We Gotta Get You a Woman
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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
Written by: TODD RUNDGREN
Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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