The Who - Who Are You - 1978 (Promo Video)





A promo film for The Who’s 1978 single ‘Who Are You’ from the album of the same name. Filmed at The Who’s Ramport Studios in Battersea, London on 4 May 1978 by Jeff Stein Stein for inclusion in his documentary The Kids Are Alright.


Who Are You", composed by Pete Townshend, is the title track on The Who's 1978 album, Who Are You, the last album released by the group before Keith Moon's death in September 1978. It was released as a double-A sided single with the John Entwistle composition "Had Enough", also featured on the album.


The lyrics of "Who Are You" were inspired by an incident Townshend experienced. After going out drinking with Steve Jones and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols, Townshend was found in a "Soho doorway" by a policeman, who let him go if he could safely walk away.








Lyrics


Who are you?

Who, who, who, who?

Who are you?

Who, who, who, who?

Who are you?

Who, who, who, who?

Who are you?

Who, who, who, who?


I woke up in a Soho doorway

A policeman knew my name

He said "You can go sleep at home tonight

If you can get up and walk away"

I staggered back to the underground

And the breeze blew back my hair

I remember throwing punches around

And preaching from my chair


Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

I really want to know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Tell me who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Because I really want to know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)


I took the tube back out of town

Back to the Rolling Pin

I felt a little like a dying clown

With a streak of Rin Tin Tin

I stretched back and I hiccupped

And looked back on my busy day

Eleven hours in the Tin Pan

God, there's got to be another way

Oh wa oh wa oh wa oh wa


Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Oh, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Come on tell me who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Oh, who the fuck are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)


Who are you?

Ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh

Ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh

Ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh

Ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh

Ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh

Ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa ooh






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