Meat Loaf — A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste / No Matter What

1 A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste (single edit) 5:22 Andrew Lloyd Webber / Jim Steinman
2 No Matter What (single edit) 5:18 Andrew Lloyd Webber / Jim Steinman
3 Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (live) 8:29 Jim Steinman

A KISS IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE
Produced by Jim Steinman
Co-produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steve Rinkoff and Nigel Wright
Mixed by Frank Filepetti
Also available on "Songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jim Steinman’s Whistle Down the Wind"

NO MATTER WHAT
Produced by Jim Steinman
Co-produced by Steve Rinkoff
Mixed by Frank Filepetti

TWO OUT OF THREE AINT BAD (live)
Produced by Meat Loaf and the Neverland Express
Additional Production by Steve Buslowe and Randy Nicklaus
Mixed by Ben Fowler and Randy Nicklaus

Also available: "The Very Best of Meat Loaf" CD/MC/Minidisc

Label Virgin / Sony Cat.No. 724389552720 Format CDM Year 1998 Country EU

Meat Loaf - A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste / No Matter What

CD1 A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste (single edit) 5:22 Andrew Lloyd Webber / Jim Steinman
CD2 No Matter What (single edit) 5:18 Andrew Lloyd Webber / Jim Steinman

A KISS IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE
Produced by Jim Steinman
Co-produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steve Rinkoff and Nigel Wright
Mixed by Frank Filepetti

NO MATTER WHAT
Produced by Jim Steinman
Co-produced by Steve Rinkoff
Mixed by Frank Filepetti

Label Virgin / Sony Cat.No. VSCDJ 1718 Format 2×CDS Year 1998 Country EU Notes two 1 track promo CDs

Meat Loaf — A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste

1 A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste (radio edit) 4:52 Andrew Lloyd Webber / Jim Steinman
2 A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste (soft radio edit) 4:53 Andrew Lloyd Webber / Jim Steinman

(Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by: Jim Steinman)
Published by: The Really Useful Group Ltd/Lost Boys Music & Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.
Produced by: Kasim Sulton, Frank Filepetti & Jeff Bova, in association with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nigel Wright
Mixed by: Frank Filepetti & Kasim Sulton

For promo use only — Not for resale

Label Virgin / Sony Cat.No. VSCDJX 1718 03098 Format 2×CDS Year 1998 Country EU Notes 2 track promo CD

A Kiss Is a Terrible Thing to Waste (single version)

If you listen to the night
You can hear the darkness call
I can barely stand to wait
I can’t barely stand at all

C’mon closer to me now
Like we’re sharing the same skin
We gotta get out of this jail
We gotta let the future in

So many things in your life
That you’re bound to regret
Why didn’t I do that?
Why didn’t I do this?

So many chances you lost
That you’ll never forget
Why didn’t I make it?
Why didn’t I take it right there?

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
If only—if only it was so
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
It could have been me
It could have been me

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
If only—if only it was so
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
It could have been me
It could have been me

You’ll have to pay for it later
If you don’t get it when it’s going for free
Believe me —!
Believe me —!

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
It’s something that’s always been so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste

And one of these nights
You’re gonna show me that you already know
There’s a feast waiting for you
And you never even gotten a taste
It’s later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste

You shouldn’t tremble when we touch
There’s no reason for these fears
It’s a promise that was made
We’ve been promised this for years

I wanna show you it all
What to do, and where and how!
‘Cause we’ll never be as young as we are right now
WE’LL NEVER BE AS YOUNG AS WE ARE RIGHT NOW!

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
If only—if only it was so
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
It could have been me
It could have been me

You’ll have to pay for it later
If you don’t get it when it’s going for free
Believe me!
(believe me, believe me!)

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
It’s something that’s always been so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste

And one of these nights
You’re gonna show me that you already know…
There’s a feast waiting for you
And you never even gotten a taste
It’s later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste....

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find!

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find!

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind (let’s get away from the past)
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find! (so many ways to go fast)....

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find! …

(Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Jim Steinman)
© 1998 The Really Useful Group Ltd./Lost Boys Music & Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

No Matter What (single version)

No matter what they tell us
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach us
What we believe is true

No matter what they call us
However they attack
No matter where they take us
We’ll find our own way back

I can’t deny what I believe
I can’t be what I’m not
I know I’ll love forever
I know, no matter what

If only tears were laughter
If only night was day
If only prayers were answered
Then we would hear God say:

No matter what they tell you
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach you
What you believe is true

And I will keep you safe and strong
And sheltered from the storm
No matter where it’s barren
A dream is being born…

(no matter who)
No matter who they follow
No matter where they lead
No matter how they judge us
I’ll be everyone you need

No matter if the sun don’t shine
Or if the skies are blue
No matter what the ending —
My life began with you

I can’t deny what I believe
I can’t be what I’m not
I know this love’s forever
I know, no matter what

(I can’t deny what I believe)
I can’t be what I’m not
I know this love’s forever
That’s all what matters now
No matter what....

(Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Jim Steinman)
© 1998 The Really Useful Group Ltd./Lost Boys Music & Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.