John Parr - Magical

A Magical 3:53 John Parr / Meat Loaf
B Treat Me Like an Animal * 4:27 John Parr

Produced by Pete Solley
* Produced by John Parr
Arranged by John Parr Band
From Atlantic LP 80180 - "John Parr"

John Parr: Lead and Backing Vocals, Guitars
Chris Marra: Guitar
Brad Lang: Bass
John Cook: Keyboards
Graham Broad: Drums, Percussion
Backing Vocals by Chuck Kirkpatrick, John Sambataro

Mixed by David Thoener and/or John Parr

John Parr co-wrote "Magical" with Meat Loaf, recorded it for his 1984 self-titled album, and released it as a single a year later. So far, it's the only song Meat Loaf wrote and didn't record himself. See also the Bucks Fizz version.

Label Atlantic Cat.No. 7-89568 Format 7″ Year 1985 Country USA

MAGICAL

Up in the attic where the skeletons hide
We all live in fear of the door — and what's behind
A door you dare not open
'Cause what you'll find: a close encounter of the sexual kind

Love in the shadows
Like a smoking gun

Batten down, baby, lock all doors
You've got the love that I'm coming for
Your habit's so straight I can make it curl
There's a little bit of bad in every good little girl

Love in the shadows
Like a smoking gun

Is it really what you want?
One more broken heart
One more lost and lonely
Is it really what you need?
Another broken heart?

When it happens, it'll be magical
I'm not knocking it — here's to the magic
When it happens, it'll be magical
I'm not knocking it — here's to the magic

Pull up the blankets, you won't hear a sound
The pounding's like thunder when it shakes the ground
You got a hunger only I can feed
You try to fight it off but you're in too deep

Love in the shadows
Love in the shadows
Like a smoking gun

Is it really what you want?
One more broken heart
One more lost and lonely
Is it really what you need?
Another broken heart?

When it happens, it'll be magical
I'm not knocking it — here's to the magic
When it happens, it'll be magical
I'm not knocking it — here's to the magic

(heat, flame, embers — it can be magical)
(heat, flame, embers — smoking, smoking)
(heat, flame, embers — it can be magical)
(heat, flame, embers — smoking, smoking) …

(fire keeps burning up)
(fire keeps burning)

When it happens, it'll be magical
I'm not knocking it — here's to the magic
When it happens, it'll be magical
I'm not knocking it — here's to the magic …
[repeat]

(heat, flame, embers — it can be magical)
(heat, flame, embers — smoking, smoking) …
[repeat]

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