Meat Loaf — Hits Out of Hell

1 Bat Out of Hell * 9:44 Jim Steinman
2 Read ‘Em and Weep ** 5:23 Jim Steinman
3 Midnight at the Lost and Found *** 3:30 M. Lee Aday / Steve Buslowe / Paul Christie / Dan Peyronel
4 Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad * 5:22 Jim Steinman
5 Dead Ringer for Love ** 4:22 Jim Steinman
6 Modern Girl 4:22 Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee
7 I’m Gonna Love Her for Both of Us ** 7:07 Jim Steinman
8 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) * (single edit) 3:40 Jim Steinman
9 Razor’s Edge *** 4:07 Steve Buslowe / Paul Christie / Mark Doyle / M. Lee Aday
10 Paradise by the Dashboard Light *
  1. Paradise
  2. Let Me Sleep on It
  3. Praying for the End of Time
8:29 Jim Steinman

Tracks 1, 4, 8, 10 Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Todd Rundgren
Tracks 2, 5 Produced by Meat Loaf & Stephen Galfas
Track 3, 9 Produced by Tom Dowd
Track 6 Produced by Meat Loaf, Paul Jacobs & Mack
Track 7 Produced by Jimmy Iovine & Jim Steinman

* from BAT OUT OF HELL (EPC 82419)
** from DEAD RINGER (EPC 83645)
*** from MIDNIGHT AT THE LOST AND FOUND (EPC 25243)
AVAILABLE ON LP OR CASSETTE
MODERN GIRL courtesy of Arista Records

Hits Out of Hell — 1984 CD

8 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) * (album version without spoken intro) 4:11 Jim Steinman

Hits Out of Hell — Australian Edition

6 All Revved Up With No Place To Go 4:24 Jim Steinman
8 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) (album version) 5:05 Jim Steinman
11 Lost Love 3:37 Steve Buslowe / M. Lee Aday

Hits Out of Hell — Expanded Edition

8 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) (album version without spoken intro) 4:11 Jim Steinman
11 I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) (radio edit) 5:22 Jim Steinman
12 I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth) 6:25 Diane Warren

For promotional use only — not for sale

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Epic / Cleveland Int. EPC 26156 LP 1984 UK incl. promo card for VHS edition
2 Epic / Cleveland Int. EPC 450447 2 CD 1984 AT
3 Epic / Cleveland Int. 475563 2 CD 1993 AUS bonus track
3 Sony Music CDR 2009 remastered, bonus tracks

Bat Out of Hell

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 is evil in the air and there’s thunder in the sky
And a killer’s on the bloodshot streets
Oh 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 heath

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 got 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’d both be so alone

Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes
Oh 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 home 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 rotten old hole
And everything is stunted and lost
And nothing really rocks and nothing really rolls
And nothing’s ever worth the cost

But 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 never be damned with you
Well if I gotta be damned, you know I wanna be damned
Dancing through the night with you
Well 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 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 got break it out now
Before the final crack of dawn
So we gotta make the most of our one night together
‘Cause when it’s over you know we’d 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 home back to you

Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
I’ll come crawling home back to you....

Oh I can see myself tearing up the road
Faster then any other boy has ever gone
Oh my skin is raw but my soul is ripe
And no-one is gonna stop me now—I gotta make my escape
But I can’t stop thinking of you
And I never see the sudden curve ’til it’s way too late

I never see a sudden curve
’Til it’s way too late

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

I’m 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
Ooh 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

I’m breaking out of my body
And flying away
Like a bat out of hell

Oh, like a bat out of hell
Oh, like a bat out of hell
Oh, like a bat out of hell (I’d be gone when the morning comes)
Like a bat out of hell (I’d be gone when the morning comes)
Oh, like a bat out of hell....

Jim Steinman
Carlin Music Corp.

