Meat Loaf - Read ‘Em and Weep

A Read ‘Em and Weep 5:25 Jim Steinman
B1 Meat Loaf in Conversation 4:22
B2 Everything is Permitted 4:41 Jim Steinman

SIDE A and B2 Produced by Meat Loaf and Stephan Galfas
From the LP "Dead Ringer" EPC 83645

Label Epic / Cleveland Int. Cat.No. EPCA 12 2012 Format 12″ Year 1981 Country UK Notes "Special Lim. Ed."

Meat Loaf - Read ‘Em And Weep

A Read ‘Em and Weep 5:25 Jim Steinman
B Everything is Permitted 4:41 Jim Steinman

SIDE A Prod. by Jim Steinman & Jimmy Iovine
SIDE B Prod. by Meat Loaf & Stephan Galfas
Both titles taken from the chart album/cassette "Dead Ringer" EPC 83645

Label Epic / Cleveland Int. Cat.No. EPCA 2012 Format 7″ Year 1981 Country UK

Read ‘Em and Weep

I’ve been trying for hours just to think of what exactly to say
I thought I’d leave you with a letter or a fiery speech
Like when an actor makes an exit at the end of a play
And I’ve been dying for hours trying to fill up all the holes with some sense
I’d like to know how you faded and you threw it away
I’d like to give you all the reasons and what everything meant

Well, I could tell you good-bye or maybe see you around
With just a touch of sarcastic thanks
We started out with a bang and at the top of the world
Now the guns are exhausted and the bullets are blanks

And everything’s blank

If I could only find the words then I would write it all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
But it’s there in my eyes, so can’t you see me tonight
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

If I could only find the words then I would write it all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh, it’s there in my eyes, so can’t you see me tonight
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

I’ve been whispering softly trying to build a cry up to a scream
We let the past slip away and put the future on hold
Now the present is nothing but a hollowed out dream
And I’ve been dying for hours, trying to fill up all the holes with some sense
I’d like to know why you faded and you threw it away
I’d like to give you all the reasons and what everything meant

Well, I could tell you good-bye or maybe see you around
With just a touch of sarcastic thanks
But now the rooms are all empty and the candles are dark
Now the guns are exhausted and the bullets are blanks

And everything’s blank

If I could only find the words I would write it all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh it’s there in my eyes, and it’s all I can say
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

It there in my eyes and coming straight from my heart
It’s running silent and angry and deep
Oh, it’s there in my eyes and it’s all I can say
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

Read ‘em and weep —
For all the hours we’ll be spending alone
Read ‘em and weep —
For the dreams we’ll ignore
Running silent and deep —
And all those promises we promised to keep, they won’t be kept anymore

Read ‘em and weep —
For the magic that our bodies had made
Read ‘em and weep —
For the blood that we’ve lost
Running silent and deep —
And all those secrets that we somehow betrayed, for whatever the cost

Read ‘em and weep —
For the memories still alive in the bed
Read ‘em and weep —
For the lies we believed
Running silent and deep —
And all the things that can never be said —

Why don’t you look at me and read ‘em and weep?
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

And it’s there in my eyes and coming straight from my heart
It’s running silent and angry and deep
It’s there in my eyes, it’s all I can say
C’mon and look at me, and read ‘em, and weep....

© 1981 Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, Neverland Music Publishing Company and Peg Music Company (BMI)

Meat Loaf in Conversatiom

Yo!
Hey, yo!
No, no, no, don’t look up at the ceiling man, check out the speakers, that’s where it’s comin from…

Hi, this is Meat Loaf, and I just want to tell everbody in Great Britain that myself and the Neverland Express are comin, and we can’t wait. And beside that, I bet you that every day, that you ask yourself, or you ask somebody, what’s happenin?
Well, I’m here to tell ya, that Great Britain, you’re happenin, and always have been happenin, and as a matter of fact, I’m gonna tell ya somethin else thats happenin: we’re happenin, we’re happenin in April, and we’re gonna start happenin in Brighton on April 20th and 21st at the Brighton Conference Centre. Then me and the boys, we are gonna move right on up on April 23th and 24th to Birmingham, to the Birmingham National Exhibit Centre, and on April 26th and 27th we’re moving into London for the Wembley Arena. Now that one I can’t wait for. And then, on the 28th, we’re gonna take a day of, and we’re gonna check out things like Big Ben and the London Bridge – wait a minute, I think they moved that to Arizona, well, we’re gonna see that when we get to Arizona – and we’re gonna check out Windsor Castle and everything else, and then back into Wembley on the 29th and 30th. And then we’re gonna just cruise right on up to Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Playhouse, and then right back down on May 8th to the Birmingham National Exhibiti Centre.

Now then, just so that you are familiar with who you gonna see when you come to these places, well, I’m gonna tell you who’s in the band. The boys and girl in the band.
Number one, we got a local boy from Wales. His name is Terry Williams, and I’m sure that a lot of you know who he is, cuz he used to be with a band called Rockpile. Yo!
Alright, we’re gonna move to guitars. If you notice on stage left as you look, you’re gonna be seein a young boy by the name of Steve Hunter, who used to be in that dynamic duo with Alice Cooper. And then you move over to stage right, and you got Mark Doyle. Now Mark Doyle was with a lot of bands you probably didn’t hear of before, but the boy sure can play.
And then lets move back over to stage left on piana, cause we got Paul Jacobs on the keyboards, who used to be with Edgar Winter, and the boy can sure play ‘em hot. Fact, he misses a few notes every now and then, but you don’t care.
And then we gonna move over to the other side on the other keyboards, we got George Meyers, who used to be with Ian Hunter.
And then we’re gonna move up front, and we got the young lady, Pamela Moore. That’s right, Pamala Moore, used to be with Bob Seeger.
And then I’ll tell you what we got, we got holding up the bottom, my main man, Steve ‘Machine Gun’ Buslowe, who’ll a lot of you will remember as being with us the last time through.
And, if you step into the dressing room at any time, what you got? You gotta take you shoes off. You know why? Because you’re in the presence of the man who played Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Teddy Neeley. So show the proper respect. Please.

Alright, now that rounds out the band, but that didn’t round out the people who help with the records, and I’m gonna tell you who they were. That’s Todd Rundgren and Jimmy Iovine and Stephan Galfas, and my good friend Jim Steinman and Ellen Foley and everybody, Cher, and Cher who was on the single, the gold single "Dead Ringer for Love", we all send our thanks. And I’ll tell you what, you may be in for a surprise, in England, what’s not gonna happen anywhere else, cuz Cher sure may show up. Very possibly. I ain’t promisin nothin, but she might be there. So be watchin.

And I’m just here to tell ya, we’re gonna see ya and we thank ya for all your suport and everything you’ve done for us. Check you later, on the rebound Jack, hit me a home run, I’m outta here!

Yo, I finished it!