We Gotta Get You a Woman

Todd Rundgren

About We Gotta Get You a Woman

"We Gotta Get You a Woman" is a 1970 song originally performed and written by Todd Rundgren from the 1970 album Runt. It reached No. 20 in US and Canada. The Four Tops did a cover of this song in 1972.


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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

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

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

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

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, 'cause 
To get this thing together, 'cause

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

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Todd Rundgren

Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer. Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop star, supported by the certified gold solo double LP Something/Anything? in 1972, his career has produced a diverse range of recordings as solo artist, and during the seventies and eighties with the band Utopia. He has also been prolific as a producer and engineer on the recorded work of other musicians. more »

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10 facts about this song

Creation and Release
Released in 1970, "We Gotta Get You a Woman" is a song written and performed by American multi-instrumentalist rock musician Todd Rundgren. This song belongs to his debut double-album befittingly titled "Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren."
Chart Success
Upon its release, the single charted at No.20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Indicating its significant commercial success, the song became one of Rundgren's best-known hits.
Controversial Lyrics
Some of the song's lyrics sparked controversy, particularly the line "they may be stupid but they sure are fun". Despite this, Rundgren maintained that the song was written in a cheeky manner and was never intended to convey any derogatory sentiments.
Inspiration
The song was supposedly inspired by Rundgren’s friend and co-producer of the album, Paul Fishkin, who was dealing with the end of a romantic relationship at that time.
Music Style
Stylistically, "We Gotta Get You A Woman" has been associated with the soft rock genre. It features classic instrumentation from the era, including electric guitars, drums, and keyboards with harmonious, melodic lines interspersed throughout.
Live Performances
Over the years since its release, "We Gotta Get You a Woman" has remained a crowd favorite in Rundgren's live performances. In live renditions, the lyrics even sometimes change, reflecting Rundgren's playful and interactive approach to performance.
Cover Versions
Several artists and bands - including the Canadian rock band, Moxy Früvous - have performed cover versions of "We Gotta Get You a Woman," attesting to the song's enduring popularity and influence.
Perspectives on Women
The song, despite its controversial line, generally asserts the importance of women in men's lives and encourages expressions of love and companionship.
Use in Media
The song has also found its way into multiple films and TV shows during pivotal moments, such as in the romantic drama "The Break Up" starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.
Legacy
The success of "We Gotta Get You a Woman" helped to establish Todd Rundgren's career as a solo artist, paving the way for him becoming one of the most influential musicians of his generation.

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