Pinwheel of Death

Jim Steinman


SONGS

Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock

Recorded 1977

Lyrics I WAS NOTHING
BUT A LONELY BOY,
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW.
AND YOU WERE NOTHING
BUT A LONELY GIRL,
BUT YOU WERE SOMETHING,
SOMETHING
LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE.
I WAS A UNIVERSITY TACKLE
AND A HELL OF A BLOCK.
WHEN I PLAYED MY GUITAR,
I MADE THE CANYONS ROCK.
BUT, EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT,
I FELT THE FEVER GROW.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE?
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
DO YOU KNOW
WHAT IT'S LIKE?
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
IN THE MIDDLE
OF A STEAMY NIGHT
I'M TOSSING IN MY SLEEP.
AND IN THE MIDDLE
OF A RED-EYED DREAM
I SEE YOU COMING,
COMING ON TO ME.
I WAS OUT ON THE PROWL,
DOWN BY THE EDGE
OF THE TRACK,
AND LIKE THE SON OF A JACKAL,
I'M THE LEADER OF THE PACK.
BUT, EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT,
I FELT THE FEVER GROW.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE?
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE?
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.

OH, BABY,
I'M A HUNTER
IN THE DARK OF THE FOREST,
I'VE BEEN STALKING YOU,
AND TRACKING YOU DOWN.
CRUISING UP AND DOWN
THE MAIN DRAG
ALL NIGHT LONG.
WE COULD BE STANDING
ON TOP OF THE WORLD,
INSTEAD OF SINKING
FURTHER DOWN IN THE MUD.
YOU AND ME,
'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT,
YOU AND ME,
'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT,
SOMEONE'S
GOT TO DRAW FIRST,
DRAW FIRST,
SOMEONE'S
GOT TO DRAW FIRST BLOOD.
SOMEONE'S
GOT TO DRAW FIRST BLOOD.
OOH,
I GOT TO DRAW FIRST BLOOD.
OOH,
I GOT TO DRAW FIRST BLOOD.

I WAS NOTHING
BUT A LONELY BOY,
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW.
AND YOU WERE NOTHING
BUT A LONELY GIRL,
BUT YOU WERE SOMETHING,
SOMETHING LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE.
I WAS A UNIVERSITY TACKLE
AND A HELL OF A BLOCK.
WHEN I PLAYED MY GUITAR,
I MADE THE CANYONS ROCK.
BUT, EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT,
I FELT THE FEVER GROW.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE?
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE?
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
WELL I WAS NOTHING
BUT A LONELY,
ALL-AMERICAN BOY,
LOOKING OUT FOR SOMETHING TO DO.
AND YOU WERE NOTHING
BUT A LONELY
ALL-AMERICAN GIRL,
BUT YOU WERE SOMETHING
LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE.
I WAS A UNIVERSITY TACKLE,
AND A HELL OF A BLOCK,
AND WHEN I PLAYED MY GUITAR,
I MADE THE CANYON ROCK.
BUT EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT,
I FELT THE FEVER GROW.
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
ALL REVVED UP,
AND NO PLACE TO GO.
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock

Recorded 1993

Lyrics [INSTRUMENTAL]
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock

Recorded 1977

Lyrics THE SIRENS
ARE SCREAMING
AND THE FIRES
ARE HOWLING
WAY DOWN
IN THE VALLEY
TONIGHT.
THERE'S A MAN
IN THE SHADOWS
WITH A GUN
IN HIS EYE,
AND A BLADE SHINING
OH, SO BRIGHT.
THERE'S EVIL
IN THE AIR
AND THERE'S THUNDER
IN THE SKY,
AND A KILLER'S ON
THE BLOODSHOT STREETS.
AND DOWN IN THE TUNNEL
WHERE THE DEADLY
ARE RISING,
OH, I SWEAR
I SAW A YOUNG BOY
DOWN IN THE GUTTER,
HE WAS STARTING
TO FOAM
IN THE HEAT.

OH, BABY,
YOU'RE THE ONLY THING
IN THIS WHOLE WORLD
THAT'S PURE
AND GOOD
AND RIGHT.
AND WHEREVER
YOU ARE,
AND WHEREVER
YOU GO,
THERE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE
SOME LIGHT.
BUT I GOTTA GET OUT,
I GOTTA BREAK IT OUT
NOW,
BEFORE THE FINAL CRACK
OF DAWN.
SO WE GOTTA MAKE
THE MOST
OF OUR ONE NIGHT
TOGETHER,
WHEN IT'S OVER
YOU KNOW,
WE'LL BOTH BE
SO ALONE.

LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL,
I'LL BE GONE
WHEN THE MORNING COMES.
WHEN THE NIGHT IS OVER,
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL,
I'LL BE GONE,
GONE,
GONE.
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL,
I'LL BE GONE
WHEN THE MORNING COMES.
BUT WHEN THE DAY IS DONE
AND THE SUN GOES DOWN
AND THE MOONLIGHT'S
SHINING THROUGH...
THEN LIKE A SINNER
BEFORE THE GATES
OF HEAVEN,
I'LL COME CRAWLING
ON BACK TO YOU.

I'M GONNA HIT
THE HIGHWAY
LIKE A BATTERING RAM
ON A SILVER
BLACK
PHANTOM BIKE.
WHEN THE METAL
IS HOT
AND THE ENGINE
IS HUNGRY,
AND WE'RE ALL
ABOUT TO SEE
THE LIGHT.
NOTHING EVER GROWS
IN THIS ROTTING
OLD HOLE,
AND EVERYTHING
IS STUNTED
AND LOST.
AND NOTHING
REALLY ROCKS
AND NOTHING
REALLY ROLLS,
AND NOTHING'S
EVER
WORTH THE COST.
AND I KNOW
THAT I'M DAMNED
IF I NEVER GET OUT,
AND MAYBE I'M DAMNED
IF I DO.
BUT WITH EVERY OTHER BEAT
I GOT LEFT IN MY HEART,
YOU KNOW I'D RATHER
BE DAMNED WITH YOU.
IF I GOTTA
BE DAMNED,
YOU KNOW I WANNA
BE DAMNED,
DANCING
THROUGH THE NIGHT
WITH YOU.
IF I GOTTA
BE DAMNED,
YOU KNOW I WANNA
BE DAMNED,
GOTTA BE DAMNED,
YOU KNOW I WANNA
BE DAMNED,
GOTTA BE DAMNED,
YOU KNOW I WANNA
BE DAMNED,
DANCING
THROUGH THE NIGHT,
DANCING
THROUGH THE NIGHT,
DANCING
THROUGH THE NIGHT
WITH YOU.
OH,

