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Star Wars as a Rock Opera

Before you read this remember:

  • This is a parody of the Tommy Rock Opera.
  • I am not Weird Al, nor am I Pete Townshend, so this isn't high quality stuff.
  • I'm in over my head, this is really long.
  • The Who is the best rock group ever.
  • If you don't have the album "Tommy" you should get it because it's the best album ever.
  • All the parodied songs are written by Pete Townshend, (1969), except "Eyesight to the Blind (The Hawker)," written by Sonny Boy Williamson, (1951), and "Cousin Kevin" and "Fiddle About," written by John Entwistle, (1969), and "Tommy's Holiday Camp," written by Keith Moon, (1969).
  • I left some important parts of Star Wars out of the actual song, these are acted out without words.

    A STAR WARS ROCK OPERA

    OVERTURE parody of "OVERTURE"
    YODA: Young Skywalker
    Turned to evil.
    His unborn child
    Can never know this.
    Believe him hanging
    With Darth Sidious.
    Donít expect
    A goodbye kiss.

    IT IS TWINS! parody of "IT'S A BOY!"
    NURSE: It is twins, Amidala, it is twins.
    It is twins, Amidala, it is twins.
    A boy! A girl! A boy!

    IT'S THE YEAR parody of "1921"
    LUKE: Got a feeling itís the year
    I leave the moisture farm.
    Especially if my uncle
    Is in a good mood.

    UNCLE OWEN: So you think itís the year
    You leave the moisture farm.
    You could be right next season,
    But this season--youíre wrong, dude.
    I canít let you leave me just before the harvest,
    And somehow Iíll keep you here,
    So youíre pretty much screwed.

    LUKE: What about the droid?
    What about the droid?
    What about the droid?
    And this Obi-Wan?

    UNCLE OWEN: You didnít hear it.
    You didnít see it.
    You wonít say nothing to that wizard
    Ever in your life.
    You never heard it.
    How absurd it
    All seems since Obi-Wanís dead.
    You didnít hear it.
    You didnít see it.
    You wonít say nothing to Old Ben.
    Now go clean the droids.
    Donít forget what I said.

    BEYOND THE DUNE SEA parody of "AMAZING JOURNEY"
    NARRATOR: Luke is a farm boy
    Heís in a dry, isolation land.
    Strange as it seems, some troopers have schemes
    That are real bad.

    The droid has gone
    To find Obi-Wan in the Dune Sea.
    Luke will soon learn of the Force
    And his destiny.

    Artoo will surely take a boy
    Where boys donít usually go.
    So come out beyond the Dune Sea
    And learn all you should know.

    LUKE: A vague haze of tuskin raider
    Creeps up on me.
    All at once a big darkness I suddenly see.
    Heís wearing a dark cloak
    The color of ground
    And heís waving his spear
    As Iím cowering down.

    NARRATOR: Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide,
    Nowhere to run.
    By pure luck Luke is saved
    By this Obi-Wan.

    Artoo will surely take a boy
    Where boys donít usually go.
    So come out beyond the Dune Sea
    And learn all you should know.

    His eyes tell the tale of
    An old Jedi Knight.
    Thereís the evil emperor who we all have to fight.
    Ben is your leader
    Ben is your guide
    On the amazing journey
    Together youíll ride.

    SPARKS

    THE MILLENIUM FALCON (THE SMUGGLER) parody of "EYESIGHT TO THE BLIND (THE HAWKER)"
    HAN: So you need a star ship,
    I wish you could see mine.
    So you need a star ship,
    I wish you could see mine.
    Every time I make a spice run
    Bet that Iíll be there on time.

    You know Iíve made modifications
    You can tell by how fast she goes.
    You know Iíve made modifications
    You can tell by how fast she goes.
    But Iím really short on money,
    So youíll be paying through your nose.

    Sheís got the power to get you
    To Alderaan.
    Sheís got the power to get you
    To Alderaan.
    Just a fee of ten grand,
    And weíll be far from your home.

    THE HELMET OF DARTH VADER parody of "CHRISTMAS"
    NARRATOR: Did you ever see the helmet of Darth Vader,
    He is filled with anger.
    Ruling the whole galaxy
    The planets cannot rest for theyíre in danger.
    He believes the Force and all his might
    Make him the master.
    Ruthlessly he rules
    To see what worlds he can destroy
    To gain might faster.

    And Luke, he doesnít know who his father is.
    He doesnít know who his mother was
    Or who his sister is.
    How can he bring light
    To the eternal fight?

    Slaying Obi-Wan
    He killed so silently
    And unaware of his son.
    Stepping on the robe
    To see that with the Force
    Old Ben has become one.
    Luke believes in good
    And what he saw he wishes
    He did not see.
    Only if he runs
    Can he escape the Death Star and become free.

