The Very Best of Meat Loaf

Disc One
1 Home By Now / No Matter What 8:26 Andrew Lloyd Webber / Jim Steinman
2 Life is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back (remix) 8:07 Jim Steinman
3 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) 5:04 Jim Steinman
4 Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad 5:23 Jim Steinman
5 Modern Girl 4:28 Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee
6 Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through 5:51 Jim Steinman
7 Is Nothing Sacred 6:37 Jim Steinman / Don Black
8 Paradise by the Dashboard Light 8:23 Jim Steinman
9 Heaven Can Wait 4:52 Jim Steinman
Disc Two
1 I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) 11:59 Jim Steinman
2 A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste 7:36 Andrew Lloyd Webber / Jim Steinman
3 I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth) 6:26 Diane Warren
4 Not a Dry Eye in the House 5:56 Diane Warren
5 Nocturnal Pleasure 0:38 Jim Steinman
6 Dead Ringer for Love 4:21 Jim Steinman
7 Midnight at the Lost and Found 3:31 M. Lee Aday / Steve Buslowe / Paul Christie / Dan Peyronel
8 Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are 9:45 Jim Steinman
9 Bat Out of Hell 9:54 Jim Steinman
Japanese bonus track
10 I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) (live) 12:58 Jim Steinman

Engineers: Todd Rundgren, Steve Rinkoff, Mark Thomas, Ed Sprague, Jimmy Iovine, John Jansen, Femi Jiya, Ray Bardani, Alex Olsson, Jess Sutcliffe, Malcom Pollack, Ron Nevinson, Larry Alexander, Ben Fowler, Shelley Yakus, Tom Edmonds.

Studios: Record One Recording, The Power Station, Bearsville, Utopia Sound, Bovaland, SARM West, The Hit Factory, House of Music, Marcus Music, Abbey Road, Chun King, Avatar, Conway, Metropolis, Right Track, A&M, Cherokee, Howard M. Schwartz Recordings, Record Plant, Criteria, Ocean Way.

Album remastered by Ted Jensen with Paul Angelli at Sterling Sound.

management: The Left Bank Organization
Business Management: Bernie Gilhuly, Tribe
Attorney: Gary Stiffelman, Esq. Ziffren, Brittenham & Branca
North America Booking: Jonny Podell, ICM
International Booking: John Giddings, Solo-ITG
Theatrical Representation: James, Levy, Jacobson

Official Meat Loaf Fan Club: P.O. Box 5248 Bellingham, WA 98227 USA or visit the Meat Loaf web site at www.1webplaza.com/meatloaf.html

Cover art: Michael Whelan
Back Cover & Interior Photos: Timothy White
Layout & Artwork: Hills Archer Studios & Joe Pearson

SPECIAL THANKS: Paul Conroy, Mark Hutton, Clair Phillips, Mark Terry, Tony Barker, Ashley Forbes, Steve Lee, Emma Poole, Carole Burton Fairbrother & everyone at Virgin; Allen Kovac, Jeff Sydney, Lewis Kovac, Randy Nicklaus, Jordan Berliant, Ed Thomas, Ashley Smith, Laure Dunham, Eli Lande, Lawrence Kovcac, Carol Sloat, Dawn White, Beverly Lund, Jed Grodin, Ken Berry, Alicia Winfield, Steve Burkow, Brett & Michelle Cullen, Miles & Leslie Levy, Ronni, Jim Wiatt, Ty Harmon & Steve Chasman, Janet Alhante, Antonio Banderas, Dennis Quaid, David Fincher, Kevin Hooks, Joe Cardone, Peter Chelsun, Amy Kovac, Sharon Sydney, John Sykes, Bruce Gillmer, Wayne Isaac, Bill Flanagan, Lauren Zalaznick, Shawn Murphy, Michael Larkin, Gayle Rosenthal, Catherine Furniss, Earl & Peg Shuman, Harley & Maria Medcalf, Yogi & Carmen Berra, Admiral Ronald ‘Rabbit’ Christenson, Leslie, Pearl, Amanda & Winnie

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Virgin / Sony CDV 2868 2CD 1998 EU
2 Virgin / Sony VJCP-36080-81 2CD 1998 JP bonus track, OBI + lyric sheet
3 Virgin / Sony CDVDJ2868 2CD 1998 UK black velvet case

Home By Now / No Matter What

Home By Now

The locusts are singing
The sun is red
It’s gotten so late somehow
There’s gonna be trouble
You know what they said
We should have been home by now
We should have been home by now

The thunder is rolling
The sky is black
It’s gotten so dark somehow
There’s gonna be danger
God, I wish we were back
We should have been home by now
We should have been home by now....

