Todd Rundgren: With a Twist...

Artist

Todd Rundgren

Players

Todd Rundgren, Jesse Gress, Kasim Sulton, John Ferenzik, Prairie Prince
with Tripp Sprague, David Killingsworth

Producer

Todd Rundgren

Release Date: September 23, 1997
Duration: 42:56
Label: Guardian
Catalog Number: 7243 8 59866 2 8

Todd's classic hits, recorded in a Bosa Nova style. Todd's Cover notes:

Am I serious? I'm always serious. Bosa Nova is serious music - not for the faint of heart. It's a music devoid of the histrionics that mask your true feelings. It's about the thoughful study of emotions and conditions - of why we feel as much as what we feel.

There was no question in my mind about the appropriateness of this style to the challenge of reproducing 'sacred' favorites. How else to revive the material for myself as much as for others?

Seriously yours, TR

I Saw The Light

It was late last night
I was feeling something wasn't right
There was not another soul in sight
Only you, only you
So we walked along,
	though I knew there was something wrong
And the feeling hot me oh so strong about you
Then you gazed up at me and the answer was plain to see
'Cause I saw the light in your eyes

Though we had our fling
I just never would suspect a thing
'Til that little bell began to ring in my head
In my head
But I tried to run,
	though I knew it wouldn't help me none
'Cause I couldn't ever love no one, or so I said
But my feelings for you
	were just something I never knew
'Til I saw the light in your eyes

But I love you best
It's not something that I say in jest (ha ha)
'Cause you're different, girl, from all the rest
In my eyes
And I ran out before but I won't do it anymore
Can't you see the light in my eyes

Influenza

I can feel, I can tell
I can feel, I can tell, I can see
Something is changing
To me change is no stranger
I don't run, I don't hide
I don't run, I don't hide, I don't fight
What fate arranges
I don't think about danger
If it was meant for me
I'd know just where to go
But if I can take it slow
Then I might be in control

In the back of my head
In the back of my head there is doubt
There is suspicion
With my new fascination
I don't know what it is
I don't know what it is, you might say
It's intuition
It's a true indication
I should trust myself
I should beware of this
But it's like a stranger's kiss
And somehow I can't resist

I can feel my will slip away
From a strange influenza
I can feel my mind slip away
Under your influenza
I can feel my heart slip away
Under your influenza

There's a part of my heart
There's a part of my heart that cries out
Please go no further
I just can't take the pressure
So I try to resist
So I try to resist and my heart
Tells me don't bother
That this pain is a pleasure
If I were someone else
I wouldn't disagree
But it's always hard to see
When something's controlling me

Can We Still Be Friends

We can't play this game anymore
But can we still be friends
Things just can't go on like before
But can we still be friends
We had something to learn
Now it's time for the wheel to turn
Grains of sand, one by one
Before you know it, all gone

Let's admit we made a mistake
But can we still be friends
Heartbreak's never easy to take
But can we still be friends
It's a strange, sad affair
Sometimes seems like we just don't care
Don't waste time feeling hurt
We've been through hell together

Can we still get together sometime
You know life will still go on and on and on

We awoke from our dream
Things are not always what they seem
Memories linger on
It's like a sweet, sad old song

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

It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference

Do you remember the last time I said
If I ever thought about lying,
	I'd rather think of dying instead
And maybe you remember the last time you called me
	to say we were through
How it took a million tears
	just to prove they all were for you
But those days are through

'Cause it wouldn't have made any difference,
	if you loved me
How could you love me
When it wouldn't really make any difference,
	if you really loved me
You just didn't love me

'Cause I know of hundreds of times I could be
In the most unfaithful arms that you always picture me
And maybe you remember that
	though I can't always show proof I was true
No one else could change my mind or
	stop me coming home to you
But those days are through

You just did not love me enough to believe me
Enough not to leave me
Enough not to look for a reason to be unhappy with me
And make me regret ever wanting you
But those days are through

Love Is The Answer

Name your price
A ticket to paradise
I can't stay here any more
And I've looked high and low
I've been from shore to shore to shore
If there's a short cut I'd have found it
But there's no easy way around it

Light of the world, shine on me
Love is the answer
Shine on us all, set us free
Love is the answer

Who knows why
Someday we all must die
We're all homeless boys and girls
And we are never heard
It's such a lonely world
People turn their heads and walk on by
Tell me, is it worth just another try?

