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Meatloaf: "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights"

 

 

I. Paradise
 

Boy:
I remember every little thing
As if it happened only yesterday
Parking by the lake
And there was not another car in sight
And I 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
C'mon! Hold on tight!
C'mon! Hold on tight!
 

Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
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
 

Ain't no doubt about it
Baby got to go and shout it
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
You got it drowning out the radio
I've been waiting so long
For you to come along and have some fun
 

And I gotta 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
C'mon! Hold on tight!
C'mon! Hold on tight!
 

Though it's cold and lonley in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard light
Paradise by the dashboard light
 

You got to do what you can
And let Mother Nature do the rest
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 tonight
We're gonna go allt he way
An 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 up 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 second; the ball is bobbled out in center,
and here comes the throw, and what a throw!
He's gonna slide in head first, here he comes, he's out!
No, wait, safe--safe at second base, this kid really
makes things happen out there.
Batter steps up to the plate, here's the pitch--
he's going, and what a jump he's got, he's trying
for third, here'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
glance over, winds up, and it's bunted, bunted
down the third base line, the suicide squeeze in on!
Here he comes, squeeze play, it's gonna be close,
here's the throw, there'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 gotta 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 gotta know right now
Before we go any further
Do you love me!!!?
Will you love me forever!!!?
 

Boy:
Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you my 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 my 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 my 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 gotta know right now!
Before we go any further
Do you love me?
And will you love me forever?
 

Boy:
Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you my answer in the morning
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
I started swearing to my god and on my mother's grave
That I would love you to the end of time
I swore that 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 gotta spend another minute with you
I don't think that I can really survive
I'll never break my promise or forget my 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:
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 were glowing like
A metal on the edge of a knife
 

 

 

 
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 here
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 me 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 dig for gold on a sandy beach
You'll never drill for oil on a city street
I know you're looking for a ruby in a mountain of rock
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
No matter how I try
I'll never be able
To give you something
Something that I just haven't got

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

I remember how she left me on a stormy night
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
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
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

I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE
 
 
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,
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,
Oh I won't do that

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
Some nights you're breathing fire,
And some nights you're carved in ice
Some nights you're like nothing
I've ever seen before or will again

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
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 (repeats 3x)

Some days I pray for silence,
And somedays I pray for soul
Some days I just pray to the God of
Sex and Drums and Rock 'N 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
And that's all I'm qualified to be
There's just one and only,
The 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 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

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
I would do anything for love,
But I won't do that, no I won't do that

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?

I can do that! I can do that!

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?

I can do that! Oh oh, now I can do that!

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?

I can do that! Oh oh now, I can do that!

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 places I've never known?

I can do that! Oh oh now, I can do that!

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

I won't do that! No I won't do that!

I know the territory, I've been around
It'll all turn to dust and we'll all fall down
And sooner or later, you'll be screwing around

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
 
 
 Hot Patootie
Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?
Meat Loaf
Rocky Horror Picture Show

Whatever happened to Saturday night,
When you dressed up sharp and you felt alright?
It don't seem the same since cosmic light
Came into my life, I thought I was divine.
I used to go for a ride with a chick who'd go,
And listen to the music on the radio;
A saxophone was blowing on a rock `n roll show.
You climbed in the back seat, you really had a good time.
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock `n roll.
(repeat three more times)

(Sax solo)

My head used to swim from the perfume I smelled.
My hands kind of fumbled with her white plastic belt.
I'd taste her baby pink lipstick and that's when I'd melt
And she'd whisper in my ear tonight she really was mine.
Get back in front, put some hair oil on
Buddy Holly was singing his very last song.
With your arms around your girl you'd try to sing along.
It felt pretty good. Woo You really had a good time.
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock `n roll.
(repeat three more times)

(Sax solo)

Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock `n roll.
(repeat seven more times)

 

Whatever happened to a Saturday night
When you dressed up sharp and you felt all right
It don't seem the same since cosmic light
Came into my life, I thought I was divine
I used to go for a ride with a chick who'd go
And listen to the music on the radio
A saxophone was blowing on a rock and roll show
We climbed in the back seat, really had a good time
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll

My head used to swim from the perfume I smelt
My hands kind of fumbled with her white plastic belt
I'd taste her baby pink lipstick and that's when I'd melt
She'd whisper in my ear tonight she really was mine
Get back in front and put some hair oil on
Buddy Holly was singing his very last song
With your arms around your girl you'd try to sing along
It felt pretty good
Woo
You really had a good time
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul, I really love that rock and roll

 
 
 

Heaven Can Wait
Piano: Roy Bittan
String Arrangement: Ken Ascher
Background Vocals: Rory Dodd, Todd Rundgren

Heaven can wait
And a band of angels wrapped up in my heart
Will take me through the lonely night
Throught 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 be 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
It's all I really need to make me stay-
Just like a child again

Heaven can wait
And all I got is time until the end of time
I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine
And I know that I've been released
But I don't know to where
And 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 is time until the end of time
I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine
Heaven can wait
Heaven can wait
I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine
Let the altars shine
 

 

 

 

 

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