Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose
Songs by Jim Steinman and Desmond Child

1 The Monster Is Loose 7:12 Desmond Child / Nikki Sixx / John 5
2 Blind as a Bat 5:51 James Michael / Desmond Child
3 It’s All Coming Back To Me Now 6:06 Jim Steinman
4 Bad for Good 7:33 Jim Steinman
5 Cry Over Me 4:39 Diane Warren
6 In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is King 5:30 Jim Steinman
7 Monstro 1:39 Desmond Child / Holly Knight / Elena Casals
8 Alive 4:22 Desmond Child / James Michael / Andrea Remanda / Holly Knight
9 If God Could Talk 3:46 Desmond Child / Marti Frederiksen
10 If It Ain’t Broke Break It 4:49 Jim Steinman
11 What About Love 6:04 Desmond Child / Marti Frederiksen / Russ Irwin / John Gregory
12 Seize the Night 9:46 Jim Steinman
13 The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be 7:54 Jim Steinman
14 Cry To Heaven 2:25 Jim Steinman

TURN IT UP!!!

Produced by Desmond Child
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by David Campbell
Mixed by Greg Collins
Chief of Production and Engineering: Jules Gondar
Recorded by Steve Churchyard
Engineered by Matt Gruber
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering
Production Manager: Brian Coleman
Additional Engineering: Andy Ackland, Dino Herrmann, Nathan Malki, Corky James, Greg Collins, Jay Ruston, Dave Dale, Carlos Alvarez, Dan Warner, Steve Vai, Harry Sommerdahl, Chris Garcia, Marti Frederiksen, Kevin Mills, Ghian Wright and Rouble Kapour
Assistant Engineers: John Vella, Ghian Wright, Kevin Mills, Charlie Paakkari, Aaron Walk, Bill Smith, Jim Monti, Wesley Seidman, Scott Moore, Glenn Pittman and Rouble Kapour
Vocal Coaghch: Eric Vetro

Mixed at Henson Recording Studios
Recorded at The Village, The Gentlemen’s Club, O’Henry Studios, The Wire, The Mothership, Henson Recording Studios, Capitol Studios and Ocean Way Studio

Executive Producers: David Simoné and C. Winston Simone
Co-Executive Producer: Allan Kovac

Management: 10th Street Entertainment

Violin: Joel Derouin, Darius Campo, Mario de Leon, Bruce Dukov, Endre Granat, Sharon Jackson, Peter Kent, Alyssa Park, Haim Shitrum, Tereza Stanislav, Philip Vaiman, Josefina Vergara, Ken Yerke, Gerardo Hilera, Darius Campo, Natalie Legget, Sid Page, Michelle Richards, Berj Garabedian, Armen Garabedian, Sarah Thornblade, John Witenberg, Roberto Cani & Songa Lee-Kito
Violas: Brian Dembow, Denyse Buffum, Matt Funes, Evan Wilson, Andrew Duckles & Marda Todd
Cello: Larry Corbet, Steve Richards, Daniel Smith & Suzi Katayama
Bass: Nico Abondolo & Michael Valerio
Trumpet: Rick Baptist, Wayne Bergeron, Charles Findley, Jon Lewis & John Fumo
Trombone: Alan Kaplan, Steven Holtman & Bill Reichenbach
Bass Trombone: William Reichenbach & Douglas Tornquist
French Horn: Joe Meyer, John Reynolds, Steven Becknell & Brad Warnaar
Tuba: Douglas Tornquist
Oboe: Earle Dumbler
Orchestral Percussion: MB Gordy
Music Prep: Bettie Ross

Marion Raven appears courtesy of 11-7 Records
Brian May appears courtesy of Hollywood Records
Steve Vai appears courtesy of Epic Records
Eric Sardinas appears courtesy of Favored Nation

Album Cover and Artwork by Julie Bell - www.imaginistix.com
Photography by Timothy White
Album Design by Trevor Nieman @ Bau-Da Design Lab - www.bauda.com

Desmond Child would like to thank: to my lover and life partner Curtis Shaw Child and our sons Roman and Nyro for their patience and support during the making of this album.
Thank you Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman and the team from hell: C. Winston Simoné, David Simoné, Allan Kovac, Jeff Varner, David Campbell, Greg Collins, Steve Churchyard, Jules Gondar, Matt Gruber, Andy Ackland, Eric Vetro, Jon Vella, Ghian Wright, Carolyn Truscott, Deborah Mulvihill and the tireless efforts of Brian Coleman.

