Behind Blue Eyes

Rhonda Strickland

Sun City, United States

Artist's Description


Behind Blue Eyes – The Who

Inspired by:
Behind Blue Eyes Written by Pete Townsend of The Who

No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes

No one knows what it’s like
To be hated
To be fated
To telling only lies

But my dreams
They aren’t as empty
As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That’s never free

No one knows what it’s like
To feel these feelings
Like I do
And I blame you

No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through

But my dreams
They aren’t as empty
As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That’s never free

When my fist clenches, crack it open
Before I use it and lose my cool
When I smile, tell me some bad news
Before I laugh and act like a fool

If I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
If I shiver, please give me a blanket
Keep me warm, let me wear your coat

No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes

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I can remember the exact spot where I was when I first heard this song. It was 1971 & I was in Seal Beach, CA walking through a head shop on Main Street. This song came on & I loved it. I was fortunate enough to get to see The Who in 1976 at Anaheim Stadium… I still have the ticket stub to this show (see it in the description) and a dog-eared program. Ah the 70’s. . . good times, bad times, you know I ’ve had my share….
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did creating it…
_a rhonda original©

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This is a pure fantasy image. I created this because this is what the song reflects to me. I heard this song and I just had to create this image. The model is my husband, Nick – he is over 50 :o).

Original photos shot on Jul 4, 2010 with his permission to create this agonizing painting. Please know that this picture story is fictional as inspired by the words to this song. There is no resemblance to the personality of the model and the image is created for pure artistic enjoyment.
My own photos digitally enhanced in PSCS2 using all my own resources. Faces processed using a subtle Dragan Effect.

Original ticket stub to the concert in 1976 :o)

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