The Who - In a Hand or a Face





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Published on Mar 22, 2009

The 10 track of The Who's 1975 album "The Who By Numbers"

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"Is it weird that you hate a stranger? Can a detail correct your dismay?"
John Entwistle is freaking phenomenal on this song! Forget lead air guitaring, this song makes me bass air guitar! And gosh 1:57 - 2:03. Hands down best bass player ever.
Hmm, that's very deep, my friend! One of the things I love about Pete's songwriting is that there's no one way to look at it. I too hear "going round and round" as a sort of mental state, thoughts racing, comprehending dark days of life. I'm glad you were able to seek help and pull yourself out of strife; there are far too many people who, like you said, cannot.
Amen to that, friend. Classic Who tune that flew under the radar for some, but one of my favorites.
john j
there you go...awesome as ever...great song that i've been listening to lately....over 35 years later still kickin' ass
"All the history of a soul in torment / ingrained in a hand or face!" There's something special about this line to me. "There's a man going through your dustbin / Only this time he's looking for food / There's a tear in his eye - you don't know him / Oh, but you know what he's going through? / Ain't it funny that you can't seem to help him / Feelin' sick as he staggers away? / Is it weird that you hate a stranger? / Can a detail correct your dismay?" Sadly, that's very true social commentary.
I love reading comments from Who fans...it is like talking and listening to family...the connection is like family...
@superreverbking: That's when NY radio was unbelieveable!! 
tom morrow
I give this track a 99.93% For me, especially with the words then the inspired interpitation from the band - an all time favorite. A TOP 5 WHO SONG .... I mean it this song is the essence of RockNRoll with googled heart
I remember WPLJ and WNEW would spin this one every know and then back in the late-70's. Ahh, when FM radio meant so much to young people. A great Who number. Daltrey was at his peak at this time. 
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