Songs by: Jim Steinman, Desmond Child, Diane Warren, James Michael, Marti Frederiksen, Nikki Sixx and John 5.

For thirty years of friendship and inspiration,
Bat Out Of Hell III is dedicated to Jim Steinman

For official tour dates, tickets, fan club and all things Meat Loaf, visit www.MeatLoaf.net

Limited Edition Bonus DVD

1 The Monster Is Loose (career montage) 4:43
2 Bat Out Of Hell III Animated Trailer 2:08
3 The Making of Bat Out Of Hell III 10:00
Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Mercury 170999-9 CD 2006 EU ltd. ed. CD/DVD set
2 Mercury CD-r 2006 UK watermarked promo
3 Virgin 094636314716 2LP 2006 USA ltd. ed. red vinyl

The Monster is Loose

I’ve lived my life in a cage
Freedom spit in my face
It was such a disgrace
And I was lonely
Burnt out and empty
Desperate

I had my head in a noose
I had nothing to lose
Had enough of abuse
So now I’m dangerous
Hate’s so contagious
It owns us

I’m angry
I’m raging
I’m breaking through the pain

The monster’s loose
And now you know the truth
Tell me can you feel it
As you hit the wall
The monster’s loose
And now you have to choose
And prove that you can take it
To the top before you fall

I’ve walked a slippery road
With revenge in my soul
Through the wind and the cold
With no protection
Just one direction
Destruction

I’ve paid for all my mistakes
Taken all I can take
‘Till I’m ready to break
Life can be vicious
It’s so outrageous
It breaks us

I’m bleeding
Still breathing
I’m tearing through these chains

The monster’s loose
And now you know the truth
Tell me can you feel it
As you hit the wall
The monster’s loose
And now you have to choose
And prove that you can take it
To the top before you fall....

I’ve lived a thousand years in darkness
Banished all alone
Inside my mind with just my madness
Behind these walls of stone

I was falling apart at the seams
Holding my breath just to breathe
Tasted the sting of my tears…

I was waking up stuck in a dream
Ran out of air, couldn’t scream
Wasted away by my fears…

The monster’s loose
And now you know the truth
Tell me can you feel it
As you hit the wall
The monster’s loose
And now you have to choose
And prove that you can take it
To the top before you fall

(monster’s loose)
(you’ve lost your last excuse)
Now show me that you got it
Even if you crawl
The monster’s loose
This game is win or lose
Now time has come to do it
And show the world you want it all

Yeaaaah
Yeaaaah
Yeaaaah
Yeaaaah

Yeaaaaaaaaah....

Words and Music by Desmond Child, Nikki Sixx and John 5
© 2006 DESTONIA administered by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. Worldwide, Sixx Gunner Music / Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Chrysalis Music / GTR Hack Music (ASCAP)

Blind as a Bat

I’m not afraid
To show you who I am
And I am not ashamed of my life
Though I’ve walked alone
Down this cold and soulless road
I’ve always felt you deep in my bones

With every step I rise and fall
With everything to gain
I end up losing it all
When the darkness gets in
I scream out and
Your light sets me free

I’m not afraid of the past no more
I’m not afraid that I’m bad for good
I used to dance to the devil’s beat
If I could bust into hell I would
I’m not afraid to shed all my skin
I’m not afraid of the faults you see
I’m tearing down these walls right now
They’re coming down ‘cause I believe

Your love is blind
Blind as a bat
The way that you’re leading me
Home like that
Your love is blind
Blind as bat

I’m not afraid when they kick me down
I’m not afraid when I start to bleed
I’m not afraid if I live or die
I’m not afraid ‘cause I believe

Your love is blind
Blind as a bat
The way that you’re leading me
Home like that
Your love is blind
Blind as bat

And I wish that I could give you
Something in return
For the precious time you wasted
On the tears I never earned
For reachin’ out to help me
‘Cross the bridges I have burned

And in the end you’ll finally see
That, baby, I’ve done everything I possibly can
I do it again
‘Cause know you’re everything that I need....

