And by looking at what everybody else wrote here, I learned something new about it...I didn't even know it was the theme song for CSI: New York. Maybe because I've never watched the show hahaha. But that's sort of cool, I'm glad this song is being recognized.
0 likes - like | 20-03-2007 22:11 truelovewaits 
10 posts
classic. it just disappoints me that so many people never heard until it was edited for CSI.
0 likes - like | 11-03-2007 01:48 PiratesRoxMiSox 
9 posts
THIS SONG KICKS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!! omg in one epi. of House on fox, whe is like pretending to play this on the panio on his desk and then vogler comes in and house does the drum part in the beginning!!!!! it is so frickin funny!
this song rox!
0 likes - like | 27-01-2007 04:32 ben_yo_24 
62 posts
definitly my favorite of the who
0 likes - like | 17-10-2006 17:20 Square_Enix 
2 posts
Alright, I just made a mixed playlist with this song and a few others on iTunes, and I have to tell you guys about it. I put the song "Get It Poppin'" by Fat Joe right after Baba O'Riley, and the fade between the two songs is so awesome. It works out perfectly, which is really weird. You have to try this if you have iTunes.
0 likes - like | 07-09-2006 20:30 BoSound 
117 posts
Awesome song, [lyrics=]Don't cry Don't raise your eye[/lyrics]. According to my friend this song was also used in the opening of Girl Next Door.....Can anyone confirm it?
0 likes - like | 25-07-2006 13:07 Wackyducky 
13 posts
quote: "it is a great song, the guitar intro is great, i also like that they play it at New York Yankee Games before the players come out on the field, it gives me chills....I am a die hard yankee fan"

Y'know, I'm European but when visited NYC, we went to Yankees game and I was shocked. My mom gave me strange look when I said "CSINY!"

Before you say anything, I knew the band before CSI shows :p
0 likes - like | 27-05-2006 03:43 Gervais66 
144 posts
> > > god dam the whos BEST FUCKIN SONG i love this song even though i like the haardcore shit like COB> > >
0 likes - like | 06-04-2006 13:41 Chrisrocks53 
13,570 posts
what an excellent song
0 likes - like | 05-04-2006 02:28 AGI21391 
29 posts
this song was not written about nam it was written for the rock opera lifehouse that was never completed most of the songs from lifehouse ended up on who's next
0 likes - like | 15-02-2006 21:06 ilpadrino113 
4 posts
screw CSI, the song doesn't have anyhting to do with the show. The song was originally about Vietnam and the kids that were sent to fight. There are plenty of other Who songs that would have worked better than this one
0 likes - like | 14-02-2006 01:58 IrishBull 
48 posts
eff CSI, this song effin' rocks
0 likes - like | 29-01-2006 20:08 Communistboy 
190 posts
Great song by one of the best bands ever
0 likes - like | 23-12-2005 01:15 Ilkhan_Kalilo 
49 posts
It knocks the gates of the soul and begs entrance with a multitude of repetitive and altering electronic taps. Welcomed by the messages of freedom, one can see how the corporate schmucks of the Ba'hck Heimer have reduced the song's capacity to the obnoxious noise Hilary Duff spawns from her buttocks.

To all the Schmucks up there (You know who you are): Go listen to Corporate Noise! Leave Classic Rock alone forever.

By the By, Bargain is a bit better than Baba.
0 likes - like | 21-11-2005 22:53 Dookie2Me 
11 posts
Great satire, dipshit, go become a writer and grow some pubes...

This song's amazing, from the beginning until the end. It's a great example of melodic rock and oh, how it proves once again that modern music sucks ass...
0 likes - like | 10-11-2005 21:05 Truly_Canadian 
158 posts
I LOVE THIS SONG AND I LOVE CSI NEW YORK hes i quote i made up from the song "Don't cry quit fucking crying i only jizzed twiceee" o ya and the intro is too fucking long to the song i kinda hate that