Bonnie Tyler — Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire

1 Ravishing 6:24 Jim Steinman
2 If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man) 5:15 Desmond Child
3 Loving You’s a Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It
(Duet with Todd Rundgren)
7:47 Jim Steinman
4 No Way To Treat A Lady * 5:17 Bryan Adams / Jim Vallance
5 Band Of Gold 5:49 Ronald Dunbar / Edith Wayne
6 Rebel Without a Clue 8:35 Jim Steinman
7 Lovers Again * 4:32 Desmond Child
8 Before This Night Is Through 5:21 Beppe Cantarelli / Adrienne Anderson
Under Suspicion * 4:24 Bonnie Tyler / Paul Hopkins / Peter Oxendale
9 Holding Out For A Hero * 5:48 Jim Steinman / Dean Pitchford

Produced and Directed by Jim Steinman
Background Vocals by Todd Rundgren
Arranged by Jim Steinman, Roy Bittan and the Musicians
Enigineered by John Rollo
Mixed by Larry Alexander (except for “Under Suspicion”)
Associate producers: Roy Bittan with Larry Fast and John Rollo
Additional Engineering by Steve Rinkoff
Recorded and Mixed at The Power Station
Additional Recording at The House of Music
Recording Assistant at The House of Music: Nelson Ayres
Custom Mastering for CDompact Disc, LP & Cassette by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
Production Coordination by Don Ketteler
Management: David Aspden

The Band:
Roy Bittan: Piano and Synthesizers (Courtesy of The E Street Band)
Max Weinberg: Drums (Courtesy of The E Street Band)
Jim Bralower: Drums and Percussion
Sid McGinnis: Guitar
Eddie Martinez: Guitar
Larry Fast: Programming and Synthesizers
Steve Buslowe: Bass

Backing Vocals:
Todd Rundgren (Courtesy of Warner Brothers)
Rory Dodd: Also Featured on Male Vocal Lines
Eric Troyer: Also Backing Vocals Arranger with Rory Dodd on *

Special thanks and gratitude to all the musicians who played on this record. All at CBS Records, especially Muff. The entire staff and crew at The Power Station. Todd for his brilliant vocal work. Steve Rinkoff. Don Ketteler. David Aspden.

Concept and Photography: Bob Carlos Clarke
Design: Roslav (for CBS Records)
Artwork: Studio Gerrard

Hair by Rick Haylor at Vidal Sassoon

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 CBS CBS 86319 LP 1986 NL omits "Before the Night is Through"
2 CBS CBS 40-86319 MC 1986 UK Side 1: 1-4, 8. Side 2: 5-7, Under Suspicion, 9
3 CBS CDCBS 86319 CD 1986 NL
3 Columbia COL 4719202 CD 1986 AT

Ravishing

When the sun is burning out
And the night is pouring in
Now is the time to run, run boy
Now is the time to hide

There’s nobody out on the beach
There’s nobody down in the woods
We’re gonna do it alone
We’re gonna do it outside—

And I can feel the air, it’s sticking to our skin so tight
And I can feel there’s something special in this air tonight—
—I really got it bad
Tonight I really got it bad
Tonight I really got it bad
But it’s still so good, so good
That I got it at all and it was

Ravishing (ravishing)
And I love to see the moonlight
See it shimmer down my dress
It’s so ravishing (ravishing)
And the wind is like a finger
Tracing patterns on your chest
You’re so ravishing (ravishing)

(and I know)
This is the season that we make our move
This is the season we’ve got something to prove
And this is the season I’ve got something to lose
Oh, it’s now or it’s never
So now and forever, we’re

Ravishing, oh-wo-wo
Ravishing, oh-wo-wo
Ravishing, oh-wo-wo

It’s all right
We’ll be ravishing each other till the end of this endless night
It’s all right, so right, it’s all right, so right....