No Matter What

No matter what they tell us
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach us
What we believe is true

No matter what they call us
However they attack
No matter where they take us
We’ll find our own way back

I can’t deny what I believe
I can’t be what I’m not
I know I’ll love forever
I know, no matter what

If only tears were laughter
If only night was day
If only prayers were answered
Then we would hear God say:

No matter what they tell you
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach you
What you believe is true

And I will keep you safe and strong
And sheltered from the storm
No matter where it’s barren
A dream is being born…

(no matter who)
No matter who they follow
No matter where they lead
No matter how they judge us
I’ll be everyone you need

No matter if the sun don’t shine
Or if the skies are blue
No matter what the ending —
My life began with you

I can’t deny what I believe
I can’t be what I’m not
I know this love’s forever
I know, no matter what

(I can’t deny what I believe)
I can’t be what I’m not
I know this love’s forever
That’s all what matters now
No matter what

Home By Now (reprise)

The thunder is rolling
The sky is black
It’s gotten so dark somehow
There’s gonna be danger
God, I wish we were back
We should have been home by now
We should have been home by now
Now....

(Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Jim Steinman)
© 1998 The Really Useful Group Ltd./Lost Boys Music & Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back (Remix)

(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) …

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

You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)

Boy:On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Girl:Would he offer me his mouth?
Boy:Yes!
Girl:Would he offer me his teeth?
Boy:Yes!
Girl:Would he offer me his jaws?
Boy:Yes!
Girl:Would he offer me his hunger?
Boy:Yes!
Girl:Again, would he offer me his hunger?
Boy:Yes
Girl:And would he starve without me?
Boy:Yes
Girl:And does he love me?
Boy:Yes
Girl:Yes
Boy:On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Girl:Yes
Boy:I bet you say that to all the boys....

It was a hot summer night and the beach was burning
There was fog crawling over the sand
When I listen to heart I hear the whole world turning
I see the shooting stars falling through your trembling hands

You were licking your lips and your lipstick shining
I was dying just to ask for a taste
We were lying together in a silver lining
By the light of the moon you know there’s not another moment
Not another moment
Not another moment to waste

You hold me so close that my knees grow weak
But my soul is flying high above the ground
I’m trying to speak but no matter what I do
I just can’t seem to make any sound

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh—it must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
And I swear it’s true I was just about to say I love you

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh—it must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
And I swear it’s true I was just about to say I love you

Now my body is shaking like a wave on the water
And I guess that I’m beginning to grin
Oh we’re finally alone and we can do what we want to
The night is young and ain’t no one’s gonna know where
No one’s gonna know where
No one’s gonna know where you’ve been

You were licking your lips and your lipstick shining
I was dying just to ask for a taste
We were lying together in a silver lining
By the light of the moon you know there’s not another moment
Not another moment
Not another moment to waste

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh—it must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
And I swear it’s true I was just about to say I love you

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh—it must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
And I swear it’s true I was just about to say I love you

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
(it must have been when you were kissing me)
You took the words right out of my mouth
(it must have been when you were kissing me)
You took the words right out of my mouth
(it must have been when you were kissing me)
You took the words right out of my mouth
(it must have been when you were kissing me)
You took the words right out of my mouth
(it must have been when you were kissing me)
You took the words right out of my mouth
You took the words right out of my mouth
You took the words right out of my mouth

You took the words right out of my mouth
It must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
It must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
It must have been when you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
It must have been when you were kissing me....

(Jim Steinman)
© 1977 Edward B. Marks Music Co., Neverland Music Company, and Peg Music Co. (BMI)

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

Baby, we can talk all night
But that ain’t getting us nowhere
I told you everything I possibly can
There’s nothing left inside of me

And maybe you can cry all night
But that’ll never change the way that I feel
The snow is really piling up outside
I wish you wouldn’t make leave here

I poured it on and I poured it out
I tried to show you just how much I care
I’m tired of words and I’m too hoarse to shout

But you’ve been cold to me so long
I’m crying icicles instead of tears
And all I can do is keep on telling you:

I want you, I need you
But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad

You’ll never find your gold on a sandy beach
You’ll never drill for oil on a city street
I know you are looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks
But there ain’t no Coupe-de-Ville
Hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box

I can’t lie
I can’t tell you that I’m something I’m not
Now matter how I try
I’ll never be able—to give you something
Something that I just haven’t got

Well there’s only one girl that I will ever love
And that was so many years ago
And though I know I’ll never get her out of my heart
She never loved me back—ooh I know

Well, I remember how she left me on a stormy night
Oh, she kissed me and got out of our bed
And though I pleaded and I begged her not to walk out that door
She packed her bags and turned right away

And she kept on telling me
She kept on telling me
She kept on telling me

I want you, I need you
But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad

I want you, I need you
But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad
Now don’t be sad—‘cause two out of three ain’t bad

Baby we can talk all night
But that ain’t getting us nowhere....

