Karine Hannah — The Jim Steinman Demo Sessions

1 Braver Than We Are 9:05 Jim Steinman
2 Safe Sex 6:28 Jim Steinman
3 Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All) 5:40 Jim Steinman
4 Is Nothing Sacred? 6:04 Jim Steinman / Don Black

Demo’s produced by Jim Steinman with Steven Rinkoff
Vocals by Karine Hannah

Braver Than We Are

Sometimes it’s the night and the way it seems to cry
And whisper terrifying secrets in your ear
Sometimes it’s the day and the sun has got no mercy
Lighting up and burning everything that’s in its way

There are times I’ve gotta run
Times I’ve gotta hide
Things I’ve left undone
Things I cast aside
So many things to try
So many things denied

If I ever tell you the truth I’m scared you would leave me
Show me the proof that you would believe me

You think I fly like an angel without any tears
Higher and higher, above the world and all its fears

Everybody’s ready to fly
But the storms are never so very far
And you think my life is shining like a star
But the fears are never very far

And we always seem so much braver than we ever are
We always dream we’d be braver but we never are
Let’s run away
Let’s go so far....

Sometimes it’s the flesh and the way it seems to yearn
For all the magic of a single perfect touch
Sometimes it’s the soul and it’s waiting for salvation
You’ll know when you get it there can never be too much

There are times I’ve gotta run
Times I’ve gotta hide
Things I’ve left undone
Things I’ve cast aside
So many things to try
So many things denied

If I ever tell you the truth, would you ever believe me?
Show me the proof, I’m so scared that you’d leave me

You think I fly like an angel without any cares
Higher and higher as if I’m breathing sacred air

Everybody’s ready to fly
But the storms are never so very far
And you think my life is shining like a star
But the fears are never very far
The nightmare’s never very far

And we always seem so much braver than we ever are
We always dream we’d be braver but we never are
Let’s run away
Let’s go too far
Oh yeah…
Yeah…
Oh no…

(say a prayer)
(say a prayer)

Say a prayer for those who crawl
Say a prayer for those who run
Say a prayer so all and all
There’s a better life to come

Say a prayer for those alone
Say a prayer for those apart
All the golden boys and girls
The crusaders of the heart

Say a prayer for all the lost
Say a prayer for the unborn
Say a prayer for all the young
It takes a fire to keep them warm

Say a prayer for those obsessed
(you think I fly like an angel without any cares)
Say a prayer for those enslaved
Say a prayer to beat the drums
From the cradle to the grave

Say a prayer for all the saints
(higher and higher as if I’m breathing sacred air)
Say a prayer for all the sins
Let the dancing never end
Let the future now begin

Say a prayer to all the gods
Some are near and some are far
Say a prayer to all the gods
Make us braver than we are

Say a prayer to all the gods
Some are near and some are far
Say a prayer to all the gods
Make us braver than we are, oh yeah....

How far is too far baby?
Come on—take me, take me!
We’re crusaders of the heart
And going all the way is just a start

How far is too far?
How far is too far, baby?
Take me deep inside your heart
And going all the way is just a start

(say a prayer) Yeaaah…
(say a prayer) Oooh…

Going all the way is just a start
Make us braver than we are

There’s no such thing as too far
I’ve got to be where you are
Going all the way is just a start
The crusaders of the heart

There’s no such thing as too far
I’ve got to be where you are
Going all the way is just a start
Make us braver than we are

Make us braver than we are
Heay yeah

Going all the way is just a start
Make us braver than we are

There’s no such thing as too far
(you think I fly like an angel without any cares)
I’ve got be where you are
Going all the way is just a start
Make us braver than we are

(higher and higher as if I’m breathing sacred air)
[fade]

Safe Sex

No one ever said I was a gullible girl
I don’t believe everything that I’m told
I’ve been around and I know the ropes and I won’t get fooled again

I don’t believe in no fairy tales
I don’t believe in the man in the moon
And no pot of gold or anything else is waiting at the rainbow’s end

I got no illusions now, I guess I lost them long ago
You’re not gonna get me with this ‘cause I already know!

