Utopia: Deface The Music

Artist

Utopia

Players

Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox

Producer

Todd Rundgren and Utopia

Release Date: 1980
Duration: 32:50
Label: Rhino/Bearsville
Catalog Number: RNCD 79873

Utopia's tribute/parody of The Beatles

I Just Want To Touch You

There's a flame in the back of my mind
And it's burning for you all the time
'Cause I just want to touch you
Do you want to touch me too?

Now I know that you've heard this before
But with me it could mean something more
And I just want to touch you
Do you want to touch me too?

Everybody says we're too young
But I know all the things that they just can't see
I just want to get inside you
If you'll give just a minute to me (ooooh).

So I've said everything that I can
And I'm hoping that you'll understand
That I just want to touch you
And you want to touch me too.

Crystal Ball

Well, I've heard it, I've heard it all
I've heard it all before
I don't need no gypsy
I don't need no crystal ball
Since you started messin' round on me darlin'
Now the phone's ringing off the wall
And everybody says it's so
I got a broken heart comin' and they want me to know
And I've heard it all
I don't need a crystal ball.

I got a lady across the hallway
I got another one way across town
All the people at your birthday party
You should hear the way they're puttin' me down?
It seems the whole world's out to spy
It's like the CIA meets the FBI

And I've heard it all
I don't need a crystal ball
Well I've heard it all
I don't need a crystal ball
Well I've heard it all
It ain't no surprise to me

I don't watch no television
I don't read the daily news
I'm afraid if I listen to the radio
I'll hear about the latest things you do
I don't want no explanation
Nothin' you could say could be a revelation
And I've heard it all
I don't need a crystal ball.

Where Does the World Go To Hide

Said the world to the sun, "I must turn away,
'Cause my face is so ugly, I feel so ashamed"
Tell me where does the world go to hide?

All the people down here, they fight everywhere
They destroy and they poison
They don't even care
So where does the world go to hide?

Nobody cares what will happen to me
And nobody cares if I cry
There must be a reason to carry on
But the pain is so bad I could die

Said the sun to the people, "Now who is to blame?"
But like scared little children they all ran away
But where can the world go to hide?

Tell me where can the world go to hide?

Silly Boy

In the days when I was young I never had to cry
If I wanted a lover I did not have to try
But I must have set my expectations far too high
Guess I'm just a silly boy
I guess I'm just a silly boy

There are some things about love that I don't understand
When you promise your heart you do the best you can
But no matter how I try behaving like a man
Seems I'm just a silly boy
I guess I'm just a silly boy

This is the last time I'll wait to stand in line
If you don't come see me I'm dropping the boom on you
'Cause when you lose me
Then everyone will see what a silly girl can do

Don't you tell me that it's over
Don't you make a sound
'Til I get to the river or someplace I can drown
'Cause I put my faith upon you and you let me down
Guess I'm just a silly boy
I guess I'm just a silly boy

Alone

Let me ask you a question
Will you lend me your ear
Do you know the meaning of emptiness
If not I'll make it clear
Alone, alone
Nobody knows how lonely it can be
And I'm so tired of being alone.

Let me tell you a story
One you've probably heard
One about the man who was lost
And I can tell you in one word
Alone, alone
Nobody knows how lonely it can be
And he was tired of being alone
Alone, alone
Nobody knows how lonely it can be
And I'm so tired of being alone.

There's an end to the fable
Where does all of this lead
That for everyone who needs someone
There is someone there to need
Alone, alone
Someone is still alone
Alone, alone
Someone is still alone.

That's Not Right

If you don't feel like dancing tonight, well that's all right
And if you don't feel like holding me tight, well that's all right
'Cause I know that you love me
And you'll show that you love me in your own sweet time
But if you feel like hurtin' me baby, that's not right

If you don't want to go anywhere, well I don't mind
If you wanna stay home and play with your hair,
	I still don't mind
'Cause I know that you need me
And you'll know how to please me in your own sweet time
But if you want to leave me, well baby then I mind

I know that I've been guilty of lying
I know I had a whole lot of nerve
But the way that you treat me since I begged your pardon
Is something that I don't deserve

And if you don't want to give me a date, well that's all right
'Cause I don't care how long I've got to wait, I've got all night
'Cause I know that you want to
But you know that you're goin' to make me lose my mind
And if you care a bit for me baby, that's not right

