The Dream Machine

01 Heaven Can Wait (Jim vocal) 3:27
02 Train of Love (Brian vocal) 3:38
03 Who Needs the Young 3:38
04 Heaven Can Wait (Bette Midler vocal) 3:07
05 Train of Love (Jim vocal) 3:42

Produced by Mike Camen
Vocals by Jim Steinman (tracks 1, 3, and 5), Brian (track 2) and Bette Midler (track 4)

Heaven Can Wait (Jim vocal)

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 my way
Give me all of your prayers to sing
And I’ll turn the night into the skylight of day

I got a taste of paradise
I’m never gonna let it slip away
I got a taste of paradise
And it’s all I really need to make me stay–just like a child again

Heaven can wait
And all I got it’s time until the end of time
I won’t look back
I won’t look back
Let the alters shine
Oh, won’t you let it shine, and…

And I know that I been released
But I don’t know to where
Nobody’s gonna tell me now
And I don’t really care

Oh, I got a taste of paradise
I’m never gonna let it slip away
I got a taste of paradise
If I had it any sooner you know that I never would have run away–from my home

Heaven can wait
And all I got it’s time until the end of time
I won’t look back
I won’t look back
Let the alters shine
Won’t you let it shine

Heaven can wait, na na na…
na na na…
na na na…
Heaven can wait
na na na…

Train of Love (Brian vocal)

You’re my savior on your velvety throne
You’re lookin’ pretty with your jewels and bones
Standin’ ‘round in the mud and the stones
And you gotta come on down and take me home

‘Cause you gotta give me a piece of your pie
Well, I’ve been knockin’ on your windows
I’ve been knockin’ on your doorway
I’ve been tryin’ to get myself inside

I’ve been riding the train, now
I can’t feel the pain and I don’t even know where I am
Ain’t no turnin’ back, oh
We’re on the right track I’m chuggin’ just as fast as I can
Stokin’ the fire
We’re getting much higher, much higher than when we began

Ridin’ on the train of love (train of love, train of love, train of love, ooh)
Train of love
Train of love (train of love, train of love, train of love, ooh)
Train of love
Train of love
Ridin’ on the train of love

You’re my saviour in your Hollywood sky
But my veins are gettin’ horny and my soul’s running dry
You know I’ve been truckin’ now for all that it’s worth
But you gotta give me proof that I got life after birth

‘Cause you gotta give me some kind of reply
‘Cause I’ve been knockin’ on your windows
I’ve been knockin’ on your doorway
I’ve been tryin’ to get myself inside

I’ve been riding the train, now
I can’t feel the pain and I don’t even know where I am
Ain’t no turnin’ back, oh
We’re on the right track boy, and I’m chuggin’ just as fast as I can
Stokin’ the fire
We’re getting much higher, much higher than when we began

Ridin’ on the train of love
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love, ooh) Train of love, train of love
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love, ooh ooh) Train of love
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love, ooh ooh) Train of love....

Oooh
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love, ooh) Train of love....
[repeat with adlibs and fade]

Who Needs the Young?

Who needs the young?
The revelation of their faces and their hair
When all we have are withered traces of the faces we once were
And suffocation in the dirty, fatal air
Who needs the young bodies floating in the sun

Who needs the young?
The celebration of the races they have won
The sado-masochistic things we’ve never done, disgusting!
And all the places that we never will have gone
Who needs the young bodies floating in the sun

Who needs the young?

My eyes just aren’t what they were
My eyes just aren’t what they were
My eyes just aren’t what they were
Is there anyone left who can see? Blind him!

My legs just aren’t what they were
My legs just aren’t what they were
My legs just aren’t what they were
Is there anyone left who can dance? Cripple him!

My lips just aren’t what they were
(my lips just aren’t what they were)
My lips just aren’t what they were
Is there anyone left who can kiss? Choke him!

My mind just isn’t what it was
(my mind just isn’t what it was)
My mind just isn’t what it was
Is there anyone left who can dream? Wake him!

My voice just isn’t what it was
(my voice just isn’t what it was)
My voice just isn’t what it was
Is there anyone left who can sing? Silence him!

My sex just isn’t what it was
(my sex just isn’t what it was)
Is there anyone left who can fuck? Screw him! …

Who needs the young?
The perfect star of flesh that never has to cry
Who needs the filthy moaning passed from thigh to thigh
Who needs the self-appointed prophets waving banners in the bloodshot sky
Who needs the young when we’re spending all the rest of our wonderful lives learning to die! …

Heaven Can Wait (Bette Midler vocal)

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 my way
Give me all of your prayers to sing
And I’ll turn the night into the skylight of day

I got a taste of paradise
I’m never gonna let it slip away
I got a taste of paradise
And it’s all I really need to make me stay–like a child again

Heaven can wait
And all I got it’s time until the end of time
I won’t look back
I won’t look back
Let the alters shine
Why don’t you let it shine…

And I know that I been released
But I, I don’t know to where
Nobody’s gonna tell me now
And I, I don’t really care

I’ve got a taste of paradise
And it’s all I really need to make me stay
I’ve 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
All I got it’s time until the end of time
I won’t look back
I won’t look back
Let the altar shine
Won’t you let it shine

Heaven can wait, na na na…

Train of Love (Jim vocal)

You’re my saviour on your velvety throne
You’re lookin’ pretty with your jewels and bones
Standin’ ‘round in the mud and the stones
You gotta come on down and take me home

You gotta give me a piece of your pie
‘Cause I’ve been knockin’ on your window
I’ve been knockin’ on your doorway
I’ve been tryin’ to get myself inside

An’ don’t you know that—

I’ve been riding the train, now
I can’t feel the pain now, I don’t even know where I am
No turnin’ back, oh
We’re on the right track and I’m chuggin’ just as fast as I can
Stokin’ that fire
We’re getting much higher, much higher than when we began

Ridin’ on the train of love (train of love)
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love, ooh) Train of love
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love) Train of love
(train of love, ooh) Train of love

You’re my saviour in your Hollywood sky
My veins are gettin’ horny and my soul’s running dry
You know I’ve been truckin’ now for all that I’m worth
But you gotta give me proof I got a life after birth

You gotta give me some kind of reply
‘Cause I’ve been knockin’ on your window
I’ve been knockin’ on your doorway
I’ve been tryin’ to get myself inside, oohhh

I’ve been riding the train, now
I can’t feel the pain and I don’t even know where I am
Don’t turn your back, oh
We’re on the right track and I’m chuggin’ just as fast as I can
Stokin’ that fire
We’re getting much higher, much higher than when we began

Ridin’ on the train of love (train of love)
Train of love (train of love)
Train of love (train of love, ooh)
It’s comin’ down the track (train of love)
Train of love (train of love)
Train of love (train of love, ooh)
I get right down on your back
(train of love, train of love, train of love, ooh)
Can’t you hear me screaming like a smokestack? …

Ooh
(train of love, train of love, train of love, ooh)
Train of love
Train of love
Oh, they gotta ride that train of love
(train of love, train of love, train of love, ooh)
Oh, train of love
Train of love
Ride that train
(train of love, train of love, train of love, ooh)
They gotta ride that train
They gotta ride that train
They gotta ride that train
Ride it to the promised land
(train of love, train of love, train of love, ooh)
You gotta ride that train
You gotta ride that train
Ride it to the promised land
(train of love, train of love, train of love, ooh)
You gotta ride that train
You gotta ride that train....
[fade out]