Tell me, are we alive, or just a dying planet?
What are the chances?
Ask the man in your heart for the answers

And when you feel afraid, love one another
When you've lost your way, love one another
When you're all alone, love one another
When you're far from home, love one another
When you're down and out, love one another
All your hope's run out, love one another
When you need a friend, love one another
When you're near the end, love one another
We got to love one another

Light of the world, you got to shine
Love will be a means, yeah, yeah
Shine on us all
Know that love can save the day
Just give it one more chance
Lord you just can't let it stop Lord
Love is the answer
Got to be free to let love into your life
Let it shine

Fidelity

I've been hurt
I've never been so hurt
Yes, and only you know why
But I would be far more hurt if we had to say good bye

When I think that it's all or nothing
I tell myself

True love does not demand fidelity
If there's one sacred place always in your heart for me

Time has come
I knew the time would come
When someone would want to be more than friends
But we had a love so sweet 
I thought the dream would never end

If my love could not withstand this jealousy
I'd remember the day I threw away our eternity

Has no plan, things will happen we don't understand
One day the glove is on the other hand
And when you think that it's all or nothing
Just tell yourself

If our love could not withstand this jealousy
We'd remember the day we threw away our eternity

If it's true love, it does not demand fidelity
Oh it hurt me so bad
But I can't help but love you for eternity
I know we got a true love

Never Neverland

I know a place where dreams are born
And time is never planned
It's not on any chart
You must find it in your heart
Never Never Land
It may be miles beyond the moon
Or right there where you stand
Just keep an open mind
And then suddenly you'll find
Never Never Land
You'll have a treasure if you stay there
More precious far than gold
For once you have found your way there
You will never, never grow old
And that's my home where dreams are born
And time is never planned
Just think of pleasant things
And your heart will fly on wings, forever in
Never Never Land

Hello, It's Me

Hello, it's me
I've thought about us for a long, long time
Maybe I think too much but something's wrong
There's something here that doesn't last too long
Maybe I shouldn't think of you as mine

Seeing you
Or seeing anything as much as I do you
I take for granted that you're always there
I take for granted that you just don't care
Sometimes I can't help seeing all the way through

It's important to me that you know you are free
'Cause I never want to make you change for me

Think of me
You know that I'd be with you if I could
I'll come around to see you once in a while
Or if I ever need a reason to smile
And spend the night if you think I should

I Want You

I want you the right way
I want you, but I want you to want me too
Want you to want me too
Just like I want you

I give you all the love I have baby, and get nothing in return
Your love is all I crave
It's too bad, it's too sad
You don't want me now

I want you the right way
I want you, but I want you to want me too
Want you to want me too
Just like I want you

This one way love is just a fantasy
To share is precious, pure and fair
Don't play with something you should cherish for life
Baby don't you want to care?

A Dream Goes On Forever

A million old soldiers will fade away
But a dream goes on forever
I'm left standing here, I've got nothing to say
All is silent within my dream

A thousand true loves will live and die
But a dream lives on forever
The days and the years will go streaking by
But the time has stopped in my dream

We all have our everyday hopes and fears
And you'll find no exception in me
But that doesn't get me through a sea of tears
Over life's biggest tragedy

You're so long ago and so far away
But my dream lives on forever
I guess I believe that I'll see you one day
For without it there is no dream

You're so far away and so long ago
But my dream goes on forever
And how much I loved you you'll never know
'Til you join me within my dream

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