Song Lyric Sunday: Heat – ‘See Me, Feel Me’

Helen has set us a tester this week with the theme of ‘Heat’ for Song Lyric Sunday.

I struggled to bring to mind many songs with ”heat’ in the title. Resorting, reluctantly, to other-search-engines-are-available to find lyric references to the word produced plenty of allusions, but these seemed to be mostly in the context of either summer or lust (and sometimes both).

Not to say that either of these are bad things, of course, but the pedant in me couldn’t help feeling that, as far as writing about the phenomenon of ‘heat’, they didn’t really pass the relevance test with flying colours.

Anyway, there were a few songs rattling around in my head that at least included the word ‘heat’. Foremost among them was this one: the shattering climax (‘rousing finale’ doesn’t even begin to cover it) of The Who’s rock opera ‘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 opinion
From you, I get the story
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 opinion
From you, I get the story
Songwriters: PETER TOWNSHEND

See Me, Feel Me lyrics © ABKCO MUSIC INC PETE TOWNSHEND CATALOG, FABULOUS MUSIC LTD, SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP

Fair enough, its connection to ‘heat’ is peripheral at best, but you surely cannot fail to be swept up in the majesty of The Who performing this in their prime, at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Unless, that is, you were a callow youth of 18 who managed to sleep through it.

Song Lyric Sunday 27 August 2017

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