THE SIRENS
ARE SCREAMING
AND THE FIRES
ARE HOWLING
WAY DOWN
IN THE VALLEY
TONIGHT.
THERE'S A MAN
IN THE SHADOWS
WITH A GUN
IN HIS EYE,
AND A BLADE SHINING
OH, SO BRIGHT.
THERE'S EVIL
IN THE AIR
AND THERE'S THUNDER
IN THE SKY,
AND A KILLER'S ON
THE BLOODSHOT STREETS.
AND DOWN IN THE TUNNEL
WHERE THE DEADLY
ARE RISING,
OH, I SWEAR
I SAW A YOUNG BOY
DOWN IN THE GUTTER,
HE WAS STARTING
TO FOAM
IN THE HEAT.

OH, BABY,
YOU'RE THE ONLY THING
IN THIS WHOLE WORLD
THAT'S PURE
AND GOOD
AND RIGHT.
AND WHEREVER
YOU ARE,
AND WHEREVER
YOU GO,
THERE'S ALWAYS
GONNA BE SOME LIGHT.
BUT I GOTTA GET OUT,
I GOTTA BREAK IT
OUT NOW,
BEFORE
THE FINAL CRACK
OF DAWN.
SO WE GOTTA MAKE
THE MOST
OF OUR ONE NIGHT
TOGETHER,
WHEN IT'S OVER
YOU KNOW,
WE'LL BOTH BE
SO ALONE.

LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL,
I'LL BE GONE
WHEN THE MORNING COMES.
WHEN THE NIGHT IS OVER,
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL,
I'LL BE GONE,
GONE,
GONE.
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL,
I'LL BE GONE
WHEN THE MORNING COMES.
BUT WHEN THE DAY IS DONE
AND THE SUN GOES DOWN
AND THE MOONLIGHT'S
SHINING THROUGH...
THEN LIKE A SINNER
BEFORE THE GATES
OF HEAVEN,
I'LL COME CRAWLING
ON BACK TO YOU.
THEN LIKE A SINNER
BEFORE THE GATES
OF HEAVEN,
I'LL COME CRAWLING
ON BACK TO YOU.

I CAN SEE MYSELF
TEARING UP THE ROAD,
FASTER THAN ANY OTHER BOY
HAS EVER GONE.
AND MY SKIN IS RAW
BUT MY SOUL IS RIPE,
AND NO ONE'S GONNA
STOP ME NOW,
I'M GONNA MAKE
MY ESCAPE!
BUT I CAN'T STOP
THINKING OF YOU,
AND I NEVER SEE
THE SUDDEN CURVE
TILL IT'S WAY
TOO LATE.
AND I NEVER SEE
THE SUDDEN CURVE
TILL IT'S WAY
TOO LATE.

THEN I'M DYING
AT THE BOTTOM
OF THE PIT
IN THE BLAZING SUN.
TORN AND TWISTED
AT THE FOOT
OF A BURNING BIKE.
AND I THINK

SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE
MUST BE TOLLING
A BELL.
AND THE LAST THING
I SEE
IS MY HEART
STILL BEATING.
BREAKING OUT
OF MY BODY,
AND FLYING AWAY,
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL!
THEN I'M DYING
AT THE BOTTOM
OF A PIT
IN THE BLAZING SUN.
TORN AND TWISTED
AT THE FOOT
OF A BURNING BIKE.
AND I THINK
SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE
MUST BE TOLLING
A BELL.
AND THE LAST THING
I SEE
IS MY HEART,
STILL BEATING...
STILL BEATING.
BREAKING OUT
OF MY BODY
AND FLYING AWAY,
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL!
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL!
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL!
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL!
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL!
LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL!
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop

Recorded 1981

Lyrics EV'RY NIGHT I GRAB SOME MONEY
AND I GO DOWN TO THE BAR.
I GOT MY BUDDIES AND A BEER,
I GOT A DREAM,
I NEED A CAR.
YOU GOT ME
BEGGING ON MY KNEES,
COME ON
AND THROW THE DOG
A BONE,
A MAN,
HE DOESN'T LIVE
BY ROCK 'N ROLL
AND BREW ALONE.

BABY, BABY,
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
THEY DON'T MEAN A THING
WHEN I COMPARE 'EM
NEXT TO YOU.
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
I KNOW THAT YOU AND I,
OH, WE GOT BETTER THINGS
TO DO.
I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE
OR WHAT YOU DO
OR WHERE YOU GO
WHEN YOU'RE NOT AROUND.
I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING
ABOUT YOU, BABY,
BUT YOU'RE EV'RYTHING
I'M DREAMIN' OF.
I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE,
BUT YOU'RE A REAL
DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE.
A REAL DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE.

EVER SINCE I CAN REMEMBER
YOU BEEN HANGIN'
'ROUND THIS JOINT.
YOU BEEN TRYIN'
TO LOOK AWAY
BUT NOW
YOU FINALLY GET THE POINT.
I DON'T HAVE TO KNOW
YOUR NAME
AND I WON'T TELL YOU
WHAT TO DO,
BUT A GIRL,
SHE DOESN'T LIVE
BY ONLY ROCK 'N ROLL
AND BREW.

BABY, BABY,
BABY, BABY,
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
THEY DON'T MEAN A THING
WHEN I COMPARE 'EM
NEXT TO YOU.
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
I KNOW THAT YOU AND I,
OH, WE GOT
BETTER THINGS TO DO.
I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE
OR WHAT YOU DO
OR WHERE YOU GO
WHEN YOU'RE NOT AROUND.
I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING
ABOUT YOU, BABY,
BUT YOU'RE EV'RYTHING
I'M DREAMIN' OF.
I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE,
BUT YOU'RE A REAL
DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE.
A REAL DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE.