(Jim Steinman)
© 1977 Edward B. Marks Music Co., Neverland Music Company, and Peg Music Co. (BMI)

Modern Girl

Once a beautiful Miss America married Mr Right
Had a little baby girl, born on a stormy night
But that was once upon a time, now it’s a brand new world

Gimmee the future—gimmee the future
Gimmee the future with a modern girl
Gimmee the future—gimmee the future
Gimmeethe future with a modern girl

Somewhere just between the past and somethin’ dawnin’ new
There’s a break in the chain—a skip in the clock
Girl, that’s where I’m gonna find you

Between the boy I was before and what I’m gonna be
There’s a clash on the border—a flame in the sky
Girl, that’s where you’re gonna find me

Can’t ya hear the planet groanin’ like a broken down machine
Rusted with the guilty tears of fallen kings and queens
But you and I stand innocent—baby it’s a brand new world

Gimmee the future—gimmee the future
Gimmee the future with a modern girl
Gimmee the future—gimmee the future
Gimmee the future with a modern girl

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
(gimmee the future with a modern girl)

We’re the son and the daughter on a new freeway
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE—GIMMEE THE FUTURE)
Laughin’ while the road maps blow away
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE WITH A MODERN GIRL)
We’re the son and the daughter and we ain’t afraid
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE—GIMMEE THE FUTURE)
Won’t be makin’ the mistakes our fathers made
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE WITH A MODERN GIRL)

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
(gimmee the future with a modern girl)
(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Oh gimmee the future with a modern girl....

Once a beautiful Miss America married Mr Right
Had a little baby boy born a stormy night
But that was once upon a time—now it’s a brand new world

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Gimmee the future with a modern girl...
(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Gimmee the future with a modern girl...

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Gimmee the future with a modern girl...
(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Gimmee the future with a modern girl...

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
Won’t you gimmee the future with a modern girl...

We’re the son and the daughter on a new freeway
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE—GIMMEE THE FUTURE)
Laughin’ while the road maps blow away
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE WITH A MODERN GIRL)
We’re the son and the daughter and we ain’t afraid
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE—GIMMEE THE FUTURE)
Won’t be makin’ the mistakes our fathers made
(GIMMEE THE FUTURE WITH A MODERN GIRL)

(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
(gimmee the future with a modern girl)
(gimmee the future—gimmee the future)
(gimmee the future with a modern girl)....

(Paul Jacobs / Sarah Durkee)
King Dog Music (ASCAP)

Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through

You can’t run away forever
But there’s nothing wrong with getting a good head start
You want to shut out the night
You want to shut down the sun
You want to shut away the pieces of a broken heart

Think of how we’d lay down together
We’d be listening to the radio so loud and so strong
Every golden nugget coming like a gift of the gods
Someone must have blessed us when he gave us those songs

I treasure your love—I never want to lose it
You’ve been through the fires of hell
And I know you’ve got the ashes to prove it

I treasure your love—I want to show you how to use it
You’ve been through a lot of pain in the dirt
And I know you’ve got the scars to prove it

Remember everything that I told you
And I’m telling you again that it’s true:
When you’re along and afraid
And you’re completely amazed
To find there is nothing anybody can do

Keep on believing
And you’ll discover baby

There’s always something magic
There’s always something new
And when you really really need it the most
That’s when rock and roll dreams come through

The beat is yours forever
The beat is always true
And when you really need it the most
That’s when rock and roll dreams come through… for you…

Once upon a time was a back beat
Once upon a time all the chords came to life
And the angels had guitars even before the had wings
If you hold onto a chorus you can get through the night

I treasure your love—I never want to lose it
You’ve been through the fires of Hell
And I know you’ve got the ashes to prove it

I treasure your love—I want to show you how to use it
You’ve been through a lot of pain in the dirt
And I know you’ve got the scars to prove it

Remember everything that I told you
And I’m telling you again that it’s true:
You’re never alone
‘Cause you can put on the phones
And let the drummer tell your heart what to do

Keep on believing
And you’ll discover baby

There’s always something magic
There’s always something new
And when you really really need it the most
That’s when rock and roll dreams come through

The beat is yours forever
The beat is always true
And when you really need it the most
That’s when rock and roll dreams come through… for you…

(the beat is yours forever)
(that’s when rock and roll dreams come through)
(the beat is yours forever)
(that’s when rock and roll dreams come through)

(the beat is yours forever)
(that’s when rock and roll dreams come through)
(the beat is yours forever)
(that’s when rock and roll dreams come through) …

(Jim Steinman)
© 1993 Music Corporation of America Inc. & Lost Boys Music (BMI)
All Rights admin. by MCA Music Publishing, a division of MCA Inc, New York, NY 10019

Is Nothing Sacred

If a love as strong as ours
Couldn’t make it all the way
Can anything make sense at all?
If a love so deep and true
Couldn’t stand the test of time
Then Mount Everest could slide and Jerusalem could fall

Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is forever just another word?
Is a promise something people used to keep when love was worth fighting for?
If we can say goodbye
If we can say goodbye—is nothing sacred anymore?
If we can say goodbye—is nothing sacred anymore?

I can hear the final words
Every sentence that was said
Don’t know what turned our lives around
It doesn’t matter who was right
There’s no justice in a dream
Never thought that a heart could break without making any sound

Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is forever just another word?
Is a promise something people used to keep when love was worth fighting for?
If we can say goodbye
If we can say goodbye—is nothing sacred anymore?
(if we can say goodbye)
If we can say goobye—is nothing sacred anymore?

