SONGS BY JIM STEINMAN

BAT OUT OF HELL (1977)
BAD FOR GOOD (1981)
DEAD RINGER (1981)
FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF NIGHT (1983)
STREETS OF FIRE (1984)
SECRET DREAMS AND FORBIDDEN FIRE (1986)
ORIGINAL SIN (1989)
BACK INTO HELL (1993)


BAT OUT OF HELL (1977)


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's evil in the air and there's thunder in the sky
And a killer's on the bloodshot streets
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 heat

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 gotta 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'll 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 on 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 rotting old hole
And everything is stunted and lost
And nothing really rocks
And nothing really rolls
And nothing's ever worth the cost
And 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 rather be damned with you
If I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned
Dancing through the night with you
If I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned
Gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned
If I 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 gotta 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'll 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 on back to you
Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
I'll come crawling on back to you

I can see myself tearing up the road
Faster than any other boy has ever gone
And my skin is raw but my soul is ripe
No one's gonna stop me now
I gotta make my escape
But I can't stop thinking of you
And I never see the sudden curve until it's way too late
I never see the sudden curve until 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
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
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
Breaking out of my body and flying away
Like a bat out of hell
Like a bat out of hell
Like a bat out of hell
Like a bat out of hell
Like a bat out of hell
Like a bat out of hell


YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH
(Hot Summer Night)

It was a hot summer night and the beach was burning
There was fog crawling over the sand
And when I listen to your 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

Well, 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 while 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 while 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
Oooh, we're finally alone and we can do what we want to
The night is young
And ain't no one gonna know where
No one 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 to waste

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh - it must have been while 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 while 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


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
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
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


ALL REVVED UP WITH NO PLACE TO GO

I was nothing but a lonely boy looking for something new
And you were nothing but a lonely girl
But you were something
Something like a dream come true

I was a varsity tackle and a hell of a block
When I played my guitar
I made the canyons rock - but -
Every Saturday night
I felt the fever grow
Do ya know what it's like
All revved up with no place to go
Do ya know what it's like
All revved up with no place to go

And in the middle of a steaming night
I'm tossing in my sleep
And in the middle of a red-eyed dream
I see you coming
Coming on to give it to me

I was out on the prowl down by the edge of the track
And like a son of a jackal
I'm a leader of the pack - but -
Every Saturday night
I felt the fever grow
Do ya know what it's like
All revved up with no place to go
Do ya know what it's like
All revved up with no place to go

Oh, Baby, I'm a hunter in the dark of the forest
I've been stalking you and tracking you down
Cruising up and down the main drag all night long
We could be standing at the top of the world
Instead of sinking further down in the mud
You and me 'round about midnight
You and me' round about midnight
Someone's got to draw first
Draw first
Someone's got to draw first blood
Someone's got to draw first blood
Oooh I got to draw first blood
Oooh I got to draw first blood

I was out on the prowl down by the edge of the track -
And like a son of a jackal I'm a leader of the pack - but -
Every Saturday night
I felt the fever grow
Do ya know what it's like
All revved up with no place to go
Do ya know what it's like
All revved up with no place to go

I was nothing but a lonely all-American boy
Looking out for something to do
And you were nothing but a lonely all-American girl
But you were something like a dream come true
I was a varsity tackle and a hell of a block
And when I played my guitar I made the canyons rock
But every Saturday night
I felt the fever grow
All revved up with no place to go
All revved up with no place to go
All revved up with no place to go
All revved up with no place to go
All revved up with no place to go


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 find your 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 rocks
But there ain't no Coup 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 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
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


PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT

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
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 you 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!
C'mon! Hold on tight!