Read ‘Em and Weep

I’ve been trying for hours just to think of what exactly to say
I thought I’d leave you with a letter or a fiery speech
Like when an actor makes an exit at the end of a play
And I’ve been dying for hours trying to fill up all the holes with some sense
I’d like to know how you faded and you threw it away
I’d like to give you all the reasons and what everything meant

Well, I could tell you good-bye or maybe see you around
With just a touch of sarcastic thanks
We started out with a bang and at the top of the world
Now the guns are exhausted and the bullets are blanks

And everything’s blank

If I could only find the words then I would write it all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
But it’s there in my eyes, so can’t you see me tonight
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

If I could only find the words then I would write it all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh, it’s there in my eyes, so can’t you see me tonight
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

I’ve been whispering softly trying to build a cry up to a scream
We let the past slip away and put the future on hold
Now the present is nothing but a hollowed out dream
And I’ve been dying for hours, trying to fill up all the holes with some sense
I’d like to know why you faded and you threw it away
I’d like to give you all the reasons and what everything meant

Well, I could tell you good-bye or maybe see you around
With just a touch of sarcastic thanks
But now the rooms are all empty and the candles are dark
Now the guns are exhausted and the bullets are blanks

And everything’s blank

If I could only find the words I would write it all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh it’s there in my eyes, and it’s all I can say
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

It there in my eyes and coming straight from my heart
It’s running silent and angry and deep
Oh, it’s there in my eyes and it’s all I can say
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

Read ‘em and weep —
For all the hours we’ll be spending alone
Read ‘em and weep —
For the dreams we’ll ignore
Running silent and deep —
And all those promises we promised to keep, they won’t be kept anymore

Read ‘em and weep —
For the magic that our bodies had made
Read ‘em and weep —
For the blood that we’ve lost
Running silent and deep —
And all those secrets that we somehow betrayed, for whatever the cost

Read ‘em and weep —
For the memories still alive in the bed
Read ‘em and weep —
For the lies we believed
Running silent and deep —
And all the things that can never be said —

Why don’t you look at me and read ‘em and weep?
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

And it’s there in my eyes and coming straight from my heart
It’s running silent and angry and deep
It’s there in my eyes, it’s all I can say
C’mon and look at me, and read ‘em, and weep....

Jim Steinman
Carlin Music Corp.

Midnight at the Lost and Found

Hey Ricky, now mine is empty, how about one for you?
We could sit it out together, seems tomorrow’s overdue
Captain Video, done, went home, one pilot laid to rest
And dragon ladies talk that talk about who loves who—who loves best

Silver bullets in the jukebox
Spin another round
Everybody at the back of the line
It’s midnight at the lost and found

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
Remedy for all your ills at the lost and found
Midnight at the lost and found
Midnight…

Have double, it’s gettin’ late, you’ll get home, just rely on fate
Place just finally came alive, good ol’ boys just arrived
Stools keep changin’ faces and the night just slips away
And like a long distance love affair soon you’ve got to pay

Silver bullets in the jukebox
Spin another round
Everybody at the back of the line
It’s midnight at the lost and found

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
Remedy for all your ills at the lost and found
Midnight at the lost and found
Midnight…

Hangin’ on barely, hitch a ride away
Belly up and bury, boy, all the hurt you feel today, oh....

Hangin’ on barely, hitch a ride away
Belly up and bury, boy, all the hurt you feel today

Silver bullets in the jukebox
Spin another round
Everybody get back in line
Last call for the lost and found

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
A remedy for all your ills at the lost and…

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
A remedy for all your ills at the lost and found

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
A remedy for all your ills at the lost and found

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
A remedy for all your ills at the lost and found
(midnight… at the lost and found…)
(midnight… at the lost and found…)
(midnight… at the lost and found…)
(midnight… at the lost and found…)
(repeat and fade)

M. Lee Aday / Steve Buslowe / Paul Christie / Dan Peyronel
Carlin Music Corp.

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

Baby, we can talk all night
But that ain’t getting us nowhere
I told you everything I possibly can
There’s nothing left inside of me

And maybe you can cry all night
But that’ll never change the way that I feel
The snow is really piling up outside
I wish you wouldn’t make leave here

I poured it on and I poured it out
I tried to show you just how much I care
I’m tired of words and I’m too hoarse to shout

But you’ve been cold to me so long
I’m crying icicles instead of tears
And all I can do is keep on telling you:

I want you, I need you
But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad

You’ll never find your gold on a sandy beach
You’ll never drill for oil on a city street
I know you are looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks
But there ain’t no Coupe-de-Ville
Hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box

I can’t lie
I can’t tell you that I’m something I’m not
Now matter how I try
I’ll never be able—to give you something
Something that I just haven’t got

Well there’s only one girl that I will ever love
And that was so many years ago
And though I know I’ll never get her out of my heart
She never loved me back—ooh I know

Well, I remember how she left me on a stormy night
Oh, she kissed me and got out of our bed
And though I pleaded and I begged her not to walk out that door
She packed her bags and turned right away

And she kept on telling me
She kept on telling me
She kept on telling me

I want you, I need you
But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad

I want you, I need you
But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad

Baby we can talk all night
But that ain’t getting us nowhere....

Jim Steinman
Carlin Music Corp.

Dead Ringer for Love

Every 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, c’mon 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 everything I’m dreaming of
I don’t know who you are
But you’re a real dead ringer for love
A real dead ringer for love

Girl: Ever since I can remember you been hangin’ around this joint
You’ve been trying to look away but now you finally got 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

Both: Rock ‘n roll and brew
Rock ‘n roll and brew
Boy:They don’t mean a thing when I compare ‘em next to you

Both: Rock ‘n roll and brew
Rock ‘n roll and brew
Boy:I know that you and I, 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
Girl:I don’t know anything about you baby
Boy:But you’re everything I’m dreaming of
Girl:I don’t know who you are
Boy: But you’re a real dead ringer for love
A real dead ringer for love....

Boy:Ooh—you got the kind of legs that do more than walk
Girl:I don’t have to listen to your whimpering talk
Boy:Listen—you got the kind of eyes that do more than see
Girl:You got a lot of nerve to come on to me
Boy:Aah—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 and my defences are low
Why don’t we give it a shot and get it ready to go
I’m looking for anonymous and fleeting satisfaction
And I want to tell my daddy I’ll be missing in action

Ever since I can remember I’ve been hanging around this joint
My daddy never noticed it—now he’ll finally get the point
Boy: You got me begging on my knees—c’mon and throw the dog a bone
A man he doesn’t live by rock ‘n roll and brew alone—baby baby baby baby

Both: 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

Girl:I don’t know who you are
Boy:Or what you do
Girl:Or where you go
Boy:When you’re not around
Girl:I don’t know anything about you baby
Boy:But you’re everything I’m dreaming of
Both: I don’t know who you are
But you’re a real dead ringer for love
A real dead ringer for love....

(dead ringer for love)
(dead ringer for love) (dead ringer) …
(dead ringer for love) (dead ringer) …
(dead ringer for love) (dead ringer) …
(dead ringer for love) (dead ringer) …
[repeat to end]

Jim Steinman
Carlin Music Corp.

Modern Girl

Once a beautiful Miss America married Mr Right
Had a little baby girl, born on a stormy night
But that was once upon a time, now it’s a brand new world

Gimmee the future—gimmee the future
Gimmee the future with a modern girl
Gimmee the future—gimmee the future
Gimmeethe future with a modern girl

Somewhere just between the past and somethin’ dawnin’ new
There’s a break in the chain—a skip in the clock
Girl, that’s where I’m gonna find you

Between the boy I was before and what I’m gonna be
There’s a clash on the border—a flame in the sky
Girl, that’s where you’re gonna find me

Can’t ya hear the planet groanin’ like a broken down machine
Rusted with the guilty tears of fallen kings and queens
But you and I stand innocent—baby it’s a brand new world

Gimmee the future—gimmee the future
Gimmee the future with a modern girl
Gimmee the future—gimmee the future
Gimmee the future with a modern girl

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
(gimmee the future with a modern girl)

We’re the son and the daughter on a new freeway
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE—GIMMEE THE FUTURE)
Laughin’ while the road maps blow away
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE WITH A MODERN GIRL)
We’re the son and the daughter and we ain’t afraid
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE—GIMMEE THE FUTURE)
Won’t be makin’ the mistakes our fathers made
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE WITH A MODERN GIRL)

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
(gimmee the future with a modern girl)
(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Oh gimmee the future with a modern girl....

