The Who ended their Super-Bowl-Half-time set with these words (after Roger Daltrey screamed “Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!”): “Don’t you get fooled … again”

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske


After the scream:

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
.

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

Don’t you get fooled
Don’t you get fooled

Fooled
Fooled

Again

– Roger Daltrey, 2/7/10
Super Bowl XLIV

_____

There’s nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me …

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again
No, no!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

A comment at SongMeanings:

In 1972 I heard Townshend say the song is about how British Labour Party pols used the foolish studentia to riot, protest, and demonstrate in order to facilitate their wins in Parliamentary elections. The promised changes did not come, and this is Pete’s bitter denunciation of the liberal’s lies.

Related:

Rethinking Matthew 24: “…then the end will come” — after the Pete Townshends “know”?

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