    And Luke, he doesnít know who his father is.
    He doesnít know who his mother was
    Or who his sister is.
    How can he bring light
    To the eternal fight?

    QUI-GON: Ani, can you hear me?
    Ani, can you hear me?
    Ani, can you hear me?
    Is there good in him?

    ANAKIN: Feel me, see me, kill me, free me!
    Feel me, see me, kill me, free me!

    QUI-GON: Ani, can you hear me?
    Ani, can you hear me?
    Ani, can you hear me?
    Is there good in him?

    HOTSHOT PILOT parody of "COUSIN KEVIN"
    DODONNA: Lukeís on his own, Leia,
    All alone, Leia.
    He must blow the Death Star away,
    In order to save the day.
    I donít have much hope
    Since heís kind of a dope.
    But the others arenít exactly okay.
    Porkins and Biggs, theyíre both dead
    And Wedge had to pull out instead.
    Darthís on Lukeís tail.
    I fear we might fail.
    And now I'm starting to dread.
    How can we win if he
    Uses the Force,
    And not his computer
    To map out his course?
    What will we do when the Death Starís in view
    Of the home base of Yavin?
    Away weíll be blew!

    Heís a show off pilot.
    A young hotshot.
    The most foolish young one
    Whoís ever fought.
    Heíll die on the Death Star.
    A chance, we have not.

    Now here comes Solo,
    To save Luke from dad.
    He shots off Darth Vader
    While Luke hits the pad.
    His proton torpedoes hit right on the mark.
    And he saves good guys
    From all that is dark.

    Heís a show off pilot.
    A young hotshot.
    The most foolish young one
    Whoís ever fought.
    But he saved the good guys,
    And he saved a lot.

    THE SAVAGE BEAST parody of "THE ACID QUEEN"
    THE WAMPA: If youíre out in the ice and snow
    This thing will bring you down.
    Donít stay here, yeah, you should go,
    For I donít make a sound.
    Iím the wampa--the savage beast.
    Stay for dinner, please.
    The wampa--the savage beast.
    If you donít die, youíll freeze.

    You werenít aware that I was near.
    I ate your taun taun too.
    You didnít see, you didnít hear.
    Now youíre hanging by your shoe.
    Iím the wampa--the savage beast.
    Stay for dinner, please.
    The wampa--the savage beast.
    If you donít die, youíll freeze.

    Donít even think you might escape.
    The ice is very thick.
    Just as the savage beast comes in
    You pull your Jedi trick.

    So you have won, youíve beaten me.
    Clear off you cut my arm.
    Now off you go, to brave the snow,
    Running in alarm.
    Iím the wampa--the savage beast.
    Stay for dinner, please.
    The wampa--and now I see
    That I wonít die at ease.

    UNDERTURE

    DO YOU THINK ITíS ALRIGHT? parody of "DO YOU THINK IT'S ALRIGHT?"
    LUKE: Do you think itís alright
    To go and look for Master Yoda?
    Do you think itís alight?
    I might be needed to fight!
    Do you think itís alright?
    OBI-WAN: Yes, I think itís alright.

    CONQUER ALL MEN parody of "FIDDLE ABOUT"
    VADER: Iím the evil Dark Lord Vader
    And Iím headed to the Ice World
    As I conquer all men,
    Conquer all men,
    Conquer all men.
    I got a message from the probe droid,
    Now Iím not one you can avoid
    Conquering all men,
    Conquering all men,
    Conquer all men.

    My son will be found,
    Then he will join us!
    Conquer all men,
    Conquer all men,
    Conquer all men!

    Weíll rule then when we conquer all men,
    Conquer all men,
    Conquer all men,
    Conquer all men,
    Conquer, conquer, conquer!

    JEDI MASTER parody of "PINBALL WIZARD"
    NARRATOR: Ever since I was a young boy,
    Iíve been down to these parts.
    These swamps of Dagobah,
    They can give you smarts,
    But I ainít seen nothing like him
    In any family charts....
    That short, green, and old guy
    Sure knows his Jedi arts!

    He lifts ships with a hand wave,
    He can read your mind as well,
    And if you have emotions,
    He can surely tell.
    Lives here in the marshland,
    Keeping from the Darks,
    That short, green, and old guy
    Sure knows his Jedi arts!

    Heís a Jedi Master.
    He's the last of his kind.
    The Jedi Master
    Ďs got such a patient mind.
    LUKE: So, do you think heíll teach me?
    NARRATOR: I donít know.
    LUKE: But Iím their only hope.

    NARRATOR: For eight hundred plus years
    Has Yoda trained Jedi.
    Both Obi-Wan and Dooku
    Were once beneath his eye.
    He has a special method
    For getting to their hearts.....
    That short, green, and old guy
    Sure knows his Jedi arts!

