The Who - Bargain



"Bargain" is a song written by Pete Townshend that was first released by the Who on their 1971 album Who's Next. It is a love song, although the intended subject of the song is God rather than a woman. The song has been included on several compilation and live albums. It was also included on several of Townshend's solo projects.


Critics have praised the song's lyricism and power, as well as the performance of the band on the song. Townshend acknowledged during the Who's concert at the Prudential Center in Newark on 19 March 2016 that this is his favorite song on the album.



"Bargain" is a love song. The opening lines are:


I'd gladly lose me to find you

I'd gladly give up all I had

To find you I'd suffer anything and be glad




Lyrics


I'd gladly lose me to find you

I'd gladly give up all I had

To find you I'd suffer anything and be glad


I'd pay any price just to get you

I'd work all my life and I will

To win you I'd stand naked, stoned and stabbed


I'd call that a bargain

The best I ever had

The best I ever had


I'd gladly lose me to find you

I'd gladly give up all I got

To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop


I'd pay any price just to win you

Surrender my good life for bad

To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man


I'd call that a bargain

The best I ever had

The best I ever had


I sit looking 'round

I look at my face in the mirror

I know I'm worth nothing without you

In life one and one don't make two

One and one make one

And I'm looking for that free ride to me

I'm looking for you


I'd gladly lose me to find you

I'd gladly give up all I got

To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop


I'd pay any price just to win you

Surrender my good life for bad

To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man


I'd call that a bargain

The best I ever had

The best I ever had