I’m not afraid of the the truth no more
I’m not afraid of the lies I hid
I’m not afraid of the price of my sins
I curse the day for the wrongs I did
I’m not afraid of the things you know
I’m just a book for the world to read
My final words on the final page
Will be your name ‘cause I believe

Your love is blind
Blind as a bat
The way that you’re leading me
Home like that
Your love is blind
Blind as bat

Your heart is kind
Mine’s painted black
The way me forgive me
And just take me back (just take me back)
Your love is blind
Blind as bat

Your love is blind
Blind as a bat
The way that you’re leading me
Home like that (home like that)
Your love is blind
Blind as bat

Your heart is kind
Mine’s painted black
The way me forgive me
And just take me back (just take me back)
Your love is blind
Blind as bat....

Words and Music by James Michael and Desmond Child
© 2006 Little Big Guy Music / Warner Tamerlane (BMI), DESTONIA administered by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. Worldwide (ASCAP)

It’s All Coming Back To Me Now

Boy: There were nights when the wind was so cold
That my body froze in bed
If I just listened to it right outside the window

Girl: There were days when the sun was so cruel
That all the tears turned to dust
And I just knew my eyes were drying up forever

Both: I finished crying in the instant that you left
And I can’t remember where or when or how
And I banished every memory you and I have ever made

Boy: But when you touch me like this
Girl:Touch me like this
And you hold me like that
Girl:Hold me like that
I just have to admit
That it’s all coming back to me
When I touch you like this
Girl:Touch you like this
And I hold you like that
Girl:Hold you like that
It’s so hard to believe
But it’s all coming back to me now

Girl: It’s all coming back
It’s all coming back to me now

Boy: There were moments of gold
And there were flashes of light
There were things I’d never do again
But then they’d always seemed right
There were nights of endless pleasure
It was more than any laws allow—baby, baby!

If I kiss you like this
Girl:Kiss you like this
And if you whisper like that
Girl:Whisper like that
It was lost long ago
But it’s all coming back to me
If you want me like this
Girl:If you want me like this
And if you need me like that
Girl:If you need me like that
It was dead long ago
But it’s all coming back to me
It’s so hard to resist
And it’s all coming back to me
I can barely recall
But it’s all coming back to me now....

But you were history with the slamming of the door
And I made myself so strong again somehow
And I never wasted any of my time on you since then!

But if I touch you like this
Girl:Touch you like this
And if you kiss me like that
Girl:Kiss me like that
It was so long ago
But it’s all coming back to me
If you touch me like this
Girl:Touch me like this
And if I kiss you like that
Girl:Kiss you like that
It was gone with the wind
But it’s all coming back to me now

Girl: It’s all coming back
It’s all coming back to me now

Boy: There were moments of gold
And there were flashes of light
There were things we’d never do again
But they’d always seemed right
There were nights of endless pleasure
It was more than all your laws allow—baby, baby, baby!

When you touch me like this
Girl:Touch me like this
And when you hold me like that
Girl:Hold me like that
It was gone with the wind
But it’s all coming back to me
When you see me like this
Girl:See me like this
And when I see you like that
Girl:See you like that
Then we see what we want to see
All coming back to me —
The flesh and the fantasies All coming back to me —
I can barely recall
But it’s all coming back to me now....

If you forgive me all this
Girl:Forgive me all this
If I forgive you all that
Girl:Forgive you all that
We forgive and forget
And it’s all coming back to me now

Girl:It’s all coming back to me now
Boy:When I touch you like that
Girl:It’s all coming back to me now
Boy:And if you do it like this
Girl:It’s all coming back to me now

Girl:And if we....