Though it's cold and lonely 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 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 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 glances over, winds up, and it's bunted, bunted down the 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 gotta know right know!
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 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 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
I'll give you an 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


FOR CRYING OUT LOUD

I was lost till you were found
But I never knew how far down
I was falling
Before I reached the bottom

I was cold and you were fire
And I never knew how the pyre
Could be burning
On the edge of the ice field

And now the chilly California wind
Is blowing down our bodies again
And we're sinking deeper and deeper in the chilly California sand
Oh I know you belong inside my aching heart
And can't you see my faded Levis bursting apart
And don't you hear me crying:
"Oh Babe, don't go"
And don't you hear me screaming:
"How was I to know?"

I'm in the middle of nowhere
Near the end of the line
But there's a border to somewhere waiting
And there's a tankful of time
Oh give me just another moment to see the light of the day
And take me to another land where I don't have to stay
And I'm gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do
And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes
Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through

For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love you

I was damned and you were saved
And I never knew how enslaved
I was kneeling
In the chains of my master

I could laugh but you could cry
And I never knew just how high
I was flying
Ah, with you right above me

And now the chilly California wind
Is blowing down our bodies again
And we're sinking deeper and deeper in the chilly California sand
Oh I know you belong inside my aching heart
And can't you see my faded Levis bursting apart
And don't you hear me crying:
"Oh Babe, don't go"
And don't you hear me screaming:
"How was I to know?"

I'm in the middle of nowhere
Near the end of the line
But there's a border to somewhere waiting
And there's a tankful of time
Oh give me just another moment to see the light of the day
And take me to another land where I don't have to stay
And I'm gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do
And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes
Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through

For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love you

For taking in the rain when I'm feeling so dry
For giving me the answers when I'm asking you why
My oh my
For that I thank you

For taking in the sun when I'm feeling so cold
For giving me a child when my body is old
Don't you know
For that I need you

For coming to my room when you know I'm alone
For finding me a highway and for driving me home
You got to know
For that I serve you

For pulling me away when I'm starting to fall
For revving me up when I'm starting to stall
And all in all
For that I want you

For taking and for giving and for playing the game
For praying for my future in the days that remain
Oh Lord
For that I hold you

Ah, but most of all
For crying out loud
For that I love you
Ah, but most of all
For crying out loud
For that I love you
Ah, but most of all
For crying out loud
For that I love you

When you're crying out loud
You know I love you

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BAD FOR GOOD (1981)


BAD FOR GOOD

The sea is whipping the sky
The sky is whipping the sea
You can hide away forever from the storm
But you'll never hide away from me
The icy cold will cut us like a knife in the dark
And we may lose everything in the wind
But the Northern Lights are burning
And they're giving off sparks
I want to wrap myself around you like a winter skin

You know I'm onto your scent
We're near the end of the chase
Take a look out your window and I'll be there in the night
Your love is so close that I can almost taste it
The cold will cut us like a knife in the dark
And we may lose everything in the wind
But the Northern Lights are burning
And they're giving off sparks
I want to wrap myself around you like a winter skin

You've been living your life like a girl in a cage
And you whisper when I want you to shout
And I'll never know why you want to go on sleeping
When there's nothing left to dream about
But you better remember
If it's something I want then it's something I need
I wasn't built for comfort I was built for speed
If it's something I want then it's something I need
I wasn't built for comfort I was built for speed

And I know that I'm going to be like this forever
I'm never gonna be what I should
And you think that I'll be bad for just a little while
But I know that I'll be bad for good
I know that I'll be bad for good
I know that I'll be bad for good

Your eyes are darker than sin
And I've been watching them glow
Take a chance on a promise and a roll of the dice
Put your foot on the gas, let it go, let it go, let it go

You've been living your life like a girl in a cage
And you whisper when I want you to shout
And I'll never know why you want to go on sleeping
When there's nothing left to dream about
But you better remember
If it's something I want then it's something I need
I wasn't built for comfort I was built for speed
If it's something I want then it's something I need
I wasn't built for comfort I was built for speed