    I thought I was
    The lightsabre god
    But then I saw him
    Fight Count Dooku unflawed.

    Even at his short height
    He can beat the best.
    His little green lightsabre
    Moves faster than the rest.
    He does whirls of crazy flips.
    He dodges laser darts....
    That short, green, and old guy
    Sure knows his Jedi arts!

    THERE'S A HUNTER parody of "THEREíS A DOCTOR!"
    VADER: Thereís a man Iíve found
    Who can be hard to get!
    Thereís a hunter Iíve found
    Named Boba Fett!
    Thereís a hunter Iíve found
    Named Boba Fett!

    Thereís a man Iíve found
    Who could catch Han Solo.
    Heís right on his trail,
    Heíll catch him tomorrow.
    Heíll catch him tomorrow!

    BE PATIENT, YOUNG JEDI! parody of "GO TO THE MIRROR!"
    NARRATOR: He seems to be completely dark and evil.
    Ruthlessly heíll kill
    Women and men.
    Yet he searches for his son as if he cares.
    If heís going to bring balance I donít know when.

    ANAKIN: Feel me, see me, kill me, free me!
    Feel me, see me, kill me, free me!

    NARRATOR: There is no chance to get him on the Good Side.
    The Dark Side has a hold on him thatís strong.
    No Jedi ever thought the prophecy lied
    But who thought the balance
    Would take so long?

    ANAKIN: Feel me, see me, kill me, free me!
    Feel me, see me, kill me, free me!

    NARRATOR: Luke's mind can see,
    His soul can hear the pain of friends.
    When he feels it everything is dropped.
    Against the word
    Of Jedi Master Yoda
    His Jedi training is abruptly stopped.

    YODA: Be patient, young Jedi!
    Be patient, young Jedi!

    NARRATOR: Lord Vader has a plan that is worth trying,
    Using Han and Leia as his bait,
    Luke will leave his training and be coming,
    Vader will be waiting, Luke won't be late.

    QUI-GON: Listening to you I hear the conflict,
    Gazing at you I sense the peace,
    Following you I find the patience,
    I feel the Dark Side of you cease.

    Right behind you I sense the feeling,
    On you I see the pain too,
    From you I feel the healing,
    I sense the good in you.

    ANI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? parody of "TOMMY CAN YOU HEAR ME?"
    QUI-GON: Ani, can you hear me?
    I can sense good in you!
    Ani, can you feel me?
    I can sense peace in you!

    JOIN ME ON THE DARK SIDE parody of "SMASH THE MIRROR"
    VADER: You get your strength from the Force,
    You wield a mean lightsabre,
    But you are not a Jedi yet, Luke!
    You donít seem to realize
    But I think you should know the truth.
    Stories of your dad were kept from you.

    So you will not
    Leave the good guys.
    You should fear me.
    Can you fell my temper
    Rise, rise, rise, rise, rise....

    Luke, I am your father.
    Join me on the Dark Side.
    Luke, I am your father.
    Join me on the Dark Side.
    LUKE: NOOOO!

    RELATION a parody of "SENSATION"
    LUKE: Iím overwhelmed, as I hear Vader,
    Iím falling down to my demise.
    Hanging on the weather vane,
    With just one hand, above the skies.

    The empireís building
    A new Space Station.
    Vaderís won the battle.
    Iím a relation.

    Thanks to Leia, I am saved!
    And thanks to Artoo, we are free!
    But things arenít good, they could be better,
    Han is frozen
    Because of me.

    The empireís building
    A new Space Station.
    Vaderís won the battle.
    Iím a relation.

    Weíll join with Lando, and go save him.
    Jabba has him on his wall.
    Then weíll finish with Palpatine,
    And weíll make the empire fall.

    Soon weíll be free, please believe me.
    Darth Vader.
    The Rebels will win
    Against my father,
    Darth Vader.
    Iím a relation.

    CORPULENT CRIME LORD a parody of "MIRACLE CURE"
    C-3PO: Jabba! Jabba!
    Heís such a slime ball.
    A corpulent crime lord from Tatooine!
    Jabba! Jabba! Heís such a slime ball
    Jabba!

    JABBA THE HUTT a parody of "SALLY SIMPSON"
    NARRATOR: The door was locked
    So Threepio knocked,
    And was answered with great laughter.
    Then the door opened wide and Artoo went inside
    As C-3PO rushed in after.
    Luke offered the droids
    As gifts from him
    To get them in the throne room.
    Jabba didnít know about Lukeís power
    He just set his own doom.