Words and Music by Jim Steinman
© 1995 Universal - Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. / Lost Boys Music (BMI)

Bad for Good

The sea is whipping the sky
The sky is whipping the sea
You can hide away forever from the storm
But you’ll never hide away from me

The icy cold will cut us like a knife in the dark
And we may loose everything in the wind
But the Northern Lights are burning
And they’re giving off sparks
I wanna wrap myself around you like a winter skin

You know I’m onto your scent
We’re near the end of the chase
Take a look out your window
I’ll be there in the night
Oh, your love is so close that I can almost taste it

The cold will cut us like a knife in the dark
And we may lose everything in the wind
But the Northern Lights are burning
And they’re giving off sparks
I want to wrap myself around you like a winter skin

You’ve been living your life like a girl in a cage
And you whisper when I want you to shout
And I’ll never know why you want go on sleeping
When there’s nothing left to dream about
But you better remember:

If it’s something I want then it’s something I need
I wasn’t built for comfort I was built for speed
If it’s something I want then it’s something I need
I wasn’t built for comfort I was built for speed!

And I know that I’m gonna be like this forever
Never gonna be what I should
And you think that I’ll be bad for just a little while
(think that I’ll be bad for just a little while)
And you think that I’ll be bad for just a little while
But I know that I’ll be bad for good!

Your eyes are darker then sin
And I’ve been watching them glow
Take a chance on a promise and a roll of the dice
And put your foot on the gas, let it go, let it go, let it go

You’ve been living your life like a girl in a cage
And you whisper when I want you to shout
And I’ll never know why you want go on sleeping
When there’s nothing left to dream about
But you better remember:

If it’s something I want then it’s something I need
I wasn’t built for comfort I was built for speed
If it’s something I want then it’s something I need
I wasn’t built for comfort I was built for speed!

And I know that I’m gonna be like this forever
Never gonna be what I should
And you think that I’ll be bad for just a little while
(think that I’ll be bad for just a little while)
And you think that I’ll be bad for just a little while
But I know that I’ll be bad for good
I know that I’ll be bad for good
(bad for just a little while)
I know that I’ll be bad for good
(I know that I’ll be bad for good)

(bad for good)
(bad for good)
(bad for good)

For the good of some thrills on a long frigid night
For the good of the fire in your soul
For the good of the kiss let me hold you so tight
For the good of getting out of control
For the good of the action and a race in the dark
For the good of those chills on your spine
For the good of the rock and the roll in your heart
For the good of what’s yours and what’s mine
For the good of believing in a life after birth
For the good of your body so bright
For the good of the search for some heaven on earth
For the good of one hell of a night
For the good of one hell of a night....

For the good of the action and a race in the dark
For the good of the fire in your soul
For the good of the hunger that eats at your heart
For the good of getting out of control
For the good of believing in a life after birth
For the good of your body so bright
For the good of the search for some heaven on earth
For the good of one hell of a night!
For the good of one hell of a night!

The sea is whipping the sky
The sky is whipping the sea
You can hide away forever from the storm
But you’ll never hide away from me

The icy cold will cut us like a knife in the dark
And we may lose everything in the wind
But the Northern Lights are burning
And they’re giving off sparks
I want to wrap myself around you like a winter skin

I know that you can be bad
At least a little while
But if you give me a chance , give me one little chance
And give me all the love that you should
Then instead of being bad for just a little while
(instead of being bad for just a little while)
Then instead of being bad for just a little while
(instead of being bad for just a little while)
Then instead of being bad for just a little while

I’m gonna make you bad for good
(bad for just a little while)
I’m gonna make you bad for good
(bad for just a little while)
I’m gonna make you bad for good
(I know that you’ll be bad for good)
You’ll be bad for good....

Words and Music by Jim Steinman
© 1979 Universal - Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. / Lost Boys Music (BMI)

Cry Over Me

Another night sleepless
I don’t want to feel this
Nothing can stop this pain
Trying to get to
A time I forget you
Still tangled in yesterday

It’s so easy for you
To give nothing for me
Did you ever feel anything?

I want you to cry over me
Die over me
Even for a moment
Even for a moment
I want you to hurt over me
Feel what I feel
I want you to cry over
Die over me
Baby, just one time

I want your heart broken
Some sign of emotion
I want to see the tears tumble down
Show me I meant something
And that you feel nothing
But your world crashing to the ground

It’s so easy for you
To forget about me
Did I ever mean anything?

I want you to cry over me
Die over me
Even for a moment
Even for a moment
I want you to hurt over me
Feel what I feel
I want you to cry over
Die over me
Baby, just one time…

(cry — cry — cry)

Well, did you feel something?
Did we mean nothing at all?