Boy: OO, YOU GOT
THE KIND OF LEGS
THAT DO MORE THAN WALK.
Girl: I DON'T HAVE
TO LISTEN
TO YOUR WHIMPERING TALK.
Boy: YOU GOT
THE KIND OF EYES
THAT DO MORE THAN SEE.
Girl: YOU GOT
A LOT OF NERVE
TO COME ON TO ME.
Boy: YOU GOT
THE KIND OF LIPS
THAT DO MORE THAN DRINK.
Girl: YOU GOT
THE KIND OF MIND
THAT DOES LESS
THAN THINK.
BUT SINCE I'M FEELING
KINDA LONELY,
MY DEFENSES ARE LOW,
WHY DON'T WE GIVE IT A SHOT
AND GET IT READY TO GO?
I'M LOOKING FOR ANONYMOUS
AND FLEETING SATISFACTION,
I'M GONNA TELL MY DADDY
I'LL BE MISSING IN ACTION.

EVER SINCE I CAN REMEMBER
I'VE BEEN HANGIN'
'ROUND THIS JOINT.
MY DADDY NEVER NOTICED,

NOW HE'LL FINALLY GET THE POINT.
YOU GOT ME BEGGIN' ON MY KNEES,
COME ON
AND THROW THE DOG A BONE.
A MAN,
HE DOESN'T LIVE
BY ROCK 'N ROLL
AND BREW ALONE.

BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY,
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
I KNOW THAT YOU AND I,
OH, WE GOT
BETTER THINGS TO DO.
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
ROCK 'N ROLL AND BREW,
THEY DON'T MEAN A THING
WHEN I COMPARE 'EM
NEXT TO YOU.
I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE,
OR WHAT YOU DO,
OR WHERE YOU GO.
WHEN YOU'RE NOT AROUND.
I DON'T KNOW
ANYTHING ABOUT YOU,
BABY,
BUT YOU'RE EV'RYTHING
I'M DREAMIN' OF.
I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE,
BUT YOU'RE A REAL
DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE.

DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE.
DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE.
DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE.
DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE.
A REAL DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE.
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop

Recorded 1993

Lyrics WASTED YOUTH!
WASTED YOUTH!
OH. OH, OH. OH.

I KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER BE
POLITICALLY CORRECT,
AND I DON'T GIVE A DAMN
ABOUT MY LACK OF ETIQUETTE.
AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED
THE WORLD COULD STILL BE FLAT
AND IF THE THRILL IS GONE,
THEN IT'S TIME
TO TAKE IT BACK!
IF THE THRILL IS GONE,
THEN IT'S TIME
TO TAKE IT BACK!
WHO AM I?
WHY AM I HERE?
FORGET THE QUESTIONS!
SOMEONE GIMME ANOTHER BEER!
WHAT'S THE MEANING OF LIFE?
WHAT'S THE MEANING OF IT ALL?
YOU GOTTA LEARN TO DANCE
BEFORE YOU LEARN TO CRAWL!
YOU GOTTA LEARN TO DANCE
BEFORE YOU LEARN TO CRAWL!

SO, SIGN UP ALL YOU RAW RECRUITS.
THROW AWAY THOSE DESIGNER SUITS.
YOU GOT YOUR WEAPONS COCKED,
AND YOUR TARGETS IN YOUR SIGHT.
THERE'S A PARTY RAGING
SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD.
YOU GOTTA SERVE YOUR COUNTRY,
YOU GOTTA SERVICE YOUR GIRL.
YOU'RE ALL ENLISTED
IN THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT.
AND I AIN'T IN IT FOR THE POWER,
AND I AIN'T IN IT
FOR MY HEALTH.
I AIN'T IN IT
FOR THE GLORY OF ANYTHING AT ALL
AND I SURE AIN'T IN IT
FOR THE WEALTH.
BUT I'M IN IT
TILL IT'S OVER
AND I JUST CAN'T STOP.
IF YOU WANNA GET IT DONE,
YOU GOT TO DO IT YOURSELF,
AND I LIKE MY MUSIC
LIKE I LIKE MY LIFE.

EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!

WASTED YOUTH!
WASTED YOUTH!
AH!
WASTED YOUTH!
WASTED YOUTH!
AH!

THEY GOT A FILE ON ME
AND IT'S A MILE LONG
AND THEY SAY
THAT THEY
GOT ALL OF THE PROOF,
THAT I'M JUST ANOTHER PIECE
OF ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
AND JUST ANOTHER WASTED YOUTH.
THEY SAY THAT I'M IN NEED
OF SOME RADICAL DISCIPLINE,
THEY SAY I GOTTA FACE THE TRUTH,
THAT I'M JUST ANOTHER PIECE
OF ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
AND JUST ANOTHER WASTED YOUTH.

THEY SAY I'M WILD
AND I'M RECKLESS.
I SHOULD BE ACTING
MY AGE.
I'M AN IMPRESSIONABLE CHILD
IN A TUMULTUOUS WORLD
AND THEY SAY
I'M AT A DIFFICULT STAGE.
BUT IT SEEMS TO ME
TO THE CONTRARY,
OF ALL THE CRAP
THEY'RE GOING TO PUT
ON THE PAGE,
THAT A WASTED YOUTH
IS BETTER BY FAR
THAN A WISE AND PRODUCTIVE
OLD AGE!
THAT A WASTED YOUTH
IS BETTER BY FAR
THAN A WISE AND PRODUCTIVE
OLD AGE!
THAT A WASTED YOUTH
IS BETTER BY FAR
THAN A WISE AND PRODUCTIVE
OLD AGE!
THAT A WASTED YOUTH
IS BETTER BY FAR
THAN A WISE AND PRODUCTIVE
OLD AGE!

LOUDER, LOUDER, LOUDER,
LOUDER, LOUDER, LOUDER,
LOUDER, LOUDER, LOUDER!

IF YOU WANT MY VIEWS
OF HIST'RY,
THEN THERE'S SOMETHING
YOU SHOULD KNOW
THE THREE MEN I ADMIRE MOST
ARE CURLY, LARRY AND MOE!
IF YOU DON'T WORRY
ABOUT THE FUTURE,
SOONER OR LATER,
IT'S THE PAST.
AND IF THEY SAY
THE THRILL IS GONE,
THEN IT'S TIME
TO TAKE IT BACK.
IF THE THRILL IS GONE,
THEN IT'S TIME
TO TAKE IT BACK!