    Luke knew by and by
    He was a Jedi,
    And heíd be the last if Yoda should die.
    And his master said
    ďBeware, when gone am I,
    The Dark Side.Ē

    Then Leia came in as a
    Bounty hunter, and asked Jabba for her pay.
    She asked for fifty grand for Chewie,
    Or sheíd blow the place away.
    She spent that night saving Solo,
    But Jabba woke up and caught them.
    Han couldnít see, but he was free
    And he wouldnít be blind someday.

    Luke knew by and by
    He was a Jedi,
    And heíd be the last if Yoda should die.
    And his master said
    ďBeware, when gone am I,
    The Dark Side.Ē

    Luke arrived at dawn
    And everyone was sleeping
    So he came in with a lurk.
    He tried his Jedi mind trick on Jabba
    But the mind trick didnít work.
    He stood right there,
    Not knowing of a trap door
    Or where the trap door would go.
    Then the floor opened up and Luke saw
    The rancor,
    Took a rock and smashed its toe.

    The crowd went crazy
    As Luke almost was ate.
    But he dropped the door, the rancorís no more
    Itís dead under a gate.

    Jabba ordered for Han and Chewie
    To join Luke in the Pit.
    Threepio told of their
    Execution and
    Luke answered with such wit.
    ďItís the last mistake youíll ever makeĒ
    As they dragged him away.
    Leia watched him go
    And she was afraid
    But there was nothing she could say.

    Luke knew by and by
    He was a Jedi,
    And heíd be the last if Yoda should die.
    And his master said
    ďBeware, when gone am I,
    The Dark Side.Ē

    Jabba took them all
    Down to the Dune Sea.
    Into the pit they would be cast.
    Threepio carried out the speech
    ĎCause he knew itíd be their last.
    Leia caught Hanís eye, she had to try
    But he still couldnít see a thing.
    Luke walked to edge
    And gave a warning to Jabba
    Standing like a king.

    The crowd went crazy
    As Luke was almost ate.
    But he caught the board,
    Through the air he soared.
    Weapons were drawn too late. Ooooh!

    Just one chain wrapped tight,
    And Jabbaís dead.
    He canít say Luke didnít warn him.
    Luke, Han, and Leia escaped from Jabba,
    Now the future doesnít look so grim.
    They got away to meet the Rebels
    And to fight some evil some more.
    But Luke went off the see Master Yoda,
    Not yet knowing what was in store.

    Luke knew by and by
    He was a Jedi,
    And heíd be the last if Yoda should die.
    And his master said
    ďBeware, when gone am I,
    The Dark Side.Ē

    I'M ONE parody of "IíM FREE"
    YODA: Iím One--Iím One
    Luke, beware of the Dark Side, when Iím gone.
    Iím One--Iím One
    You must face Vader, youíre his son.

    If you came to get more training
    Well, your trainingís done.
    But Luke, you must
    Face Vader again.
    But youíve never been told of the other--
    You have a sister, youíre a brother.
    Iím dying now so
    Ask the ghost of Ben!

    Iím One--Iím One
    Luke, beware of the Dark Side, when Iím gone.
    Iím One--Iím One
    You must face Vader, youíre his son.

    LUKE: How can I face him?
    How can I face him?

    WELCOME parody of "WELCOME"
    EWOKS: Come to Endor
    Be the one to shut down the shield.
    Come to Endor.
    Weíre speeder biking
    Nearly getting killed.

    REBELS: Wicket, Hello.
    And you Paploo.
    Good day, high Chief Chirpa.
    Teebo, how are you?

    EWOKS: Come to Endor!
    This is Endor.

    Come to Endor.
    We will help you.
    Make this your moon.
    We will help you.

    You can help
    Destroy the Empire.
    Theyíve taken our moon
    And killed us with fire.

    Come to Endor!
    This is Endor.

    So youíre shutting down the shield
    To the new big Space Station.
    We can help you with this.
    Itíll be a sensation.
    Our weapons are simple,
    And we have no relation.
    But weíre willing to help you
    If you got the patience.

    Come to Endor
    Be the one to shut down the shield.
    Come to Endor.
    Weíre speeder biking
    Nearly getting killed.

    We will fight hard
    And die for this cause.
    We can be brave,
    Although we have paws!

    Welcome to Endor,
    We will help you.
    This is Endor.
    We will help you.
    Come to Endor,
    Come to Endor!

    JOIN ME ON THE DARK SIDE parody of "TOMMYíS HOLIDAY CAMP"
    PALPATINE: Iím the Evil Ruler
    And I welcome you
    To join me on the Dark Side!
    The side with the difference.
    We have all the power.
    If you join the Dark Side
    I wonít kill you in an hour!

    Side with the difference.
    We have all the power.
    If you join the Dark Side
    I wonít kill you in an hour!
    Welcome!!!

