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Todd Rundgren – I Saw the Light – 1972

About The Song

“I Saw the Light” is a song by Todd Rundgren from his 1972 album “Something/Anything?”. It’s a classic pop rock song that showcases Rundgren’s songwriting and multi-instrumental talents. The track became one of his most successful singles and is celebrated for its catchy melody and upbeat, infectious energy.

Five facts about “I Saw the Light”:

  1. Release and Chart Success: The song was released as a single in 1972 and became one of Todd Rundgren’s most successful hits, reaching No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  2. Solo Production: “Something/Anything?” is a double album, and what makes it unique is that Rundgren played all the instruments, sang all the vocals, and produced the entire album by himself. “I Saw the Light” is a testament to his musical versatility.
  3. Harmonies and Arrangement: The song is known for its lush vocal harmonies and intricate musical arrangement. Rundgren’s ability to layer vocals and instruments contributes to the song’s rich sound.
  4. Lyrics and Theme: The lyrics of “I Saw the Light” revolve around the theme of love and realization. Rundgren sings about the moment when he saw the light and understood the true nature of a relationship.
  5. Influence and Covers: The song has been covered by various artists over the years, showcasing its enduring popularity. Rundgren’s original version remains a classic in the pop rock genre and is often celebrated for its timeless appeal.



It was late last night
I was feeling something wasn’t right
There was not another soul in sight
Only you, only you

So we walked along
Though I knew that there was something wrong
And a feeling hit me, oh so strong
About you

Then you gazed up at me
And the answer was plain to see
‘Cause I saw the light
In your eyes (in your eyes)
In your eyes (in your eyes)

Though we had our fling (we had our fling)
I just never would suspect a thing (suspect a thing)
‘Til that little bell began to ring (began to ring)
In my head, in my head

But I tried to run (I tried to run)
Though I knew it wouldn’t help me none (not help me none)
‘Cause I couldn’t ever love no one
Or so I said

But my feelings for you
Were just something I never knew
‘Til I saw the light
In your eyes (in your eyes)
In your eyes (in your eyes)

But I love you best
It’s not something that I say in jest
‘Cause you’re different, girl, from all the rest
In my eyes

And I ran out before
But I won’t do it anymore
Can’t you see the light
In my eyes? (In my eyes)
In my eyes (in my eyes)
In my eyes (in my eyes)
In my eyes (in my eyes)
In my eyes (in my eyes)