Pete Townshend hold music
Moment of Zen: I’m on hold with SBC because when they moved my telephone last week they neglected to move my Voice Mail properly, so anyone who is calling me, or calling me BACK is getting “please enter your password” – nice.
Anyway, while on hold I hear a Muzak version of “Hiding Out” by Pete Townshend, from his solo album White City. Very odd.
From my window I see roads
Lead to darkness, leading home
In the midnight of a soul’s unsleeping
Hear the waterfall of women weeping
Hear the distant noise of traffic stalling
Hear the prostituted children calling
From the barred and mess-floor street
Of a winter’s night, without a moon,
I am safe-hidden here.
I look over chequered fields
And the towering web of steel
Young and old will sit and judge unfeeling
While the empty churches’ bells are pealing
And the green hills lay ignored, untended
Lonely watchers remain unfriended
And out in the one-way streets
Is a swelling maze, without a door
I am safe-hidden here