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Friday, September 16, 2011

Pinball Wizard - The Who/The New Seekers/Elton John/The Genesis/The Smithereens/The Flaming Lips/Roger Daltrey with Tony Iommi and The Queen

Pinball Wizard

Ever since I was a young boy 
I've 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 a mean pinball 

He stands like a statue 
Becomes part of the machine 
Feeling all the bumpers 
Always playing clean 
He plays by intuition 
The digit counters fall 
That deaf, dumb and blind kid 
Sure plays a mean pinball 

He's a pinball wizard 
There's got to be a twist 
A pinball wizard 
He's got such a supple wrist 

How do you think he does it
(I don't know) 
What makes him so good

He ain't got no distractions 
Can't hear those buzzers and bells 
Don't see lights a flashin' 
Plays by sense of smell 
Always gets a replay 
Never tilts at all 
That deaf, dumb and blind kid 
Sure plays a mean pinball 

I thought I was 
The Bally table king 
But I just handed 
My pinball crown to him 

Even on my usual table 
He can beat my best 
His disciples lead him in 
And he just does the rest 
He's got crazy flipper fingers 
Never seen him fall 
That deaf, dumb and blind kid 
Sure plays a mean pinball