Our love was certain as the dawn
As solid and save as love can be
Our love was a star to wish upon
And you thought that I’d saved you—could’ve sworn that you saved me

Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is forever just another word?
Is a promise something people used to keep when love was worth fighting for?
If we can say goodbye
If we can say goodbye—is nothing sacred anymore?
If we can say goodbye—is nothing sacred anymore?

Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is forever just another word?
Is a promise something people used to keep when love was worth fighting for?
If we can say goodbye
If we can say goodbye—is nothing sacred anymore?
(if we can say goodbye)
(if we can say goodbye)—is nothing sacred anymore?
Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is nothing sacred anymore?....

(Music by Jim Steinman, Lyrics by Don Black)
© 1998 Lost Boys Music, Don Black Music & Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  1. Paradise
  2. Let Me Sleep On It
  3. Praying for the End of Time

i. Paradise

Boy: Well I remember ev’ry little thing as if it happened only yesterday
Parking by the lake and there was not another car in sight
And I’ve never had a girl looking any better than you did
And all the kids at school they were wishing they were me that night

And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
It never felt so good, it never felt so right
And we’re glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
C’mon! Hold on tight!
C’mon! Hold on tight!

Girl: Though it’s cold and lonely
In the deep dark night
Boy: I can see paradise by the dashboard light

Girl: Ain’t no doubt about it, we were doubly blessed
‘Cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely dressed
Boy: Well, ain’t no doubt about it
Baby got to go on and shout it
Ain’t no doubt about it—we were doubly blessed

‘Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely dressed

Baby doncha hear my heart, ou got it drowning out the radio?
I’ve been waiting so long for you to come along and have some fun
Well, I got to let ya know, no you’re never gonna regret it
So open up your eyes: I got a big surprise, it’ll feel all right—
Well I wanna make your motor run

And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
It never felt so good, it never felt so right
And we’re glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
C’mon! Hold on tight!
Oh c’mon! Hold on tight!

Girl: Though it’s cold and lonely
In the deep dark night
Boy: I can see paradise by the dashboard light

Though it’s cold and lonely
In the deep dark night:
Paradise by the dashboard light

You got to do what you can
And let Mother Nature do the rest
Well ain’t no doubt about it, we were doubly blessed
‘Cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely—

We’re gonna go all the way in tonight
We’re gonna go all the way in tonight, tonight
We’re gonna go all the way in tonight
We’re gonna go all the way in tonight, tonight

We’re gonna go all the way in tonight
We’re gonna go all the way in tonight, tonight
We’re gonna go all the way in tonight
We’re gonna go all the way and tonight’s the night …

Radio Broadcast:Ok, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker going here, two down, nobody on, no score, bottom of the ninth. There’s the wind-up and there it is, a line shot at the middle, look at him go. This boy can really fly!

He’s rounding first and really turning it on now, he’s not letting up at all, he’s gonna try for the second; the ball is bobbled out in center and here comes the throw, and what a throw! He’s gonna slide in head first, he’s out! No, wait, safe—safe at second base, this kid really make things happen out there!

Batter steps up to the plate, here’s the pitch—and he’s going, and what a jump he’s got, he is trying for third, there’s the throw, it’s in the dirt—safe at third! Holy cow, stolen base!

He’s taking a pretty big lead out there, almost daring him to try and pick him off. The pitcher glances over, winds up, and it’s bunted, bunted down third base line, the suicide squeeze is on! Here he comes squeeze play, it’s gonna be close, here’s the throw, here’s the play at the plate, holy cow, I think he’s gonna make it!

ii. Let Me Sleep On It

Girl: Stop right there!
I’ve got to know right now!
Before we go any further—!

Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?
Do you need me? Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
Do you love me!?
Will you love me forever!?
Do you need me!?
Will you never leave me!?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
I’ve got to know right now!
Before we go any further
Do you love me!!!?
Will you love me for ever!!!?

Boy: Let me sleep on it, baby baby, let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it, I’ll give you an answer in the morning
Let me sleep on it, baby baby, let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it, and I’ll give you an answer in the morning
Let me sleep on it, baby baby, let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it, and I’ll give you an answer in the morning

Girl: I gotta know right now!
Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
I’ve got to know right now!
Before we go any further!
Do you love me!?
Will you love me for ever!?

What is it gonna be boy?
Come on, I can’t wait all night!
What is it gonna be boy? Yes or no?
What is it gonna be boy? YES or NO?!?

Boy: Na, na, naaa...
Let me sleep on it, baby baby, let me sleep on it!
Let me sleep on it, I’ll give you an answer in the morning

Girl: I gotta know right now!
Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?

Boy: Let me sleep on it, baby baby, let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it, I’ll give you a answer in the morning
The morning, I’ll tell you in the morning!!!! …

Girl: I’ve got to know right now!
Before we go any further!
Do you love me!?
Will you love me for ever!?