And if an angel broke his wings
Would he come to you for parts?
I need a couple of wings boy, boy
I need a reason to soar

And if the devil lost his fire (there’s nobody out on the beach)
Could he count on you for sparks? (there’s nobody down in the woods)
There’s something we ought to try now
We ought to try it some more—

—Than anything I ever wanted was to see the light
And there’s a chance that we’ll be glowing in the dark tonight —

I really got it bad
Tonight I really got it bad
I really got it bad
Tonight I really got it bad
But it still felt good—so good—
—Just to get it at all, and it’s so

Ravishing (ravishing)
—And I can’t believe the way the stars are shooting through your hair
You’re so ravishing (ravishing)
And it’s just my luck tonight I don’t have anything to wear
We’re so ravishing (ravishing)

This is the season that we make our move
This is the season we’ve got something to prove
And this is the season I’ve got something to lose
And all we ever really needed was

Ravishing, oh-wo-wo
Ravishing, oh-wo-wo
Ravishing, oh-wo-wo

It’s all right
We’ll be ravishing each other till the end of this endless
Ravishing each other till the end of this endless night
It’s all right, so right, it’s all right, so right
All right....

Music and Lyrics by Jim Steinman. Lost Boys Music.

If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)

(if you were a woman and I was a man)
(would it be so hard to understand)
(that a heart’s a heart and we do what we can)
(if you were a woman and I was a man … I was a man …)
(ooooh)

How’s it feel to be a woman
How’s it feel to be a man
Are we really that different
Tell me where you stand
I look at you, you look away
Why do you say we’re night and day?
I’d like to try another way
Oh baby, for just one day

If you were a woman and I was a man
Would it be so hard to understand?
That a heart’s a heart and we do what we can
If you were a woman and I was a man
If you were a woman and I was a man, noh, ho

How’s it feel to be a hunter
How’s it feel to be the prey
Is there really a reason
For this game we play?
I look at you, you look away
Why do you say we’re night and day?
I’d like to try another way
Oh darling, for just one day

If you were a woman and I was a man
Would it be so hard to understand
That a heart’s a heart and we do what we can
If you were a woman and I was a man
If you were a woman and I was a man …

Instrumental

Hey, we’re just two people trying to love
Oh but how, how can we love?
With this wall between us, holding us back?

If you were a woman and I was a man
Would it be so hard to understand
That a heart’s a heart and we do what we can
If you were a woman and I was a man
If you were a woman and I was a man
If you were a woman and I was a man, oh

If you were a woman and I was a man
Would it be so hard to understand
That a heart’s a heart and we do what we can

If you were a woman and I was a man
Would it be so hard to understand
That a heart’s a heart and we do what we can

If you were a woman and I was a man
Would it be so hard to understand
That a heart’s a heart and we do what we can

If you were a woman and I was a man
(I was a man) …

Music and Lyrics by Desmond Child. CBS Songs Ltd.

Loving You’s a Dirty Job But Somebody’s Gotta Do It

(there were times we had it all)
(there were times we lost it all)

Girl: When the sky is falling and you’re looking ‘round for somewhere to hide
Did you ever call out to someone?
Did you ever call out to me, I’ve never been gone—
I’ve been right here by your side
There ain’t nothin’ but clouds
There ain’t nothin’ but clouds in your eyes

Why don’t you believe it when you finally found the truth?
You’ve been drinking poison water from the fountain of youth
Why don’t you stop tearing up everyone you need the most?
You’re so busy trying to get even
You never even try to get close

I can’t explain it away
It doesn’t make any sense
To know what it’s like
I guess you gotta go through it
I guess you gotta go through it
I guess you gotta go through it
It doesn’t matter baby
Loving you’s a dirty job
(it’s a dirty job, but we can make it)
But somebody’s gotta do it

Boy: There were times when we’d never fake it
There were times when we’d always make it
There were times when we’d take it to the limit
And we’d never, never, ever leave each other alone
We were flesh and blood and bone
There were times we had it all
There were times we had it all

Both:
(Alt/
Same)
There were times when we took our chances
There were times we were damn good dancers
There were times when we heard all the answers
In the beating of the drummer and the riches of the rock and the roll
I can see right through your soul
There were times we had it all
There were times we had it all

(It’s a dirty job, but we can make it … somebody’s gotta do it)