I want you to cry over — cry over me
Die over me
Even for a moment
Even for a moment
I want you to hurt over me
Feel what I feel
Even for a moment
Oh, why can’t you just cry over
Die over me baby
Why can’t you hurt like I do
Like I hurt over you
Can’t you cry over
Die over me
Baby, just one time

I want you to cry over
Die over me baby
Want you to fall on your knees baby
Crawl back to me
Want you to cry over
Die over me
Baby, just one time…

(cry — cry — cry) ....

Words and Music by Diane Warren
© 2006 Realsongs (ASCAP)

In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is King

Look at them now
What do they want
And what do they do now
Nothing at all
What do they know?
What do they think?
And who do they tell?
Well, no one at all!
Their lives are truly meaningless
And we are busy being blessed

With that we
Can take and pocket
No one needs to know
We’re is the plug
And they’re the socket
Give us the juice
And we’ll glow

Can’t you hear the choir now
Listen to the animals sing
Can’t you hear the slaughterhouse bells
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king

How do they sleep
Their lives are so tawdry
We’re the trash collectors
‘Cause they’re nothing but trash
What do you expect
They’ve got no standards
So we lower the bar
‘Cause they’re perfect for us
We’ll open up Pandora’s Box
Pandora gave us keys and locks

They’re the victims
Waiting for their mugger
Come to the confessional
So I can tell you all to bugger off
There’s no time like now!

Can’t you hear the choir now
Listen to the animals sing
Can’t you hear the slaughterhouse bells
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king

Can’t you hear the choir now
Listen to the market-place sing
Can’t you hear the slaughterhouse bells
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king!
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king....

And we’ll do it our way
It’s our time to play
We know what to say
If you stand in our way
Don’t stand in our way
No time like today....

Can’t you hear the choir now
Listen to the anthems we sing
Can’t you hear the slaughterhouse bells?
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king

Can’t you hear the choir now
Listen to the animals sing
Can’t you hear the slaughterhouse bells
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king

Can’t you hear the choir now
Listen to the chosen ones sing
Can’t you hear the slaughterhouse bells
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king
In the land of the pigs
The butcher is king …

Words and Music by Jim Steinman
© Universal - Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. / Lost Boys Music (BMI)

Monstro

Tu eres cruel (monstro)
No eres fiel (monstro)
Hijo del mal (monstro)
Un ser fatal (monstro)
Tu corazón (monstro)
Es un ladrón (monstro) …

You are cruel (monstro)
You are unfaithful (monstro)
Son of Evil (monstro)
A deadly being (monstro)
Your heart (monstro)
Is a thief (monstro)

Music by Desmond Child and Holly Knight, Lyrics by Elena Casals
© 2006 DESTONIA administered by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. Worldwide (ASCAP), Knightlife Music administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP), Rodaje Music Publishing / Desmobile, Inc. (BMI)

Alive

I’m still alive
Must have been a miracle
It’s been a hell of ride
Destination still unknown
It’s a fact of life:
If you make one wrong move
With a gun to your head
You better walk the line
Or you’ll be left for dead

I’m a runaway train on broken track
I’m the ticker on a bomb that you can’t turn back
This time, that’s right, I got away with it all and I’m still alive
Let the end of the world come tumbling down
I’ll be the last man standing on the ground
As long as hot blood runs through my veins
I’m still alive…

Lost in the night
Feeling so invisible
Oh, a dead man walking the wire
High above the devils net
That’s made of fire
And it’s a long way down
From the top of the world
You better look around
Or you gonna get burned

I’m a runaway train on broken track
I’m the ticker on a bomb that you can’t turn back
This time, that’s right, I got away with it all and I’m still alive
Let the end of the world come tumbling down
I’ll be the last man standing on the ground
And as the dust clears, look in my eyes
I’m still alive…
I’m still alive…

The darkest night ain’t black enough
To keep the morning light from shining
The highest wall ain’t tall enough
To keep the smallest man from climbing
The more that you resist the tide
The more it pulls you in
The more you hang on for your life....

