Lyrics for singles by Todd Rundgren

Bang On The Drum All Day
We Gotta Get You A Woman
Hello, It's Me
Last Of The New Wave Riders



Bang On The Drum All Day

Are you ready?  Alright!

Everybody!

I don't want to work
I want to bang on the drum all day
I don't want to play
I just want to bang on the drum all day

Ever since I was a tiny boy
I don't want no candy, I don't need no toy
I took a stick and an old coffee can
I bang on that thing 'til I got blisters on my hand
Because...

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When I get older they think I'm a fool
The teacher told me I should stay after school
She caught me pounding on the desk with my hands
But my licks were so hot, I made the teacher want to dance
And that's why...

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Listen to this!

Every day when I get home from work
I feel so frustrated, the boss is a jerk
I get my sticks and go out to the shed
And I pound on that drum like it was the boss's head
Because...

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I CAN BANG ON THAT DRUM
HEY, YOU WANT TO TAKE A BANG AT IT?
I CAN DO THIS ALL DAY




We Gotta Get You A Woman

Leroy, boy, is that you?
I thought your post-hangin' days were through
Sunk-in eyes and full of sighs
Tell no lies, you get wise
I tell you now we're gonna pull you through
There's only one thing left that we can do

We gotta get you a woman
It's like nothin' else to make you feel sure you're alive
We gotta get you a woman
We better get walkin', we're wastin' time talkin' now

Leroy, boy, you're my friend
You say how and I'll say when
Come and meet me down the street
Take a seat, it's my treat
You may not ever get this chance again
That empty feeling's just about to end

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Talkin' 'bout life and what it means to you
It don't mean nothin' if it don't run through
I got one thing to say, you know it's true
You got to find some time to get this thing together

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Talkin' 'bout things about that special one
They may be stupid but they sure are fun
I'll give it to you while we're on the run
Because we ain't got time to get this thing together, 'cause we
Got to get together with a woman who has been around
One who knows better than to let you down
Let's hope there's still one left in this whole town
And that she'll take some time to get this thing together

We gotta get you a woman
We gotta get you a woman
We gotta get you a woman
And when we're through with you
We'll get me one too




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

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Think of me
You . . . 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 youthink I should

Think of me...
Think of me...
Think of me...




Last Of The New Wave Riders

The last of the new wave riders
Will be the first of the new age masters

"Pick up your arms" was the call
So I packed up my fender and ran down the hall
Back to the fields and forests
Now I am one of them

"Turn on the power!" cried the army of sound
And the hum of the amps shook the trees and the ground
Like a single man we cranked up the knobs
And a thousand guitars sang our national anthem

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We captured the whole human race
There was nowhere to hide, playing filled every space
Jamming the world back into place
Everyone a star

We hit the supreme overload
And the great amplifier began to explode
The smoke is slowly clearing away
And the whole universe is a giant guitar

And the whole universe is a giant guitar
And the whole universe is a giant guitar

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Here comes that Silver Surfer now!

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