Boy: Let me sleep on it!
Girl: Will you love me forever?
Boy: Let me sleep on it!!
Girl: Will you love me forever!?

iii. Praying for the End of Time

Boy: I couldn’t take it any longer, Lord I was crazed
And when the feeling came upon me like a tidal wave
Started swearing to my God and on my mothers grave
That I would love you to the end of time
I swore I would love you to the end of time!

So now I’m praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
‘Cause if I got to spend another minute with you
I don’t think I can really survive
I’ll never break my promise or forget vow
But God only knows what I can do right now

I’m praying for the end of time
It’s all that I can do
Praying for the end of time
So I can end my time with you!!!

Boy: Well it was long ago and it was far away
And it was so much better than it is today …

Girl: It never felt so good
It never felt so right
And we’re glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife …

Heaven Can Wait

Heaven can wait
And a band of angels wrapped up in my heart
Will take me through the lonely night
Through the cold of the day

And I know, I know:

Heaven can wait
And all the gods come down here
Just to sing for me
And the melody’s gonna make me fly
Without pain
Without fear

Give me all of your dreams
And let me go along on your way
Give me all of your prayers to sing
And I’ll turn the night into the skylight of day

I got a taste of paradise
I’m never gonna let it slip away
I got a taste of paradise
That’s all I really need
To make me stay—just like a child again

Heaven can wait
And all I got it’s time until the end of time
I won’t look back
I won’t look back
Let the alters shine....

And I know that I been released
But I don’t know to where
Nobody’s gonna tell me now
And I don’t really care

No, no, no—I got a taste of paradise
That’s all I really need to make me stay
I got a taste of paradise
If I had it any sooner you know—
You know I never would have run away—from my home

Heaven can wait
And all I got it’s time until the end of time
I won’t look back
I won’t look back
Let the alters shine

Heaven can wait
Oh, heaven can wait
I won’t look back
I won’t look back
Let the alters shine
Let the alters shine....

(Jim Steinman)
© 1977 Edward B. Marks Music Co., Neverland Music Company, and Peg Music Co. (BMI)

I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)

And I would do anything for love
I’d run right into hell and back
I would do anything for love
I’ll never lie to you and that’s a fact

But I’ll never forget the way you feel right now—oh no—no way
And I would do anything for love
But I won’t do that
No—I won’t do that

Anything for love
Oh—I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love
But I won’t do that
Ha—no I won’t do that....

And some days it don’t come easy
And some days it don’t come hard
Some days it don’t come at all and these are the days that never end

And some nights you’re breathing fire
And some nights you’re carved in ice

And maybe I’m crazy, but it’s crazy and it’s true
I know you can save me, no-one else can save me now but you
As long as the planets are turning
As long as the stars are burning
As long as your dreams are coming true—you better believe it!

That I would do anything for love
And I’ll be there ’til the final act
And I would do anything for love
And I’ll take a vow and seal a pact

But I’ll never forgive myself if we don’t go all the way—tonight
And I would do anything for love!
Oh—I would do anything for love
Oh—I would do anything for love
But I won’t do that
No I won’t do that

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that…

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that…

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that…

And some days I pray for silence
And some days I pray for soul
Some days I just pray to the God of Sex and Drums and Rock and Roll

Some nights I lose the feeling
And some nights I lose control
Some nights I just lose it all when I watch you dance and the thunder rolls

Maybe I’m lonely, that’s all I’m qualified to be
There’s just one and only, one and only promise I can keep:
As long as the wheels are turning
As long as the fires are burning
As long as your prayers are coming true—you better believe it!

That I would do anything for love
And you know it’s true and that’s a fact
I would do anything for love
And there’ll never be no turning back

But I’ll never do it better than I do it with you—so long—so long
And I would do anything for love
Oh—I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love
But I won’t do that
No—no I won’t do that

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that…

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that…

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that…

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that…

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that…

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that…

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that…

But I’ll never stop dreaming of you, every night of my life—no way
And I would do anything for love
Oh—I would do anything for love
Oh—I would do anything for love
But I won’t do that
No I won’t do that

Coda:

Girl: Will you raise me up? Will you help me down?
Will you get me right out of this Godforsaken town?
Will you make it all a little less cold?

Boy: I can do that!
I can do that!

Girl: Will you hold me sacred? Will you hold me tight?
Can you colorize my life? I’m so sick of black and white!
Can you make it all a little less old?

Boy: I can do that!
Oh—no I can do that!

Girl: Will you make me some magic with your own two hands?
Can you build an emerald city with these grains of sand?
Can you give me something I can take home?

Boy: Now I can do that!
Oh I can do that!

Girl: Will you cater to every fantasy I got?
Will ya hose me down with holy water if I get too hot?
Will you take me to places I’ve never known

Boy: I can do that!
function Oh no—I can do that!

Girl: After a while you’ll forget everything
It was a brief interlude and a midsummer night’s fling
And you’ll see that it’s time to move on

Boy: I won’t do that!
I won’t do that!

