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Real Good Looking Boy

by

The Who



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Written by Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey introduced this song in concert by saying it was about "A man that changed my life at the age of 11. I saw Elvis Presley live at 11. Thank God I did, I loved him because everybody under the age of 20 thought they were Elvis and dressed like him. Everybody over 20 hated them and that was good enough for me."
The music is based on the Elvis song "Can't Help Falling In Love." (thanks, John - Flint, MI, for above 2)
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Comments (7):

Nice quote from the Detroit concert on 29 Sep 2009. However, Daltrey did not state that the song was about Elvis bla, bla, bla. Daltrey stated that He does not have No Idea what Pete was thinking nor does he know what the meanings of Pete's lyrics are about. Daltrey stated that to himself, he intrepid the song to be about himself and that "A man that changed my life at the age of 11. I saw Elvis Presley live at 11. Thank God I did, I loved him because everybody under the age of 20 thought they were Elvis and dressed like him. Everybody over 20 hated them and that was good enough for me." The true meaning of the song remains unknown.
- BOB, Elkhart, IN
Does anyone have the complete lyrics(maybe from the sheet music)for The Who's "Real Good Looking Boy"? Inside the back page of the 2004 CD "Then And Now",it states the complete lyrics are available at www.universalchronicles.com Have been looking and searching for 30 minutes.Can't seem to find them anywhere. It's a very poignent song about the 1st time Roger Daltrey was Elvis perform as an 11-yr old boy in England. Much thanks to anyone who can post the lyrics and maybe e-mail me, tlj@gmavt.net
- Timothy, Bristol,VT, VT
Better than anything on Endless Wire. Although "It's Not Enough" is pretty good too.
- Brad, Lexington, KY
Saw the video of the making of this song and man Greg lake was HUGE!!!! Does he have a thyroid condition or did he just let himself go? Decent song. It's not "I Can See For Miles", but it's good. Better than that stupid Tea and theater crap they are now singing.
- Guy, Benson, NC
I LOVE the who but HATE this song
- Colin, New Egypt, NJ
The Who performed this at there latest concert, and I thought it was a really touching homage to Elvis.
- Lukas, Long Island, NY
One of the Who's better new songs. It can't beat there old stuff, but its nice to have something, in our generation
- Joe, Bellingham, WA
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