Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

A Paradise by the Dashboard Light 7:55 Jim Steinman
B "Bat" Overture 2:32 Jim Steinman

Produced by Todd Rundgren
Feature Femal Vocal: Ellen Foley
Baseball Play-By-Play: Phil (Scooter) Rizzuto (All-Star Yankee Shortstop and Voice of the New York Yankees)
Taken from the EPIC LP "Bat out of Hell" PE 34974 (25AP-889 for Japan)

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Epic / Cleveland Int. 8-50588 7″ 1977 USA side B: long version
2 Epic / Sony 5P-5 7″ 1977 JPN Promo. Side B: 2:36 long version.
3 Epic / Cleveland Int. EPC 6673 7″ 1978 NL "CBS Hit" sleeve

Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

A Paradise by the Dashboard Light (With Baseball Play-By-Play) 8:28 Jim Steinman
B Paradise by the Dashboard Light (Without Baseball Play-By-Play) 6:58 Jim Steinman

Produced by Todd Rundgren
From the LP "Bat out of Hell" EPC 82419
Feature Femal Vocal: Ellen Foley

Label Epic / Cleveland Int. Cat.No. EPC 6805 Format 12″ Year 1978 Country DE Notes "Limitierte Auflage 45 RPM"

Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

A Paradise by the Dashboard Light (radio edit) 5:32 Jim Steinman
B "Bat" Overture 2:02 Jim Steinman

Produced by Todd Rundgren
Featured Femal Vocal: Ellen Foley
Baseball Play-By-Play: Phil (Scooter) Rizzuto (All-Star Yankee Shortstop and Voice of the New York Yankees)
Taken from the EPIC LP "Bat out of Hell" EPC 82419

Label Epic / Cleveland Int. Cat.No. EPC 6673 Format 7″ Year 1978 Country NL Notes picture sleeve, WOJ, Side B: 2:02 short version

Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

1 Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  1. Paradise
  2. Let Me Sleep On It
  3. Praying for the End of Time
8:28 Jim Steinman
2 You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) (album version without spoken intro) 4:13 Jim Steinman
3 I’m Gonna Love Her for Both of Us * 7:09 Jim Steinman

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Todd Rundgren
* Produced by Tom Dowd

Label Epic / Cleveland Int. Cat.No. EPC 652898 3 Format 3″ CD Year 1988 Country NL Notes "3-Inch single with free adapter"

Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

A Paradise by the Dashboard Light (radio edit) 5:32 Jim Steinman
B You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) (album version without spoken intro) 4:12 Jim Steinman

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Todd Rundgren
Featured Femal Vocal: Ellen Foley
Baseball Play-By-Play: Phil (Scooter) Rizzuto (All-Star Yankee Shortstop and Voice of the New York Yankees)
Taken from the EPIC LP "Bat out of Hell" EPC 82419

Label Epic / Cleveland Int. Cat.No. EPC 652898 7 Format 7″ Year 1988 Country NL Notes big unrelated sticker on jacket

Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

1 Edit 6:37 Jim Steinman
2 Album Version 8:28 Jim Steinman

Written by Jim Steinman
Produced by Todd Rundgren
Music Supervisor: Kathy Nelson

Album Version appears on the forthcoming Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Leap of Faith MCAC-10671
Meat Loaf performs courtesy of Epic Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Watch for Meat Loaf’s new album “Bat out of Hell II, Back Into Hell” coming soon! MCAC-10699

Label MCA Cat.No. MCA5P-2492 Format CDS Year 1992 Country US Notes 2 track promo, movie tie-in

Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

1 Paradise by the Dashboard Light* (radio edit) 5:32 Jim Steinman
2 Paradise by the Dashboard Light*
  1. Paradise
  2. Let Me Sleep On It
  3. Praying for the End of Time
8:28 Jim Steinman
3 Dead Ringer for Love 4:21 Jim Steinman

*Van de CD "Bat out of Hell" 4630442

Label Epic Cat.No. EPC 659933 2 Format CDM Year 1993 Country NL

Paradise by the Dashboard Light (radio edit)

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
Boy: ‘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

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 …

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!!!?

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 …