Meat Loaf — Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are

Objects in the Rear View Mirror… — Part 1

1 Objects in the Rear View Mirror… (edit) 5:57 Jim Steinman
2 All Revved Up (live) 7:59 Jim Steinman
3 Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (live) 7:35 Jim Steinman

“Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are”
Written, Arranged and Produced by Jim Steinman
Associate Producer and Recording Engineer: Steve Rinkoff
Mixed by Dave Thoener

“All Revved Up” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”
Written by Jim Steinman
Live performance Produced by Meat Loaf
Live Arrangements by Meat Loaf and the Neverland Express
Recorded and Mixed by David Thoener
Mobile recording unit provided by Effanel Music, New York
Recorded in New York, NY during July 1993

All tracks published by Carlin Music Corp.

Direction: Left Bank Organisation

Also available BAT OUT OF HELL II: BACK INTO HELL…

For more information write to: Meat Loaf c/o Left Bank Organisation, 6255 Sunset Boulevard, STE 2100, Los Angeles, CA 90028

LabelVirgin Cat.No.VSCDT 1492 FormatCDM Year1994 CountryCD1

Objects in the Rear View Mirror… — Part 2

1 Objects in the Rear View Mirror… (edit) 5:57 Jim Steinman
2 Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through (live) 8:27 Jim Steinman
3 Masculine (live) 8:25 Rick Derringer / Bernard Kenny / Jake Hooker

“Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are”
Written, Arranged and Produced by Jim Steinman
Associate Producer and Recording Engineer: Steve Rinkoff
Mixed by Dave Thoener
Published by Carlin Music Corp.

“Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through”
Written by Jim Steinman, Published by Lost Boys Music
“Masculine”
Written by Derringer/Kenny/Hooker, Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd
Live performance Produced by Meat Loaf
Live Arrangements by Meat Loaf and the Neverland Express
Recorded and Mixed by David Thoener
Mobile recording unit provided by Effanel Music, New York
Recorded in New York, NY during July 1993

Direction: Left Bank Organisation

Also available BAT OUT OF HELL II: BACK INTO HELL…

For more information write to: Meat Loaf c/o Left Bank Organisation, 6255 Sunset Boulevard, STE 2100, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Virgin VSCDX1492 CDM 1994 UK limited edition digipack
2 Virgin VS 1492 7″ 1994 UK omits “Masculine”
4 Virgin VSC 1492 MC 1994 UK omits “Masculine”, same songs on both sides

Objects in the Rear View Mirror… — US Retail Single

1 Objects in the Rear View Mirror… (wild car) * 7:38 Jim Steinman
2 Roll Over Beethoven (live) 5:50 Chuck Berry
3 Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through (live) 6:32 Jim Steinman
4 Objects in The Rear View Mirror… (acoustic version) * 5:52 Jim Steinman

* Written, Arranged and Produced by Jim Steinman
Associate Producer and Recording Engineer: Steve Rinkoff
Mixed by Dave Thoener

• Recorded live for VH1 Center Stage in Orlando, FL in November 1993
Produced by Meat Loaf and the Neverland Express
Mixed by David Thoener

The original versions of “Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are” and “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through” appear on the Meat Loaf album “Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell” MCAC-10699

Direction: Left Bank Organization
Illustration: Michael Whelan
Fan Club: Meat Loaf c/o Left Bank Organisation, 6255 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Label MCA Cat.No. MCADM-54858 Format CDM Year 1994 Country USA

Objects in the Rear View Mirror… — AC Radio Promo

1 AC Radio Edit 5:01 Jim Steinman
2 AC Edit 2 6:00 Jim Steinman
3 AC Edit 3 7:40 Jim Steinman
4 Full AC Version 10:17 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” MCAD-10699
Promotional CD single - not for sale

Label MCA Cat.No. MCA5P-3025 Format CDM Year 1994 Country USA Notes 4 track promo

Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are

The skies were pure and the fields were green
The sun was brighter than it’s ever been
When I grew up with my best friend Kenny
We were close as any brothers that you ever knew

It was always summer and the future called
We were ready for adventures and we wanted them all
There was so much left to dream
And so much time to make it real

But I can still recall the sting of all the tears when he was gone
They said he crashed and burned
I know I’ll never learn why any boy should die so young!

