Todd Rundgren: [re]Production

Artist

Todd Rundgren

Players

Todd Rundgren, Donna Andreassen, Don Ballance, Laura Boton, Lori Brown, Joan Carlson, John Enghauser, Tami Gillam, Dave Holscher, Daniel Iasbeck, Sam LaMonica, Chris Landes, Susan Leonard, Tim Longfellow, Mary Ellen Manning, James May, Joe Menga, Grady Moates, David Mobley, David J. Moore, DeeAnn Schaer, Don Slovin, John Smith, Kevin Stoker, Roy Swanson, James Van Wert, Robert Warwas, Bruce Whetstone, David Zimelis

Producer

Todd Rundgren

Release Date: September 13, 2011

Recorded at MyRecordFantasy Camp during January, 2011 in Sacramento, CA

Prime Time

Come fly with me,
What are you waiting for?
Come fly with me,
Don't waste a minute more.

I'll give you my prime time.
I'm saving my prime time for you.
You get my prime time.
I'm saving my prime time for you.

Give me your prime time.
Have me make it mine.
I will give you my time.
Every second is mine.

Go anywhere
Still you can call on me,
And I'll be there.
Just say the word and see.

Don't be shy,
I would never hurt you.
I have had my eye on you
For such a long, long time.

You know I'm always here
If you should need me.
If you want a dream come true,
I'm the one you should see.

Give me your prime time.
Have me make it mine.
I will give you my time.
Every second is prime.
Give me your prime time.
Save your prime time for me.
We can live in prime time for eternity.

I'm waiting here
For no one else but you.
Come closer dear,
That's all you have to do.

Dancing Barefoot

Oh god I fell for you

She is benediction, benediction
She is addicted, addicted to thee
She is the root connection, root connection
He is connecting, connecting is he

Here I go, and I don't know why
I spin so ceaselessly
Could it be she's taking over me?

I'm dancing barefoot
Heading for a spin
Some strange music draws me in
Makes me come on like some heroine, like some heroine

She is sublimation, she is sublimation
She is the essence, the essence of thee
She is concentrating, concentrating on
He who has been chosen, chosen by she

Here I go, and I don't know why
I fell so ceaselessly
Could I lose my sense of gravity?

She is re-creation, she is re-creation
She is intoxicated by thee
She has the slow sensation, slow sensation that
He is levitating, levitating with she

I'm dancing barefoot
In mid-air I spin
Some strange music draws me in
Makes me come on like some heroine, like some heroine

The plot of our life sweats in the dark like a face
The mystery of childbirth, childhood itself
Grave visitations
What is it that calls to us?
Why must we pray screaming?
Why must not death be redefined?
We shut our eyes
We stretch out our arms and whirl on a pane of glass
Affixation, a fix on anything: the line of life, the limb on a tree
The hands of he, or the promise that she is blessed among women

Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

Baby we can talk all night
But that ain't getting us nowhere
I've told you everything I possibly can
Nothing left inside of me

I poured it on, and I poured it out
I tried to show you just how much I care
I'm tired of words, and I'm too hoarse to shout
But you've been cold to me so long
I'm crying icicles instead of tears
And all I can do is keep on telling you

I want you (I want you)
I need you (I need you)
But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you
So don't be sad, two out of three ain't bad
Come on don't be sad (don't be sad)
'Cause two out of three ain't bad

I can't lie
I can't tell you that I'm something I'm not
No matter how I try
I'll never be able
To give you something
Something that I just haven't got

There was only one time I ever been in love
And that was so many years ago
And though I pleaded and I begged her not to walk out that door
She packed her bags and turned right away

Packed her bags and turned away
Packed her bags and turned away
And I can still hear her say
And she kept on telling me
Yeah she kept on telling me
You know

Chasing Your Ghost

Images of you, only this and nothing more
Worried shades of blue, dancing on the thinnest floor
Reaching out for you, you are slipping through my hands
You are here, then you're gone, once again I am alone

The more I seek, the less I find, but still you're always on my mind
I'm chasing your ghost, your ghost, chasing your ghost
I hear your voice, but day by day your apparition fades away
I'm chasing your ghost, your ghost, chasing your ghost

Shadows in my bed, how could I be so mislead?
Voices in my head, am I living, am I dead?
Wandering the hall, come closer, I can't see you at all
I need to hold you near, your disappearing is my fear

