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"My Generation" - The Who

Cover artwork for "My Generation" (LP) by The Who.

Andrew Luke
"My Generation" was released in 1965 (UK) and 1966 (US). It came from The Who's debut album, also called My Generation.

The Who - "My Generation"

Music video of The Who performing "My Generation," live in 1967.

Andrew Luke
"My Generation" is an energetic and rousing rock anthem. Live versions often end up in extended jam sessions!

Lyrics for "My Generation"

People try to put us d-down (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Just because we get around (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

Why don't you all f-fade away (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
And don't try to dig what we all s-s-say (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm not trying to cause a big s-s-sensation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm just talkin' 'bout my g-g-g-generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

Why don't you all f-fade away (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
And don't try to d-dig what we all s-s-say (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm not trying to cause a b-big s-s-sensation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
I'm just talkin' 'bout my g-g-generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

People try to put us d-down (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Just because we g-g-get around (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation)
Yeah, I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

This is my generation
This is my generation, baby

"My Generation" - The Who

Lyric video for "My Generation" by The Who.

Andrew Luke
"My Generation" features lead singer Roger Daltrey's famous stuttering delivery!

Songwriter Pete Townshend

Andrew Luke
Lead guitarist of The Who, Pete Townshend, is also responsible for writing many of their hits. "My Generation" was inspired by an incident involving the Queen Mother!

The Who

Andrew Luke
The Who (l-r): Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, John Entwistle and Roger Daltrey. Moon died in 1978, Entwistle died in 2002.
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