And I know that I'm going to be like this forever
I'm never gonna be what I should
And you think that I'll be bad for just a little while
And you think that I'll be bad for just a little while
And you think that I'll be bad for just a little while
But I know that I'll be bad for good
I know that I'll be bad for good
I know that I'll be bad for good
I know that I'll be bad for good

For the good of some thrills on a long frigid night
For the good of the fire in your soul
For the good of the kiss let me hold you so tight
For the good of getting out of control
For the good of the action and a race in the dark
For the good of those chills up your spine
For the good of the rock and the roll in your heart
For the good of what's yours and what's mine
For the good of believing in a life after birth
For the good of your body so bright
For the good of the search for some heaven on earth
For the good of one hell of a night
For the good of one hell of a night

For the good of the action and a race in the dark
For the good of the fire in your soul
For the good of the rock and the roll in your heart
For the good of getting out of control
For the good of believing in a life after birth
For the good of your body so bright
For the good of the search for some heaven on earth
For the good of one hell of a night
For the good of one hell of a night

God speed!
God speed!
God speed! speed us away!
God speed!
God speed!
God speed! speed us away!

I'll be bad for good (God speed)
I'll be bad for good (God speed)
I'll be bad for good (God speed)
Speed us away, speed us away, speed us away, speed us away, speed us away

The sea is whipping the sky
The sky is whipping the sea
You can hide away forever from the storm
But you'll never hide away from me
The icy cold will cut us like a knife in the dark
And we may lose everything in the wind
But the Northern Lights are burning
And they're giving off sparks
I want to wrap myself around you like a winter skin

I know that you can be bad
At least a little while
But if you give me a chance, give me one little chance
And give me all the love that you should
Then instead of being bad for just a little while
Then instead of being bad for just a little while
Then instead of being bad for just a little while
I'm gonna make you bad for good
I'm gonna make you bad for good
I'm gonna make you bad for good
I know that you'll be bad for good
You'll be bad for good


LOST BOYS AND GOLDEN GIRLS

Lost boys and golden girls
Down on the corner and all around the world
Lost boys and golden girls
Down on the corner and all around
All around the world

It doesn't matter where they're going
Or wherever they've been
'Cause they've got one thing in common it's true
They'll never let a night like tonight go to waste
And let me tell you something
Neither will you
Neither will you

We gotta be fast
We were born out of time
Born out of time and alone
And we'll never be as young as we are right now
Running away and running for home
Running for home

It doesn't matter where they're going
Or wherever they've been
'Cause they've got one thing in common it's true
They'll never let a night like tonight go to waste
And let me tell you something
Neither will you
Neither will you

Lost boys and golden girls
Down on the corner and all around the world
Lost boys and golden girls
Down on the corner and all around
All around the world


STARK RAVING LOVE

They're howling up at the moon and moaning under the stars
Prowling in the alley and stalking all the prey in the bars
It started out as a whisper but it's building right up into a shriek
You don't say nothing, but your body really knows how to speak

And it's the backbeat of the city on a Saturday night
If you're too scared to jump, then you gotta be shoved
It's the howling and the moaning and the crying of the lonely and a
Stark raving love
Too much is never enough
Stark raving love
I may be desperate but I'm still looking tough
And it doesn't even matter what you gimme (gimme), gimme (gimme)
Too much is never enough
Now my blood is pumping faster and I'm ready for a
Stark raving love

They're burning up in their eyes and burning out in the street
Tires are burning rubber and screaming like a banshee in heat
The girls are looking really pretty and they're looking for the moment of truth
You're breaking out of your chains and you're breaking in a new pair of boots

And it's the backbeat of the city on a Saturday night
If you're too scared to jump, then you gotta be shoved
It's the howling and the moaning and the crying of the lonely and a
Stark raving love
Too much is never enough
Stark raving love
I may be desperate but I'm still looking tough
And it doesn't even matter what you gimme (gimme), gimme (gimme)
Too much is never enough
Now my blood is pumping faster and I'm ready for a
Stark raving love

Lost boys and golden girls
Down on the corner and all around the world
Lost boys and golden girls
Down on the corner and all around the world
It doesn't matter where they're going or wherever they've been
'Cause they've got one thing in common it's true
They'll never let a night like tonight go to waste
And let me tell you something, neither will you
Neither will you...neither will you...