    I'M NOT GONNA JOIN YOU parody of "WEíRE NOT GONNA TAKE IT"
    PALPATINE: Welcome, young Jedi.
    I guess you must know why weíre here.
    I am the ruler
    And I became aware this year
    If you do not join with us,
    You might become a threat.
    So leave all the rebels,
    Join with the Dark Side,
    And my power will be set!

    Hey, boy, youíre afraid.
    So funny, I have to laugh.
    Hey, your friends are dying fighting.
    Cut down to half.
    Hey, your sabreís right here by me,
    Now you do the math.
    Strike me down with all your hate
    And choose the darkest path.

    LUKE: Iím not gonna join you.
    Iím not gonna join you.
    Iím not gonna join you.
    Never would and never will.
    Iím not gonna join you.
    Gonna stay calm.
    And be at one.
    You forget it, better still.

    PALPATINE: Now youíll join with me,
    Your father will be killed.
    Your fatherís beaten,
    Your fate is sealed.
    If you will not turn,
    You will be destroyed.
    So, tell me now that you will turn,
    And you will be employed.

    LUKE: Iím not gonna join you.
    Iím not gonna join you.
    Iím not gonna join you.
    Never would and never will.
    I wonít kill father
    And as far as I can tell
    I ainít gonna join you.
    Never would and never will.
    I ainít gonna join you!
    I defy you!
    Gonna leave you!
    VADER: Iíll destroy you....better still.

    ANAKIN: Feel me, see me, kill me, free me!
    Feel me, see me, kill me, free me!

    LUKE: Listening to you I hear the conflict,
    Gazing at you I sense the peace,
    Following you I find the patience,
    I feel the Dark Side of you cease.

    Right behind you I sense the feeling,
    On you I see the pain too,
    From you I feel the healing,
    I sense the good in you.

    THE END

    Now, here's the real thing....

    THE TOMMY ROCK OPERA

    OVERTURE
    NARRATOR: Captain Walker
    Didnít come home.
    His unborn child
    Will never know him.
    Believe him missing
    With a number of men.
    Donít expect
    To see him again.

    ITíS A BOY
    NURSE: Itís a boy, Mrs. Walker, itís a boy.
    Itís a boy, Mrs. Walker, itís a boy.
    CHORUS: A son! A son! A son!

    1921
    LOVER: Iíve got a feeling Ď21
    Is going to be a good year.
    Especially if you and me
    See it in together.

    FATHER: So you think Ď21
    Is going to be a good year.
    It could be good for me and her,
    But you and her--no never!
    I had no reason to be over optimistic,
    But somehow when you smiled
    I could brave bad weather.

    MOTHER: What about the boy?
    What about the boy?
    What about the boy?
    He saw it all!

    MOTHER & FATHER: You didnít hear it.
    You didnít see it.
    You wonít say nothing to no one
    Ever in your life.
    You never heard it.
    Oh, how absurd it
    All seems without any proof.
    You didnít hear it.
    You didnít see it.
    You wonít say nothing to no one.
    Never tell a soul
    What you know is the truth.

    AMAZING JOURNEY
    NARRATOR: Deaf, dumb and blind boy
    Heís in a quiet vibration land.
    Strange as it seems, his musical dreams
    Ainít quite so bad.

    Ten years old
    With thoughts as bold as thoughts can be.
    Loving life and becoming wise
    In simplicity.

    Sickness will surely take the mind
    Where minds canít usually go.
    Come on the amazing journey
    And learn all you should know.

    A vague haze of delerium
    Creeps up on me.
    All at once a tall stranger I suddenly see.
    Heís dressed in a silver sparkled
    Glittering gown
    And his golden beard flows
    Nearly down to the ground.

    Nothing to say and nothing to hear
    And nothing to see.
    Each sensation makes a note
    In my symphony.

    Sickness will surely take the mind
    Where minds canít usually go.
    Come on the amazing journey
    And learn all you should know.

    His eyes are the eyes that
    Transmit all they know.
    Sparkle warm crystaline glances to show
    That he is your leader
    And he is your guide
    On the amazing journey
    Together youíll ride.

    SPARKS

    EYESIGHT TO THE BLIND
    (THE HAWKER)

    THE HAWKER: You talk about your woman,
    I wish you could see mine.
    You talk about your woman,
    I wish you could see mine.
    Every time she starts to loviní
    She brings eyesight to the blind.

    You know her daddy gave her magic.
    I can tell by the way she walks.
    You know her daddy gave her magic.
    I can tell by the way she walks.
    Every time we start shakiní
    The dumb begin to talk.

    Sheís got the power to heal you,
    Never fear.
    Sheís got the power to heal you,
    Never fear.
    Just a word from her lips
    And the deaf begin to hear.

