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Released as a UK single in 1976
Available on the soundtrack Tommy
Writer:Pete Townshend
piano and vocals:Elton John
bass:Dee Murray
guitar:Davey Johnstone
drums:Nigel Olsson
tambourine and congas:Ray Cooper
orchestral arrangement:Gene Page
backing vocals:Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson
Producer:Gus Dudgeon
Ever since I was a young boy I 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 has to be a twist
A pinball wizard'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 no buzzes and bells
Don't see lights a-flashing, he plays by sense of smell
Always has a replay, never tilts at all
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball
He can't beat me now I've always been the champ
I know every trick, no freak's gonna beat my hand
Even on my usual table, he can beat the best
His disciples lead him in and he just does the rest
He's got crazy flipper fingers, I've never seen him fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball
He's a pinball wizard, there has to be a twist
A pinball wizard's got such a supple wrist
He's a pinball wizard, he's scored a trillion more
A pinball wizard, the world's new pinball lord
He's scoring more, he's scoring more
I thought I was the Bally table king
But I just handed my pinball crown to him, to him, to him
© 1975 Fabulous Music Limited
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