(I’m a runaway train on broken track)
(I’m the ticker on a bomb that you can’t turn back)
(this time, that’s right)
That’s right, I got away with it all and I’m still alive

I’m a runaway train on broken track
I’m the ticker on a bomb that you can’t turn back
This time, that’s right, I got away with it all and I’m still alive
Let the end of the world come tumbling down
I’ll be the last man standing on the ground
And if my shadow’s all that survives
I’m still alive…
I’m still alive…
I’m still alive…
(I’m a runaway train on broken track)
(I’m the ticker on a bomb that you can’t turn back)
I’m still alive…
(let the end of the world come tumbling down)
(I’ll be the last man standing)
I’m still alive....

Words and Music by Desmond Child, James Michael, Andrea Remanda and Holly Knight
© 2006 DESTONIA administered by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. Worldwide (ASCAP), Little Big Guy Music / Warner Tamerlane (BMI), remanda music (ASCAP), Knightlife Music administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)

If God Could Talk

If God could talk
Would He tell you to come back to me?
If God could talk
Would He tell you it’s alright, just leave
And don’t look back
At all the memories
The best of times
The mess you made of me
Walk on
If you think it’s gonna make you strong

Why don’t you run away
And find yourself alive
Go on and turn the page
Before your lonely world collides
What’s it gonna take
To break the silence that’s been
Tearing you apart

If God could talk
Would He part the ocean straight to you
Make mountains move
And crumble at your feet to get you through
Another day, another night alone
Stepping out into the great unknown
Tonight even God knows, baby, that ain’t right

Why don’t you run away
And find yourself alive
Go on and turn the page
Before your lonely world collides
What’s it gonna take
To break the silence that’s been
Tearing you apart
If only God could talk

Did you swear to yourself
On the day it was over
That you’d never turn around
And get locked up in another cage
Did you tear all the pictures
Of us living life together
Did you burn all the memories
That we made in a fit of rage?

Why don’t you run away
And find yourself alive
Go on and turn the page
Before your lonely world collides
What’s it gonna take
To break the silence that’s been
Tearing you apart
If only God could talk
If only God could talk (if only God could talk)
If only God could talk (if only God could talk)
If only God could talk…

Oooh, would you listen now if God could talk?

Words and Music by Desmond Child and Marti Fredriksen
© 2006 DESTONIA administered by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. Worldwide (ASCAP), Sienna Sienna Songs (BMI)

If It Ain’t Broke Break It

Damn, you crazy man!

Hit it! …

Everything I’ve ever dreamed of
Has begun to fade to black
Oh, I don’t know where I am or lost love
Or where to go now to get it back

I’m a desperate, lonely child and I don’t have enough
I’ve come to know the rules and laws and scriptures of love

If it ain’t real — fake it!
If it ain’t yours — take it!
If it don’t exist you make it!
If it ain’t broke — break it!
If it ain’t real — fake it!
If it ain’t yours—take it!
If it’s gone to sleep you wake it!
If it ain’t broke — break it!

Gimme some words I can live by
Gimme commandments to know
Gimme some fables and proverbs
You’ve gotta gimme some signs where to go

There are designated angels who just might save your soul, no!
They give me words to live by and that’s all that I know

If it ain’t real — fake it!
If it ain’t yours — take it!
If it don’t exist you make it!
If it ain’t broke — break it!
If it ain’t real — fake it!
If it ain’t yours — take it!
If it’s all gone bad forsake it!
If it ain’t broke — break it!…

There are designated angels who just might save your soul
They give me words to live by—and that’s all that I know

If it ain’t real — fake it!
If it ain’t yours — take it!
If it don’t exist you make it!
If it ain’t broke — break it!
If it ain’t real — fake it!
If it ain’t yours—take it!
If it’s gone to sleep you wake it!
If it ain’t broke — break it!

If it ain’t real — fake it!
If it ain’t yours — take it!
If it don’t exist you make it!
If it ain’t broke — break it!
If it ain’t real — fake it!
If it ain’t yours — take it!
If it’s all gone bad forsake it!
If it ain’t broke — break it!…

(you got to break it!)
(break it! break it!)

