Todd Rundgren's Utopia: Another Live

Artist

Todd Rundgren's Utopia

Players

Mark "Moogy" Klingman, Roger Powell, Todd Rundgren, Ralph Schuckett, John Siegler, John "Willie" Wilcox

Background Vocals: David Lasley, Arnold McCuller, Phillip Ballou

Producer

Todd Rundgren

Release Date: 1975
Duration: 46:05
Label: Rhino/Bearsville
Catalog Number: R2 70867

Another Life

Well I could be wrong
But I swear that I knew you
In another life

And I could be dreaming but I swear
That I knew you in another life

Something happened just the other night;
I had a vision in the middle of a daydream
In a place I'd never been before
I couldn't tell if I was still awake or sleeping

I saw so many things I barely recognized
I thought that I was lost but then I saw you

I could be wrong, but I swear
That I knew you in another life
And I could be dreaming, but I swear
That I knew you in another life

Certain things affect me certain ways
And this isn't just the first time
That it's crossed my mind

Something happens and the crystal clears
And you begin to recognize all of the little signs
I wish that I could place every little gesture
But it really doesn't matter 'cause we'll never know

The Wheel

Some people say life's like a merry-go-round
I think it's more like a ferris wheel
'Cause sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down
Sometimes you just don't know what to feel

And just when you think you've got the game figured out
And you say you've had enough
The mysterious mad man with his hand on the lever
Don't seem to never ever want to let you off

You can't get off this wheel of karma
You can't stop the hands of time

Now I have a friend, I might have a few
Sometimes I think they just don't care
But I think sometimes they think the same thing of me, yeah
You might say we've got a problem there

You know we all got this habit
We like to talk too much
And that always tends to slow you down
But we never change direction
We just keep going round and round and round and round

And let me off this wheel of karma
Let me stop the hands of time

Seems like I've been around so many places
And I must have learned a lot of things
And although I ain't yet come up with a so-called answer
At least I think I finally learned how to sing

And there's just a few things I ain't got sorted out
Sometimes they make my brain get sore
Like if kids were left of all devices
Would they ever come up with a thing like war

Let us off this wheel of karma
Let us stop the hands of time

The Seven Rays

My great grandfather was a satisfied man
Contented in every way
Such was the course of his everyday life
'Til he heard of the seven rays.

Every modern man, in the back of his mind
Has a problem to face.
He wants security for the home in his head
All he needs is the seven rays.

And when you think about tomorrow
What goes through your mind?
Now don't nobody get uptight

Do you think that we can put up
With this shit one more night
All you need is just six more rays

Take one beam of light
Prism acquire
Break the white light down
Seven rays appear

	One - Red, the ruler seeking freedom
	Two - Rose, the father seeking unity
	Three - Orange, the thinker seeking understanding
	Four - Yellow, the poet seeking harmony

Take the seven rays
Pure as fire
Focus anywhere
White light will appear

	Five - Green, the scientist seeking truth
	Six - Blue, the disciple seeking goodness
	Seven - Indigo, the artist seeking beauty

This may sound like a bunch of trumped up words
But we keep no secrets today
The only hope for you is in your brothers, my friend
All you need is just six more rays

All we need is the seven rays

Mister Triscuits

instrumental

Something's Coming

Could be!
Who knows?
There's something due any day;
I will know right away
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballin' down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there's a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

Could it be? Yes it could.
Something's coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something's coming, I don't know what it is
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock,
Phone'll jingle, door'll knock,
Open the latch!
Something's coming, don't know when, but it's soon -
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!

Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on - deliver
To me!

Will it be? Yes it will.
Maybe just by holding still
It'll be there!
Come on something, come on in, don't be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!

The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight...

Heavy Metal Kids (live)

It's like a normal Times Square day on 42nd Street
I feel like trashing some windows and crunching some feet
I watch society crumble and I just laugh (hee hee)
They soon will see what it's like to be the other half

But I'm trying
Said I'm trying to forget
And it ain't happened yet

I musta woke up this morning with a bug up my ass
I think I'll just haul off and belt the next jerk that I pass
My old man says I'm just a stoned little punk
But he keeps himself a pistol and he's always drunk

I know
Something's gonna give
Pretty soon
I know it
Something's gonna give
I wanna live
I wanna mess thing whole world around
Go on and poison all the water, use up all the air
Blow your stupid heads off, see if I could care
Put me down but don't blame me for what you did
'Cause inside everyone is a heavy metal kid

I was a sweet little kid once
Now I'm a full grown crank
And when I die I'll probably come back as a Sherman tank
I know that I could make this world so peaceful and calm
If I could only get my hands on a hydrogen bomb

Do Ya

Well, in this life I seen everything I can see
Well I, I've seen lovers flying through the air hand in hand,
I've seen babies dancing in the midnight sun,
And I've seen sweet dreams
	that came from the heavenly skies above.
I've seen old ladies crying at their own grave sides,
And I've seen pigs all sitting, looking at picture slides
But I never seen nothin' like you.

Do ya, do ya want my love
Do ya, do ya want my face
Do ya, do ya want my mind

Well I, heard the choir singin' out of tune,
As they sang Auld Lang Syne by the light of
the moon.
I heard the preacher bangin' on the drums,
But I never heard nothing like you.

In the country, where the sky touches down
On the field, you lay your head down
	to rest in the morning sun.
They come a'runnin' just to get a look, just to
Feel to touch your long black hair, they don't give a damn.

Well I, do you understand what I'm trying to say to you all,
That is I'd like to save you for a rainy day, yeah,
I've seen enough of the world to know baby,
That I've got to get it on to get it on tomorrow.

Just One Victory (live)

We've been waiting so long,
	we've been waiting for the sun to rise and shine
Shining still to give us the will
Can you hear me, the sound of my voice?
I am here to tell you I have made my choice
I've been listening to what's been going down
There's just too much talk and gossip going 'round
You may think that I'm a fool, but I know the answer
Words become a tool, anyone can use them
Take the golden rule, as the best example
Eyes that have seen will know what I mean

	The time has come to take the bull by the horns
	We've been so downhearted, we've been so forlorn
	We get weak and we want to give in
	But we still need each other if we want to win

	Hold that line, baby hold that line
	Get up boys and hit 'em one more time
	We may be losing now but we can't stop trying
	So hold that line, baby hold that line

If you don't know what to do about a world of trouble
You can pull it through if you need to and if
You believe it's true, it will surely happen
Shining still, to give us the will
Bright as the day, to show us the way
Somehow, someday,
	we need just one victory and we're on our way
Prayin' for it all day and fightin' for it all night
Give us just one victory, it will be all right
We may feel about to fall but we go down fighting
You will hear the call if you only listen
Underneath it all we are here together shining still

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