    CHRISTMAS
    FATHER: Did you ever see the faces of the children,
    They get so excited.
    Waking up on Christmas morning
    Hours before the winter sunís ignited.
    They believe in dreams and all they mean
    Including heavenís generosity.
    Peeping round the door
    To see what parcels are for free
    In curiosity.

    And Tommy doesnít know what day it is.
    He doesnít know who Jesus was
    Or what praying is.
    How can he be saved
    From the eternal grave?

    Surrounded by his friends
    He sits so silently
    And unaware of anything.
    Playing poxy pinball,
    Picks his nose and smiles and
    Pokes his tongue at everything.
    I believe in love
    But how can men whoíve never seen
    Light be enlightened.
    Only if heís cured
    Will his spirits future level ever heighten.

    And Tommy doesnít know what day it is.
    He doesnít know who Jesus was
    Or what praying is.
    How can he be saved
    From the eternal grave?

    Tommy, can you hear me?
    Tommy, can you hear me?
    Tommy, can you hear me?
    How can he be saved?

    TOMMY: See me, feel me, touch me, heal me!
    See me, feel me, touch me, heal me!

    FATHER: Tommy, can you hear me?
    Tommy, can you hear me?
    Tommy, can you hear me?
    How can he be saved?

    COUSIN KEVIN
    COUSIN KEVIN: Weíre on our own, cousin,
    All alone, cousin.
    Letís think of a game to play
    Now the grown-ups have all gone away.
    You wonít be much fun
    Being blind, deaf, and dumb,
    But Iíve no one to play with today.
    Do you know how to play hid-and-seek?
    To find me it would take you a week,
    But tied to that chair
    You wonít go anywhere.
    Thereís a lot I can do with a freak.
    How would you feel if I
    Turned on the bath,
    Ducked your head under
    And started to laugh?
    What would you do if I shut you outside,
    To stand in the rain
    And catch cold so you died?

    Iím the school bully!
    The classroom cheat.
    The nastiest playfriend
    You ever could meet.
    Iíll stick pins in your fingers
    And tread on your feet....

    Maybe a cigarette burn on your arm
    Would change your expression
    To one of alarm.
    Iíll drag you around by a lock of your hair
    Or give you a push
    At the top of the stairs....

    Iím the school bully!
    The classroom cheat.
    The nastiest playfriend
    You ever could meet.
    Iíll put glass in your dinner
    And spikes in your seat....

    THE ACID QUEEN
    GYPSY: If your child ainít all he should be now
    This girl will put him right.
    Iíll show him what he could be now
    Just give me one night.
    Iím the Gypsy--the Acid Queen.
    Pay before we start.
    Iím the Gypsy--the Acid Quen.
    Iíll tear your soul apart.

    Give us a room and close the door.
    Leave us for a while.
    Your boy wonít be a boy no more.
    Young, but not a child.
    Iím the Gypsy--the Acid Queen.
    Pay before we start.
    Iím the Gypsy--the Acid Quen.
    Iíll tear your soul apart.

    Gather your wits and hold on fast.
    Your mind must learn to roam.
    Just as the Gypsy Queen must do
    Youíre gonna hit the road.

    My work is done, now look at him,
    Heís never been more alive.
    His head it shakes, his fingers clutch.
    Watch his body writhe.
    Iím the Gypsy--the Acid Queen,
    Pay before we start.
    Iím the Gypsy--Iím guaranteed
    To break your little heart.

    UNDERTURE

    DO YOU THINK ITíS ALRIGHT?
    MOTHER: Do you think itís alright
    To leave the boy with Uncle Ernie?
    Do you think itís alright?
    Heís had a few too many tonight!
    Do you think itís alright?
    FATHER: Yes, I think itís alright.

    FIDDLE ABOUT
    UNCLE ERNIE: Iím you wicked uncle Ernie.
    Iím glad you wonít see or hear me
    As I fiddle about,
    Fiddle about,
    Fiddle about.
    Your mother left me here to mind you.
    Now Iím doing what I want to
    Fiddling about,
    Fiddling about,
    Fiddle about!

    Down with the bedclothes,
    Up with your nightshirt!
    Fiddle about,
    Fiddle about,
    Fiddle about!

    You wonít shout as I fiddle about,
    Fiddle about,
    Fiddle about,
    Fiddle about,
    Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle!

    PINBALL WIZARD
    LOCAL LAD: Ever since I was a young boy,
    Iíve played the silver ball.
    From Soho down to Brighton
    I must have played them all.
    But I ainít seen anything like him
    In any amusement hall....
    That deaf, dumb, and blind kid
    Sure plays a mean pinball!

    He stands like a statue,
    Becomes part of the machine,
    Feeling all the bumpers,
    Always playing clean.
    He plays by intuition,
    The digit counters fall.
    That deaf, dumb, and blind kid
    Sure plays a mean pinball!