Stark raving love
Too much is never enough
Stark raving love
I may be desperate but I'm still looking tough
And it doesn't even matter what you gimme (gimme), gimme (gimme)
Too much is never enough
Now my blood is pumping faster and I'm ready for a
Stark raving love


OUT OF THE FRYING PAN (AND INTO THE FIRE)

It's only 2 o'clock and the temperature's beginning to soar
And all around the city you see the walking wounded and the living dead
It's never been this hot and I've never been so bored
And breathing is just no fun anymore
Then I saw you like a summer dream
And you're the answer to every prayer that I ever said
I saw you like a summer dream
And you're the answer to every prayer that I ever said

You can feel the pulse of the pavement racing like a runaway horse
The subways are sizzling and the skin of the streets is gleaming with sweat
I've seen you sitting on the steps outside
And you were looking so restless and reckless and lost
I think it's time for you to come inside
I'll be waiting here with something that you'll never forget
I think it's time for you to come inside
I'll be waiting here with something that you'll never forget

Come on, come on, and there'll be no turning back
You were only killing time and it can kill you right back
Come on, come on it's time to burn up the fuse
You got nothing to do and even less to lose
You got nothing to do and even less to lose

So wander down the ancient hallway
Taking the stairs only one at a time
Follow the sound of my heartbeat now
I'm in the room at the top, you're at the end of the line
Open the door and lay down on the bed
The sun is just a ball of desire

And I wanna take you out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Out of the frying pan (and into the fire)

And into the fire, fire, fire
And into the fire, fire, fire
And into the fire, fire, fire
And into the fire

It's only 2 o'clock and the temperature's beginning to soar
And all around the city you see the walking wounded and the living dead
It's never been this hot and I've never been so bored
And breathing is just no fun anymore
Then I saw you like a summer dream
And you're the answer to every prayer that I ever said

Come on, come on and there'll be no turning back
You were only killing time and it can kill you right back
Come on, come it's time to burn up the fuse
You got nothing to do and even less to lose
You got nothing to do and even less to lose

So wander down the ancient hallway
Taking the stairs only one at a time
Follow the sound of my heartbeat now
I'm in the room at the top, you're at the end of the line
Open the door and lay down on the bed
The sun is just a ball of desire

And I wanna take you out of the frying pan
Out of the frying pan
Out of the frying pan and into the fire

And I wanna take you out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Into the fire

Fire, fire, fire; and into the
Fire, fire, fire; and into the
Fire, fire, fire; and into the
Fire, fire, fire; and into the
Fire, fire, fire; and into the
Fire, fire, fire; and into the
Fire, fire, fire; and into the
Fire, fire, fire; and into the
Fire, fire, fire; and into the
Fire...


SURF'S UP

The waves are pounding on the sand tonight
I want to take your hand and make it feel so right
I know I'm ready
And I'll never be like this again

The sky is trembling and the moon is pale
We're on the edge of forever and we're never gonna fail
I know you're ready
And we're running on the back of the wind

And my body is burning like a naked wire
I want to turn on the juice
I want to fall in the fire
I'm going to drown in the ocean and the bottomless sea
I want to give you what I'm hoping you'll be giving to me
And when the waves are pounding on the sand tonight
I want to take your hand
And make it good and make it right
And now the sky is trembling
And the moon is pale
We're on the edge of forever
And we're never gonna fail
No-

How hard
How hard
How hard do I gotta try?

