Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Seeker – The Who (album: Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy 1971)

This is a wonderful song by The Who. This song takes you straight to the 70’s era. You can feel the crazy wonderful atmosphere in every guitar riff. This song makes me really happy.

The first time I’ve heard this song was when I watched “American Beauty”. I watched this movie a few times and last night was one of those times. It is such a great movie. I can definitely relate to it these days. as I’ve mentioned already I have quit my job recently and I just walked out of the door the day I’ve resigned and didn’t even give them the 2 weeks’ notice. They sure didn’t deserve that! I’ve decided that from now on I’ll start listening to the voices in my head that tell me to do only things that make me happy as I always did when I was growing up. Somewhere along the line I’ve lost touch with the rebelling teenager in me that played a great role in my life. I’m definitely not going through midlife crisis or anything like that. It’s all about looking back on your life and knowing that you have made the right choices. I choose to experience more than just a few moments of happiness in one day, I want it all and I wanted now! Besides happiness is my true nature and you cannot argue with nature! I hope you enjoy this really cool song as much as I do…

Lyrics: The Seeker

Info about the band: The Who

What’s this song about?

Around the time of song's release, Townshend explained its meaning in an interview with Rolling Stone: "Quite loosely, "The Seeker" was just a thing about what I call Divine Desperation, or just Desperation. And what it does to people. It just kind of covers a whole area where the guy's being fantastically tough and ruthlessly nasty and he's being incredibly selfish and he's hurting people, wrecking people's homes, abusing his heroes, he's accusing everyone of doing nothing for him and yet at the same time he's making a fairly valid statement, he's getting nowhere, he's doing nothing and the only thing he really can't be sure of is his death, and that at least dead, he's going to get what he wants. He thinks!”(Wikipedia – The Seeker)

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