Baby, there’s no such thing
Baby, it just ain’t true
And there’s no such thing as safe sex
When it comes to loving you
When it comes to loving you

No such thing, baby, it just ain’t true
And there’s no such thing as safe sex when it comes to loving you

There’s always the danger of losing control
And of breaking my heart and exposing my soul
There’s just no protection from that look in your eyes
Or the touch of your hands when I break down and cry

There’s always the risk of surrendering more
Than I ever intended to do
And there’s no such thing as safe sex
When it comes to loving you
When it comes to loving you

[there’s] No such thing
Baby, it just ain’t true
And there’s no such thing as safe sex when it comes to loving you
(when it comes to loving you)
(when it comes to loving you)
(when it comes to loving you)
(when it comes to loving you)
(when it comes to loving you)
(when it comes to loving you)

I don’t believe in the boogie man
I don’t believe in no pie in the sky
You can wish upon a star until the stars are gone—that doesn’t mean it’s really so

There’s no such thing as a Santa Claus
There’s no such thing as getting money for nothing
No yellow brick road is gonna take you there, wherever you’ve been trying to go

We’ll never be as young as this—no matter how we try, we grow
You’re not such an innocent boy, and I already know!

Baby, there’s no such thing, baby, it just ain’t true
And there’s no such thing as safe sex when it comes to loving you
[there’s] No such thing, baby, it just ain’t true
And there’s no such thing as safe sex when it comes to loving you

There’s always the danger of giving too much
Love is often a drug, love is often a crutch
There’s no guarantee I can handle it all
The higher the climb, the longer the fall

There’s always the danger of losing control
And of breaking my heart and exposing my soul
There’s just no protection from that look in your eyes
Or the touch of your hands when I break down and cry

There’s always the risk of revealing much more than I ever intended to do
And there’s no such thing as safe sex when it comes to loving you

No such thing, baby, it just ain’t true
And there’s no such thing as safe sex when it comes to loving you
(no such thing) Baby, it just ain’t true
And there’s no such thing as safe sex when it comes to loving you....

Making Love Out of Nothing at All

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 face 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 just when to pull you closer
And I know when to let you loose

And I know the night is fading, and I know the time’s gonna fly
And I’m never gonna tell you everything I gotta tell you, but I know I gotta 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 them 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
Out of nothing at all
Out of nothing at all
Out of nothing at all
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)

Every time I see you
All the rays of the sun
Are streaming through the waves in your hair
And every star in the sky
Is taking aim at your eyes like a spotlight

Ooh, 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 it to a beacon burning endlessly bright
I gotta follow it, ‘cause everything I own
Now, it’s nothing ’till I give it to you
It’s nothing till I give it to you
It’s nothing till I give it to you
It’s nothing till I give it to you
It’s nothing till I give it to you
I’m nothing till I give it to you
I’m nothing till I give it to you...

I can make you find your power, I can make you loose your fear
I can make your body do some very magical things—I’ll make your inhibitions all disappear
I can make tonight forever, or I can make it disappear by the dawn
And I can make you every promise that has ever been made, or I can make all your demons be gone

But I’m never gonna make it without you
Do you really wanna see me crawl?
And I’m never gonna make it like you do
Making love out of nothing at all
Out of nothing at all
Out of nothing at all
Out of nothing at all
Out of nothing at all (making love)
Out of nothing at all (making love)
[adlibs to end]

Is Nothing Sacred

If a love as strong as ours couldn’t make it all the way
Can anything make sense at all?
If a love so deep and true couldn’t stand the test of time
Then Mount Everest could slide and Jerusalem could fall

Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is forever just another word?
Is a promise something people used to keep when love was worth the fighting for?
If we can say goodbye
If we can say goodbye
Is nothing sacred anymore?
If we can say goodbye
Is nothing sacred anymore?

I can hear the final words, every sentence that was said
Don’t know what turned our lives around
It doesn’t matter who was right, there’s no justice in a dream
Never thought that a heart could break without making any sound

Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is forever just another word?
Is a promise something people used to keep when love was worth the fighting for?
If we can say goodbye
If we can say goodbye
Is nothing sacred anymore?
(if we can say goodbye)
If we can say goodbye
Is nothing sacred anymore?

Our love was certain as the dawn
As solid and save as love can be
Our love was a star to wish upon
And you though that I’d saved you—could’ve sworn that you saved me!

Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is forever just another word?
Is a promise something people used to keep when love was worth the fighting for?
If we can say goodbye
If we can say goodbye
Is nothing sacred anymore?

Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is forever just another word?
Is a promise something people used to keep when love was worth the fighting for?
If we can say goodbye
If we can say goodbye
Is nothing sacred anymore?
(if we can say goodbye)
(if we can say goodbye)
Is nothing sacred anymore?
(if we can say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
Is nothing sacred anymore?
(if we can say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
Is nothing sacred anymore?
(if we can say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
Is nothing sacred anymore? …