Todd Rundgren: Faithful

Artist

Todd Rundgren

Players

Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, John Seigler, John Wilcox

Producer

Todd Rundgren

Release Date: 1976
Duration: 50:26
Label: Rhino/Bearsville
Catalog Number: R2 70868

Happenings Ten Years Time Ago

Meeting people along my way
Seemingly I am among they
But in reality of things
What my dreaming always brings

Happenings ten years time ago
Situations we really know
But the knowing is in the mind
Sinking deep into the world of time

Looking in a room I see
Things that mean a lot to me
Why they do I never know
Memories don't strike me so

It seems to me I've been here before
Those sounds I heard and the sights I saw
Was it for real, was it in my dreams
I need to know what it all means

Good Vibrations

I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

I'm picking up good vibrations
She's giving me excitations
Good bop bop, good vibrations
Bop bop, excitations
Good, good, good, good vibrations

Close my eyes, she is somehow closer now
Softly smile, I know she must be kind
When I look in her eyes
She comes with me to a blossom world

I don't know where but she sends me there
Oh my my my, what a sensation
Oh my my, what elation
Got to keep those loving good vibrations
	happening with her

Rain

If the rain comes, they run and hide their heads
They might as well be dead if the rain comes
When the sun shines, they slip into the shade
And sip their lemonade, when the sun shines

Rain, I don't mind
Shine, the weather's fine

I can show you that when it starts to rain
Everything's the same, I can show you
Can you hear me, that when it rains and shines
It's just a state of mind, can you hear me

	I know what it's like to be dead
	I know what it is to be sad

Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine

You say you love me and you thinking of me
But you know you could be wrong
You say you told me that you want to hold me
But you know you're not that strong

I just can't do what I done before
I just can't beg you anymore
I'm just gonna let you pass

I'm gonna last
'Cause time will tell just who has fell
And who's been left behind
When you go your way and I go mine

You say you disturb me and you don't deserve me
But you know sometimes you lie
You say you're breaking and you're always aching
But you know how hard you try

Sometimes it gets so hard to care
You just can't be this way everywhere
I'm gonna let you pass

Well the judge he holds a grudge
He's gonna call on you
But he's badly built and he walks on stilts
Watch out he don't fall on you

You say you're sorry for telling stories
That you know I believe are true
You say you got some other kind of lover
And I guess I believe you do

You say my kisses aren't like his
This time I ain't gonna tell you why that is
I'm just gonna let you pass

If Six Was Nine

(In a whisper: Yeah, sing the song bro)

If the sun refused to shine
I don't mind, I don't mind
If the mountains fell in the sea
Let it be, it ain't me
All right, 'cause I got my own world to look through
And I ain't gonna copy you

Now if six turned out to be nine
I don't mind, I don't mind
If all the hippies cut off all their hair
I don't care, I don't care
Dig, 'cause I got my own world to live through
And I ain't gonna copy you

White collar conservatives flashing down the street
Pointing their plastic finger at me
They're hoping soon my kind will drop and die
But I'm gonna wave my freak flag high (high)

	Fall mountain, just don't fall on me
	Go on Mr. Business man, you can't dress like me
	You don't even know what I'm talking about
	I'm the one that's got to die
	When it's time for me to die
	So let me live my life the way I want to
	Sing on brother, play on drummer

Strawberry Fields Forever

Let me take you down
	'cause I going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever

Living is easy with eyes closed
Misunderstanding all you see
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out
It doesn't matter much to me

No one I think is in my tree
I mean it must be high or low
That is the catch you know
Tune in but it's all right
That is I think it's not too bad

Always know sometimes think it's me
But you know I know when it's a dream
I think I know, I mean, oh yes, but it's all wrong
That is I think I disagree

Black And White

Stick to your guns
Diamonds are a girl's best friend
Nobody knows the trouble this poor boy's seen
People will believe anything

Man on the run
Always gets it in the end
Nobody cares 'cause nobody shares his dream
People don't believe anything
Everything is changed
Everything is still the same
It's just a part of the game

Blood on the moon
Patterns running across the floor
A musical inside a movie inside a dream
Guess you can believe anything
Everything is changed
Everything is still the same
It's all a part of the game

Mama, Papa, boys, and girls
Holding hands around the world
Wrong is wrong and right is right
Nothing changes overnight
I'll believe it when I see it in black and white

Tell me the truth
Nobody leaves here alive
In the black hole of doubt
	trying to get out in the light
Sometimes you can't see anything
Everyone is changed
Everyone is still the same
They can't get out of the game

