Bonnie Tyler — Faster Than the Speed of Night

1 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? 4:03 John Fogerty
2 Faster Than the Speed of Night 6:35 Jim Steinman
3 Getting So Exicted 3:38 Alan Gruner
4 Total Eclipse of the Heart 6:58 Jim Steinman
5 It’s a Jungle Out There 4:33 Dennis Polen / Paul Pilger / William Moloney
6 Going Through the Motions 4:05 Ian Hunter / Eric Bloom
7 Tears 3:47 Frankie Miller
8 Take Me Back 5:15 Billy Cross
9 Straight from the Heart 3:38 Bryan Adams / Eric Kanga

Produced and directed by Jim Steinman
Arrangements: Roy Bittan and Jim Steinman (“Faster Than the Speed of Night” arranged by Steve Margoshes and Jim Steinman)
Associate Producer and Supervising Recodist: John Jansen
Engineered and Recorded by Neil Dorfsman (basic tracks) and Rod Hui
Mixed by Neil Dorfsman, John Jansen and Jim Steinman, (“Faster Than the Speed of Night” mixed by John Jansen, Scott Litt and Jim Steinman)
Additional Recording and Engineering: Frank Filipetti and Scott Litt
Album Production Co-ordinator: Don Ketteler
Album Recorded at The Power Station, NYC, Greene Street Studio, NYC, Right Track Studios, NYC
Mixed at The Power Station, NYC
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC

The Band: Roy Bittan — Piano. Rick Derringer — Guitars. Max Weinberg — Drums. Steve Buslowe — Bass. Larry Fast — Synthesizers. Jimmy Mealen — Percussion. Rory Dodd — Featured Vocals on “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and Backing Vocals. Eric Troyer — Backing Vocals.

The Band on “It’s a Jungle Out There”: Paul Schaffer — Organ. Hiram Bullock — Guitars. Steve Jordan — Drums. Will Lee — Bass. Jimmy Maelen — Percussion.

Additional Musicians:
“Have You Ever Seen the Rain”: Synthesizer — Dave LeBolt
“Faster Than the Speed of Night”: All keyboards — Steve Margoshes. Additional backing vocals and vocal wail — Holly Sherwood. Additional guitars — Martin Briley.
“Getting So Excited”: Seductive female dialogue — Jim Steinman.
“Total Eclipse of the Heart”: Additional keyboards — Steve Margoshes.
“Going Through the Motions”: Children’s chorus — Stephanie Black, Erika Katz, Brian Pew, Edward Skyar, Tristine Skyar, David Varga.
“Tears”: Organ — Paul Schaffer.
“Take Me Back”: Organ — Roy Bittan.

Management: David Aspen

For Newsletter Information send SAE to G. Taylor, P.O. Box 308, London E6 IEP

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 CBS CBS 32747 LP 1983 NL
2 CBS CDCBS 25304 CD 1983 NL
3 Columbia COL 327472 CD 1994 AT

Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Someone told me long ago
There’s a calm before the storm
I know
And it’s been coming for some time

When it’s over so they say
It’ll bring a sunny day
I know
Shining down like water

I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
Coming down on a sunny day

Yesterday and days before
Sun is cold and rain is hot
I know
It’s been that way for all my time

Til forever on it goes
Fill the circle fast and slow
I know
And it can’t stop my wonder

I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
Coming down on a sunny day …

I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
Coming down on a sunny day

Have you ever seen the rain?
Have you ever seen the rain?
Have you ever seen the rain?
Have you ever seen the rain? …

Faster Than the Speed of Night

I don’t want to let another minute get by
They’re slipping through our fingers but we’re ready to fly
The night’ll be our cover and we’ll huddle below
We got the music in our bodies and the radio

And when the morning arrives
It’ll all be gone
Disappearing (in)to the crack of dawn

We better make our move now
Before the sun is awake
It’s time to put up or shut up
And to pick up the pace
(baby, baby, baby)

And I don’t want to let another minute get by
Love is going to get us while the moon is in the sky
We may be running out of night but never running out of steam
We’re acting on a hunch and we’ll be acting out a dream

There really isn’t any time to lose
They’re going to catch us
If we wait until it gets too light

You’re such a pretty boy
Let me show you what to do and you’ll do it
But you gotta move faster
Faster than the speed of night

Faster than the speed of night
Faster than the speed of night
It’s all we ever wanted
And all we’ll ever need
And now it’s slipping through our fingers
Faster than the speed of night