SO, SIGN UP
ALL YOU RAW RECRUITS.
THROW AWAY
THOSE TWO BIT SUITS.
YOU GOT YOUR WEAPONS COCKED,
AND YOUR TARGETS
IN YOUR SIGHT.
THERE'S A PARTY RAGING
SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD.
YOU GOTTA SERVE YOUR COUNTRY,
YOU GOTTA SERVICE YOUR GIRL.
YOU'RE ALL INDUCTED
IN THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT.
AND I AIN'T IN IT
FOR THE POWER,
AND I AIN'T IN IT
FOR MY HEALTH.
I AIN'T IN IT
FOR THE GLORY
OF ANYTHING AT ALL
AND I SURE AIN'T IN IT
FOR THE WEALTH.
BUT I'M IN IT
TILL IT'S OVER
AND I JUST CAN'T STOP.
IF YOU WANNA GET IT DONE,
YOU GOT TO FIGHT FOR YOURSELF,
AND I LIKE MY MUSIC
LIKE I LIKE MY LIFE.

EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE!
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop, Ballad

Recorded 1977

Lyrics I WAS LOST
TILL YOU WERE FOUND,
AND I NEVER KNEW
HOW FAR DOWN I WAS FALLING
BEFORE I REACHED THE BOTTOM.
I WAS COLD AND YOU WERE FIRE,
AND I NEVER KNEW
HOW THE PYRE COULD BE BURNING
ON THE EDGE OF THE ICE FIELD.
AND NOW
THE CHILLY CALIFORNIA WIND
IS BLOWING DOWN OUR BODIES
AGAIN,
AND WE'RE SINKING
DEEPER AND DEEPER
IN THE CHILLY
CALIFORNIA SAND.

OH, I KNOW
YOU BELONG
INSIDE MY ACHING HEART,
AND CAN'T YOU SEE
MY FADED LEVI'S
BURSTING APART.
AND DON'T YOU HEAR ME
CRYING,
OH, BABE, DON'T GO!
AND DON'T YOU HEAR ME
SCREAMING,
HOW WAS I TO KNOW?

I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE,
NEAR THE END OF THE LINE,
BUT THERE'S A BORDER
TO SOMEWHERE WAITING,
AND THERE'S A TANKFUL
OF TIME.
OH, GIVE ME
JUST ANOTHER MOMENT
TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY,
AND TAKE ME
TO ANOTHER LAND
WHERE I DON'T HAVE TO STAY.
AND I'M GONNA NEED SOMEBODY
TO MAKE ME FEEL LIKE YOU DO.
AND I WILL RECEIVE SOMEBODY
WITH OPEN ARMS, OPEN EYES.
OPEN UP THE SKY
AND LET THE PLANET
THAT I LOVE
SHINE THROUGH!

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU!

I WAS DAMNED
AND YOU WERE SAVED,
AND I NEVER KNEW
HOW ENSLAVED
I WAS KNEELING
IN THE CHAINS
OF MY MASTER.
I COULD LAUGH
AND YOU COULD CRY,
AND I NEVER KNEW
HOW HIGH I WAS FLYING
WITH YOU RIGHT ABOVE ME.
AND NOW
THE CHILLY CALIFORNIA WIND
IS BLOWING
DOWN OUR BODIES AGAIN,
AND WE'RE SINKING
DEEPER AND DEEPER
IN THE CHILLY
CALIFORNIA SAND.

OH, I KNOW YOU BELONG
INSIDE MY ACHING HEART,
AND CAN'T YOU SEE
MY FADED LEVI'S
BURSTING APART.
AND DON'T YOU HEAR ME
CRYING,
OH, BABE, DON'T GO!
AND DON'T YOU HEAR ME
SCREAMING,
HOW WAS I TO KNOW?

I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE,
NEAR THE END OF THE LINE,
BUT THERE'S A BORDER
TO SOMEWHERE WAITING,
AND THERE'S A TANKFUL
OF TIME.
OH, GIVE ME
JUST ANOTHER MOMENT
TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY,
AND TAKE ME TO ANOTHER LAND
WHERE I DON'T HAVE TO STAY.
AND I'M GONNA NEED SOMEBODY
TO MAKE ME FEEL LIKE YOU DO.
AND I WILL RECEIVE SOMEBODY
WITH OPEN ARMS, OPEN EYES.
OPEN UP THE SKY
AND LET THE PLANET
THAT I LOVE
SHINE THROUGH!

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.
OH, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU...

FOR TAKING IN THE RAIN
WHEN I'M FEELING SO DRY,
FOR GIVING ME THE ANSWERS
WHEN I'M ASKING YOU WHY,
AND MY, OH MY,
FOR THAT I THANK YOU.
FOR TAKING IN THE SUN
WHEN I'M FEELING SO COLD,
FOR GIVING ME A CHILD
WHEN MY BODY IS OLD,
AND DON'T YOU KNOW,
FOR THAT I NEED YOU.
FOR COMING TO MY ROOM
WHEN YOU KNOW I'M ALONE,
FOR FINDING ME A HIGHWAY,
FOR DRIVING ME HOME,
AND YOU GOTTA KNOW,
FOR THAT I SERVE YOU.
FOR PULLING ME AWAY
WHEN I'M STARTING TO FALL,
FOR REVVING ME UP
WHEN I'M STARTING
TO STALL,
AND ALL IN ALL,
FOR THAT I WANT YOU.
FOR TAKING AND FOR GIVING
AND FOR PLAYING THE GAME,
FOR PRAYING FOR MY FUTURE
IN THE DAYS THAT REMAIN.
OH, LORD,
FOR THAT I HOLD YOU.

AH, BUT MOST OF ALL,
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD,
FOR THAT I LOVE YOU.
AH, BUT MOST OF ALL,
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD,
FOR THAT I LOVE YOU.
AH, BUT MOST OF ALL,
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD,
FOR THAT I LOVE YOU.
WHEN YOU'RE
CRYING OUT LOUD,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop, Ballad

Recorded 1977

Lyrics HEAVEN CAN WAIT,
AND A BAND OF ANGELS,
WRAPPED UP IN MY HEART,
WILL TAKE ME THROUGH
THE LONELY NIGHT,
THROUGH THE COLD
OF THE DAY.
AND I KNOW,
I KNOW
HEAVEN CAN WAIT,
AND ALL THE GODS
COME DOWN HERE
JUST TO SING
FOR ME.
AND THE MELODY'S
GONNA MAKE ME FLY,
WITHOUT PAIN,
WITHOUT FEAR.

