Meat Loaf - Piece of the Action

A Piece of the Action (extended version) 5:27 Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee
B1 Bad Atitude 4:44 Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee
B2 Sailor To a Siren 4:40 Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee
Free 12″ promo single
C Bat out of Hell (live) 11:06 Jim Steinman
D Modern Girl (US remix) 4:24 Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee

SIDE A
Produced by Meat Loaf and Paul Jacobs
Original mix by Mack
Extended mix by Tony Taverner, Paul Jacobs, Bob Kulick and Meat Loaf
Extra recordings by Simon Sulivan

SIDE B
Produced by Meat Loaf, Paul Jacobs and Mack
Mixed by Mack
Featured male vocal on "Bad Attitude": Roger Daltrey

SIDE C:
Mixed by Tom Edmonds and Meat Loaf
Engineerd by Femi Jiya
Taken live from the NEC in Birmingham and Brixton Academy in London

SIDE D
Produced by Meat Loaf, Paul Jacobs and Mack
Original mix by Mack
US remix by Josh Abbey, Paul Jacobs, Bob Kulick and Meat Loaf

Side A and D remixed / side B taken from the album "Bad Attitude"
Album: 206 619. Cassette: 406 619.

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1a Arista ARIST 12-603 12″ 1985 UK incl. free 12″, double-sided poster
1b Arista FS 12603 12″ 1985 UK free 12″ promo single

Meat Loaf - Piece of the Action

A Piece of the Action (single version) 3:50 Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee
B Sailor To a Siren 4:40 Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee
Special Limited Edition Free Single
C Bat out of Hell (live version) ?:?? Jim Steinman
D Modern Girl (US remix) 4:24 Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee

SIDE A
Produced by Meat Loaf and Paul Jacobs
Original mix by Mack
Mixed by Tony Taverner, Paul Jacobs, Bob Kulick and Meat Loaf
Extra recordings by Simon Sulivan
Original recordings produced by Alan Shacklock

SIDE B
Produced by Meat Loaf, Paul Jacobs and Mack
Mixed by Mack
Original recordings produced by Alan Shacklock

SIDE C:
Mixed by Tom Edmonds and Meat Loaf
Engineerd by Femi Jiya
Taken live from the NEC in Birmingham and Brixton Academy in London

SIDE D
Mixed by Josh Abbey, Paul Jacobs, Bob Kulick and Meat Loaf
Original recordings produced by Alan Shacklock

Side A re-mixed / side B taken from the album "Bad Attitude"
Album: 206 619. Cassette: 406 619.

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1a Arista ARIST 603 7″ 1985 UK incl. free 7″
1b Arista FS603 7″ 1985 UK free 7″ promo single
2 Arista ARIST 603 7″ 1985 UK Contains free Meat Loaf tour patch. Sealed.
3 Arista ARISD 603 10″ PD 1985 UK skull shaped picture disc

Piece of the Action

Somewhere a red-eyed waitress
glances to another movie magazine
Down on the corner there’s a grocery boy
stuffin’ boxes fulla hungry dreams
Someone is cleanin’ up the offices
One window burnin’ in the dark
Somebody’s cryin’ is there any way
in hell to light a comet from a single spark?

Workin’ so hard I can’t remember much
about the freedom I been workin’ for
Felt like a prisoner ‘til I looked in your eyes
and saw a million wide open doors
Ya tell me, put a little money away
Well, every dog will have his day in time
Well I been slavin’ like a dog and I got nothin’ to show ya
but a collar and a fist fulla nickels and dimes

I want a piece—a piece of the action
Gimmee a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action
A piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings

Been livin’ just like my old man did
and neither one of us could get it right
Punchin’ in when the day begins
and punchin’ out the local boys at night
There’s someone leanin’ on a peelin’ porch
And someone leavin’ on a silver plane
And I finally know the man that I’d rather be
an’ girl, I won’t be back to getcha ‘til they know my name!

I want a piece—a piece of the action
Gimmee a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action
A piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings

Well they hand your paycheck every week
And steal a piece of your soul every day
Well, I don’t need no gold watch in fifty years—baby, let’s be golden today

I want a piece—a piece of the action
Gimmee a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action
A piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings

I want a piece—a piece of the action
Gimmee a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action
Tired of breakin’ my back
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings....

I want a piece—a piece of the action
Gimmee a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action
A piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings
Gonna turn on the master
Gonna cut these strings

Somewhere a red-eyed waitress
glances to another movie magazine
Down on the corner there’s a grocery boy
Stuffin’ boxes fulla hungry dreams....

Music: Paul Jacobs / Lyrics: Sarah Durkee
Published by King Dog Music (ASCAP)