Faster than the speed of night
Faster than the speed of night
It’s all we ever wanted
And all we’ll ever need
And now it’s slipping through our fingers
Faster than the speed of
Faster than the speed of night
Faster than the speed of night
Faster than the speed of night
Faster than the speed of night

Let me show you how to drive me crazy
Let me show you how to make me feel so good
Let me show you how to take me to the edge of the stars… and back again

You’ve gotta show me how to drive you crazy
You’ve gotta show me all the things you want to happen to you
We’ve gotta tell eachother everything we always wanted someone to do

I don’t want to push you now and I don’t want to rush
We’re getting closer every second now but close is not enough!
And the night’ll be our cover and we’ll huddle below
We got the music in our fingers and the radio

There really isn’t any time to lose
We’re going to loose it
If we wait until it gets too light

You’re such a pretty boy
Let me show you what to do and you’ll do it
But you gotta move faster
Faster than the speed of night

Faster than the speed of night
Faster than the speed of night
It’s all we ever wanted
And all we’ll ever need
And it’s slipping through our fingers
Faster than the speed of night

Faster than the speed of night
Faster than the speed of night
It’s all we ever wanted
And all we’ll ever need
And it’s slipping through our fingers
Faster than the speed of
Faster than the speed of night
Faster than the speed of night
Faster than the speed of night
Faster than the speed of night

Faster than the speed of night
(I don’t want let another minute get by)
Faster than the speed of night
(it’s slipping through our fingers but we’re ready to fly)
Faster than the speed of night
(I don’t want let another minute get by)
Faster than the speed of night
(love is gonna get us while the moon is in the sky)
Faster than the speed of night
(I don’t want let another minute get by)
Faster than the speed of night
(it’s slipping through our fingers but we’re ready to fly)
Faster than the speed of night
(I don’t want let another minute get by)
Faster than the speed of night
(love is gonna get us while the moon is in the sky)
Faster than the speed of night
(I don’t want let another minute get by)
Faster than the speed of night …

Aaah …
Aaah …
Aaah …
[vocal wail to fade]

Getting So Excited

The room’s all set–the door bell is ringing
The first to arrive switch their dails to swinging
The lights are dim to match te conversation
Strangers grind that stoned expression

He looks so cool, says a girl with a giggle
His handkerchief bugle slipping from the middle
Strokes his chin as his eyes refocus
Tonight’s victim smiles back

He’s getting so excited
They’re revving it up
He’s getting so excited–excited

The music’s dark–begins to get blacker
People start to move towards eachother
Some hold back, some peel of the layers
The atmosphere erupts with the drunken liberators

Walls flare up with animated shadows
As dancers jump like emancipated jackals
It won’t be long ’til the first couple’s cliche
She turns to him to say:

I’d do anything for love–but I won’t do that

She’s getting so excited
They’re trashing it up
She’s getting so excited–excited

The smoke mist clears to reveal drunken Jimmy
Whose just turned up, seen his woman getting friendly
With a charmer boy in second-hand leather
Lights go green–here’s gonna be danger

With two great strides there’s a push and a scuffle
You can’t make out through the naked muscle
A high pitched scream–a broken bottle
A ribbon of blood on the floor, ooh, ah ha

They’re getting so excited
But I want some more
They’re getting so excited
Down on the floor

They’re getting so excited
Excited–excited–excited
They’re getting so excited
But I’m getting bored
I’m just getting bored …

Total Eclipse of the Heart

(turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you’re never coming round
(turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears
(turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by
(turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eyes

(turn around, bright eyes)
Every now and then I fall apart
(turn around, bright eyes)
Every now and then I fall apart

(turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit restless and I dream of something wild
(turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit helpless and I’m lying like a child in your arms
(turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit angry and I know I’ve got to get out and cry
(turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified but then I’d see the look in your eyes

(turn around, bright eyes)
Every now and then I fall apart
(turn around, bright eyes)
Every now and then I fall apart

And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever

And we’ll only be making it right
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong
Together we can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time

I don’t know what to do
And I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg
And giving off sparks!

I really need you tonight!
Forever’s gonna start tonight!
Forever’s gonna start tonight!

Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
There’s nothing I can do—a total eclipse of the heart

Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say—a total eclipse of the heart …

(turn around, bright eyes)
(turn around, bright eyes)

(turn around)
Every now and then I know you’ll never be the boy you always wanted to be
(turn around)
Every now and then I know you’ll always be the only boy who wanted me the way that I am
(turn around)
Every now and then I know there’s no one in the universe as magical and wond’rous as you
(turn around)
Every now and then I know there’s nothing any better, there’s nothing that I just wouldn’t do

(turn around, bright eyes)
Every now and then I fall apart
(turn around, bright eyes)
Every now and then I fall apart

And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever

And we’ll only be making it right
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong
Together we can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time

I don’t know what to do
And I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg
And giving off sparks!

I really need you tonight!
Forever’s gonna start tonight!
Forever’s gonna start tonight!

Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
There’s nothing I can do—a total eclipse of the heart

Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say—a total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart

(turn around, bright eyes)
(turn around, bright eyes)
(turn around)
(ooh)
(aah-ah, aah-ah)
(aah-ah, ooh) …

It’ a Jungle Out There

I hear you call it civilization
It’s a jungle out there
It’s a jungle out there
Ooh, unending nights of temptation
It’s a jungle out there
Ooh but you just don’t care

Each night you dress up to kill them
Down at the watering hole
You stalk your prey with high fashion
With self control you play the role, yeah

The lonely
And the lonely heart hunters
The neon life
Oh it cuts like a knife

I hear you call it civilization
It’s a jungle out there
It’s a jungle out there

The sounds and shadows surround you
You’re swinging vine to vine
Below the nightmare it gathers
It’s like a jungle at feeding time

Clawing through the crowd each night
Oh you set your trap so carefully
A trophy for your wall
Hey! Someone has you in their sights
You ar both the hunters and the prey
No winners at all, yeah

I hear you call it civilization
When it’s a jungle out there
It’s a jungle out there
Ooh unending nights of temptation
It’s a jungle out there
Oh and you just don’t care, oh...

Ooh unending nights of temptation
It’s a jungle out there
It’s a jungle out there
You call it civilization, no no, oh no ooh
It’s a jungle out there

Ooh ooh, ohoh, ooh no
It’s a jungle out there
It’s a jungle
It’s a jungle out there, yeah …

Going Through the Motions

Children’s Choir
In and out and out and in
And up and down and all around
We’re going through it, nothing to it!
All you’ve gotta do is do it!
Going through the motions–1, 2, 3, 4

I go, you go, you go, me go!
Everywhere that we go we’ll be going through the motions–1, 2, 3, 4–1, 2

Going through the motions
Yeah, we’re going through the motions

I don’t really care ‘cause you’re going nowhere
You got nothing but fear in your eyes
You’re leading me on but you can be anyone
‘Cause I know you’ll be gone when I rise

And we’re going through the motions
Yeah, we’re going through the motions
Yeah, we’re going through the motions
Going through the motions

Staying with you gave us something to do
I always thought it was true for awhile
Your loving, your lies–you’re so thinly disguised
You couldn’t tell right from wrong if you tried

And we’re going through the motions, yeah
We’re going through the motions
We’re just going through the motions
Going through the motions

To thee I’ll dedicate this photograph
I’ll even sign it love to you, again
And when it’s faden and forgotten in some book
You’ll sometimes look (you will sometimes look)
You’ll sometimes look (you will sometimes look)
You’ll sometimes look …

It’s a game, it’s a game: no let’s call it a shame
‘Cause there is no one to blame, it’s a pain
You were a friend for a day, so don’t cry if I say
That you got what you want, it’s OK

And we’re going through the motions
Yeah, we’re going through the motions
Well we’re going through the motions
We’re just going through the motions …
[repeat]

Children’s Choir
In and out and out and in
And up and down and all around
We’re going through it, nothing to it!
All you’ve gotta do is do it!
Going through the motions–1, 2, 3, 4

I go, you go, you go, me go!
Everywhere that we go we’ll be going through the motions–1, 2, 3, 4–1, 2
[repeat]

Tears

Girl: Such a long time ago, now I know
You’ve woke up to find you were wrong
There ain’t no doubt, put me out
Nearly made me blind

You sent me a letter, brought tears to my eyes
Tell me you’ve changed after all this time
Like this stone rolling down the mountain side
It’s over, you can’t turn the tide
And it’s–

Both: Tears falling about love, falling without love
Tears falling about love, falling without love

Boy: I was glad to be with you
Near to you–my heart can’t deny
Girl:Tell me why, baby, why?
I was sad to leave your side
Stripped of pride when you said goodbye
Girl:Goodbye baby, bye

For every new road, there must be a friend
For every broken heart, there must be a mend
And the rain only lasted so long
It’s over, the thing we had is gone

Both: And it’s–
Tears falling about love, falling without love
Tears falling about love, falling without love …

Girl: To tell me you have changed brought tears to my eyes
Say you’ve rearranged after all this time
Boy: Like a stone rolling down the mountain side
It’s over, you can’t turn the tide
Girl:And nothing’s gonna stop my crying!