GIVE ME ALL
OF YOUR DREAMS
AND LET ME GO
ALONG ON YOUR WAY.
GIVE ME ALL
OF YOUR PRAYERS
TO SING,
AND I'LL TURN
THE NIGHT
INTO THE SKYLIGHT
OF DAY.
I'VE GOT A TASTE
OF PARADISE,
I'M NEVER
GONNA LET IT
SLIP AWAY.
I GOT A TASTE
OF PARADISE,
IT'S ALL
I REALLY NEED
TO MAKE ME STAY
JUST LIKE A CHILD
AGAIN.

HEAVEN CAN WAIT,
AND ALL I GOT
IS TIME
UNTIL THE END
OF TIME.
I WON'T LOOK BACK,
I WON'T LOOK BACK,
LET THE ALTAR SHINE.
AND I KNOW
THAT I'VE BEEN RELEASED,
BUT I DON'T KNOW
TO WHERE.
NOBODY'S
GONNA TELL ME NOW,
AND I DON'T
REALLY CARE,
NO, NO, NO.
I GOT A TASTE
OF PARADISE,
THAT'S ALL
I REALLY NEED
TO MAKE ME STAY.
I GOT A TASTE
OF PARADISE,
IF I HAD IT
ANY SOONER,
YOU KNOW,
YOU KNOW
I NEVER WOULD
HAVE RUN AWAY
FROM MY HOME.

HEAVEN CAN WAIT,
AND ALL I GOT
IS TIME
UNTIL THE END
OF TIME.
I WON'T LOOK BACK,
I WON'T LOOK BACK,
LET THE ALTAR SHINE.
HEAVEN CAN WAIT,
HEAVEN CAN WAIT.
I WON'T LOOK BACK,
I WON'T LOOK BACK.
LET THE ALTAR SHINE.
LET THE ALTAR SHINE.
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop

Recorded 1993

Lyrics AND I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE.
I'D RUN RIGHT INTO HELL
AND BACK.
I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE.
I'LL NEVER LIE TO YOU
AND THAT'S A FACT.
BUT I'LL NEVER FORGET
THE WAY YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW,
OH NO, NO WAY.
AND I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE,
BUT I WON'T DO THAT.
NO, I WON'T DO THAT.

SOME DAYS
IT DON'T COME EASY,
SOME DAYS
IT DON'T COME HARD.
SOME DAYS
IT DON'T COME AT ALL
AND THESE ARE THE DAYS
THAT NEVER END.
SOME NIGHTS
YOU'RE BREATHING FIRE,
SOME NIGHTS
YOU'RE CARVED IN ICE.
SOME NIGHTS
ARE LIKE NOTHING
I'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE
OR WILL AGAIN.

MAYBE I'M CRAZY,
BUT IT'S CRAZY
AND IT'S TRUE.
I KNOW
YOU CAN SAVE ME.
NO ONE ELSE
CAN SAVE ME NOW
BUT YOU.
AS LONG
AS THE PLANETS ARE TURNING,
AS LONG
AS THE STARS ARE BURNING,
AS LONG
AS YOUR DREAMS
ARE COMING TRUE,
YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT
THAT I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE.
OH, I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE.
OH, I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE,
BUT I WON'T DO THAT.

NO, I WON'T DO THAT.
I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE,
ANYTHING
YOU'VE BEEN DREAMING OF,
BUT I JUST WON'T DO THAT.
I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE,
ANYTHING
YOU'VE BEEN DREAMING OF,
BUT I JUST WON'T DO...

SOME DAYS
I PRAY FOR SILENCE,
SOME DAYS
I PRAY FOR SOUL.
SOME DAYS
I JUST PRAY
TO THE GOD OF SEX
AND DRUMS
AND ROCK 'N ROLL.

MAYBE I'M LONELY,
AND THAT'S ALL
I'M QUALIFIED TO BE.
THERE'S JUST ONE
AND ONLY,
THE ONE AND ONLY
PROMISE I CAN KEEP.
AS LONG
AS THE WHEELS ARE TURNING,
AS LONG
AS THE FIRES ARE BURNING,
AS LONG
AS YOUR PRAYERS ARE COMING TRUE,
YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT
THAT I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE
AND YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE
AND THAT'S A FACT.
I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE,
AND THERE'LL NEVER BE
NO TURNING BACK.

BUT I'LL NEVER DO IT BETTER
THAN I DO IT WITH YOU.
SO LONG,
SO LONG.
AND I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE.
OH, I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE.
I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE,
BUT I WON'T DO THAT,
NO, NO, NO,
I WON'T DO THAT.

WILL YOU RAISE ME UP,
WILL YOU HELP ME DOWN?
WILL YOU GET ME RIGHT OUT
OF THE GODFORSAKEN TOWN?
WILL YOU MAKE IT
A LITTLE LESS COLD?
I CAN DO THAT,
OH NO,
I CAN DO THAT.
WILL YOU CATER
TO EV'RY FANTASY I GOT?
WILL YOU HOSE ME DOWN
WITH HOLY WATER
IF I GET TOO HOT?
WILL YOU TAKE ME PLACES
I'VE NEVER GONE?
I CAN DO THAT,
OH NO,
I CAN DO THAT
I KNOW THE TERRITORY.
I'VE BEEN AROUND.
IT'LL ALL TURN TO DUST
AND WE'LL ALL FALL DOWN.
SOONER OR LATER
YOU'LL BE SCREWING AROUND.
I WON'T DO THAT.

NO, I WONT DO THAT.
ANYTHING FOR LOVE,
BUT I WON'T DO THAT.
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop

Recorded 1993

Lyrics I WANT MY MONEY BACK.
I WANT MY MONEY BACK.

IT'S ALL OR NOTHING
AND NOTHING'S ALL I EVER GET.
EV'RYTIME I TURN IT ON
I BURN IT UP AND BURN IT OUT.
IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.
THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING WRONG.
THAT'S THE ONLY GUARANTEE.
THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.
IT'S A NEVER ENDING ATTACK.
EV'RYTHING'S A LIE
AND THAT'S A FACT.
LIFE IS A LEMON
AND I WANT MY MONEY BACK!
AND ALL THE MORONS
AND ALL THE STOOGES WITH THEIR COINS,
THEY'RE THE ONES WHO MAKE THE RULES.
IT'S NOT A GAME,
IT'S JUST A ROUT.
THERE'S DESPERATION.
THERE'S DESPERATION IN THE AIR.
IT LEAVES A STAIN ON ALL YOUR CLOTHES
AND NO DETERGENT TO GET IT OUT.
AND WE'RE ALWAYS SLIPPING THROUGH THE CRACKS.
THEN THE MOVIE'S OVER,
FADE TO BLACK.
LIFE IS A LEMON
AND I WANT MY MONEY BACK!

