The Seeker

Album: Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy (1970)
Charted: 19 44
Play Video
  • I've looked under chairs
    I've looked under tables
    I've tried to find the key
    To fifty million fables

    They call me The Seeker
    I've been searching low and high
    I won't get to get what I'm after
    Till the day I die

    I asked Bobby Dylan
    I asked The Beatles
    I asked Timothy Leary
    But he couldn't help me either

    They call me The Seeker
    I've been searching low and high
    I won't get to get what I'm after
    Till the day I die

    People tend to hate me
    'Cause I never smile
    As I ransack their homes
    They want to shake my hand

    Focusing on nowhere
    Investigating miles
    I'm a seeker
    I'm a really desperate man

    I won't get to get what I'm after
    Till the day I die

    I learned how to raise my voice in anger
    Yeah, but look at my face, ain't this a smile?
    I'm happy when life's good
    And when it's bad I cry
    I've got values but I don't know how or why

    I'm looking for me
    You're looking for you
    We're looking in at other
    And we don't know what to do

    They call me The Seeker
    I've been searching low and high
    I won't get to get what I'm after
    Till the day I die

    I won't get to get what I'm after
    Till the day I die Writer/s: PETER TOWNSHEND
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Carlos from Bertioga, BrasilWhat's the real problem of discover a song/band from a videogame? its the same thing as discovering form movies, radio, in local stores, even form youtube. We have to start in some way. That's the best way ti keep the best songs alive!
  • Alex from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United KingdomSurely it's a good thing it was included in Guitar Hero, so more kid's can hear the work of The Who. You've got to hear it somewhere to become a fan, what's wrong with Guitar Hero?
  • Kiyoto from Vancouver, Canadagood song, just too bad it had to be featured on "Guitar Hero" before more kids start listening to the who...
  • Howard from Vancouver, Bc"Baba Lovers" (followers, like Townshend, of the Avatar Meher Baba) speak of Seekers as those tortured souls (like themselves before they discovered Baba) who are searching for some spiritual meaning that they don't yet understand.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The Remasters

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The RemastersSong Writing

Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne CashSongwriter Interviews

Rosanne talks about the journey that inspired her songs on her album The River & the Thread, including a stop at the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Gary Lewis

Gary LewisSongwriter Interviews

Gary Lewis and the Playboys had seven Top 10 hits despite competition from The Beatles. Gary talks about the hits, his famous father, and getting drafted.

Bands Named After Real People (Who Aren't In The Band)

Bands Named After Real People (Who Aren't In The Band)Song Writing

How a gym teacher, a janitor, and a junkie became part of some very famous band names.

Thomas Dolby

Thomas DolbySongwriter Interviews

He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.

Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks

Ron and Russell Mael of SparksSongwriter Interviews

The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.