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The Who: Eminence Front Meaning

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Song Released: 1982


Eminence Front Lyrics

The sun shines
People forget
The spray flies as the speedboat glides
People forget
Forget they're hiding
The girls smile
People forget
The snow packs as the skier tracks
People forget
Forget they're hiding.

Behind an eminence...

  1. anonymous
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    May 29th report

    i find it interesting that the video ...official video? ...has Pete singing these lines with the Canadian flag alone behind him...
    Come and join the party
    Dress to kill
    Won't you come and join the party
    Dress to kill, dress to kill
    yet moments before we see a shot of roger and in the background you can see dozens of flags in the stadium...maybe all the flags of the world? was there a message??

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2019 report

    It's about a put on, from my research. I think you are correct.

    Reading but not interpreting ( not here all the time)

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2019 report

    I think, you are correct

    Reading but not interpreting ( not here all the time)

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2019 report

    I believe it is basically about people being absolutely and completely fake about who they really are. What do you think?

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2018 report

    I believe that this song has two meanings that are very interconnected. The first meaning is obviously about the rich and powerful people (think like the Narcos series, as well as several drug kingpin/cartel leader Spanish telenovelas) that are involved in the drug trade that also end up using a lot of drugs, specifically, cocaine, as it was the addictive and harmful drug of choice in the 1980s, and the facade that these drug cartels/drug users had with pushing their product through lavish parties on boats, in mansions, hotels, etc., but, as the song goes forward, as we all know, living that sort of lifestyle does take a physical and mental toll upon people. The second meaning is also with the typical ways of the Hollywood/acting/corporate/religious/political/Luciferian globalist elite, which also ties into the first meaning, and that they show the world, just like the drug cartels/drug users show to people in the first meaning, a facade that is behind a mask to hide the brutal truth of their agenda and how said agenda also, like illicit, illegal, and/or harmful, drug usage, can take a physical and mental toll upon people.

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 23rd 2018 report

    Todays politics is a 'PUT ON'!

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2017 report

    Pete Townsend actually...

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 13th 2017 report

    We are the pillars of Reality, those who bend not, unlike others who bend to the desire to be that which they are not, and live behind an emminance front.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 7th 2017 report

    This song seems to be about the phoniness of people. People hiding behind their rich lifestyles, forgetting who they really are.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 7th 2017 report

    Emminence Front is about a class of people, who with their ability to partake of lifestyle amenities such as speedboat sailing, skiing and partying, pretend to be what The Who really was/is-- famous. Emminence is another word for fame. A "front" is a facade. Hence, Emminence Front is a Facade of Fame. Most rich people can try, but can't buy fame, so they pretend to be famous. They put on an emminence front. The Who is teasing these people. They're going to get old ("the big wheel spins and hair thins) and lose their money ("shares crash, hopes are dashed")? The following group of lyrics can be interpreted in two different ways, one is that Roger Daltry is inviting these people to join his party, and he wants them to dress extremely fabulously, the other is that Roger Daltry is impersonating the people living behind an emminence front who are calling to others to join a party they are throwing and requesting that they wear something completely smashing: "Come and join the party
    Dress to kill
    Won't you come and join the party
    Dress to kill, dress to kill"
    "People forget"

  11. anonymous
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    Sep 6th 2015 report

    Front loaded Eminence loudspeaker

  12. CaptainVegetable
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    Feb 5th 2009 report

    This song is about the hectic lifestyle of the 1980s. An eminence front is the facade that a person shows to the world; a false impression of happiness that disguises how things are falling apart inside.


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