Once a beautiful Miss America married Mr Right
Had a little baby boy born a stormy night
But that was once upon a time—now it’s a brand new world

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Gimmee the future with a modern girl...
(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Gimmee the future with a modern girl...

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Gimmee the future with a modern girl...
(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Gimmee the future with a modern girl...

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Won’t you gimmee the future with a modern girl...

We’re the son and the daughter on a new freeway
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE—GIMMEE THE FUTURE)
Laughin’ while the road maps blow away
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE WITH A MODERN GIRL)
We’re the son and the daughter and we ain’t afraid
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE—GIMMEE THE FUTURE)
Won’t be makin’ the mistakes our fathers made
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE WITH A MODERN GIRL)

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
(gimmee the future with a modern girl)
(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
(gimmee the future with a modern girl)....

Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee
Morrison-Leahy Music, Ltd.

All Revved Up With No Place To Go

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 varsity tackle and a hell of a block
And when I played my guitar I made the canyons rock

But every Saturday night I felt the fever grow
Do ya know what it’s like?
All revved up with no place to go
Do ya know what it’s like?
All revved up with no place to go

But in the middle of a steamy night I’m tossin’ in my sleep
But in the middle of a red-eyed dream
I see you coming—coming on to give it to me

Well I was out on the prowl about the edge of the track
Like a son of a Jackal I’m the leader of the pack—but

Every Saturday night I felt the fever grow
Do ya know what it’s like?
All revved up with no place to go
Do ya know what it’s like?
All revved up with 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 at the 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 got to draw first—draw first
Someone got to draw first blood
Someone got to draw first blood
Oooh I got to draw first blood
Oooh I got to draw first blood...

Well I was out on the prowl about the edge of the track
And like a son of a Jackal I’m the leader of the pack—but

Every Saturday night I felt the fever grow
Do ya know what it’s like?
All revved up with no place to go
Do ya know what it’s like?
All revved up with 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 varsity tackle and a hell of a block
And when I played my guitar I made the canyons rock

But every Saturday night I felt the fever grow
All revved up with no place to go
All revved up with no place to go
All revved up with no place to go
All revved up with no place to go....

Jim Steinman
Carlin Music Corp.

I’m Gonna Love Her for Both of Us

I can’t stand to see it no more
The way you’re living with a goddess but you treat her like a slave
And you can’t hold her back anymore
She’s like a dreamer in a dungeon or an angel in a cave

And I’ll be closer to you now than any other boy
And you know that what I’m saying is true:
You’re gonna break her up and tear her down and fade her away
And there’s no telling what I’m gonna do

I’ll make you pay for everything that you do
I’ll make you pay for everything that you do

But if you give me your girl and then you give me your trust
And if you give me to the end of the night —

I’m gonna love her for both of us
I’m gonna give her everything you always wanted to give
I’m gonna love her for both of us
I’m gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live

I’ll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she’ll be burning when the night is done
I’ll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she’ll be burning when the night is done

You gotta give me your girl and your trust
I’m gonna love her for both of us

You can’t hide away anymore
You had a chance but you blew it and you’ll never get it back
And your holiness was never so pure
She need a fire in the heart and not a stabbing in the back

And I’ll be closer to you now than any other boy
So you know that what I’m saying is true
You’re gonna break her up and tear her down and fade her away
And there’s no telling what I’m gonna do

I’ll make you pay for everything that you do
I’ll make you pay for everything that you do

But if you give me your girl and then you give me your trust
And if you give me to the end of the night —

I’m gonna love her for both of us
I’m gonna give her everything you always wanted to give
I’m gonna love her for both of us
I’m gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live

I’ll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she’ll be burning when the night is done
I’ll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she’ll be burning when the night is done

You gotta give me your girl and your trust
I’m gonna love her for both of us

When the screws are tightnin’ and the tears are falling
I can hear her crying out to be saved
And like a bolt of lightning I go answer the call
But then she’s singing like a siren to me over the waves

I never wanted to take away your lover
Until I heard her crying out to be saved
I always thought of you as one of my brothers
But she’s singing like a siren to me over the waves
Singing like a siren to me over the waves

There ain’t no holding me down....