We were racing — we were soldiers of fortune
We got in trouble but we sure got around
There are times I think I see him peeling out of the dark
I think he’s right behind me now and he’s gaining ground!

But I was long ago and it was far away
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway — then the soul is just a car

And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
They are, they are....

And when the sun descended and the nights arose
I heard my father cursing everyone he knows
He was dangerous and drunk and defeated
And corroded by failure and envy and hate

There were endless winters and the dreams would freeze
No were to hide and no leaves on the trees
And my father’s eyes were blank as he hit me again and again and again

I know I still believe he’d never let me leave
I had to run away alone
So many threats and fears — so many wasted years before my life became my own

And through the nightmares should be over
Some of the terrors are still intact
I hear that ugly coarse and violent voice
And then he grabs me from behind and then he pulls me back!

But I was long ago and it was far away
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway — then the soul is just a car

And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are....

There was a beauty living on the edge of town
And she always put the top up and the hammer down
And she taught me every thing I’ll ever know
About the mystery and the muscle of love

The stars would glimmer and the moon would glow
I’m in the back seat with my Julie like a Romeo
And the signs along the highway all said
“Caution! Kids At Play!”

Those were the rights of spring and we did everything—
There was salvation every night
We got our dreams reborn and our upholstery torn
But everything we tried was right!

She used her body just like a bandage
She used my body just like a wound
I’ll probably never know where she disappeared
But I can she her rising up out of the back seat now
Just like an angel rising up from a tomb!

But I was long ago and it was far away
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway — then the soul is just a car

And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are

And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are

She used her body just like a bandage
She used my body just like a wound
I’ll probably never know where she disappeared
But I can she her rising up out of the back seat now....

Published by Carlin Music Corp.

All Revved Up With No Place To Go — Live Intro

Boy: Ev’ry afternoon I used to just stand there
Three o’clock bell would ring and I’d be the first one down on the front steps
Waiting for …
She was a dream
She was a vision
She was everything any sixteen year ol’ varsity tackle would ever want in a woman

Well, I was nothin’ but a lonely boy lookin’ for something new
And you were nothin’ but a lonely girl
But you were somethin’—somethin’ like a dream come through

I am a varsity tackle an’ a hell of a block
When I played my guitar I made the canyon rock

But every Saturday night I felt the fever grow
Girl:Do ya know what it’s like?
Aah, she used ta just …
Girl:Do ya know what it’s like?
… pass me by
She used to just pass me by …
Didn’t even look at me!
Not even a glance at me!
Oh! An’ I was just …
I was just … all revved up with no place ta …

[ song continues ]

Roll Over Beethoven — Live

I’m gonna write a little letter
Gonna mail it to my local DJ
And it’s a rocking little record
I want my jockey to play

Roll over Beethoven
Got to hear it again today

Well, my temperature rising
And the jukebox blowing a fuse
Well my heart beating rhythm
And my soul keeps a singing the blues

Roll over Beethoven
And rocking in two by two

Well she wiggle like a glow worm
Spinning like a spinning top
She got a crazy partner
But you wanna see ‘em reel and rock

As long as she’s got a dime
Oh the music will never stop

Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Dig these rhythm and blues....

Well now early in the morning
I’m a giving you the warning
Don’t you step on my new suede shoes
Oh hey diddle diddle — gonna play my fiddle
Ain’t got nothing to lose

Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news

Well, my temperature rising
The jukebox blowing a fuse
Well my heart beating rhythm
And my soul keeps a singing the blues

Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news

Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Dig these rhythm and blues

Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Dig these....

First released by Chuck Berry, 1956
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