Hit me!
(c’mon! c’mon!)
Break it!!…

Words and Music by Jim Steinman
© Universal - Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. / Lost Boys Music (BMI)

What About Love
featuring Patti Russo

Boy: There’s a hole in the sky tonight
Did the moon drift to far from sight
I would search thru this empty darkness
To see your face in the morning light

We’ve been lost in a sea of confusion
Got caught up in our selfish illusions
But make no mistake: I will bend till I break
Don’t let fate make the choice for us

What about love that lasts forever?
What about time to see it through?
If you don’t give, you just don’t get it
What about me?
What about you?
What about love?

Girl: Once in a lifetime, you’ll find
Someone heaven send for you
For a lifetime you’ll feel
There’s a reason to believe
In a love that’s meant to be

Boy: It feels like we’ve fallen from grace
Given up on the higher things
‘Cause I know deep inside
If we search we will find
Both:Something to give us wings

What about love that lasts forever?
What about time to see it through?
If you don’t give, you just don’t get it?
What about me?
What about you?
What about love?

Boy: I can’t go another day
Comin’ home and seeing you cryin’
Girl: Can’t stand another night of telling you I’m fine when I’m dying
Both: Forever means nothin’ to live without you
Is reachin’ for something that never comes through
Together is heaven, apart we’re in hell
The time for forgiveness is now

Ooh—

Once in a lifetime you’ll find
Someone to share your dreams
For a lifetime
Our love will always set us free
Forever we’ll believe....

Boy: I can’t forget the feeling of your sweat upon my skin
And the trembling of your body
On the day you let me in
That happens once, only once in a lifetime

Girl: On a summer night surrendered
With nothing to lose
You were scared and so was I
When I gave myself to you
It happens once, only once in a lifetime

Both: What about love that lasts forever?
What about time to see it through?
If you don’t give, you just don’t get it
What about me?
What about you?

What about love that won’t say never?
When you don’t know what you can do
If you don’t live, you’ll just regret it
What about me?
What about you?
What about love?…

Words and Music by Desmond Child, Marti Fredriksen, Russ Irwin and John Gregory
© 2006 DESTONIA administered by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. Worldwide (ASCAP), Sienna Sienna Songs (BMI), Three Six Nine Seven Yud Music (BMI), Trafictown Music / Famous Music Publishing (SESAC)

Seize the Night

Come with me and bless the night
Let the darkness be your salvation
Curse the day, escape the light
Break the chain of imagination
Come with me and seize the night
Now is the time for some inspiration
Leave the day and lose the light
No taboos only new sensations....

In the shadows of the city
A hero’s waiting for the call
And all the angels are waking up
And all the devils start to fall
In the shadows of the city
They’re dying for a thrill
They’re going out over the edge
They’re moving in for the kill

You gotta curse the day
It’s nothing but a merciless light
So open up your arms and then you get down on your knees
You’re sucking on the darkness and you’re ready now to seize
Seize the night
Seize the night

Dies irae, Kyrie! Libera me, Domine!
Dies irae, Kyrie! Requiem da, Domine!
Dies irae, Kyrie! Libera me, Domine!
Dies irae, Kyrie! Requiem da, Domine! (etc.)
Dies irae, Kyrie! Sanctus, Sanctus exultate!

Bless the night, before it has the chance to pass
Seize the night, you do what it takes to make it last
Bless the night, before it has the chance to pass
Seize the night, you do what it takes to make it last

Bless the night, before it has the chance to pass
Seize the night, you do what it takes to make it last....

Let your dreams out of their cages
Every passion and desire
Let your visions be outrageous
Set your fantasies on fire
Everything will be permitted
There’ll be nothing left to fear
Put back the magic in your body
Your inhibitions disappear

You gotta curse the day
It’s nothing but a merciless light
So open up your arms and then you get down on your knees
You’re sucking on the darkness and you’re ready now to seize
Seize the night
Seize the night

Dies irae, Kyrie! Libera me, Domine!
Dies irae, Kyrie! Requiem da, Domine!
Dies irae, Kyrie! Libera me, Domine!
Dies irae, Kyrie! Requiem da, Domine! (etc.)

Bless the night, before it has the chance to pass
Seize the night, you do what it takes to make it last
Bless the night, memories collide to change the past
Seize the night, you do what it takes to make it last

Carpe Noctem…
Carpe Noctem…

Bless the night, before it has the chance to pass
Seize the night, you do what it takes to make it last....

