Tommy Backstage - CBS This Morning page 2
CBS This Morning 1993

"Pinball Wizard"  real audio      real video

Ever since I was a young boy,
I've played the silver ball.

From the 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'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 those buzzers and bells.
Can't see those lights a-flashin';
Plays by sense of smell.
He always get a replay,
'N never tilts at all.
That deaf, dumb and blind kid …

….Sure plays a mean pinball!

I thought I was
The Bally table king…

…But I just handed
My pinball crown to him.

Even at my favorite table,
He can beat my best.

The kids all lead him in
And he just does the rest.

He's got crazy flipper fingers;
Never seen him fall.
That deaf, dumb and blind kid…

….Sure plays a mean pinball!


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