Boy: If your fears could only be forgotten
We could pull all the barriers down
Would you follow your dreams’ desire?
Would you follow your secret dreams and forbidden fire?
Let’s just peel out of this town
Both: It’s been nothing but dreams
It’s been nothing but dreams until now
Boy:You’re never gonna see it
Both:You got your head stuck in the sand
Boy:It’s the land of the free and easy street
Girl:It’s the home of the damned
Boy:You’re never gonna see it
Both:You better open up your eyes
Girl:You’re the only one who’s left—
Both:Who’s gonna believe all your lies

Boy: I can’t explain it away
It doesn’t make any sense
Both: To know what it’s like
I guess you gotta go through it
I guess you gotta go through it
I guess you gotta go through it
It doesn’t matter baby
Girl: Loving you’s a dirty job
(it’s a dirty job, but we can make it)
But somebody’s gotta do it

Boy: There were times when our bodies glistened
There were times that we can’t stop missing
There were times that we’d lay in bed and listen
Both: To the pounding, pounding chorus of our desperate hearts
Nothing could have torn us apart
There were times we had it all
There were times we had it all

Girl: There were times when we fought like tigers
There were times we were damn good liars
Boy: There were times we extinguished every fire
Both: That was burning, burning, burning, up each other alive

Boy: From the heavens on down to the dives
Both: There were times we lost it all
There were times we lost it all …

Boy:Oooh

(there were times when we fought like tigers)
(there were times we were damn good liars)

Both: There were times when our bodies glistened
There were times that we can’t stop missing
There were times that we’d lay in bed and listen
To the pounding, pounding, chorus of our desperate hearts
Nothing could have torn us apart
There were times we had it all
There were times we had it … all

(it’s a dirty job, but we can make it … somebody’s gotta do it)

(there were times we had it all)
(there were times we lost it all)
[repeat with adlibs]

Music and Lyrics by Jim Steinman. Lost Boys Music.

No Way to Treat a Lady

You can please me
You can sweet talk and lead me on
But believe me
Won’t be long ’till I’m catching on
Now you left me here with nothing
And you put my love on hold
Well, there must be something behind those eyes
Because I believe every lie you told

That ain’t no way to treat a lady
That ain’t no way to treat a woman in love
That ain’t no way to treat a lady
I could of sworn that you’d had enough

So you leave me
Well, I’m lonely and in despair
It intrigues me
How you don’t really seem to care
Well, I ain’t here for nothing
And my love doesn’t come that cheap
I will hold you to all your promises
If I could find one you meant to keep

That ain’t no way to treat a lady
That ain’t no way to treat a woman in love
That ain’t no way to treat a lady
That ain’t no way to treat a, to treat a woman in love …

You can tease me
You can sweet talk and lead me on
But believe me
Won’t be long ’till I’m catching on
For I ain’t here for nothing
And my love doesn’t come that cheap
And I will hold you to all your promises
If I could find one you meant to keep

That ain’t no way to treat a lady
That ain’t no way to treat a woman in love
That ain’t no way to treat a lady
That ain’t no way to treat a, to treat a woman in love

(that ain’t no way to treat a lady, no way to treat a lady)
(that ain’t no way to treat a woman in love, a woman in love)
That ain’t no way to treat a lady
That ain’t no way to treat a, to tread a woman in love …
[repeat with adlibs]

Music and Lyrics Bryan Adams/Jim Vallance. Rondor Music (London) Ltd./Adams Communications Inc./Calypso Toonz

Band of Gold

(since you been gone)
Now that you’ve gone
All that is left is a band of gold
All that’s left of the dreams I hold
Is a band of gold
And the memories
Of what love could be
If you were
Still here with me

You took me from the shelter of a mother
I had never known
The love of any other
We kissed after taking vows
But that night on our honeymoon
We slept in seperate rooms

I waited in the darkness of my lonely room
Filled with sadness, filled with gloom
Hoping soon
That you’d walk back through that door
And love me
Like you tried before

(since you been gone)
Since you’ve been gone
All that is left is a band of gold
All that’s left of the dreams I hold
Is a band of gold
And the dreams of what love could be
If you were still here with me

(since you been gone)
Since you’ve been gone
All that is left is a band of gold
All that’s left of the dreams I hold
Is a band of gold, oh …

(since you been gone)
(since you been gone)
(since you been gone)