Surf's up
Surf's up
Surf's up and so am I
Surf's up
And so am I

And my body is burning like a naked wire
I want to turn on the juice
I want to fall in the fire
I'm going to drown in the ocean and the bottomless sea
I want to give you what I'm hoping you'll be giving to me
And when the waves are pounding on the sand tonight
I want to take your hand
And make it good and make it right
And now the sky is trembling
And the moon is pale
We're on the edge of forever
And we're never gonna fail
No-

How hard
How hard
How hard do I gotta try?

Surf's up
Surf's up
Surf's up and so am I
Surf's up
And so am I


DANCE IN MY PANTS

Girl: Hey! Listen now it's coming so close
I'll let the rhythm surround me
I'm getting itchy and I'm ready to move
I'm mighty glad that you found me
There's a drummer going at it way down in the core of my soul
There's no escaping the music and I'm psyching up my feet
And they're telling me we're ready to roll

There are times when I can fight it but now's the time I want to give in
Sooner or later we'll get around to the love
But now's the time to shake it
Oh Baby let the party begin
Baby let the party begin

When I woke up this morning and I looked out my window
I could see the sky was cloudy and gray
There was a chill in the air and a pain in my heart
And the thunder it was coming my way
Oh, it was looking pretty bad and I was so alone
And there wasn't any place to go
But now I'm out of the blue, I know what I got to do
And something in me's starting to grow
I can feel it in me starting to grow grow grow grow grow...

I got dance in my pants
Every time I feel the power in a radio wave I turn it up all the way
I got dance in my pants
Every time I see the glory of a good-looking face
Well I just got to say: hey now
Don't you worry, Baby, everything'll be fine
We got nothing but the best and we got nothing but time
And there'll always be a time when they'll be waiting in line
To be dancing, dancing
You don't say nothing all week, you're getting ready for
Dancing, dancing
And now your body really knows how to speak, you're getting ready for
Dancing, dancing
You don't say nothing all week, you're getting ready for
Dancing, dancing
Now your body really knows how to speak, you're getting ready
Come on, take a chance
You got a whole lot of style and a load of romance
And me, me, me...I got dance in my pants...

Boy: I'm a lover not a dancer
I'm a lover not a dancer
Don't want to be on my feet when I can be on my back
Don't want to be on the floor when I can be in the sack
I'm a lover not a dancer
I'm a lover not a dancer
I'm just a little bit tired if you know what I mean
Don't want to be in a crowd when I can be in a dream
I'm a lover not a dancer
Baby let me prove it to you
Baby let me prove it to you

Girl: We can rock it really hard or we can roll it really slow
We can lift it really high or we can dip it really low
We can hold it in tight or we can let it all out
Or we can work up a sweat and really stomp it and shout
Let me pull you so close and then we'll break away fast
We'll be the best on the floor we got the cool and the flash
We'll make a dangerous turn but we'll come out of it fine
I know the best of the moves we'll get them right every time

Boy: (Repeat above) I'm a lover not a dancer...

Boy: I don't care what you say
Ain't nothing going to get me out on that floor.

Girl: Oh Baby, you know there may be some moves
That you haven't even seen yet.

Boy: No way, Jose!

Girl: Well I got a new step for you -
Made it up all by myself.
I bet you never tried this before.

Boy: Oh, jeez.

Girl: Come on.

Boy: Oh, jeez.

Girl: Come on!

Boy: Oh, jeez.

Girl: Now that you know how it's done, it's only a matter of practice.

Boy: Well, I could sure use some of that practice.

Girl: Now that you know how it's done, it's only a matter of practice.