The more I seek, the less I find, but you are always on my mind
'Cause I'm chasing your ghost, chasing your ghost
I hear your voice day by day, but your apparition slips away
I'm chasing your ghost, your ghost, chasing your ghost

Love My Way

There's an army on the dance floor
It's a fashion with a gun my love
In a room without a door
A kiss is not enough in

Love my way
It's a new road
I follow where my mind goes

They'd put us on a railroad
Dearly make us pay
For laughing in their faces
And making it our way

There's emptiness behind their eyes
There's dust in all their hearts
They just want to steal us all
And take us all apart but not in

Love my way
Love my way
Hey it's a new road
I'm gonna follow

Swallow all your tears my love
Put on your new face
You can never win or lose
If you don't run the race

Personality Crisis

Walk with personality
Talk with personality
Walk with personality
Talk with personality

Well it's gonna be a pretty bad week
And my friends don't want another speech
But there ain't gonna be a better day
To say what I got to say

'Cause I got a personality crisis
I got it while it was hot (it's always hot because)
Frustration and heartache is what I got
I got a personality (walk), yeah, yeah, yeah (talk)

Well now I wanna be something, now I wanna do something
I wanna be someone who cow wow wow wows
But I'm thinkin' about the times I did, they took every ounce
Yeah but I don't feel that ounce of shame when I start to scream and shout

'Cause I got a personality crisis
I got it while it was hot (it's always hot because)
Frustration and heartache is what I got
Talkin' about my personality, yeah, yeah, yeah, (walk) with personality (talk)

Well with all the taunts and fates that mother nature sends
My mirrors getting jammed up with all my friends
Too much personality when my mind starts to bend
Too much personality impression of a friend,
Of a friend, of a friend, of a friend
Too much personality, everything's startin' to blend
Just like my personality crisis

Is It A Star?

Is it a star, or is it me
You say you believe in?
And the nights
When my stage smile not so wild, ain't coming easy.

Can't you see it's me
All broken down inside?
Can't you see it's me
All broken down inside?
Can't you see it's me
All broken down inside?
Can't you see it's me?

Honey, you've been dreaming
Then they meet you on the streets, and say they've had
A crush on you for a year or two, maybe it was three
And they say "Hi, how you doing," but is it really me, or you,
You say you believe in
Baby, you've been dreaming

Baby, you've been dreaming
Is it a star, or is it me
You say you believe in?
And all the nights
When my stage smile lasts awhile, coming easy.

Tell Me Your Dreams

Standing in a corn field, hat in your hand, the wind is whipping at the weather vane
Just a young girl in a big wide world, the days seem to last forever
I pull up on a tractor, an old John Deere, smile, and offer up some water
The clouds are rolling, the corn is growing, the kids are playing by the chicken shed
Then I wake up in our apartment, and we're down on the lower east side
You tell me what you dreamed about, it keeps me up all night

You tell me your dreams, I give you my heart
You tell me your dreams, I give you my heart

Flying down a staircase, a cat in your arms, a man is crouching by the living room
There's blood in his eyes, and no place to hide, just you and him
You're floating above it, just out of his reach, he smiles and looks just like your brother
The cat is purring, the carpet's burning, and the walls close in
Then I wake up in my apartment, and I'm far from the lower east side
You call me on the telephone and keep me up all night

Take It All

In a way the sun has shone on me
Makes it easy to make it hard
Take an inch, take a yard, take it all
I don't need it at all

Any day the sun could shine on you
Makes it silly to make it bad
Take it good, take it glad, take it all

Don't you know there's a stronger thing
Keeping us together
Don't you know there's a song to sing
Sing on, let the feeling take you high

Any day the sun will shine on you
Makes it silly to make it bad
Make it good, take it glad, take it all
I don't need it at all, I don't want it at all, I don't need it at all

I Can't Take It

Well I saw you today and realized
How I missed my peace of mind
I feel your breath in my ear
Late at night it's you I always think about
That little girl inside of you I once knew
I should have known better
But still the smell of you is on my face
But you were too busy to notice me last night

Now I can't take it alone
I can't make it alone
I can't take it alone
I can't make it alone
I can't take it
I can't make it alone
Oh no, ooh whoo, oh no

Well I tell myself I'll put you down
Don't wanna see your face around
Don't call me up anymore
When I hear your voice, it's in my ear
You're kisses on the phone
It makes it all come clear

I try to tell myself
Don't need you anymore
Don't want you hangin' around my door
Oh no

Now I can't take it alone
I can't make it alone
I can't take it alone
I can't make it alone
I can't take it
I can't make it alone
Oh no no

I can't take it
I can't make it alone
You know how much I tried
I can't take it
I can't make it alone
Ooh my pretty baby
I can't take it
I can't make it alone

Dear God

Dear God, hope you got the letter, and
I pray you can make it better down here.
I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer,
But all the people that you made in your image,
See them starving on their feet
'Cause they don't get enough to eat from God.
I can't believe in you.