I WANT MY MONEY BACK.
I WANT MY MONEY BACK.

WHAT ABOUT LOVE?
IT'S DEFECTIVE!
IT'S ALWAYS BREAKING IN HALF.
WHAT ABOUT SEX?!
IT'S DEFECTIVE!
IT'S NEVER BUILT TO REALLY LAST.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR FAM'LY?
IT'S DEFECTIVE!
ALL THE BATTERIES ARE SHOT.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?
THEY'RE DEFECTIVE!
ALL THE PARTS ARE OUT OF STOCK.
WHAT ABOUT HOPE?
IT'S DEFECTIVE!
IT'S CORRODED AND DECAYED.
WHAT ABOUT FAITH?
IT'S DEFECTIVE!
IT'S TATTERED AND FRAYED.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR GODS?
THEY'RE DEFECTIVE!
THEY FORGOT THE WARRANTY.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR TOWN?
IT'S DEFECTIVE!
IT'S A DEAD END STREET TO ME.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL?
IT'S DEFECTIVE!
IT'S A PACK OF USELESS LIES.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR WORK?
IT'S DEFECTIVE!
IT'S A CROCK
AND THEN YOU DIE.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD?
IT'S DEFECTIVE!
IT'S DEAD AND BURIED IN THE PAST.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR FUTURE?
IT'S DEFECTIVE!
AND YOU CAN SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS!

OH, I WANT MY MONEY BACK.
LIFE IS A LEMON.
I WANT MY MONEY BACK.
LIFE IS A LEMON.
LIFE IS A LEMON.

IT'S ALL OR NOTHING
AND NOTHING'S ALL I EVER GET.
EV'RYTIME I TURN IT ON
I BURN IT UP AND BURN IT OUT.
IT'S A NEVER ENDING ATTACK.
EV'RYTHING'S A LIE
AND THAT'S A FACT.
LIFE IS A LEMON
AND I WANT MY MONEY BACK!

AND WE'RE ALWAYS SLIPPING THROUGH THE CRACKS,
THEN THE MOVIE'S OVER,
FADE TO BLACK.
LIFE IS A LEMON
AND I WANT MY MONEY BACK.

I WANT MY MONEY BACK.
I WANT MY MONEY BACK.
LIFE IS A LEMON.
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Pop

Recorded 1983

Lyrics I KNOW
JUST HOW TO WHISPER,
AND I KNOW
JUST HOW TO CRY,
I KNOW
JUST WHERE
TO FIND THE ANSWERS,
AND I KNOW
JUST HOW TO LIE.
I KNOW
JUST HOW
TO FAKE IT,
AND I KNOW
JUST HOW TO SCHEME,
I KNOW
JUST WHEN
TO FAKE THE TRUTH,
AND THEN I KNOW
JUST WHEN TO DREAM.
AND I KNOW
JUST WHERE
TO TOUCH YOU,
AND I KNOW
JUST WHAT TO PROVE,
I KNOW
WHEN TO PULL YOU
CLOSER,
AND I KNOW
WHEN TO LET YOU
LOOSE.

AND I KNOW
THE NIGHT
IS FADING,
AND I KNOW
THAT TIME'S
GONNA FLY,
AND I'M NEVER
GONNA TELL YOU
EV'RYTHING
I'VE GOT
TO TELL YOU,
BUT I KNOW
I'VE GOT
TO GIVE IT
A TRY.
AND I KNOW
THE ROADS TO RICHES,
AND I KNOW
THE WAYS TO FAME,
I KNOW ALL THE RULES
AND THEN I KNOW
HOW TO BREAK 'EM
AND I ALWAYS KNOW
THE NAME OF THE GAME.
BUT I DON'T KNOW
HOW TO LEAVE YOU,
AND I'LL NEVER
LET YOU FALL,
AND I DON'T KNOW
HOW YOU DO IT,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL

MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL.

EV'RY TIME
I SEE YOU,
ALL THE RAYS
OF THE SUN
ARE STREAMING THROUGH
THE WAVES
IN YOUR HAIR,
AND EV'RY STAR
IN THE SKY
IS TAKING AIM
AT YOUR EYES
LIKE A SPOTLIGHT.
THE BEATING
OF MY HEART
IS A DRUM,
AND IT'S LOST,
AND IT'S LOOKING,
FOR A RHYTHM
LIKE YOU.
YOU CAN TAKE
THE DARKNESS
FROM THE PIT
OF THE NIGHT
AND TURN
INTO A BEACON
BURNING
ENDLESSLY
BRIGHT.
I'VE GOT TO
FOLLOW IT,
'CAUSE EV'RYTHING
I KNOW,
WELL IT'S NOTHING
TILL I GIVE IT
TO YOU.

I CAN MAKE THE RUN
OR STUMBLE,
I CAN MAKE
THE FINAL BLOCK,
AND I CAN MAKE
EVERY TACKLE,
AT THE SOUND
OF A WHISTLE,
I CAN MAKE
ALL THE STADIUMS
ROCK.
I CAN MAKE
TONIGHT FOREVER,
OR I CAN MAKE IT
DISAPPEAR BY DAWN,
AND I CAN MAKE YOU
EVERY PROMISE
THAT HAS EVER
BEEN MADE,
AND I CAN MAKE
ALL YOUR DEMONS
BE GONE.

BUT I'M NEVER GONNA
MAKE IT WITHOUT YOU,
DO YOU REALLY WANT
TO SEE ME CRAWL?
AND I'M NEVER GONNA
MAKE IT
LIKE YOU DO,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL.

MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL,
MAKING LOVE
OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL.
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop, Seasons

Recorded 1993

Lyrics THE SKIES WERE PURE
AND THE FIELDS WERE GREEN,
AND THE SUN WAS BRIGHTER
THAN ITS EVER BEEN.
WHEN I GREW UP WITH MY BEST FRIEND.
KENNY, WE WERE CLOSE
AS ANY BROTHERS THAT YOU EVER KNEW.
IT WAS ALWAYS SUMMER
AND THE FUTURE CALLED,
WE WERE READY FOR THE ADVENTURES
AND WE WANTED THEM ALL,
AND THERE WAS SO MUCH LEFT TO DREAM
AND SO MUCH TIME TO MAKE IT REAL.

