Utopia

by Ken Sharp

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Elated by the news of a reunion of Utopia, one of my favorite bands, I was inspired to write an anthemic flavored prog-pop song celebrating the band and the collective ethos of the group and their fan base. Mighty respect to my musical heroes, Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox and Roger Powell.

lyrics

“Utopia”

chorus: a mighty crack came down split the land and sea
where the prog is good and the drugs are free, utopia
silly willie is back there towin’ the line
while the boys in the band play in 7/4 time, utopia,
utopia, that’s where I’ll be

verse 1: transcending time, the faster we climb, planets aligned

chorus 2: there’s a million radios tuned to the sound
‘til the search for the lost chord is finally found, utopia, utopia
where the dreams are real and the colors don’t fade
and the grass is green and the bills are paid, utopia,
utopia, utopia, that’s where I’ll be

verse 2: and when i rise, a watcher of skies, some kind of sign

bridge: transmission hope, i feel it all around me, one satellite, orbiting above me i’m floating now, see if you can touch me, touch…

bridge 2: ‘cause now I’m starstruck, starstruck, suspended in pure animation, wired up, a technicolor fantasy

chorus 3: if you wanna be the best dressed nominee where todd is god
and the drinks are on me, utopia
where every boy and girl is a rock and roll star & every spaceship’s filled with electric guitars

credits

released February 22, 2018
written by Ken Sharp

Produced by Fernando Perdomo and Ken Sharp
Recorded at Reseda Ranch Studios, Reseda, CA

Ken Sharp: lead and background vocals, piano, synthesizer, electric guitar, lead guitar, bell tree, sleigh bells

Fernando Perdomo: drums, bass, guitar solos, electric guitar, tambourine, sleigh bells

Rob Bonfiglio: background vocals

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