Behind Blue Eyes

Pete Townsend

 

Em                                  G                 D

No one knows what it's like to be the bad man,

               C              Asus2

To be the sad man behind blue eyes

No one knows what it's like to be hated,

To be fated, to telling only lies.

 

CHORUS:

            C    D                            G              C              D             E

But my dreams, they aren't as empty as my conscience seems to be.

          Bm               C                      D                                   A2

I have hours, only lonely, my love is vengeance, that's never free

 

No one knows what it's like to feel these feelings

Like I do and I blame you.

No one bites back as hard on their anger.

None of my pain and woe can show through.

 

CHORUS:

 

BRIDGE:

                     E               Bm     A                   E               Bm     G

When my fist clenches, crack it open before I use it and lose my cool.

             D       Bm               A                          D              Bm        A

When I smile, tell me some bad news, before I laugh and act like a fool.

And if I swallow anything evil, put your finger down my throat.

And if I shiver, please give me a blanket, keep me warm, let me wear your coat.

 

E        Bm     A       E        Bm     G

D       Bm     A       D       Bm     A

E        Bm     A       Bm     A       E        Bm

 

No one knows what it's like to be the bad man,

To be the sad man behind blue eyes