Talk:Behind Blue Eyes

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Buffy the vampire slayer[edit]

Is it worth mentioning in the article that it was sung by Giles in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode?

Narmowen Narmowen (talk) 05:34, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Why[edit]

why is a vote at some random site like digital dream door relevant?

Why is limp bizkits album pic posted? The Who's album single cover should be the only image as it is their song. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.9.134.177 (talk) 19:01, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Why is Limp Bizkit mentioned at all, aside
from possibly showing up on a list of
people who covered the song?


This is in desperate need of rewriting! It's opinionated, lacking in structure, and uses informal tone.

From the edit history: "(I added an interpretation of the song which speaks across cultures.)"
This edit is highly opinionated and cites no references. If this is an editor's opinion, it is much better to suited to a blog and has no place here.

I tried to add My Wife,which was the US flipside of Behind Blue Eyes while Going Mobile was the UK flipside.The problem was that it did not appear on the infobox after I tried to make it appear on there.My Wife was the US flipside and I am failing in making it appear.What Am I Doing Wrong?Is there any way way that I can successfully add it to the infobox so it will appear.Does anyone in here have any ideas or advice?Any of that would be appreciated.Thanks.71.126.9.221 01:19, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Behindblueeyes.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 22:57, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Lyrics[edit]

If we're going to have the lyrics up, they need to have a reference, preferably The Who's website. Also, it's worth noting that, in the Limp Bizkit cover, the lyrics are quite different. Instead of the section starting with "When my fist clenches..." and ending with "let me wear your coat," it has voices in the background repeating "ah ah ah ah" over and over, with a male voice repeating the following several times:

"You're stubborn... O... I... M... P... Say it..."

Just thought I'd throw that out there. Mego (talk) 07:30, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Is it worth mentioning that the first line has a mondegreen for "the batman?" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.253.119.60 (talk) 02:15, 9 January 2010 (UTC)


No, the effect is done with a Speak 'N Spell and it says: Discover L - I - M - P Say it. Multiple sources can be found by doing a search. (^ Limp Bizkit. "Behind Blue Eyes#Limp Bizkit version|Behind Blue Eyes]]". Results May Vary. 23 September 2003.) But anyone who has ever used the toy can verify that. And this should be included in this section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.52.114.60 (talk) 19:47, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

About a racist[edit]

I distinctly remember hearing an interview with one of the Who on the radio who specifically mentioned the song being about an isolated racist. After the interview I revisited the song, and the lyrics finally made sense. I am curious why this is absent from the article. I should mention that interviews done during the Who's heyday usually on the radio differ drastically from interviews done recently on TV. In fact, I wonder if it is the same Who, or a Who altered in memory by drugs (no denying the use of drugs!).--John Bessa (talk) 15:44, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

If you can find a transcript of this radio interview, then add this information and properly source it. Be bold! --Glenn Xavier (talk) 03:10, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
I was talking to my husband this am and I wondered if this song was a softening of the coming out of Pete Townsend for his band brothers.  Anyone else ever thought that?67.253.143.137 (talk) 15:09, 29 September 2013 (UTC)CBP Upstate New York, USA