Both: And it’s–
Tears falling about love, falling without love
Girl:It’s what they mean to me
Tears falling about love, falling without love
Boy:Oh, that’s what they mean
Tears falling about love, falling without love
Tears falling about love, falling without love

Tears falling about love, falling without love
Tears falling about love, falling without love
Tears falling about love, falling without love
Tears falling about love, falling without love …

Take Me Back

You said it’s over now
It’s just not right
You said there’s a better place for you to be
It’s not with me

Then you turned and walked away
I can’t believe what I see
And I can’t go to sleep at night
When I think of how it used to be

‘Cause baby she can’t give you what I’ve got
And she can’t stop the pain
And she can’t love you the way I do
God, I want you back again

Maybe she could try with money
Or she could buy you clothes
But baby when it’s dark and you’re home at night
Does she ever hold you close?

She takes you out in style
She treats you right
She gives you all the things I never could
She’s so good

But don’t you think of me?
Baby late at night?
And I just can’t take it boy
Cause together we could be so right

Baby, she can’t give you what I’ve got
And she can’t stop the pain
And she can’t love you the way I do
And God, I want you back again

Maybe she could try with money
Or she could buy you clothes
But baby when it’s dark and you’re home at night
Does she ever hold you close?

Take me back
(ooh you’re gonna need me)
(ooh you’re gonna need me)
Take me back
(ooh you’re gonna need me)
(ooh aah-ha)

All those things we did before
Whatever happened to them?
And all those things I’ve been living for
Gotta start ‘em all over again...

You say it couldn’t last
That we were meant to part
A guy like you and a girl like me didn’t stand a chance
Not from the start

But then you looked at me
I had to ask why
As I see and try to find out
Why you left me for those hungry eyes

Baby, she can’t give you what I’ve got
And she can’t stop the pain
And she can’t love you the way I do
God, I want you back again

Maybe she could try with money
Or she could buy you clothes
But baby when it’s dark and you’re home at night
Does she ever hold you close?

Take me back
(ooh you gonna need me)
Take me back
(ooh you gonna need me)
Take me back
(ooh you gonna need me)
Take me back
(a-ha-ha)
You know you gonna need me
(ooh you gonna need me)
Take me back
(ooh you gonna need me)
Take me back
(ooh you gonna need me)
Aaah
(a-ha-ha)
Take me back
(ooh you gonna need me)
Take me back
(ooh you gonna take me)
Take me back
(ooh you gonna need me)
(a-ha-ha)
(ooh you gonna need me)
(ooh you gonna take me)
(ooh you gonna need me)
(ooh you gonna take me) …

Straight From the Heart

I could start dreamin’ but it never ends
As long as you’re gone we may as well pretend
I’ve been dreamin’
And that’s straight from the heart

(straight, straight from the heart)

You say it’s easy but who’s to say
That we’d be able to keep it this way?
But it’s easier
Comin’ straight from the heart

Oh–give it to me straight from the heart
Tell me we can make another start
You know I’ll never go, as long as I know
It’s comin’ straight from the heart

(straight, straight from the heart)

I’ll see you on the streets some other time
But all our words would just fall out of line
While we’re dreaming
Straight from the heart

(straight, straight from the heart)

Give it to me straight from the heart
Tell me we can make another start
You know I’ll never go as long as I know
It’s comin’ straight from the heart, yeah …

Give it to me straight from the heart
Tell me we could make another start
You know I’ll never go as long as I know
It’s comin’ straight from the heart

Yeah give it to me straight from the heart
Tell me we can make another start
You know I’ll never go, as long as I know
It’s comin’ straight from the heart

You know I’ll never go as long as I know
It’s straight from the heart

(straight, straight from the heart)

You know I’ll never go as long as I know
It’s comin’ straight from the heart …