"Baby Let's Swing (On Original Runt)" as written by and Todd Rundgren....
Laura, I saw you open in LA
There's something I gotta say
Laura, you know it's really been such a long, long time

And you know Laura, I knew you'd make it good someday
And you knew it anyway
Laura, I know that maybe this is the wrong, wrong time
But Laura where did that magic go
It's so hard, it's so cold down here
Did you have to leave me behind?
I wish that I could make it
But how I love to shuffle (how I love to shuffle)
Baby let's swing
Now I love to shuffle
Ever since I heard you sing (since I heard her sing)

Laura, I saw you in that magazine
You looked like a gypsy queen
Laura, I beat around the bush 'cause it's oh so hard
But you know Laura, it's not the best it's ever been
I think you know what I mean
I wish you'd take a look in your own back yard
To see that someone has seen it all
Seen you climb, seen you fall so low
If you have to leave it behind
I'll carry it on for ya, 'cause it's oh so hard
Baby let's swing
Now I love to shuffle
Ever since I heard you sing

Lyrics submitted by Bobo192

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    General CommentThis isn't the version on the original Runt. The short version is. This variation was on a misprint. Ampex Records had large numbers of a bad pressing (the wrong master tape had been sent to the pressing plant) and decided to recoup their losses by dumping them in the discount racks.

    It's a song about the famous 1960's singer/songwriter Laura Nyro (Eli's Coming, Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, And When I Die). The tune and the arrangement are a wonderfully funny parody of her songwriting style. A lot of Todd's early music was stylistically influenced by both her and Carole King. I bought the misprint version with the long version and didn't find out that it was original intended to be edited into a three song medley until years later when Bearsville re-released the original..
    rgforeston March 18, 2005   Link

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