Girl: I know the territory, I’ve been around
It’ll all turn to dust and we’ll all fall down
Sooner or later you’ll be screwing around

Boy: I won’t do that!
No I won’t do that!

Anything for love
Oh—I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love
But I won’t do that
No I won’t do that....

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

A Kiss Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

(aah, if only)
(aah, if only)

If you listen to the night
You can hear the darkness call
I can barely stand to wait
I can’t barely stand at all

C’mon closer to me now
Like we’re sharing the same skin
We gotta get out of this jail
We gotta let the future in

So many things in your life
That you’re bound to regret
Why didn’t I do that?
Why didn’t I do this?

So many chances you lost
That you’ll never forget
Why didn’t I make it?
Why didn’t I take it right there?

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
If only—if only it was so
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
It could have been me
It could have been me

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
If only—if only it was so
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
It could have been me
It could have been me

You’ll have to pay for it later
If you don’t get it when it’s going for free
Believe me —!
Believe me —!

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
It’s something that’s always been so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste

And one of these nights
You’re gonna show me that you already know
There’s a feast waiting for you
And you never even gotten a taste
It’s later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste

You shouldn’t tremble when we touch
There’s no reason for these fears
It’s a promise that was made
We’ve been promised this for years

I wanna show you it all
What to do, and where and how!
‘Cause we’ll never be as young as we are right now
WE’LL NEVER BE AS YOUNG AS WE ARE RIGHT NOW!

So many cries in the night
That you try to ignore
Why didn’t I do this?
Why didn’t I do that?

So many unaswered prayers
So many unopened doors
Why didn’t I take it?
Why didn’t I make it come true?

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
If only—if only it was so
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
It could have been me
It could have been me

The loneliest words you’ll ever know
If only—if only it was so
The emptiest words that there’ll ever be
It could have been me
It could have been me

You’ll have to pay for it later
If you don’t get it when it’s going for free
Believe me!
(believe me, believe me!)

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
It’s something that’s always been so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste

And one of these nights
You’re gonna show me that you already know…
There’s a feast waiting for you
And you never even gotten a taste
It’s later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste....

There’s a feast waiting for you
And you never even gotten a taste
It’s later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste....

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find!

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find!

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind (let’s get away from the past)
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find! (so many ways to go fast)....

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find!

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That’s all we’re leaving behind
It doesn’t matter what we’re losing
It only matters what we’re going to find!

There’s a feast waiting for you
And you never even gotten a taste
It’s later than you think
And a kiss is a terrible thing to waste
Girl:A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste....

(Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Jim Steinman)
© 1998 The Really Useful Group Ltd./Lost Boys Music & Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth)

Boy: I’d never tell you one lie, I’d never let you down
I’d never leave, I’d be the one who’d always be around
Girl:Baby give me a chance…

Boy: I’d pull the sun down from the sky to light your darkest night
I wouldn’t let one drop of rain fall down into your life
Girl:Put your heart in my hands…

Boy: Baby, believe me I could never do you wrong
And I would never paint your world blue
And if sometimes it seems I must have lost my mind
I might be crazy—but I’m crazy ‘bout you

Both: I’d lie for you and that’s the truth
Do anything you asked me to
I’d even sell my soul for you
I do it all for you—if you just believe in me

Boy: Just take a look in my eyes, you’ll see a love that’s blind
Just take a hold of my hand and I’ll take you to paradise
Girl:Ain’t a star that’s to far…

Boy: Your every wish will be a wish that I will make come through
And if you want the moon, I swear: I’ll bring it down for you
Girl:Let me into your heart…

Girl: Believe me, baby, got your name carved on my soul
‘Cause you’re the only one that I’ll give it to
Boy: Go let ‘em say that I’m a fool to act this way
‘Cause if I’m crazy—I’m just crazy ‘bout you

Both: I’d lie for you and that’s the truth
Do anything you asked me to
I’d even sell my soul for you
function I do it all for you—if you just believe in me

I’d lie for you and that’s the truth
Move mountains if you want me to
I’d walk across the fire for you
I’d walk on the wild for you—if you just believe in me

Girl: And you’ll never see a day I’ll ever break your heart
You’ll see the sky fall down before it ever gets that far
Boy: I’ll show you heaven ev’ry second that you’re in my arms
Baby I’m crazy—but I’m crazy ‘bout you....

Both: I’d lie for you and that’s the truth
Move mountains if you want me to
I’d walk across the fire for you
I’d walk on the wild for you, if you just believe in me

Boy:I’d walk across the wild for you
Girl:Move mountains if you want me to
Boy:I’d walk across the fire for you
Girl:Do anything you asked me to

Both: I’d lie for you—and that’s the truth
Do anything you asked me to
I’d even sell my soul for you
I do it all for you—if you just believe in me

I’d lie for you and that’s the truth
Move mountains if you want me to
I’d walk across the fire for you
I’d walk on the wild for you—if you just believe in me....

Boy:I’d lie for you and that’s the truth....