Take It Home

You can lead a horse to water
You can lead a lamb to slaughter, oh yeah
But the way she let me on her
Well there ought to be a law girl
But it's all over now 'cause I'm free born
If you want my heart then it's yours
My heart is my own,
	you can wrap it up and take it home

If I take you for my lover
You might break my heart all over, oooh yeah
I can't stand to leave romances
When you fall you take your chances
But I don't care now 'cause I'm free born
If you want my heart then it's yours
My heart is my own,
	you can wrap it up and take it home

Hoi Polloi

We've been invited to a cocktail party
Over by the palace wall
I've not been dressed up since my graduation
Haven't been around at all
Look what happens when you reach the top
The whole world is your oyster
You walk 'round like a bleeding fop

Meet me outside the curiosity shop
No need to bring money
Life can be so funny
When you're hangin' around with the hoi polloi

The countess wipes her nose upon her sleeve
Doesn't think that we can see
The Duke of Astinbury has to leave
He's afraid to dance with me
Look what happens when you've got it made
Everyone respects us
No more mingling with the local trade

As the hostess checks the sky for rain
Her fifteen year old daughter
Drives the patriarchal letch insane

We'll be hangin' around with the hoi polloi

Life Goes On

Life goes on, the world keeps turning and life goes on
Life goes on, the world keeps turning and life goes on

He was a company man
He put his faith in the union and his take-home pay
A good republican man
But they closed down the factory his retirement day

Life goes on whether or not there's a reason
Life goes on, enter another season

She was the pride of her dad
But she harbored a secret in her bureau drawer
And when the news was too bad
She would get into trouble with the boy next door

In the dead of the night
They escape to their fantasy without a sound
Her father still burns a light
But they never returned and they were never found

Feel Too Good

Feel too good to go to work today
I need a little more time so I can stay this way
Let's go for a ride on the Circle Line
Couldn't you use a day in the sunshine
Mustn't let your bank payments get behind
The bills may pile up, I just brush them off my mind

I can't let debt collectors bother me
Because I feel too good
I feel so good that you just can't bring me down

I can't remember when I felt so high
My mind is on vacation and I don't know why
Wouldn't you like to go for a country drive
Doesn't it make you feel good to be alive
Luncheon by the roadside will do just fine
I left the water running
It just must have slipped my mind

Can't let the little things bother me
Because I feel too good
I feel so good that you just can't bring me down
Someone's bound to bring you down

There's a strange speaking man on the front lawn
Making rude noises and gestures
It's just the neighbor's got something on his mind
Feel too good
I can't let Frenchie start to bother me
Because I feel too good
I feel so good that you just can't bring me down

Always Late

Hello honey, I just missed the train
My watch must have stopped I guess
Dinner is cold and the kids are asleep
I didn't mean to get you out of bed.

Always late (always late)
Yes, it's always the same
Procrastination is my middle name
But the rest of the world is ahead of the game
And that's why I'm always late.

Won't somebody give me a ride
I've been out of gas for hours
My mother-in-law's flying in from the coast
She's probably in an ambulance by now.

	Willie, it's time to get up
	Willie, you get out of that bed,
		you'll be late for work again
	Willie, Willie!!!

Come on honey, give me a chance
I promise to mend my ways
Let's go out for an anniversary dance
You say our anniversary's yesterday?

All Smiles

Smiles, all smiles
Like the sweet light of the sunrise
I'm in love with something in your smile
All smiles, waiting for the love you give me
When you do I just can't help but smile

You never have to shed a tear
Just remember that I'll always care
And when I am old, I'll see you smiling there

When I'm sad you're the only one who cheers me
Let me see that heaven in your smile

Everybody Else Is Wrong

At the edge of the world
The sun pouring down
We must be heading home
I completely agree
I've just been waiting for the right words to come along

Everybody else is wrong
Doesn't everyone concur, oh no
Thank you for the vote of confidence
I feel so much surer now that
Everybody else is wrong

In the prime of one's life
One must be aware
It's such a weary job
But I've made up my mind
I've just been waiting for the right choice to come along

Please don't turn out the light
My pen is on fire
The masterpiece revealed
Put your wallets in hand
If you've been waiting for the answer to come along

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