    Heís a pinball wizard.
    There has to be a twist.
    A pinball wizard
    Ďs got such a supple wrist.
    How do you think he does it?
    I donít know.
    What makes him so good?

    He ainít got no distractions,
    Canít hear no buzzers and bells.
    Donít see no lights a-flashiní
    Plays by sense of smell.
    Always gets a replay,
    Aní never tilts atall....
    That deaf, dumb, and blind kid
    Sure plays a mean pinball!

    I thought I was
    The Bally table king
    But I just handed
    My pinball crown to him.

    Even at my favorite table
    He can beat my best.
    His disciples lead him in
    And he just does the rest.
    Heís got crazy flipper fingers,
    Never seen him fall.....
    That deaf, dumb, and blind kid
    Sure plays a mean pinball!

    THEREíS A DOCTOR!
    FATHER: Thereís a man Iíve found
    Could bring us all joy!
    Thereís a doctor Iíve found
    Could cure the boy!
    Thereís a doctor Iíve found
    Could cure the boy!

    Thereís a man Iíve found
    Could remove his sorrow.
    He lives in this town,
    Letís see him tomorrow.
    Letís see him tomorrow!

    GO TO THE MIRROR!
    DOCTOR: He seems to be completely unreceptive.
    The tests I gave him
    Show no sense at all.
    His eyes react to light the dials detect it.
    He hears but cannot answer to your call.

    TOMMY: See me, feel me, touch me, heal me!
    See me, feel me, touch me, heal me!

    DOCTOR: There is no chance, no untried operation.
    All hope lies with him and none with me.
    Imagine though the shock from isolation
    When he suddenly can hear
    And speak and see.

    TOMMY: See me, feel me, touch me, heal me!
    See me, feel me, touch me, heal me!

    DOCTOR: His eyes can see,
    His ears can see, his lips speak.
    All the time the needles flick and rock.
    No machine can give
    The kind of stimulation
    Needed to remove his inner block.

    Go to the mirror, boy!
    Go to the mirror, boy!

    FATHER: I often wonder what he is feeling.
    Has he ever heard a word I said?
    Look at him in the mirror dreaming.
    What is happening in his head?

    TOMMY: Listening to you I get the music,
    Gazing at you I get the heat,
    Following you I climb the mountain,
    I get excitement at your feet!

    Right behind you I see the millions,
    On you I see the glory,
    From you I get opinions,
    From you I get the story.

    FATHER: What is happening in his head?
    Ooooh, I wish I knew, I wish I knew.

    TOMMY CAN YOU HEAR ME?
    MOTHER: Tommy, can you hear me?
    Can you feel me near you?
    Tommy, can you feel me?
    Can I help to cheer you?

    SMASH THE MIRROR
    MOTHER: You donít answer my call
    With even a nod or a twitch
    But you gaze at your own reflection!
    You donít seem to see me
    But I think you can see yourself.
    How can the mirror affect you?

    Can you hear me?
    Or do I surmise
    That you fear me.
    Can you feel my temper
    Rise, rise, rise, rise, rise....

    Do you hear or fear or
    Do I smash the mirror?
    Do you hear or fear or
    Do I smash the mirror?
    SMASH!

    SENSATION
    TOMMY: I overwhelm as I approach you.
    Make your lungs hold breath inside!
    Lovers break caresses for me.
    Love enhanced when Iíve gone by.

    Youíll feel me coming.
    A new vibration.
    From afar youíll see me.
    Iím a sensation.

    They worship me and all I touch,
    Hazy-eyed they catch my glance.
    Pleasant shudders shake their senses,
    My warm momentum
    Throws their stance.

    Youíll feel me coming.
    A new vibration.
    From afar youíll see me.
    Iím a sensation.

    I leave a trail of rooted people
    Mesmerized by just the sight.
    The few Iíve touched now are disciples.
    Love as one, I am the Light....

    Soon youíll see me, canít you feel me?
    Iím coming....
    Send your troubles dancing,
    He knows the answer.
    Iím coming.
    Iím a sensation.

    MIRACLE CURE
    NEWSBOY: Extra! Extra!
    Read all about it.
    Pinball wizard in a miracle cure!
    Extra! Extra! Read all about it.
    Extra!