Boy: Grow, grow, grow, grow...grow, grow, grow, grow...now, now, now, now...
I got dance in my pants
Every time I feel the power in a radio wave I turn it up all the way
I got dance in my pants
Every time I see the glory in a good-looking face
Well I just got to say: hey now
Don't you worry, Baby, everything'll be fine
We got nothing but the best and we got nothing but time
And there'll always be a time when they'll be waiting in line
To be dancing, dancing
You don't say nothing all week, you're getting ready for
Dancing, dancing
Now your body really knows how to speak, you're getting ready for
Dancing, dancing
You don't say nothing all week, you're getting ready for
Dancing, dancing
Now your body really knows how to speak, you're getting ready
Come on, take a chance
You got a whole lot of style and a load of romance
And me, me, me, me...I got dance in my pants

Girl: I'll crank it up all the way
They'll never get me to stop
I gotta stay in motion 'til the moment that I finally drop
When they decide that I'm gone
I know they're gonna try to put me to rest but I won't be afraid
Because I know, I know there's dance after death

Boy: Oooh, I know there's dance after death
And I don't ever want to be rescued
And I don't ever want to be saved
I got a feeling that I'm gonna be alive forever
Dancing on the edge of a grave
Dancing on the edge of a grave

Both: And I don't ever want to be rescued...
I don't ever want to be saved
I got a feeling that I'm gonna be alive forever
Dancing on the edge of a grave
Dancing on the edge of a grave


LEFT IN THE DARK

You don't have to sneak in the door
Just come on into the room
I've been lying in our bed in the dark all alone
And I've been waiting, I've been waiting for you

There's been no reason to move
It's been as still as a tomb
I needed you oh so badly tonight
But I guess you had better things to do

I should have known that it was coming to this
But I must have been blind
I bet you still got a trace of his love in your eyes
And you still got his eyes on your mind

You swore you'd be with me at 7 o'clock
Now it's a quarter to 3
And whatever you got and whoever it was
I guess you couldn't get it from me
Whatever you got and whoever it was
I guess you couldn't get it from me

I know that you love me
There's no need to talk
I see the look in your eyes and I got the proof
And there are no lies on your body
So take off your dress
I just want to get at the truth
I know that you love me
There's no need to talk
I see the look in your eyes and I got the proof
And there are no lies on your body
So take off your dress
I just want to get at the truth

There are so many things that I've just got to know
You tell me who! you tell me where! you tell me when!
But don't tell me now, I don't need any answers tonight
I just need some love so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
Left in the dark again

I should have known that it was coming to this
But I must have been blind
I bet you still got a trace of his love in your eyes
And you still got his eyes on your mind

You swore you'd be with me at 7 o'clock
Now it's a quarter to 3
And whatever you got and whoever it was
I guess you couldn't get it from me
I guess you couldn't get it from me
But down in my soul, down in my soul
I know -

I know that you love me
There's no need to talk
I see the look in your eyes and I got the proof
And there are no lies on your body
So take off your dress
I just want to get at the truth

There are so many things that I've just got to know
You tell me who! you tell me where! you tell me when!
But don't tell me now, I don't need any answers tonight
I just need some love so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
Left in the dark again


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 alone and afraid
And you're completely amazed
To find there's 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 really need it the most
That's when rock and roll dreams come through...for you...

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 really need it the most
That's when rock and roll dreams come through

All lyrics copyrighted

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DEAD RINGER (1981)


PEEL OUT

Every day of my life they say the same old thing
Hey boy! - (oh boy) - you better wait for your turn
And every day of my life I get the same old line
Hey boy! - (oh boy) - when are you going to learn

I wanna go on the red - I wanna go on the green
I wanna go on all the colors that I see in between
I wanna run all the tolls - I wanna run all the signs
I wanna run all the way across a double white line

But every day of my life I see the same old road
Hey girl! (oh girl) - we gotta pull up our routes
And every day of my life I see the same old dreams
Hey girl! (oh girl) - I need a dream I can use

I wanna go on the red - I wanna go on the green
I wanna go on all the colors that I see in between
I wanna run all the tolls - I wanna run all the signs

My body is the car and my soul is the ignition
Your love will be the key and we'll jockey for position till we -
Peel out! Peel out! Peel out!
We're sick and tired of waiting in line
Peel out! Peel out! Peel out!
Nobody's taking our time
Peel out! Peel out! Peel out!