You took me from the shelter of a mother
I had never known
The love of any other
We kissed after taking vows
But that night on our honeymoon
We slept in seperate rooms

I waited in the darkness of my lonely room
Filled with sadness, filled with gloom
Hoping soon
That you’d walk back through that door
And love me
Like you tried before

(since you been gone)
Since you’ve been gone
All that is left is a band of gold
All that’s left of the dreams I hold
Is a band of gold
And the dreams of what love could be
If you were still here with me

(since you been gone)
Since you’ve been gone
All that is left is a band of gold
All that’s left of the dreams I hold
Is a band of gold
And the dreams of what love could be
If you were still here with me

(since you been gone)
Since you’ve been gone
All that is left is a band of gold
All that’s left of the dreams I hold …

(since you been gone) (all that’s left is a band of gold)
(since you been gone)
(since you been gone)
(since you been gone) (all that’s left is a band of gold)
(since you been gone)
(since you been gone) …

Music and Lyrics by R. Dunbar & E. Wayne. Heath Levy Music. Co. Ltd.

Rebel Without a Clue

You’re a tough tail-gunner in a pitch black Chevy
Cruising in the moonlight
Ooh, your aim is steady
Your eyes are hungry and your hands are ready
You shot me where you wanted
You put me in a daze

No matter where you’re going you’ll always be a stranger
Getting into trouble, getting off on danger
Riding out of town like a cool lone ranger
When there’s nothing to lose you gotta call your own plays

Did anybody say something incredibly stupid?
Like there isn’t any paradise?
But I remember the songs and I remember the story
I remember the thrills and I remember the glory

So hold me — hold me in your arms
Deliver me from growing old
Hold me — hold me in your arms
Shelter me from going cold
I’m a shot in the dark without you
A rebel without a clue

Rebel without a clue
I don’t know what to say and I don’t know what to do
Standing on the corner in my boots and my leather
A little over the edge, a little under the weather
Just a rebel without a clue
I’m tired and lonely and crying for you
I know just when to sulk and I know just how to pose
Dirty Harry to Madonna
I’ve been learning all the roles

So hold me baby, hold me a little longer
Need me, baby, just a little stronger (tonight)
Move it, darling, move a little quicker
Prove it, darling, blood is really thicker (tonight)
Drive on, darling, drive a little farther
Dream on, darling, dream a little harder (tonight)
Teach me, baby, teach me how to love you
Without me you’re just another rebel without a clue

(just a rebel, just a rebel, just a rebel without a clue)
(rebel without a clue, ooh)
(rebel without a clue, ooh)

It’s been a long hot summer and it’s just the beginning
So keep our motor running and your tires spinning
So many places that I’ve wanted to be in
Take me where you’re going — away, beyond, above —
We’ll see a little action, relieve a little tension
Stuff I’d like to try that I shouldn’t even mention
I’ve gone so far that — I’m way beyond redemption
There’s nothing to it really — I think they call it love

Did anybody say something incredibly stupid?
Like there isn’t any paradise?
But I remember the songs and I remember the story
I remember the thrills and I remember the glory

So hold me — hold me in your arms
Deliver me from growing old
Hold me — hold me in your arms
Shelter me from going cold
I’m a shot in the dark without you
A rebel without a clue

Rebel without a clue
I don’t know what to say and I don’t know what to do
Standing on the corner in my boots and my leather
A little over the edge, a little under the weather
Just a rebel without a clue
I’m tired and lonely and crying for you
I know just when to sulk and I know just how to pose
Dirty Harry to Madonna
I’ve been learning all the roles

So hold me baby, hold me a little longer
Need me, baby, just a little stronger (tonight)
Move it, darling, move a little quicker
Prove it, darling, blood is really thicker (tonight)
Drive on, darling, drive a little farther
Dream on, darling, dream a little harder (tonight)
Teach me, baby, teach me how to love you
Without me you’re just another rebel without a clue …

Instrumental

So hold me baby, hold me a little longer
Need me, baby, just a little stronger (tonight)
Move it, darling, move a little quicker
Prove it, darling, blood is really thicker (tonight)
Drive on, darling, drive a little farther
Dream on, darling, dream a little harder (tonight)
Teach me, baby, teach me how to love you
Without me you’re just another rebel without a clue …

(just a rebel, just a rebel, just a rebel without a clue)....

