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Old 13th November 2020, 06:11 PM
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Somewhat over-reaching itself, 'I've Had Enough' opens as a driving rocker, then jerks into a different passage before a final section where Roger sings alone country-style, accompanied only by Pete on a banjo. There are several songs on the album which are like this, and attempt to scale epic heights, but this one doesn't quite measure up because the don't mesh together quite so well

The song quotes from 'Love, Reign O'er Me'

In the story, Jimmy ‘snaps’ when he sees a girl he likes with a friend of his. In a desperately self-pitiful state, he smashes up his prize scooter and decides to go to Brighton where he had such a good time with his friends chasing Rockers and eating fish and chips.


"You were under the impression
That when you were walking forwards
That you'd end up further onward
But things ain't quite that simple
You got altered information
You were told to not take chances
You missed out on new dances
Now you're losing all your dimples

My jacket's going to be cut and slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck
I ride a GS scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my wartime coat in the wind and sleet

Love rain on me
Rain on me
Love rain on me
Love

I've had enough of living
I've had enough of dying
I've had enough of smiling
I've had enough of crying
I've taken all the high roads
I've squandered and I've saved
I've had enough of childhood
I've had enough of graves
[Verse 4]
Get a job and fight to keep it
Strike out to reach a mountain
Be so nice on the outside
But inside keep ambition
Don't cry because you hunt them
Hurt them first, they'll love you
There's a millionaire above you
And you're under his suspicion

My jacket's going to be cut and slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck
I ride a GS scooter with my hair cut neat
Wear my wartime coat in the wind and sleet

Love rain on me
Rain on me
Love rain on me
Love

Had enough of dancehalls
I've had enough of pills
I've had enough of streetfights
I've seen my share of kills
I'm finished with the fashions
And acting like I'm tough
I'm bored with hate and passion
I've had enough of trying to love"


Opening the second LP, '5:15' is probably the best known song on 'Quadrophenia' and, when released as a single it reached no. 20 on the UK charts. The song relates Jimmy's extra-sensual experiences on the train from London to Brighton, sandwiched between two city gents. His recollections are in the main unhappy ones - anger, confusion, violence, sexual frustration, and rootlessness dominate his mind as he keeps returning to the thought: "Inside, outside, leave me alone. Inside, outside, nowhere is home."

A memorable riff, emphasized by a horn section, it was probably too raw to be a serious chart contender, but listen out for Keith imitating the sound of train wheels decelerating - an effect which had been used to great effect during 'A Quick One (While He's away)'

This performance on 'Top Of The pops' resulted in the band getting a life-time ban from the programme...although it didn't last! [Apologies about the last few frames in the video]


"Why should I care, why should I care?

Girls of fifteen
Sexually knowing
The ushers are sniffing
Eau-de-coloning
The seats are seductive
Celibate sitting
Pretty girls digging
Prettier women

Magically bored
On a quiet street corner
Free frustration
In our minds and our toes
Quiet storm water
M-m-my generation

Uppers and downers
Either way blood flows

Inside outside, leave me alone
Inside outside, nowhere is home
Inside outside, where have I been?
Out of my brain on the five fifteen

Out of my brain on the train
Out of my brain on the train
On a raft in the quarry
Slowly sinking
Back of a lorry
Holy hitching
Dreadfully sorry
Apple scrumping
Born in the war
Birthday punching

He man drag
In the glittering ballroom
Gravely outrageous
In my high heel shoes
Tightly undone
They know what they're showing
Sadly ecstatic
That their heroes are news

Inside outside, leave me alone
Inside outside, nowhere is home
Inside outside, where have I been?
Out of my brain on the five fifteen

Out of my brain on the train
Out of my brain on the train, on the train, out of my brain
Out of my brain on the train
Here it comes
Out of my brain on the train, on the train
Out of my brain on the train
Why should I care?
Why should I care
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