Dies irae, Kyrie! Requiem da, Domine!
Dies irae, Kyrie! Sanctus, Sanctus exultate! …

Come with me and bless the night
Let the darkness be your salvation
Curse the day, escape the light
Break the chain of imagination
Come with me and seize the night
Now is the time for some inspiration
Leave the day and lose the light
No taboos only new sensations....

Words and Music by Jim Steinman
© Universal - Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. / Lost Boys Music (BMI)

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be
featuring Jennifer Hudson

Boy: I never knew so many bad times
Could follow me so mercilessly
It’s almost surreal, all the pain that I feel
The future ain’t what it used to be

It doesn’t matter what they’re thinking
It doesn’t matter what they’re thinking of me
It’s always so cold and I’m to young to be old
The future ain’t what it used to be

Were there ever any stars in the sky
And did the sun ever shine so bright
Do you have any dreams I could borrow
Just to get me through the lonely nights
Is there anything left to hold on to
When the rivers wash it all away
Is there anyone left to hold on to
Is there anything left I can say

Say a prayer for the falling angels
Stem the tide of the rising waters
Toll a bell for the broken hearted
Burn a torch for your sons and daughters
The endless night has got a hold of me
Dark days are pulling me forward
And all these tears are washing over me
And I’m crying
I’m lost forever
In a future that ain’t what it used to be
A future that ain’t what it used to be
A future that ain’t what it used to be no more…
(no more, no more, no more)

Girl: It’s like a storm that’s never ending
It’s like a shadow on the land and the sea
There’s nothing as sad as a tomorrow gone bad
The future ain’t what it used to be, no!

Boy: Some days I feel so numb and empty
And those would be the good days for me
Both: Nothing gets to me now unless I’m thinking of how
The future ain’t what it used to be

Boy: Were there ever any stars in the sky
And did the sun ever shine so bright
Do you have any dreams I could borrow
Just to get me through the lonely nights
Is there anything left to hold on to
When the rivers wash it all away
Is there anyone left to hold on to
Is there anything left I can say

Say a prayer for the falling angels
Stem the tide of the rising waters
Toll a bell for the broken hearted
Burn a torch for your sons and daughters
The endless night has got a hold of me
Dark days are pulling me forward
And all these years are washing over me
And I’m crying
I’m lost forever
In a future that ain’t what it used to be
A future that ain’t what it used to be
A future that ain’t what it used to be no more
Girl:No more, no more, no more, no more
Boy:No more
Girl:No more, no more, no more, no more…
Boy:No more, no more, no more, no more....

The future just ain’t what it used to be
The future just ain’t what it used to be
The future just ain’t what it used to be
Oh, the future just ain’t what it used to be
Girl:The future that ain’t what it used to be no more…
Oh, the future just ain’t what it used to be
Girl:The future that ain’t what it used to be no more…
Hmmm, the future just ain’t what it used to be
Girl:Aaah, the future, the future, the future, the future…
Oh, the future, the future, the future just ain’t what it used to be
Girl:Future, no more, no more, no more…
(the future just ain’t what it used to be)
No, th-th-the future just ain’t what it used to be
(the future just ain’t what it used to be)
Aaaaah, the future just ain’t what it used to be
Girl:The future…

Both: I wish it wouldn’t come
I wish it wouldn’t come
I wish it wouldn’t come but it always does....

Words and Music by Jim Steinman
© 1998 Universal - Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. / Lost Boys Music (BMI)

EPILOGUE: CRY TO HEAVEN

Cry, baby, cry
Cry, cry to heaven
Say a prayer and light a candle
Toll a bell
Cry, baby, cry
Cry, cry to heaven
If that doesn’t do it for you
Go ahead, and cry like hell....

Cry, baby, cry
Cry, cry to heaven
Storm the castle, stem the tide
Rise above yourself
Cry, baby, cry
Cry, cry to heaven
If that doesn’t do it for you
Go ahead, and cry like
Go ahead, and cry like
Go ahead, and cry like
Hell....

Words and Music by Jim Steinman
© Universal - Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. / Lost Boys Music (BMI)

End Notes