Utopia: Trivia

Artist

Utopia

Players

Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox

Producer

Todd Rundgren and Utopia

Release Date: 1986
Duration: 49:59
Label: Passport
Catalog Number: PBCD 6053

Fix Your Gaze

When you hit your note
It's like you had no choice
I can't resist distraction's web
When you use that voice
On a crowded stage
I play soliloquy
I'm at the center of the earth
When you gaze on me

The familiar ring of the native drums
Sometimes I hardly recognize it
Inspiration comes
With the tip of my mind
Holding back the sea
I have no choice but to prevail
When you gaze on me

I've got the ghost of a new machine
Where I can find reality routine
Every time you fix your gaze on me

When you gaze on me
I feel a ring of fire
When you gaze on me
And I lose all desire
Fix your heart on me
I'll show you what I've memorized
Fix your gaze on me
I need to see your eyes [Uh - good God!]

Out in the cold the assassin waits
Armored by love no sword can penetrate
Every time you fix your heart on me
I'm a new machine
Where I can find reality routine
Every time you fix your gaze on me

Hammer In My Heart

  There's a hammer in my heart
  Pounding out your name
  There's a hammer in my heart
  Here it comes again

  I hear a certain sound
  And it just won't go away
  It sends a message out
  What's it gonna be today?
  It wakes me up at dawn
  And as the day goes on
  I try to turn it off but the beat goes on

  It never lets me rest
  I can't get a minute's peace
  I lay awake in bed
  Wondering will it ever cease?
  It's like a top ten song
  I hear it all day long
  I try to turn it off but the beat goes on

Feet Don't Fail Me Now

  Can't you see, she don't want you around no more
  Can't you see, that her hand's pointing at the door
  Feet don't fail me now
  How could anyone stay
  Anyone could see it's time to go away
  Time to take a powder
  Open up your eyes
  But it feels like my legs have been paralyzed

  Feet don't fail me now
  Begging please don't make a fool of me
  Feet don't fail me now
  Please don't keep me where I should not be
  Feet don't fail me now
  Stop pretending that you've gone to sleep
  Feet don't fail me now
  Begging please don't make a fool of me

  See your things piled in the hall
  Turn around, there's a new picture on the wall
  Feet don't fail me now
  We're the last ones to know
  Anyone could see it's time for us to go
  Time to hit the highway
  Nothing left to do
  But it feels like my shoes have been crazy glued

Bad Little Actress

  I can't carry on
  This play is too long
  I must be going
  Extend my regrets
  I gave it my best
  But now I'm going
  This is too much for me to take
  Something tells me that she's faking it
  She says she don't care
  She wants to be fair
  She must be joking
  It's simple she said
  Let's not lose our head
  Tell me she's joking
  This is too much for me to take
  But somebody isn't faking
  Someone's heart is breaking
  And if you see her give her my critique
  She's a bad little actress
  Gets no curtain call
  But the worst of all
  When the curtain falls
  There's no one at the backstage door

  I'm more than her friend
  'Cause I knew her when
  She was no sensation
  She's wasting our time
  Repeats all her lines
  What's her motivation?
  Now she won't share her stage with me
  Her performance was outrageous
  Put me through some changes
  So if you see her give her my critique
  She's a bad little actress
  Her delivery don't come naturally
  Anyone could see she doesn't mean a word she says
  Her mascara ran
  And the show was panned
  But I'm still her biggest fan
  So when you see her give her my critique
  She's a bad little actress
  Gets no curtain call
  But the worst of all
  When the curtain falls
  There's no one at the backstage door

Princess Of The Universe

Well, I wanna shake that thing wit'cha all night long
Yeah, you're a princess baby, you can do no wrong
Said you're a beacon of light when the sun is gone
Yeah, you're a princess baby, you can name that song

Well, they just couldn't touch you with a ten foot pole
And they just couldn't catch you, 'cause you're on a roll
You got so much juice, you make the telephone ring
You make me jump right up, I wanna shake that thing

Wit'cha all night long
You're the princess of the universe
You're a princess baby, you can do no wrong
You're the princess of the universe

Well, I ain't seen nothing like it since the Sha got the rope
You got a legion of liggers that would shame the Pope
You just say the word and they run like hell
You gotta take a cold shower, so your head don't swell

But you can do no wrong
You're the princess of the universe
You're a beacon of light when the sun is gone
You're the princess of the universe

Well, you ain't got a man who can touch what you got
But you're looking for a subject that can fill that slot
When the count is down, I want to step in time
And when your fingers pop, I want to tow that line

Too Much Water

  Too much, it's too much, too much
  Got too much water under the bridge
  Got too much, too much, got too much
  Got too much water under the bridge

  I got to think of something, think of something
  I got to think of something
  We got to hang together, we got to hang together
  We got to hang together, or hang separately

  Maybe we got time to burn
  I got a yen to hear myself talk
  But I don't want to make that kind of history
  Put your hand on the rock
  And maybe you've got nothing left to learn
  You put me in a state of shock
  But do you want to make that kind of history
  Put your hand on the rock
  And let it all run out
  You know why we got to hang together

  Number one ain't always number one
  Instant karma's always coming back
  And I don't want to make that kind of history
  Put your hand on the rock
  Tell ya mamma nature's on the run
  Bad karma's running in the back
  But do we want to make that kind of history
  Put your hand on the rock
  And let it all run out
  You know why we got to get together

