Outside the house Mr. Simpson announced That Sally couldn't go to the meeting He went on cleaning his blue Rolls Royce And she ran inside weeping She got to her room, and tears splashed the picture Of the new Messiah She picked up the book of her father's life And threw it on the fire
[Chorus] She knew from the start Deep down in her heart That she and Tommy were worlds apart But her mother said, "Never mind, your part Is to be what you'll be."
The theme of the sermon was 'Come unto me, Love will find a way', So Sally decided to ignore her dad And sneak out anyway She spent all afternoon getting ready And decided she'd try to touch him Maybe he'd see that she was free And talk to her this Sunday
She arrived at six, and the place was swinging To gospel music by nine Group after group appeared on the stage And Sally just sat there crying She bit her nails, looking pretty as a picture Right in the very front row And then a DJ wearing a blazer with a badge Ran on and said, "Here we go!"
The crowd went crazy As Tommy hit the stage Little Sally got lost as the police bossed The crowd back in a rage
But soon the atmosphere was cooler As Tommy gave a lesson Sally just had to let him know she loved him And leapt up on the rostrum She ran cross stage to the spotlit figure And touched him on the face Tommy whirled around as a uniformed man Threw her off the stage
Her cheek hit a chair and blood trickled down Mingling with her tears Tommy carried on preaching And his voice filled Sally's ears She caught his eye, she had to try But couldn't see through their lights Her face was gashed, and the ambulance men Had to carry her out that night
The crowd went crazy As Tommy left the stage Little Sally was lost for the price of a touch And a gash across her face, oh
Sixteen stitches put her right, and her dad said "Don't say I didn't warn you." Sally got married to a rock musician She met in California Tommy always talks about the day The disciples all went wild Sally still carries a scar on her cheek To remind her of his smile