I’ll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she’ll be burning when the night is done
I’ll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she’ll be burning when the night is done

You gotta give me your girl and your trust
I’m gonna love her for both of us

I’m gonna love her for both of us
I’m gonna love her for both of us
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I’m gonna love her for both of us
(I’m gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I’m gonna love her for both of us....
[fade out]

Jim Steinman
Carlin Music Corp.

You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)

It was a hot summer night and the beach was burning
There was fog crawling over the sand
When I listen to heart I hear the whole world turning
I see the shooting stars falling through your trembling hands

You were licking your lips and your lipstick shining
I was dying just to ask for a taste
We were lying together in a silver lining
By the light of the moon you know there’s not another moment
Not another moment
Not another moment to waste

You hold me so close that my knees grow weak
But my soul is flyin’ high above the ground
I’m tryin’ to speak but no matter what I do
I just can’t seem to make any sound

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh—it must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
And I swear it’s true I was just about to say I love you

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh—it must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
And I swear it’s true I was just about to say I love you

Now my body is shaking like a wave on the water
And I guess that I’m beginning to grin
Oh we’re finally alone and we can do what we want to
The night is young and ain’t no one’s gonna know where
No one’s gonna know where
No one’s gonna know where you’ve been

You were licking your lips and your lipstick shining
I was dying just to ask for a taste
We were lying together in a silver lining
By the light of the moon you know there’s not another moment
Not another moment
Not another moment to waste

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh—it must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
And I swear it’s true I was just about to say I love you

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh—it must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
And I swear it’s true I was just about to say I love you

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
(it must have been when you were kissing me)
You took the words right out of my mouth
(it must have been when you were kissing me)
You took the words right out of my mouth
(it must have been when you were kissing me)
You took the words right out of my mouth
(it must have been when you were kissing me)
You took the words right out of my mouth
(it must have been when you were kissing me)
You took the words right out of my mouth
You took the words right out of my mouth
You took the words right out of my mouth

You took the words right out of my mouth
It must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
It must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
It must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
It must have been when you were kissing me....

Jim Steinman
Carlin Music Corp.

Razor’s Edge

Never callin’, unanswered letters
How you been? Feelin’ better?
Never lookin’ but you’re hearin’
Never speakin’ but you’re feelin’
All the silence, and it’s wounding
You’re not healing, just concealing

Play the game
Play the game

Oh, brother to brother, all the blood runs red
Don’t roll over, don’t play dead
We’re all livin’ on the razor’s edge
Oh, brother to brother, all the blood runs ruby red
We’re all victims of the razor’s edge

All the rules don’t mean a thing
They’re wasted time, the mem’ries sting
Keep your image, plant that smile
Answer questions, don’t let on
Make up stories, all put on
That’s your life—oh—your life is gone

(play the game)
(play the game)

Oh, brother to brother, all the blood runs red
Don’t roll over, don’t play dead
We’re all livin’ on the razor’s edge
Oh, brother to brother, all the blood runs ruby red
We’re all victims of the razor’s edge

You see you’re losing yet you still try
The game just a’watches your life go by
You’re playin’ well
You’re playin’—why?

Oooh, play the game...

You see you’re losing yet you still try
The game just a ‘watches your life go by
You’re playin’ well
Oh, you’re playin’ the game

Brother to brother, all the blood runs red
Don’t roll over, don’t play dead
We’re all livin on the razor’s edge
Oh, brother to brother, all the blood runs ruby red
We’re all victims of the razor’s edge....

Steve Buslowe / Paul Christie / Mark Doyle / M. Lee Aday
Carlin Music Corp.

Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  1. Paradise
  2. Let Me Sleep On It
  3. Praying for the End of Time

i. Paradise

Boy: Well I remember ev’ry little thing as if it happened only yesterday
Parking by the lake and there was not another car in sight
And I’ve 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
C’mon! Hold on tight!
C’mon! Hold on tight!

