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Album: TommyReleased: 1969
This is part of The Who's Rock Opera Tommy
, which is about a deaf, dumb and blind boy who becomes a pinball champion and gains a large group of people who idolize him. The song is about Tommy's followers revolting against him, because they feel they are jealous of Tommy and they feel they are being exploited by Tommy's family.
According to Pete Townshend, who wrote this song, the message of this song is "we're not gonna take fascism." He says that it's similar to "Won't Get Fooled Again
" in that it's an antiestablishment song.