  We got no more time to burn
  We got to crawl before we can walk
  So if you wanna make a new kind of history
  Put your hand on the rock
  And I got a few things I'd like to learn
  I get tired of hearing myself squawk
  And I wanna make a new kind of history
  Put your hand on the rock
  And let it all run out
  You know why we got to hang together

Crybaby

  Cry to me, those were your very words
  You said cry to me, cry to me
  There you stood, laughing at my tears
  You said, silly boy, forget your childhood fears
  But you don't realize how strange it makes me feel
  Now we're exchanging parts
  Stop, you're breaking my heart
  Who's the crybaby now
  Cry to me, cry to me, you're the crybaby now
  Cry to me, cry
  Who's the crybaby, who's breaking my heart

  Lie to me, you know that I know you too well
  So don't you lie to me, lie to me
  I watch you from afar, crying up your sleeve
  When they turn away,
  	so they'll still believe you don't need no one
  But I'm the only one that sees how you're torn apart
  Stop you're breaking my heart
  Who's the crybaby now
  Cry to me, cry to me, you're my crybaby now
  Cry to me, cry to me, who's the crybaby now
  Cry to me, cry to me, you're my crybaby now
  Who's the crybaby, who's breaking my heart

  So what can you say now
  What can you feel
  When you've got a heart made of leather and steel
  And you won't break down
  You took self defense and turned it into art
  Stop, you're breaking my heart
  Come on

If I Didn't Try

  If I didn't try, how would I know, how would I know
  If I didn't try, how would I know, how would I know
  Sometimes I think I must be crazy for doing this
  (Think I'm never gonna win)
  But how would I know it's a losing cause
  If I didn't try, if I didn't try
  If I didn't try, if I didn't try

  If I didn't care, nothing would hurt, nothing would hurt
  If I didn't care, hope for the best, expect the worst
  Sometimes it feels like my whole life has been leading to this
  (Wish that I could hide somewhere)
  But how would I know how it feels to live
  If I didn't care, if I didn't care
  If I didn't care, if I didn't care

  Sometimes I think I must be crazy for doing this
  (You can never run away)
  But how would I know it's a losing cause
  If I didn't try, if I didn't try
  If I didn't try, if I didn't try

Style

  Style must not be underrated
  Style is often overlooked
  Style is never in the papers
  I read it like an open book
  Style
  If you can't see the substance
  Style shows how it's organized
  Style is looking for your money
  It's in the way you paint your eyes

  There is always a way
  A way things are done
  I've been learning my ABC's
  I know what is 10, I know what is 1 in

  Style is a naked look
  Underneath your style
  Style of a different place
  Talking through your style

  Even the way you hide it
  Reveals the thing you hide
  Your style may never cause a riot
  It's still a style to have no style

  There is always a way
  To light up a lamp
  It's been a crazy year all around
  The check never came
  I can't let it cramp my

  Style is a world for sale
  You can't buy this style
  Style that you can't resist
  You won't cramp my style

Mated

  Everyone asks
  Are we some kind of lovers?
  Everyone asks what you're doing with me
  I know this is not what they want
  They're afraid you've been blinded
  But I already know how it's going to be

  If anyone should ask
  Say we're mated
  For as long as this life lasts
  We are mated
  Why else would you be here right now
  And you know we'll still be here tomorrow

  Nobody else understands what I'm doing
  Nobody else makes me act in this way
  And because they can't comprehend
  What we mean to each other
  They won't leave you alone
  So you know what to say

  I hold you in my heart
  'Cause we're mated
  In a very special part
  We are mated
  Why else would I be here right now
  And you know I'll still be here tomorrow

  I see things far ahead, maybe light
  Maybe beautiful children
  I don't have words I'm thinking of
  But it's way beyond what they call love

Play This Game

  I could be jealous and grasping with greed
  I could pretend that I want something I don't need
  These are the things that go through my head
  But then, I could be an angel disguised as a man
  I could be the sun that shines in the midnight land

  If you would only stand in my corner
  Give that advantage to me
  Don't you feel something?
  You know what I'm thinking but
  I can't set it free
  We must

  Play this game, take the prize
  But not before you realize
  That win or lose, it's all the same
  Then maybe we can play this game

  I can't remember the reason I'm here
  Sometimes it seems like it's all out of habit or fear
  Sometimes I wish I could just go to sleep
  But then, I'll have a dream with a beautiful end
  I'll wake up and feel alive, then I'm off again

  If I could only keep your connection
  Give me whatever remains
  Then I might win you total liberation
  But I can't break these chains
  We must

  Play this game
  Let's pretend that we could never reach the end
  For it would be a crying shame
  If we can't learn to play this game

  Stand in my corner
  Give that advantage to me
  Stand in my corner
  Pull down a message with me
  The answer that evades our brains
  We only think we're wearing chains

Monument

I got the message in my mailbox
Nobody goes to church no more
They're closing down your little altar
They've locked the sanctuary door

Don't fight it
Who can say that you didn't try
Don't fight it
Old soldiers never die

Where will I go to leave my offering
To think about how life's so queer
And listen to the little choir
The sermon I don't care to hear

Don't fight it
Who can say that it's not the end
Don't fight it
And if we don't meet again
I know somewhere a monument
Stands in the name of our love
Somewhere are monuments
Standing in the name of our love

I've seen such strange times
Seems like lifetimes
Sometimes good and sometimes bad
And I don't see how it could
Have been much different
Everybody gave the best they had

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