Pinball Wizard
Words:Peter Townshend
Music:Peter Townshend
Performed By:  The Who, Elton John
Copyright:© 1975 Fabulous Music Limited
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   Year : 1975
 Writer : Pete Townshend


Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball.
From Soho down to Brighton I must have played them all.
But I ain't seen nothing like him in any amusement hall.
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays mean pinball.

He stands like a statue, becomes part of the machine.
Feeling all the bumpers, always playing clean.
Plays by intuition, the digit counters fall.
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays mean pinball.

He's a pinball wizard, there has to be a twist.
A pinball wizard's got such a supple wrist.
How do you think he does it? (I don't know.) What makes him so good?

Ain't got no distractions, can't hear no buzzes or bells.
Don't see lights a-flashing, plays by sense of smell.
Always gets a replay, never tilts at all.
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays mean pinball.

He can't beat me now I've always been the champ.
I know every trick - no freak's gonna beat my hand.

(instrumental)

Even on my usual table he can't beat my best.
His disciples lead him in, and he just does the rest.
He got crazy flipper fingers - I never seen him fall.
That deaf, dumb anf blind kid sure plays mean pinball.

He's a pinball wizard, there has to be a twist.
A pinball wizard's got such a supple wrist.
He's a pinball wizard, he's scored a trillion more.
A pinball wizard the world's new pinball lord.
He's scorin' more. He scored more.

(instrumental)

I thought I was the Bally table king -
but I just handed my pinball crown to him. To him. To him!

(instrumental, fade out)
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