Meat Loaf — If You Really Want To

A If You Really Want To * (alternate version) 3:38 Ted Neely / George Meyer
B1 Lost Love (previously unreleased) 3:37 Steve Buslowe / M. Lee Aday
B2 Keep Driving * 3:30 Paul Christie / Paul Jacobs / M. Lee Aday

Produced by Tom Dowd for Tom Dowd Productions

* from the LP/Cassette "Midnight At the Lost & Found" (EPC 25243)

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Epic / Cleveland Int. TA 3357 12″ 1983 UK Special Edition 3 track 12″
2 Epic / Cleveland Int. WA 3357 12″ 1983 UK picture disc

Meat Loaf - If You Really Want To

A If You Really Want To 3:38 Ted Neely / George Meyer
B Keep Driving 3:30 Paul Christie / Paul Jacobs / M. Lee Aday

Taken from the Cleveland/Epic LP "Midnight At the Lost and Found" EPC 25243

Label Epic / Cleveland Int. Cat.No. EPCA-3357 Format 7″ Year 1983 Country NL

If You Really Want To

You say you’re all alone
And after all the changes you’ve been through today
You can use a little tenderness right now

O.K.—I’ve been alone
And I can understand the way you feel tonight
Maybe together we can change it all right now

I can tell by the look in your tear-filled eyes
You need somebody you can hold onto

If you really want to
I’d love to hold you
If you really want to
Then I’d love to be the body
That you hold onto

You say, he broke you’re heart
He left you crying but he did not set you free
And now you feel like you can never love again

O.K.—so let me know
It’s up to you how long you let his memory stay…
And do you really want to carry on this way?

I can tell by the look in your tear-filled eyes
You need somebody you can hold onto

If you really want to
I’d love to hold you
If you really want to
Then I’d love to be the body
That you hold onto
If you really want to
If you really want to
Then I really can’t deny you

So many thing you need to know
So many left to say
But you mean more than words I know
I can help you chase the pain away....

I can tell by the look in your tear-filled eyes
You need somebody you can hold onto

If you really want to
If you really want to
If you really want to
Then I’d love to be the body
That you hold onto
If you really want to
If you really want to
Then I really can’t deny you

If you really want to
Oh, if you really want to
If you really want to
Then I’d love to be the body....
(fade)

Ted Neely / George Meyer
Carlin Music Corp. / The Middle of the Night Music Publishing

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.