Taylor Dayne — Original Sin (Theme from The Shadow)

The Shadow: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2 Original Sin (Theme from The Shadow) 6:27 Jim Steinman
12 Original Sin (Theme from The Shadow) (film mix) 5:02 Jim Steinman
US Promo Single
1 Original Sin (Theme from The Shadow) (radio edit) 5:26 Jim Steinman
2 Original Sin (Theme from The Shadow) (radio mix) 5:55 Jim Steinman
3 Original Sin (Theme from The Shadow) (album version) 6:23 Jim Steinman

Produced, Written and Arranged by Jim Steinman
Associate Producer: Steven Rinkoff
Engineered by Steven Rinkoff and Larry Alexander
Mixed by David Thoener
Background Vocals Arranged by Todd Rundgren
Additional Background Vocals arranged by Eric Troyer

Background Vocalists: Todd Rundgren, Rory Dodd, Eric Troyer, Gina Taylor, Laura Theodore and Holly Sherwood
Piano: Roy Bittan
Keyboards and Programming: Jeff Bova
Guitars: Eddie Martinez
Drums: Jimmy Bralower

Recorded at The Power Station and The Hit Factory Broadway, New York
Mixed at The Hit Factory Broadway
Mastered by Greg Calbi and Scott Hull at Masterdisk, New York
Additional Engineering by Matthew (“Boomer”) LaMonica
Assistent Engineering: Chris Albert, Greg Pinto, Tommy Galligan, Tony Black, Barbra Lipke
Digital Editing: Bill (“Bosco”) Gardner
Musical Equipment Management: Artie Smith
Coordinating Production Manager: Don Ketteler

Executive in Charge of Music for Universal Pictures: Bart Berman

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
OST Arista 07822 18763 2 CD 1994 DE
PROMO Arista ASCD-2728 CDM 1994 USA

Taylor Dayne — Original Sin (Theme from The Shadow)

1 Original Sin (Theme from The Shadow) (radio edit) 5:26 Jim Steinman
2 Original Sin (Theme from The Shadow) (radio mix) 5:55 Jim Steinman
3 Say a Prayer * 5:19 Taylor Dayne / Shep Pettibone / Tony Shimkin

Produced, Written and Arranged by Jim Steinman
Associate Producer: Steven Rinkoff
Engineered by Steven Rinkoff and Larry Alexander
Mixed by David Thoener
From the original soundtrack album to the Universal Pictures film THE SHADOW

* Written by Taylor Dayne, Shep Pettibone and Tony Shimkin
Produced by Shep Pettibone for Mastermix Productions Inc.
Executive Producer: Clive Davis
From the album Soul Dancing

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Arista 74321 22346 2 CDM 1994 UK incl. "Say a Prayer"
2 Arista 74321 22346 7 7″ 1994 UK 2 track single, omits "Say a Prayer"

Original Sin (Theme from The Shadow)

I’ve been looking for an original sin
One with a twist and a bit of a spin
And since I’ve done all of the old ones
Till they’ve all been done in
Now I’m just looking —
Then I’m gone with the wind —
Endlessly searching for an original sin

And you can dance forever
You got a fire in your feet
But will it ever be enough?
You know that it’ll never be enough
And you can fly and never land
And never need to sleep
But will it ever be enough?
You know that it’ll never be enough

It’s not enough to make the nightmares go away
Not enough to make the tears run dry
And who knows what Evil lurks in the hearts of men today?
It’s a city of shadows
It’s a city of lies
It’s a city of secrets
It’s a city of crime —
It’ll all be over now

All I wanted was a piece of the night
I never got an equal share
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down —
The natives are so restless tonight

All I needed was a spot in the light
It never had to get so dark
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down —
The natives are so restless tonight

I’ve been looking for the ultimate crime
Infinite victims, infinitesimal time —
And I’m so—so very guilty for no reason or rhyme
So now I’m just looking
And I’m killing some time —
Endlessly searching for the ultimate crime

You can loose yourself in pleasure
Till your body’s going numb
But will it ever be enough?
You know that it’ll never be enough
You can always take whatever
You conceivably could want
But will it ever be enough?
You know that it’ll never be enough

It’s not enough to make the nightmares go away
It’s not enough to make the tears run dry
And who knows what Evil lurks in the hearts of men today?
It’s a city of shadows
It’s a city of lies
It’s a city of cruelty
It’s a city of bribes —
It’ll all be over now

All I wanted was a piece of the night
I never got an equal share
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down —
The natives are so restless tonight

All I needed was a spot in the light
It never had to get so dark
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down —
The natives are so restless tonight

I’ve been looking for an original sin
One with a twist and a bit of a spin
And since I’ve done all of the old ones
Till they’ve all been done in
Now I’m just looking —
Then I’m gone with the wind —
Endlessly searching for an original sin

I’ve been looking for an original sin
One with a twist and a bit of a spin
And since I’ve done all of the old ones
Till they’ve all been done in
Now I’m just looking —
Then I’m gone with the wind —
Endlessly searching for an original sin

I’ve been looking for an original sin
One with a twist and a bit of a spin
And since I’ve done all of the old ones
Till they’ve all been done in
Now I’m just looking —
Then I’m gone with the wind —
Endlessly searching for an original sin

I’m applying for a license to thrill
Going out on the edge — moving in for the kill —
And there’ll be hell to pay someday
Put it all on the bill
‘Cause we’ll always be paying —
And paying until —
We’re beyond expiration
With a license to thrill…

I’ve been looking for an original sin....

© 1994 Arista Records, Inc.
Published by Lost Boys Music (BMI)