Sally Simpson Lyrics

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"Sally Simpson" is track #6 on the album Tommy. It was written by Peter Townshend.
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Outside the house, Mr. Simpson announced
That Sally couldn't go to the meeting
He went on cleanin' his Blue Rolls Royce
And she ran inside weeping

She got to her room and tears splashed the picture
Of a new messiah
She picked up a book of her father's life
And threw it on the fire

She knew from the start deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart
But her mother said, "Never mind
Your part is to be what you'll be"

The theme of the sermon was, "Come unto me
And love will find a way"
So Sally decided to ignore her dad
And sneak out anyway

She spent all afternoon gettin' ready
And decided she'd try to touch him
And maybe he'd see that she was free
And talk to her this Sunday

She knew from the start deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart
But her mother said, "Never mind
Your part is to be what you'll be"

She arrived at six and the place was swinging
To gospel music by nine
Group after group appeared on the stage
And Sally just sat there cryin'

She bit her nails looking pretty as a picture
Right in the very front row
And then a DJ wearin' a blazer with a badge
Ran on and said, "Here we go"

The crowd went crazy
As Tommy hit the stage
Little Sally got lost as the police bossed
The crowd back in a rage

Soon the atmosphere was cooler
And Tommy gave a lesson
Sally just had to let him know she loved him
And leapt up on the rostrum

She ran across stage to the spotlit figure
And brushed him on the face
Tommy whirled 'round as a uniformed man
Threw her off the stage

She knew from the start deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart
But her mother said, "Never mind
Your part is to be what you'll be"

Her cheek hit a chair and blood trickled down
Minglin' with her tears
Tommy carried on preachin'
And his voice filled Sally's ears

She caught his eye, she had to try
But he couldn't see through the lights
Her face was gashed and the ambulance men
Had to carry her out that night

The crowd went crazy
As Tommy left the stage
Little Sally was lost for the price of a touch
And a gash across her face, ooh

Sixteen stitches put her right
And her dad said, "Don't say I didn't warn you"
Sally got married to a rock musician
She met in California

Tommy always talks about the day
The disciples all went wild
Sally still carries a scar on her cheek
To remind her of his smile

She knew from the start deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart
But her mother said, "Never mind
Your part is to be what you'll be"

Songwriters
PETER TOWNSHEND

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