Girl: Though it’s cold and lonely
In the deep dark night
Boy: 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: Well, ain’t no doubt about it
Baby got to go on and shout it
Ain’t no doubt about it—we were doubly blessed

‘Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely dressed

Baby doncha hear my heart, ou got it drowning out the radio?
I’ve been waiting so long for you to come along and have some fun
Well, I got to let ya know, no you’re never gonna regret it
So open up your eyes: I got a big surprise, it’ll feel all right—
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
C’mon! Hold on tight!
Oh c’mon! Hold on tight!

Girl: Though it’s cold and lonely
In the deep dark night
Boy: I can see paradise by the dashboard light

Though it’s cold and lonely
In the deep dark night:
Paradise by the dashboard light

You got to do what you can
And let Mother Nature do the rest
Well ain’t no doubt about it, we were doubly blessed
‘Cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely—

We’re gonna go all the way in tonight
We’re gonna go all the way in tonight, tonight
We’re gonna go all the way in tonight
We’re gonna go all the way in tonight, tonight

We’re gonna go all the way in tonight
We’re gonna go all the way in tonight, tonight
We’re gonna go all the way in tonight
We’re gonna go all the way and tonight’s the night...

Radio Broadcast
Ok, 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 at 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 the second; the ball is bobbled out in center and here comes the throw, and what a throw! He’s gonna slide in head first, he’s out! No, wait, safe—safe at second base, this kid really make things happen out there!

Batter steps up to the plate, here’s the pitch—and he’s going, and what a jump he’s got, he is trying for third, there’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 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

Girl: Stop right there!
I’ve got to 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’ve got to know right now!
Before we go any further
Do you love me!!!?
Will you love me for ever!!!?

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, 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

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’ve got to know right now!
Before we go any further!
Do you love me!?
Will you love me for ever!?

What is it gonna be boy?
Come on, I can’t wait all night!
What is it gonna be boy? Yes or no?
What is it gonna be boy? YES or NO?!?

Boy: Na, na, naaa...
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?

Boy: Let me sleep on it, baby baby, let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it, I’ll give you a answer in the morning
The morning, I’ll tell you in the morning!!!!....

Girl: I’ve got to know right now!
Before we go any further!
Do you love me!?
Will you love me for ever!?

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
Started swearing to my God and on my mothers grave
That I would love you to the end of time
I swore I would love you to the end of time!

So now I’m praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
‘Cause if I got to spend another minute with you
I don’t think I can really survive
I’ll never break my promise or forget 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!!!

Boy: Well it was long ago and it was far away
And it was so much better than it is today.....

Girl: It never felt so good
It never felt so right
And we’re glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife....

Jim Steinman
Carlin Music Corp.

Lost Love

I hear you crying out in the night
I hear your love is a broken part
He’s the boy that’d last forever
Oh, from the very start

It’s the hardest thing to get over
It’ll take you under so fast
And all alone in the middle of the night
You feel like nothing, and promises just don’t last

Looking for love that won’t be broken
Looking for words that just weren’t spoken
Here is my heart, holding your faith
It’ll get out right just a little too late

Lost love, you need someone tonight
To fill this emptiness
Lost love, you need someone tonight
To hold you with tenderness

Don’t keep your dreams deep in the dark
Don’t let the tears tear you apart
Open your heart—love will find you tonight

I know tonight you lay awake
And listen to every breath that you take
And in your sleep, in your dreams you’ll find
Tortures of the heart and crimes of the mind

It’s the hardest thing to get over
It’ll take you under so fast
All alone in the middle of the night
You feel like nothing, and promises just don’t last

Looking for love that won’t be broken
Looking for words that just weren’t spoken
Give me one chance to make it all right
Give me one chance, one chance tonight

Don’t keep your dreams deep in the dark
Don’t let the tears tear you apart
Open your heart—love will find you tonight....

Looking for love that won’t be broken
Looking for words that just weren’t spoken
Give me one chance to make it all right
Give me one chance, one chance tonight

Lost love, you need someone tonight
To fill this emptiness
Lost love, you need someone tonight
To hold you with tenderness

Don’t keep your dreams deep in the dark
Don’t let the tears tear you apart
Open your heart—love will find you tonight....

Steve Buslowe / M.L. Aday
© 1983 Carlin Music Corp.