Dear God, sorry to disturb you, but
I feel that I should be heard loud and clear.
We all need a big reduction in amount of tears,
And all the people that you made in your image,
See them fighting in the street,
'Cause they can't make opinions meet about God.
Now I can't believe in you.

Did you make disease and the diamond blue?
Did you make mankind after we made you?
And the devil too!

Dear God, don't know if you noticed, but
Your name is on a lot of quotes in this book.
Us crazy humans wrote it, you should take a look,
And all the people that you made in your image
Still believing that junk is true,
Well I know it ain't, so do you, dear God.
I can't believe in, I don't believe in

I won't believe in heaven and hell.
No saints, no sinners, no devil as well.
No pearly gates, no thorny crown.
You're always letting us humans down.
The wars you bring, the babes you drown.
Those lost at sea and never found,
And it's the same the whole world 'round.
The hurt I see helps to compound that
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is just somebody's unholy hoax,
And if you're up there, you'd perceive
That my heart's here upon my sleeve.
If there's one thing I don't believe
It's you.

Can't believe in you.
Don't believe in you.
Won't believe in you.
It's you, dear God.

Out Of My Mind

Out of my mind, I must be out of my mind
To let a thing like real, real pain, you left me out in the rain, oh wo wo
How many times must I keep moving on when I already was there?
How many years must I live alone, tie me on your bed of nails and

Hit me over the head! Spit in my face! Bang on the drum!
I must be blind, I must be blind
Hit me over the head! Step on my feet! Make me feel numb!
I must be blind, I must be going out of my mind... and it's worrying me

Out of control, I must be out of control
To let a silly thing like this hurt my soul, I must be out of control whoa whoa whoa
How could a thing like this get me down, I'm a militant man?
How many times must I carry on? Tie me on your bed of nails and

Hit me over the head! Spit in my face! Bang on the drum!
I must be blind, I must be blind
Hit me over the head! Step on my feet! Make me feel numb!
I must be blind, I must be out of my mind

She should have told me, she could have let me down easy
That woman should have told me, but I've got to pay for it now

Everything

You see your chance for life
You see it pass you by
You see your chance for life
It makes you want to cry
You see that spark called life
You know the reason why
You see your chance for life
And you just can't let it die

You feel her in the room
You feel her in the night
She's sent to share your gloom
And turn it into light
Her presence in the room
Touches you late at night
And you can feel her love
She makes everything all right

'Cause she's everything, perfection
Like a circle 'round the sun
She's everything, perfection
She's somewhere in the heart of everyone

There is no time like now
No better place than here
Don't ever wonder how
Baby just believe I'm here
There is no time like now
No better place than here
Don't ever wonder how
Just as long as you are near

'Cause you're everything, perfection
Like a circle 'round the sun
You're everything, perfection
Somewhere in the heart of everyone

Walk Like A Man

Walk like a man.
Talk like a man.
Walk like a man.
You can call me your man.

Little girl asked me what am I gonna' do,
When I get old and blue and worn half through?
And I said, by that time I'll be in my prime,
I'm gonna' strut like a cock until I'm ninety-nine.

I'm gonna walk like a man.
Talk like a man.
Gonna walk like a man.
You can call me your man.

Sometimes I feel like it's gettin' late,
And all that settlin' down can wait.
Before my routine days all seem the same,
I've got to get on out, I gotta play my game.

Nothing to Lose

Realize

When you go out on the road, you keep looking behind you
And you're leaving no trail around, so nobody can find you
When the rain comes pouring down, got nothing to hide you
When the cold freezes the ground, there ain't nothing inside you

When you gonna realize you've got nothing to lose? (realize?)
When you gonna realize you've got nothing to lose?

And when that train pulls out, you better know that she's leaving
She took away any shadow of doubt, left you nothing to believe in

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