Music and Lyrics by Jim Steinman. Lost Boys Music.

Lovers Again

I got pictures of you in funny poses
Letters from you with pressed yellow roses
I’ve got souvenirs of fun times together
And I’ll cherish those years, and you can bet I’m forever

I know we’ll be lovers again, darling
I know we’ll be lovers again
It’s a matter of time
Till you see that I’m
The one in the end, I was your friend
Lovers again

I got pictures of you with stolen kisses
We looked so young and so full of promise
And we had those dreams
But they’re not forgotten
Cause I’ll build that house with the yellow rose garden

I know we’ll be lovers again, darling
I know we’ll be lovers again
It’s a matter of time
Till you see that I’m
The one in the end, I was your friend
Lovers again …

Instrumental

There’s a picture of you in yesterday’s paper
With that smile I knew and the new name you’ve taken
And I’ll live each day without being bitter
‘Cause we weren’t that way
And I know … it’s not over

I know we’ll be lovers again, darling
I know we’ll be lovers again
It’s a matter of time
Till you see that I’m
The one waiting there and in the end
We’ll be lovers again …

Music and Lyrics by Desmond Child. CBS Songs Ltd.

Before This Night Is Through

I been crazy for you, so long
How could something so right turn out so wrong
Words, never mean what they say
Words just get in the way

Before this night is through
Gonna make you see
How I been blind to you
You been blind to me
Before this night is through we’re gonna get to the truth

Before this night is through
Gonna heal the pain
Before this night is through
You’ll be back again
No matter what we do I know we’ll be alright
Before this night is through

Hearts broken in pieces no time to mend
Without loving they fall apart in the end
Fools never admit they’re wrong
They live their lives alone, ooh

Before this night is through
Gonna make you see
How I been blind to you
You been blind to me
Before this night is through we’re gonna get to the truth

Before this night is through
Gonna heal the pain
Before this night is through
You’ll be back again
No matter what we do I know we’ll be alright
Before this night is through

Come inside, close the door, come to me now
We’ll find our way we know how
Let the past be the past, let it all fall away
Baby, I know, I know I told lies and to lie is a sin
We’ll get to the truth, we will simply begin …

Instrumental

Before this night is throug
We’re gonna get to the truth
Before this night is through
Gonna heal the pain
Before this night is through
You’ll be back again
No matter what we do I know we’ll be alright
Before this night is through
Before this night is through, yeah

Before the night is through
And even, and even before the night is through …
(before this night is through) …
And even, and even before the night is through …
(before this night is through) …
And even, and even before the night is through …
(before this night is through) …
And even, and even before the night is through …

Music and Lyrics by B. Cantarelli & A. Anderson. Screen Gems—EMI Music Ltd./Copyright Control

Under Suspicion

I put my trust in you ‘cos I’m not the suspicious kind
But it seems to me that there’s someone on your mind
And maybe I’m wrong and maybe there’s some mistake
But I won’t take any chances, I’m watching every mover you make
I never felt so scared and helpless before
I wish I could believe in you but I just gotta be sure

You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion all the time

When we talk I can see you can’t look me straight in the eye
What’s all the secrecy, you got me wondering why
Is there someone you met to make you regret your decision
How could you forget all our plans and all our ambitions
Don’t try to pull the wool right over my eyes
You think you’re pretty smart but I can see right through your disguise

You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion all the time

Instrumental

You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion

Instrumental

You’re under suspicion all the time
You’re under suspicion all the time

Music and Lyrics by B. Tyler / P. Hopkins / P. Oxendale. CBS Songs Ltd./Superworld Music Ltd./Copyright Control.

Holding Out for a Hero

Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the Gods?
Where’s the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what I need

I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life
Larger than life

Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There’s someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
It’s gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet

I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life
Larger than life …

I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night …

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear there’s someone somewhere watching me

Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in the blood

I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life
Larger than life

I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life
Larger than life

I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night …
[vocal wail and fade]

Written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford. Famous Chappell.