BUT I CAN STILL RECALL THE STING
OF ALL THE TEARS WHEN HE WAS GONE.
THEY SAID HE CRASHED AND BURNED.
I KNOW I'LL NEVER LEARN
WHY ANY BOY SHOULD DIE SO YOUNG.
WE WERE RACING
WE WERE SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE.
WE GOT IN TROUBLE
BUT WE SURE GOT AROUND.
THERE ARE TIMES
I THINK I SEE HIM
PEELING OUT OF THE DARK.
I THINK HE'S RIGHT BEHIND ME, NOW,
AND HE'S GAINING GROUND!

BUT IT WAS LONG AGO
AND IT WAS FAR AWAY.
OH GOD, IT SEEMS SO VERY FAR,
AND IF LIFE IS JUST A HIGHWAY,
THEN THE SOUL IS JUST A CAR.
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE,
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE.
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE,
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE.
THEY ARE.

AND WHEN THE SUN DESCENDED
AND THE NIGHT AROSE,
I HEARD MY FATHER
CURSING EVERYONE HE KNOWS.
HE WAS DANGEROUS
AND DRUNK AND DEFEATED,
AND CORRODED BY FAILURE
AND ENVY AND HATE.
THERE WERE ENDLESS WINTERS
AND THE DREAMS WOULD FREEZE,
NO WHERE TO HIDE
AND NO LEAVES ON TREES,
AND MY FATHER'S EYES WERE BLANK
AS HE HIT ME AGAIN
AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.

I KNOW I STILL BELIEVE
HE'D NEVER LET ME LEAVE.
I HAD TO RUN AWAY ALONE.
SO MANY THREATS AND FEARS,
SO MANY WASTED YEARS
BEFORE MY LIFE BECAME MY OWN.
AND THOUGH THE NIGHTMARES SHOULD BE OVER,
SOME OF THE TERRORS ARE STILL INTACT.
I'LL HEAR THAT UGLY,
COARSE AND VIOLENT VOICE
AND THEN HIS GRABS ARE FROM BEHIND
AND THEN HE PULLS ME BACK!

BUT IT WAS LONG AGO
AND IT WAS FAR AWAY.
OH GOD, IT SEEMS SO VERY FAR,
AND IF LIFE IS JUST A HIGHWAY,
THEN THE SOUL IS JUST A CAR.
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE,
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE.
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE,
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE.
THEY ARE.

THERE WAS A BEAUTY
LIVING ON THE EDGE OF TOWN,
AND SHE ALWAYS PUT THE TOP UP
AND THE HAMMER DOWN.
AND SHE TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING
I'LL EVER KNOW,
ABOUT THE MYSTERY
AND THE MUSCLE OF LOVE.

THE STARE WOULD GLIMMER
AND THE MOON WOULD GLOW,
I'M IN THE BACK SEAT
WITH MY JULIE LIKE ROMEO.
AND THE SIGNS ALONG THE HIGHWAY ALL SAID,
CAUTION!
KIDS AT PLAY!

THOSE WERE THE RIGHTS OF SPRING
AND WE DID EVERYTHING
THERE WAS SALVATION EVERY NIGHT.
WE GOT OUR DREAMS REBORN
AND OUR UPHOLSTERY TORN
BUT EVERYTHING WE TRIED WAS RIGHT.
SHE USED MY BODY
JUST LIKE A BANDAGE.
SHE USED MY BODY
JUST LIKE A WOUND.
I'LL PROBABLY NEVER KNOW
WHERE SHE DISAPPEARED
BUT I CAN SEE HER RISING
UP OUT OF THE BACK SEAT NOW,
JUST LIKE AN ANGEL
RISING UP FROM A TOMB!

BUT IT WAS LONG AGO
AND IT WAS FAR AWAY.
OH GOD, IT SEEMS SO VERY FAR,
AND IF LIFE IS JUST A HIGHWAY,
THEN THE SOUL IS JUST A CAR.
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE,
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE.
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE,
AND OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE.
Writers Jim Steinman

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Spoken Word

Recorded 1978

Lyrics I. PARADISE

Boy: I REMEMBER
EVERY LITTLE THING
AS IF IT HAPPENED ONLY YESTERDAY,
PARKING BY THE LAKE
AND THERE WAS
NOT ANOTHER CAR IN SIGHT.
AND I NEVER HAD A GIRL
LOOKING ANY BETTER
THAN YOU DID,
AND ALL THE KIDS AT SCHOOL,
THEY WERE WISHING
THEY WERE ME THAT NIGHT.

AND NOW OUR BODIES ARE OH,
SO CLOSE AND TIGHT.
IT NEVER FELT SO GOOD,
IT NEVER FELT SO RIGHT.
AND WE'RE GLOWING
LIKE THE METAL
ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE,
GLOWING LIKE THE METAL
ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE.

COME ON! HOLD ON TIGHT!
WELL, COME ON! HOLD ON TIGHT!
'THOUGH IT'S COLD AND LONELY
IN THE DEEP DARK NIGHT,
I CAN SEE
PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT.

Girl: AIN'T NO DOUBT
ABOUT IT,
WE WERE DOUBLY BLESSED,
'CAUSE WE WERE
BARELY SEVENTEEN
AND WE WERE BARELY DRESSED.
Boy & Girl: AIN'T NO DOUBT
ABOUT IT.
BABY, GOTTA GO
AND SHOUT IT.
AIN'T NO DOUBT
ABOUT IT,
WE WERE DOUBLY BLESSED.
Boy: 'CAUSE WE WERE
BARELY SEVENTEEN
AND WE WERE BARELY DRESSED.

BABY,
DON'TCHA HEAR MY HEART,
YOU GOT IT
DROWNING OUT THE RADIO.
I'VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG
FOR YOU TO COME ALONG
AND HAVE SOME FUN.
AND I GOTTA LET YOU KNOW,
NO,
YOU'RE NEVER GONNA
REGRET IT.
SO OPEN UP YOUR EYES,
I GOT A BIG SURPRISE,
IT'LL FEEL ALRIGHT,
WELL,
I WANNA MAKE
YOUR MOTOR RUN.

