I woke up the other morning Felt like there was something growing in my brain And I went to see the doctor He looked me up and down, and he could not explain And this mystery affliction Seems to reach its peak whenever you're around I thought maybe you're the one I'm seeking who knows how to help me out Come over here What is this? There is something in my mouth Something in my mouth Might be a word Could be a kiss There is something in my mouth Something in my mouth for you (I have something in my mouth for you) I have tried to understand it Doesn't really make a lot of sense to me But as an explanation I will admit it fits the bill quite handily Since this form of medication Seems to be available from only you I need reexamination Every now and then until I feel like new
"This is a fun song, and it is one where the whole [the] subconscious [writing process] aspect really came into play. People ask me what that is about and I still don't know. It sounds like it means something but..."
— Todd Rundgren source: classicrockrevisted.com
"In some ways, it defies me even knowing what it's about. A lot of these songs have dual potential meanings in the lyrics, as well as the title of the record, State, which is a noun and a verb and can be used in all kinds of ways. The idea was to try to create a sexy atmosphere, kind of R&B-ish. What it means exactly can be open to interpretation. It's no longer necessary to slave over the vocals. I don't sing the lyrics until I write them, and singing is the very last thing I do. I record the entire track, and then I worry about lyrics and vocals. The music will suggest where the words are going to a certain extent. A lot of people will start with a clear idea to try to draw things out of the subconscious; I come from a completely different direction: I try to capture as much from my subconscious as possible, and then I try to give it some meaning."
— Todd Rundgren source: musicradar.com
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Todd Rundgren: State