Meat Loaf — Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back

1 Radio Edit 4:46 Jim Steinman
2 Ty Cobb 5:52 Jim Steinman
3 Album Version 7:59 Jim Steinman

Written, Arranged and Produced by Jim Steinman
Associate Producer and Recording Engineer: Steven Rinkoff
Associate Producer: Roy Bittan
Mixed by David Thoener
Original version appears on the Meat Loaf album "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" (MCA-10699)
Promotional CD single - not for sale

Label MCA Cat.No. MCA5P-2883 Format CDM Year 1993 Country USA Notes 3 track promo

Meat Loaf - Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back / Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)

01 Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back 8:00 Jim Steinman
02 Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) 6:54 Jim Steinman

Written, Produced and Arranged by Jim Steinman
Co-produced by Meat Loaf and the Musicians
Associate Producer and Recording Engineer: Steven Rinkoff
Mixed by David Thoener
Taken from the album album “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell”
For promo use only - not for resale

Label Virgin Cat.No. LEMON1 Format CDM Year 1994 Country UK Notes 2 track promo

Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back

(I want my money back!)
(I want my money back!)

It’s all or nothing and nothing’s all I ever get
Every time I turn it on, I burn it up and burn it out
It’s always something, there’s always something going wrong
That’s the only guarantee, that’s what this is all about

It’s a never-ending attack
Everything’s a lie and that’s a fact
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

And all the morons, and all the stooges with their coins
They’re the ones who make the rules—it’s not a game it’s just a rout
There’s desperation, there’s desperation in the air
It leaves a stain on all your clothes and no detergent gets it out

And we’re always slipping thru the cracks
When the movie’s over, fade to black
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

(I want my money back!)
(I want my money back!)

What about love?
—It’s defective!

It’s always breaking into half

What about sex?
—It’s defective!

It’s never build to really last

What about your family?
—It’s defective!

All the batteries are shot

What about your friends?
—They’re defective!

All the parts are out of stock

What about hope?
—It’s defective!

It’s corroded and decayed

What about faith?
—It’s defective!

It’s tattered and it’s frayed

What about your Gods?
—They’re defective!

They forgot the warranty

What about your town?
—It’s defective!

It’s a dead end street to me

What about your school?
—It’s defective!

It’s a pack off useless lies!

What about your work
—It’s defective!

It’s a crock and then you die

What about your childhood?
—It’s defective!

It’s dead and buried in the past

What about your future?
—It’s defective!

And you can shove it up your ass!

(I want my money back!)
(life is a lemon)
(I want my money back!)
(life is a lemon, life is a lemon)

It’s all or nothing and nothing’s all I ever get
Every time I turn it on I burn it up and burn it out

It’s a never ending attack
Everything’s a lie and that’s a fact
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

And we’re always slipping thru the cracks
When the movie’s over, fade to black
Life is a lemon and I want my money back—back—back—back—back....

(I want my money back!)
(I want my money back!)
(life is a lemon) …

© 1993 Edward B. Marks Music Co. (BMI)