AND NOW OUR BODIES ARE OH,
SO CLOSE AND TIGHT.
IT NEVER FELT SO GOOD,
IT NEVER FELT SO RIGHT.
AND WE'RE GLOWING
LIKE THE METAL
ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE,
GLOWING LIKE THE METAL
ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE.

COME ON! HOLD ON TIGHT!
WELL, COME ON! HOLD ON TIGHT!
'THOUGH IT'S COLD
AND LONELY
IN THE DEEP DARK NIGHT,
I CAN SEE
PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT.
'THOUGH IT'S COLD
AND LONELY
IN THE DEEP DARK NIGHT,
IN THE DEEP DARK NIGHT
PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT.

YOU GOT TO DO WHAT YOU CAN,
AND LET MOTHER NATURE
DO THE REST.
THERE AIN'T NO DOUBT ABOUT IT,
WE WERE DOUBLY BLESSED,
'CAUSE WE WERE SEVENTEEN
AND WE WERE BARELY...

WE'RE GONNA GO
ALL THE WAY TONIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA GO
ALL THE WAY
AND TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT.
WE'RE GONNA GO
ALL THE WAY TONIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA GO
ALL THE WAY
AND TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT!

Baseball Play-By-Play On The Car Radio:
O.K., here we go,
we got a real pressure cooker
going here,
two down,
nobody on,
no score,
bottom of the ninth,
there's the wind-up,
and there it is,
a line shot
up the middle,
look at him go,
This boy
can really fly!

He's rounding first
and really turning it on now,
he's not letting up at all,
he's gonna try for second
the ball is bobbled out
in center,
and here comes the throw,
and what a throw!
He's gonna slide in
head first,
here he comes,
he's out!
No, wait, safe -
safe at second base,
this kid really
makes things happen
out there.

Batter steps up to the plate,
here's the pitch - he's going,
and what a jump he's got,
he's trying for third,
here's the throw,
it's in the dirt -
safe at third!
Holy cow,
stolen base!

He's taking a pretty big lead
out there,
almost daring him to try
and pick him off.
The pitcher glances over,
winds up,
and it's bunted,
bunted down
the third base line,
the suicide squeeze
is on!
Here he comes,
squeeze play,
it's gonna be close,
here's the throw,
here's the play
at the plate,
holy cow, I think
he's gonna make it!

II. LET ME SLEEP ON IT

sung:
Girl: STOP RIGHT THERE!
I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW!
BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER,
DO YOU LOVE ME?
WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER,
DO YOU NEED ME?
WILL YOU NEVER LEAVE ME?
WILL YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY
FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?
WILL YOU TAKE ME AWAY
AND WILL YOU MAKE ME
YOUR WIFE?
DO YOU LOVE ME?
WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?
DO YOU NEED ME?
WILL YOU NEVER LEAVE ME?
WILL YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY
FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?
WILL YOU TAKE ME AWAY
AND WILL YOU MAKE ME
YOUR WIFE?
I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW,
BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER,
DO YOU LOVE ME?
WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

Boy: LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
BABY, BABY,
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
LET ME SLEEP ON IT,
AND I'LL GIVE YOU
AN ANSWER IN THE MORNING.
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
BABY, BABY,
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
LET ME SLEEP ON IT,
AND I'LL GIVE YOU
AN ANSWER IN THE MORNING.
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
BABY, BABY,
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
I'LL GIVE YOU
AN ANSWER IN THE MORNING.

Girl: I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW!
DO YOU LOVE ME?
WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?
DO YOU NEED ME?
WILL YOU NEVER LEAVE ME?
WILL YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY
FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?
WILL YOU TAKE ME AWAY
AND WILL YOU MAKE ME
YOUR WIFE?
I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW!
BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER,
DO YOU LOVE ME?
WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

spoken:
COME ON!
I CAN WAIT ALL NIGHT!
WHAT'S IT GONNA BE, BOY...
YES OR NO?
WHAT'S IT GONNA BE, BOY?
YES...OR...NO?

sung
Boy: LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
BABY, BABY,
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
I'LL GIVE YOU
AN ANSWER IN THE MORNING.
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
BABY, BABY,
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
I'LL GIVE YOU
AN ANSWER IN THE MORNING,
THE MORNING,
I'LL TELL YOU IN THE MORNING.

Girl: I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW!
DO YOU LOVE ME?
DO YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?
DO YOU NEED ME?
WILL YOU NEVER LEAVE ME?
WILL YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY
FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?
WILL YOU TAKE ME AWAY,
WILL YOU MAKE ME YOUR WIFE?
I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW.
BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER,
DO YOU LOVE ME?
WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

Boy: LET ME SLEEP ON IT!
Girl: WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?
Boy: LET ME SLEEP ON IT.
Girl: WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

III. PRAYING FOR THE END OF TIME

Boy: I COULDN'T TAKE IT
ANY LONGER,
LORD, I WAS CRAZED,
AND WHEN THE FEELING
CAME UPON ME
LIKE A TIDAL WAVE,
I STARTED SWEARING
TO MY GOD
AND ON MY MOTHER'S GRAVE
THAT I WOULD LOVE YOU
TILL THE END OF TIME,
I SWORE
THAT I WOULD LOVE YOU
TILL THE END OF TIME!

SO NOW I'M PRAYING
FOR THE END OF TIME
TO HURRY UP AND ARRIVE.
'CAUSE IF I GOTTA SPEND
ANOTHER MINUTE WITH YOU,
I DON'T THINK
I CAN REALLY SURVIVE.
I'LL NEVER
BREAK MY PROMISE
OR FORGET MY VOW,
BUT GOD ONLY KNOWS
WHAT I CAN DO RIGHT NOW.
I'M PRAYING
FOR THE END OF TIME,
IT'S ALL THAT I CAN DO.
PRAYING
FOR THE END OF TIME
SO I CAN END MY TIME
WITH YOU.

WELL, IT WAS LONG AGO,
AND IT WAS FAR AWAY,
AND IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER
THAN IT IS TODAY!
WELL, IT WAS LONG AGO,
AND IT WAS FAR AWAY,
AND IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER
THAN IT IS TODAY!
WELL, IT WAS LONG AGO,
AND IT WAS FAR AWAY,
AND IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER
THAN IT IS TODAY!
WELL, IT WAS LONG AGO,
AND IT WAS FAR AWAY,
AND IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER
THAN IT IS TODAY!
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