Love Of The Common Man

I've been burned in my prime
The simple things in life
Seem so hard to learn sometimes
And it takes so long
Catch it while you can
Too late tomorrow
And everyone

Said we all know what comes of that
Living in your pockets and talking through your hat
But it won't take long
To turn your head around
Too late tomorrow
'Cause everyone needs the love of the common man
Turn the world around
Too late tomorrow
'Cause everyone

Everyone is waiting, just anticipating on you
Won't you make a showing everybody knows what to do
Take a dive from your ivory tower
And fall on everyone will catch you, everyone

I would be so pleased to spend some time
To hear a little talk about what's been on your mind
'Cause it don't take long
To turn my head around
If it comes easy
'Cause everyone needs the love of the common man
Turn the world around
Too late tomorrow
'Cause everyone

When I Pray

Now I lay me down to sleep
I'm praying Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
Somebody make a big mistake

I'm only just one little man
Just usin' up the air
Still I'm askin' anyway
Lord when I pray, please be there
Lord when I pray, please be there

Singin' om om my god, please be there

You know I'm just like all my kind
I got a weak and confused mind
When I feel a little pain
You know how I love to complain

But I try to be strong
I try hard to lift my share
I don't expect for nothing
But Lord when I pray, please be there

Now I sing for you

Cliché

One more game, one more chance
One more orchestrated song and dance
He'd be up front and speak his peace
	and ask for her time
To put their heads together
	and try to make the knot unwind
And it strikes home that it's time to make his move
	or it's time to turn and walk away
So he plays that old cliché

Silent tears, bleeding heart
Well our prima donna plies her art
Defenses of defenses of faultless design
Still she's only asking him
	to help her make the knot unwind
And if the very next words
	leaving her lips could decide
If he'd go or if he'd stay
She would play that old cliché

Who makes up the rules for the world?
Haven't we been down this road before?
Isn't anything peculiar here?
Certainly there must be something more

Where are the words, where are the words,
	where are the words
Where are the words, where are the words,
	where are the words
And it's almost not worth singing about,
	it seems so everyday anyway
Still we play that old cliché

And here sit I, one man show
I vivisect and then pretend to know
All it ever gets me is an ache in the mind
Can't somebody help me to try to make the knot unwind
And I say what I say when I know
	there's really nothing left to say
Then I play that old cliché
Throw away that old cliché

The Verb 'To Love'

Some people tell me that love is a feeling
	or a possession
Somehow it seems so cold
And when they say love is sweet,
	does it mean that you eat it?
Maybe you drink it,
	does it fill up an empty hole?

I'm lookin' for a love and I may not find it
You know it doesn't mean a thing
	without some action behind it

Please come home
I can hear them calling
Please come home
Please don't leave us all alone
Your mama and your papa are crying all alone
You better let it magnetize, learn to sacrifice
'Til we get the true version of
The meaning of the verb 'To Love'
What does it mean to love?

And when somebody needs love,
	do they spend some money?
Say something funny,
	ask for some tenderness?
And when you wanna touch of love,
	do you lie on your back?
Stand on your head,
	how do you feel it best?

I'm looking for a love with no strings attached
To take me like I am, that's the only catch

Please come home
I can hear them calling
Please come home
Please don't leave us all alone
Your wife and your lover are crying all alone
You better let it magnetize, learn to sacrifice
'Til we learn the true version of
The meaning of the verb 'To Love'

Does it mean any more,
	the more you talk about it
Is it anymore real
	if you jump around and shout it
I'm sick and tired of hearing
	'bout everyone without it and
Too much talkin' sends me walkin'
Night is falling and everybody's calling for love

Everybody's lookin' for their one and only
It's only just a game 'cause they're scared to be lonely

Please come home
I can hear them calling
Please come home
Please don't leave us all alone
Your brothers and your sisters are crying all alone
You got let it magnetize, learn to sacrifice
'Til we get the true version of
The meaning of the verb 'To Love'
What does it mean to love?

Boogies (Hamburger Hell)

Beefsteak Charlie says to Porky the Pig
	"I can see the party lights
	Someone's throwin' a bash and it sure looks big
	Down at the slaughterhouse tonight."
Say, let's get together and hit the buffet
You might as well stuff yourself,
They'll only throw it away

Old Colonel Sanders says to Elsie the Cow
	"Golly, baby you're the one
	Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce,
	pickle, cheese, onions on a sesame seed bun."
Say, we just got time for a roll in the hay
Might as well stuff yourself
They've come to take you away

I know where you're going, I can tell
Don't go looking for me down in Hamburger Hell
Don't misunderstand me, I wish you well
Don't go looking for me down in Hamburger Hell

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