(Diane Warren)
© EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Not a Dry Eye in the House

Not a dry eye in the house
After loves curtain comes down
Listen and you’ll hear the sound
Hear the sound of a heart breaking…

I can still see you standin’ there
Midnight wind blowin’ through your hair
Remember kisses sweet in the salty air
When love was forever

Turn the page and we fade to blue
The scene has changed, now I’m without you
Well, you just walked away when the act was through
And the dream was over

It was almost like a movie, the way you said goodbye
You must have spend a lot of time rehearsing each and every line

Now there’s not a dry eye in the house
After loves curtain comes down
Listen and you’ll hear the sound
Hear the sound of a heart breaking—breaking

Not a smile left on my face
The ending is just too sad to take
And there is not a dry eye
Not a dry eye in the house

The greatest story was you and me
We had it all; we had everything
But now the story’s done, it’s just history
The last act is over

Your every line had the sweetest sound
Your every touch turned my world around
But then the light came up and my world crashed down
End of show, it’s over

It was almost like a movie, those nights we touched the stars
Time stood still for you and I—now it’s sad enough to make you cry

And there’s not a dry eye in the house
After loves curtain comes down
Listen and you’ll hear the sound
Hear the sound of a heart breaking—breaking

Not a smile left on my face
The ending is just too sad to take
And there is not a dry eye—not a dry eye in the house....

Act one: the story’s just begun
Act two: I fell in love with you
Act three: knew it was meant to be
Act four: you don’t love me no more

Not a dry eye in the house
After loves curtain comes down
Listen and you’ll hear the sound
Hear the sound of a heart breaking—breaking

Not a smile left on my face
The ending is just too sad to take
And there is not a dry eye—not a dry eye—

Not a dry eye in the house
After loves curtain comes down
Listen and you’ll hear the sound
Hear the sound of a heart breaking—breaking

Not a dry eye in the house
Not a dry eye in the house
Not a dry eye in the house.....

(Diane Warren)
© EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Nocturnal Pleasure

The entire city is burning
You can see the flames like the inside of a mad jukebox
Lost boys stalk the streets with those jungle markings on their chests
Barbarians prowl in shadows, their heads rocking the rodents
Motorcycles reproduce in nocturnal alleys, groaning with greasy pleasure
And they’ve blown up the YWCA like a giant balloon
And send it out to sea, full of screaming, lovely, lonely girls…

(Jim Steinman)
© 1981 Neverland Music Publishing Company (BMI)

Dead Ringer for Love

Boy: Every night I grab some money and I go down to the bar
I got my buddies and a beer, I got a dream—I need a car
You got me begging on my knees, c’mon and throw the dog a bone
A man he doesn’t live by rock ‘n roll and brew alone—baby baby

Rock ‘n roll and brew
Rock ‘n roll and brew
They don’t mean a thing when I compare ‘em next to you

Rock ‘n roll and brew
Rock ‘n roll and brew
function I know that you and I, oh, we got better things to do

I don’t know who you are or what you do
Or where you go when you’re not around
I don’t know anything about you baby
But you’re everything I’m dreaming of
I don’t know who you are
But you’re a real dead ringer for love
A real dead ringer for love

Girl: Ever since I can remember you been hangin’ around this joint
You’ve been trying to look away but now you finally got the point
I don’t have to know your name and I won’t tell you what to do
But a girl—she doesn’t live by only rock ‘n roll and brew—baby baby baby baby

Both: Rock ‘n roll and brew
Rock ‘n roll and brew
Boy:They don’t mean a thing when I compare ‘em next to you

function

Both: Rock ‘n roll and brew
Rock ‘n roll and brew
Boy:I know that you and I, we got better things to do

I don’t know who you are or what you do
Or where you go when you’re not around
Girl:I don’t know anything about you baby
Boy:But you’re everything I’m dreaming of
Girl:I don’t know who you are
Boy: But you’re a real dead ringer for love
A real dead ringer for love....

Boy:Ooh—you got the kind of legs that do more than walk
Girl:I don’t have to listen to your whimpering talk
Boy:Listen—you got the kind of eyes that do more than see
Girl:You got a lot of nerve to come on to me
Boy:Aah—you got the kind of lips that do more than drink
Girl:You got the kind of mind that does less than think

But since I’m feeling kinda lonely and my defences are low
Why don’t we give it a shot and get it ready to go
I’m looking for anonymous and fleeting satisfaction
And I want to tell my daddy I’ll be missing in action

Ever since I can remember I’ve been hanging around this joint
My daddy never noticed it—now he’ll finally get the point
Boy: You got me begging on my knees—c’mon and throw the dog a bone
A man he doesn’t live by rock ‘n roll and brew alone—baby baby baby baby

Both: Rock ‘n roll and brew
Rock ‘n roll and brew
I know that you and I, oh, we got better things to do

Rock ‘n roll and brew
Rock ‘n roll and brew
They don’t mean a thing when I compare ‘em next to you

Girl:I don’t know who you are
Boy:Or what you do
Girl:Or where you go
Boy:When you’re not around
Girl:I don’t know anything about you baby
Boy:But you’re everything I’m dreaming of
Both: I don’t know who you are
But you’re a real dead ringer for love
A real dead ringer for love....