    SALLY SIMPSON
    NARRATOR: Outside the house
    Mr. Simpson announced
    That Sally couldnít go to the meeting.
    He went on cleaning his blue Rolls Royce
    And she ran inside weeping.
    She got to her room
    And tears splashed the picture
    Of the new Messiah.
    She picked up a book of her fatherís 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
    ďNever mind your part....
    Is to be what youíll be....Ē

    The theme of the sermon was
    ĎCome unto me, love will find a way.í
    So Sally decided to ignore her dad
    And sneak out anyway!
    She spent all afternoon getting ready
    And decided sheíd try to touch him.
    Maybe heíd 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
    ďNever mind your part....
    Is to be what youíll be....Ē

    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 crying.
    She bit her nails,
    Looking pretty as a picture
    Right in the very front row.
    And a DJ wearing a blazer
    With a badge
    Ran on and said ďHere we go!Ē

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

    But soon the atmosphere was cooler
    As 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 touched him on the face.
    Tommy whirled around
    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
    ďNever mind your part....
    Is to be what youíll be....Ē

    Her check hit a chair
    And blood trickled down,
    Mingling with her tears.
    Tommy carried on preaching
    And his voice filled Sallyís ears.
    She caught his eye, she had to try
    But he couldnít 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! Oooooh!

    Sixteen stiches put her right
    And her dad said
    ďDonít say I didnít warn ya.Ē
    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
    ďNever mind your part....
    Is to be what youíll be....Ē

    IíM FREE
    TOMMY: Iím free--Iím free,
    And freedom tastes of reality.
    Iím free--Iím free,
    And Iím waiting for you to follow me.

    If I told you what it takes
    To reach the highest high
    Youíd laugh and say
    ďNothingís that simple.Ē
    But youíve been told many times before
    Messiahís pointed to the door
    And no one had the guts
    To leave the temple!

    Iím free--Iím free,
    And freedom tastes of reality.
    Iím free--Iím free,
    And Iím waiting for you to follow me.

    CHORUS: How can we follow?
    How can we follow?

    WELCOME
    TOMMY: Come to my house
    Be one of the comfortable people.
    Come to this house.
    Weíre drinking all night
    Never sleeping.

    Milkman come in!
    And you baker.
    Little old lady welcome
    And you shoemaker.

    Come to this house!
    Into this house.

    Come to this house
    Be one of us.
    Make this your house
    Be one of us.

    You can help
    To collect some more in.
    Young and old people
    Letís get them all in!

    Come to this house!
    Into this house.

    Ask along that man
    Whoís wearing a carnation.
    Bring every single person
    From Victoria Station.
    Go into that hospital
    Bring the nurses and patients.
    Everyone go home
    And fetch there relations.

    Come to my house
    Be one of the comfortable people.
    Come to this house.
    Weíre drinking all night
    Never sleeping.

    We need more room.
    Build an extension.
    A colorful palace.
    Spare no expense.

    Welcome to this house,
    Be one of us.
    Come to this house,
    Be one of us.
    Come to our house,
    Come to this house!

    TOMMYíS HOLIDAY CAMP
    UNCLE ERNIE: Iím your uncle Ernie
    And I welcome you
    To Tommyís Holiday Camp!
    The camp with the difference,
    Never mind the weather.
    When you come to Tommyís
    The holidayís forever!

    Camp with the difference,
    Never mind the weather.
    When you come to Tommyís
    The holidayís forever!
    Welcome!!!

    WEíRE NOT GONNA TAKE IT!
    TOMMY: Welcome to the camp
    I guess you all know why weíre here
    My name is Tommy
    And I became aware this year.
    If you want to follow me
    Youíve got to play pinball.
    And put in your ear plugs,
    Put on your eye shades
    You know were to put the cork!

    Hey, you getting drunk
    So sorry, I got you sussed.
    He you smoking mother nature
    This is a bust.
    Hey hung up mister normal
    Donít try to gain my trust
    ĎCos you ainít gonna follow me
    Any of those ways
    Although you think you must!

    CHORUS: Weíre not gonna take it.
    Weíre not gonna take it.
    Weíre not gonna take it.
    Never did and never will.
    Weíre not gonna take it.
    Gonna break it!
    Gonna shake it!
    Letís forget it better still!

    TOMMY: Now you canít hear me,
    Your ears are truly sealed.
    You canít speak either,
    Your mouth is filled.
    You canít see nothing
    And pinball completes the scene.
    Here comes Uncle Ernie
    To guide you to
    Your very own machine.

    CHORUS: Weíre not gonna take it.
    Weíre not gonna take it.
    Weíre not gonna take it.
    Never did and never will.
    Donít want no religion
    And as far as we can tell
    We ainít gonna take you
    Never did and never will.
    Weíre not gonna take you!
    We forsake you!
    Gonna rape you!
    Letís forget you better still.

    TOMMY: See me, feel me, touch me, heal me!
    See me, feel me, touch me, heal me!

    Listening to you I get the music,
    Gazing at you I get the heat,
    Following you I climb the mountain,
    I get excitement at your feet!
    Right behind you I see the millions,
    On you I see the glory,
    From you I get opinions,
    From you I get the story.

    THE END

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