It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference

Album: Something/Anything? (1972)

Songfacts®:

  • A track from Todd Rundgren's landmark album Something/Anything?, this song can be heard a few different ways. Rundgren cleared up his intent when he told Rob Steen: "It's saying, all of these things would have been trivial if what you felt was love, but a lot of people took it the other way."
  • Songs like this did very well for Rundgren, but he abandoned them after this album, giving up on ballads in favor of more experimental, electronic music. Rundgren explained that he had little desire to revisit old relationships for lyrical content, and wanted to work on songs that were more challenging musically.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne CashSongwriter Interviews

Rosanne talks about the journey that inspired her songs on her album The River & the Thread, including a stop at the Tallahatchie Bridge.

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary MachineSong Writing

Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.

AC/DC

AC/DCFact or Fiction

Does Angus really drink himself silly? Did their name come from a sewing machine? See if you can spot the real stories about AC/DC.

Gary Numan

Gary NumanSongwriter Interviews

An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.

Kerry Livgren of Kansas

Kerry Livgren of KansasSongwriter Interviews

In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."

Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers

Bill Medley of The Righteous BrothersSongwriter Interviews

Medley looks back on "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" - his huge hits from the '60s that were later revived in movies.