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That's all we're leaving behind
There oughta be a law and there better be a crime
There oughta be a law and there better be a crime

And every night of my life there's something holding me back
Hey girl (What is it Boy) - I know it's time to cut loose
And every night of my life I dream of someone like you
Hey girl (What is it Boy) - you got a dream I can use

Tire tracks and broken hearts
That's all we're leaving behind

My body is the car and my soul is the ignition
Your love will be the key and we'll jockey for position till we -
Peel out! Peel out! Peel out!
We're sick and tired of waiting in line
Peel out! Peel out! Peel out!
Nobody's taking our time
Peel out! Peel out! Peel out!


I'M GONNA LOVE HER FOR BOTH OF US

I can't stand to see it no more
The way you're living with a goddess but you treat her like a slave
And you can't hold her back anymore
She's like a dreamer in a dungeon or an angel in a cave

And I'll be closer to you now than any other boy
So you know that what I'm saying is true
You're gonna break her up and tear her down and fade her away
And then there's no telling what I'm gonna do
I'll make you pay for everything that you do
I'll make you pay for everything that you do

But if you give me your girl
And then you give me your trust
And if you give me till the end of the night -
I'm gonna love her for both of us

I'm gonna give her everything you always wanted to give
I'm gonna love her for both of us
I'm gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live

I'll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she'll be burning when the night is done
I'll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she'll be burning when the night is done

You gotta give me your girl and your trust
I'm gonna love her for both of us

You can't hide away anymore
You had a chance but you blew it and you'll never get it back
And your holiness was never so pure
She needs a fire in the heart and not a stabbing in the back

And I've been closer to you now than any other boy
So you know that what I'm saying is true
You're gonna break her up and tear her down and fade her away
And then there's no telling what I'm gonna do
I'll make you pay for everything that you do
I'll make you pay for everything that you do

But if you give me your girl
And then you give me your trust
And if you give me till the end of the night -
I'm gonna love her for both of us

I'm gonna give her everything you always wanted to give
I'm gonna love her for both of us
I'm gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live

I'll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she'll be burning when the night is done
I'll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she'll be burning when the night is done
You gotta give me your girl and your trust
I'm gonna love her for both of us

When the screws are tightnin' and the tears are falling
I can hear you crying out to be saved
And like a bolt of lightning I go answer the call
But then she's singing like a siren to me over the waves

I never wanted to take away your lover
Until I heard her crying out to be saved
I always thought of you as one of my brothers
But she's singing like a siren to me over the waves
Singing like a siren to me over the waves
There ain't no holding me down

I'll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she'll be burning when the night is done
I'll let her shine like a jewel in the crown of the holy sun
You turned her into a ghost but she'll be burning when the night is done
You gotta give me your girl and your trust
I'm gonna love her for both of us

I'm gonna love her for both of us
I'm gonna love her for both of us
I'm gonna love her for both of us
(Gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I'm gonna love her for both of us
(Gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I'm gonna love her for both of us
(Gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I'm gonna love her for both of us
(Gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I'm gonna love her for both of us
(Gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I'm gonna love her for both of us
(Gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I'm gonna love her for both of us
(Gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I'm gonna love her for both of us
(Gonna give her everything you always wanted to give)
I'm gonna love her for both of us
(Gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I'm gonna love her for both of us
(Gonna take her every moment that she wanted to live)
I'm gonna love her for both of us


MORE THAN YOU DESERVE

From the very first moment I saw you
I knew our love would be so strong
And the very first moment I kissed you
I knew our joy would last so long

And then I saw you making love to my best friend
I didn't know whatever to say
I saw you making love to my best friend
So I looked him right in his eyes and I said
Listen boy

Won't you take some more, it's what you came for
And don't mind me I won't throw you no curves
Have yourself a ball with my good woman
Won't you take some more boy, it's more than you deserve
Won't you take some more boy, it's more than you deserve

