Meat Loaf - Nowhere Fast

A Nowhere Fast (12″ version) 6.05 Jim Steinman
B1 Clap Your Hands 2.21 Richard Hartley / Brian Thompson
B2 Stand By Me 3.44 Ben E King

SIDE A
Re-Edited from the album/cassette "Bad Attitude."
Album: 206 619. Cassette: 406 619.
Produced by Meat Loaf, Paul Jacobs and Mack
Editing Engineer: Pete James
Original recordings produced by Alan Shacklock
SIDE B
Produced by Richard Hartley

Label Arista Cat.No. 601 585 Format 12″ Year 1984 Country DE Notes feat. 2 prev. unreleased tracks

Meat Loaf - Nowhere Fast

A Nowhere Fast (single version) 4:00 Jim Steinman
B Clap Your Hands 2:21 Richard Hartley / Brian Thompson

SIDE A
Re-Edited from the album/cassette "Bad Attitude."
Album: 206 619. Cassette: 406 619.
Produced by Meat Loaf, Paul Jacobs and Mack
Editing Engineer: Pete James
Original recordings produced by Alan Shacklock
SIDE B
Produced by Richard Hartley

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Arista ARIST 600 7″ 1984 UK incl. competition details
2 Arista ARISTD 600 7″ PD 1984 UK motorcycle/album cover shaped picture disc
3 Arista ARISTG 600 7″ 1984 UK gatefold sleeve, competition details
4 Arista ARIPU 600 7″ 1984 UK "Special Lim. Ed. Pop-Up Sleeve", competition details and tour dates

Nowhere Fast (single version)

It’s getting cold, it’s getting dark—the nights are longer everyday
The air is heavy and the clouds will never burn away
And we’ve been waitin’ here so long that we’ve forgotten what it’s like
To run into the fire, lookin’ straight into the—straight into the light

Your heart is tryin’ to rock but it can barely beat it all
Your souls is tryin’ to run but all your body does is crawl
You don’t need any signal
You don’t need any sign
Nothin’s gonna stop you once you cross over the line

I wanna tear it all apart
And take the clothes right off your back
We’re tearin’ down the highway
And we’re breakin’ away—
Breakin’ away—
Breakin’ away—
Breakin’ away from the pack
Ooh, breakin’ away from the pack

And if you don’t have anywhere to go
You go down on the pedal and you’re ready to roll

And your speed is all you need
All you ever need to know

You and me we’re goin’ nowhere slowly
And we gotta get away from the past
There’s nothin’ wrong with goin’ nowhere baby
But we should be goin’ nowhere fast

Everybody’s goin’ nowhere slowly
They’re only fighting for the chance to be last
There’s nothin’ wrong with goin’ nowhere baby
But we should be goin’ nowhere fast

It’s so much better goin’ nowhere fast!

You shouldn’t always see your world so clearly
You shouldn’t always know your place so well
And all we’re doin’ here is hangin’ around

And goin’ anywhere has gotta be heaven
Cuz stayin’ here has gotta be hell
And goin’ anywhere has gotta be heaven
Cuz stayin’ here has gotta be hell....

Your heart is tryin’ to rock but it can barely beat it all
Your soul is tryin’ to run but all your body does is crawl
You don’t need any signal
You don’t need any sign
Nothin’s gonna stop you once you cross over the line

I wanna tear it all apart
And take the clothes right off your back
We’re tearin’ down the highway
And we’re breakin’ away—
Breakin’ away—
Breakin’ away—
We’re breakin’ away from the pack
Ooh, breakin’ away from the pack

And if you don’t have anywhere to go
You go down on the pedal and you’re ready to roll
And even if you don’t have anywhere to go
You go down on the pedal and you’re ready to roll

And your speed is all you need
All you ever need to know

You and me we’re goin’ nowhere slowly
And we gotta get away from the past
There’s nothin’ wrong with goin’ nowhere baby
But we should be goin’ nowhere fast

Everybody’s goin’ nowhere slowly
They’re only fighting for the chance to be last
There’s nothin’ wrong with goin’ nowhere baby
But we should be goin’ nowhere fast....
[repeat and fade]

Written by Jim Steinman
Published by Lost Boys Music/Texascity Music (BMI)

Clap Your Hands

You like to bop, you love to stroll
I’ve even seen you rock and roll (rock, rock, rock and roll)
Now it’s time for something new
And here’s a thing that you must do

Oh clap your hands and stamp your feet
And lose yourself inside the beat (now you’ve got the beat)
Hear the thump inside your head
It’s time to move just like I said

Oh, clap your hands, clap your hands
Clap your hands, clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands, clap your hands
Clap, clap your hands

You’ve done the frog and boogaloo
The twist and turkey ain’t nothing new
So come along and move with me
You’ll be so cool, just wait and see

Oh, beat your feet and stamp the floor
And lead the band and stomp some more
Oh throw your hands into the air
Now even leap out from my chair

Oh clap your hands, clap your hands
Clap your hands, clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands, clap your hands
Clap, clap your hands
Why don’t you stay awhile

I told you once, won’t tell you twice
So do it now, take my advice
Oh clap your hands and feel brand new
Now clap your hands just like I do

Oh clap your hands, clap your hands
Clap your hands, clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands, clap your hands
Clap, clap your hands.....

Stand By Me

(stand by me)
(stand by me)

When the night has come and the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see (light we see)
Oh I won’t be afraid
No I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand by me (stand by me)

If the sky that we look upon (sha la la la)
Should tumble and fall (sha la la la)
And the mountains they should crumble to the sea (to the sea)
I won’t cry
I won’t cry (sha la la la)
No I won’t shed a tear (sha la la la)
Just as long as you stand by me (stand by me)

Darlin’–darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me (stand, stand by me)
Stand by me (stand, stand by me)
Just as long as you stand by me (stand by me)

Stand by me (stand, stand by me)
Stand by me (stand, stand by me)
Just as long as you stand by me....

(stand by me)

When the night has come and the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see (light we see)
Oh I won’t be afraid
No I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand by me (stand by me)

Darlin’–darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me (stand, stand by me)
Stand by me (stand, stand by me)
Just as long as you stand by me (stand by me)

Stand by me (stand, stand by me)
Stand by me (stand, stand by me)
Just as long as you stand by me....
(repeat and fade)

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  1. Name the towns Meat Loaf played at on his first U.K. Tour in 1978.
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Meat Loaf and the Neverland Express on Tour

December

1st. Birmingham, Odeon
3rd. London, Hammersmith Odeon
4th. London, Hammersmith Odeon
5th. Liverpool, Empire
7th. Ipswich, Gaumont
8th. Brighton, Centre
9th. Birmingham, Odeon
19th. Glasgow, Apollo
20th. Aberdeen, Capitol
21st. Edinburgh, Playhouse

January

17th. Leicester, De Montford Hall
19th. Newcastle, City Hall
20th. Edinburgh, Playhouse
22nd. Manchester, Apollo
23rd. Birmingham, N.E.C.
24th. Harrogate, Centre
26th. Bournemouth, The Windsor Hall
27th. Brighton, Centre
29th. Preston, Guild Hall
30th. Sheffield, City Hall
31st. Ipswich, Gaumont

February

2nd. London, Hammersmith Odeon