Serious

Composer: Todd Rundgren
Duration: 4:14
I like a laugh
I like my fun
You cross a line
You better run
If you're inclined
To laugh at this
Soon you will find out
Where that line is

I try to play the nice guy
You had to be a wise guy
I should just let it pass by
But now it's daddy time

Because I'm serious, serious as I can be
Serious, better call the cops on me
Serious, I'm about to chain react
Because I'm serious
As a heart attack
(Clear)

You're on the edge
Of trouble now
You have offended
My sacred cow
You shall receive
What you deserve
Seems you've been dancing
On my last nerve

I should try to ignore you
There's really no cure for you
Once again you're out of line
Now it's daddy time

You know I'm serious, you made a fool out of me
Serious, now I'm counting up to three
Serious, your lame excuses don't mean jack
Because I'm serious
As a heart attack
(Clear)

You know I'm serious, you went and made a fool out of me
Serious, now I'm counting up to three
Serious, your lame excuses don't mean jack
Because I'm serious
As a heart attack
(Clear)


Commentary
What Todd has said about the song

"I'm not using a talk box; rather, it's some pitch shifting and a little bit of sound manipulation, which can be done in real time. There's a thing called a Vocoder, which does the same thing as the so-called 'slobber box' or the old 'drool hose.' The song is about finding yourself in a situation where you have to be the grown up, where nobody else is stepping up. It's not necessarily about anger, even though it seems to indicate that the person singing is upset. Essentially, it's about taking control of things when nobody else will."
— Todd Rundgren source: musicradar.com

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