Choir: (dead ringer for love)
(dead ringer for love) (dead ringer) …
(dead ringer for love) (dead ringer) …
(dead ringer for love) (dead ringer) …
(dead ringer for love) (dead ringer) …
[repeat to end]

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

Midnight at the Lost and Found

Hey Ricky, now mine is empty, how about one for you?
We could sit it out together, seems tomorrow’s overdue
Captain Video, done, went home, one pilot laid to rest
And dragon ladies talk that talk about who loves who—who loves best

Silver bullets in the jukebox
Spin another round
Everybody at the back of the line
It’s midnight at the lost and found

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
Remedy for all your ills at the lost and found
Midnight at the lost and found
Midnight…

Have double, it’s gettin’ late, you’ll get home, just rely on fate
Place just finally came alive, good ol’ boys just arrived
Stools keep changin’ faces and the night just slips away
And like a long distance love affair soon you’ve got to pay

Silver bullets in the jukebox
Spin another round
Everybody at the back of the line
It’s midnight at the lost and found

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
Remedy for all your ills at the lost and found
Midnight at the lost and found
Midnight…

Hangin’ on barely, hitch a ride away
Belly up and bury, boy, all the hurt you feel today, oh....

Hangin’ on barely, hitch a ride away
Belly up and bury, boy, all the hurt you feel today

Silver bullets in the jukebox
Spin another round
Everybody get back in line
Last call for the lost and found

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
A remedy for all your ills at th functione lost and…

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
A remedy for all your ills at the lost and found

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
A remedy for all your ills at the lost and found

Midnight at the lost and found
Lost souls in the hunting ground
A remedy for all your ills at the lost and found
(midnight… at the lost and found…)
(midnight… at the lost and found…)
(midnight… at the lost and found…)
(midnight… at the lost and found…)
(repeat and fade)

(M. Lee Aday, Steve Buslowe, Paul Christie, Dan Peyronel)
© 1983 Baseball Music Publishing Co. (ASCAP) and Neverland Music Publishing Co. (BMI)

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

function

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

function

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 m functionirror 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....

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

Bat Out of Hell

The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling
Way down in the valley tonight
There’s a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye
And a blade shining oh so bright
There is evil in the air and there’s thunder in the sky
And a killer’s on the bloodshot streets
Oh and down in the tunnel where the deadly are rising
Oh I swear I saw a young boy
Down in the gutter
He was starting to foam in the heath

Oh baby you’re the only thing in this whole world
That’s pure and good and right
And wherever you are and wherever you go
There’s always gonna be some light

But I gotta get out, I got break it out now
Before the final crack of dawn
So we gotta make the most of our one night together
When it’s over you know we’d both be so alone

Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes
Oh when the night is over
Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone, gone, gone
Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes

But when the day is done and the sun goes down
And the moonlight’s shining through
Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
I’ll come crawling home back to you

I’m gonna hit the highway like a battering ram
On a silver black Phantom bike
When the metal is hot and the engine is hungry
And we’re all about to see the light
Nothing ever grows in this rotten old hole
And everything is stunted and lost
And nothing really rocks and nothing really rolls
And nothing’s ever worth the cost

But I know that I’m damned if I never get out
And maybe I’m damned if I do
But with every other beat I got left in my heart
You know I’d never be damned with you
Well if I gotta be damned, you know I wanna be damned
Dancing through the night with you
Well if I gotta be damned, you know I wanna be damned
Gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned
Gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned
Dancing through the night
Dancing through the night
Dancing through the night with you....

Oh baby you’re the only thing in this whole world
That’s pure and good and right
And wherever you are and wherever you go
There’s always gonna be some light

But I gotta get out, I got break it out now
Before the final crack of dawn
So we gotta make the most of our one night together
‘Cause when it’s over you know we’d both be so alone

Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes
When the night is over
Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone, gone, gone
Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes

But when the day is done and the sun goes down
And the moonlight’s shining through
Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
I’ll come crawling home back to you

Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
I’ll come crawling home back to you....

Oh I can see myself tearing up the road
Faster then any other boy has ever gone
Oh my skin is raw but my soul is ripe
And no-one is gonna stop me now—I gotta make my escape
But I can’t stop thinking of you
And I never see the sudden curve ‘til it’s way too late

I never see a sudden curve
‘Til it’s way too late

Then I’m dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun
Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike
And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell
And the last thing I see is my heart… still beating

I’m breaking out of my body
And flying away
Like a bat out of hell

Then I’m dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun
Ooh torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike
And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell
And the last thing I see is my heart… still beating… still beating

I’m breaking out of my body
And flying away
Like a bat out of hell

Oh, like a bat out of hell
Oh, like a bat out of hell
Oh, like a bat out of hell (I’d be gone when the morning comes)
Like a bat out of hell (I’d be gone when the morning comes)
Oh, like a bat out of hell....

I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) — Live

[Japanese bonus track.]