When I saw you hanging round the truck stop
Shining like an angel in the night
And when I saw you crying like a baby
I knew you had to be my wife

Then I saw you making love to my best friend
I didn't know whatever to say
I saw you making love to my best friend
So I looked him right in his eyes and I said
Listen boy

Won't you take some more, it's what you came for
And don't mind me I won't throw you no curves
Go on have yourself a ball with my good woman
Won't you take some more boy, it's more than you deserve
Won't you take some more boy, it's more than you deserve

Now I think I'm going to have to leave you
Because I'm feeling much too weak to share
And the pie, oh it's cut in too many pieces
The flavor that I crave is no longer there

And then I saw you making love to two of my best friends
I didn't know whatever to say
I saw you making love to a group of my best friends
So I looked them right in their eyes and I said
Listen here, group

Won't you take some more, it's what you came for
And don't mind me I won't throw you no curves
Go on have yourself a ball with my good woman
Won't you take some more boys, it's more than you deserve
Won't you take some more boys, it's more than you deserve
Won't you take some more boys, it's more than you deserve


I'LL KILL YOU IF YOU DON'T COME BACK

From the minute I turned and laid my eyes on you
I had no eyes of my own
I was blind to the world - you were too good to be true
But you were something to see - so very young and alone

And I still don't believe the way you turned on me
Now where's the girl that I knew?
I gave you somewhere to live and then somebody to love
You gave me nothing but trouble - man, I've been such a fool

You gave me nothing at all - now let me give it to you
You taught me how to be cruel - now let me try it on you

How do you abuse me - let me count the ways
How many hours in how many days
How does it amuse you - let me count the pain
How many rules breaking how many games

How do you abuse me - let me count the ways
How many hours in how many days
How does it amuse you - let me count the pain
How many rules breaking how many games

You got your ass out of gear and your soul out of whack
Go on and take all your stuff - don't even bother to pack
In every way I want you out of my life -
But I'll kill you if you don't come back
I'll kill you if you don't come back

In the pit of the night you used to pull me so close
And then you'd hold me so tight
And in the wink of an eye you used to give me it all
And with a kiss in the darkness you'd deliver the light

And in the pit of the night I hear you laughing so loud
I know you're laughing at me
Oh ain't it funny and sad the way I fell for your lies
The way I fell into love and then I begged to be free

You gave me nothing at all - now let me give it to you
You taught me how to be cruel - now let me try it on you

How do you abuse me - let me count the ways
How many hours in how many days
How does it amuse you - let me count the pain
How many rules breaking how many games

You got your ass out of gear and your soul out of whack
Go on and take all your stuff - don't even bother to pack
In every way I want you out of my life
But I'll kill you if you don't come back
I'll kill you if you don't come back

Somebody bless all the girls in the sand on the beach
They're dreamin' of boys and staying just out of reach
Bless all the cheerleaders down on the track
They're glistening like diamonds with sweat on their backs

Bless all the girls and in gangs on the street
They're looking for danger and they're holding their piece
Bless all the girls staying late after school
They're playing with fire and they're playing it cool

And bless all the shy girls who're learning to dance
They stare in the mirror and they conjure romance
Bless all the girls who are always alone
They kneel down in prayer and they wait up by the phone

Bless all the homecoming queens of the night
They're looking for magic in gymnasium lights
And bless all the girls who know what love is about
They try not to cry and then they try to put out

And bless all the homecoming queens of the night
They're looking for magic in gymnasium lights
And bless all the girls who know what love is about
They try not to cry and then they try to put out

Somebody bless all these girls that I never have met
But damn you and curse you after all that you've done
You're the one girl I'll never forget
You're the one girl I'll never forget

Somebody bless all these girls and everything that they do
But damn me and curse me for still needing you

And I'll kill you if you don't come back
I'll kill you if you don't come back
I'll kill you if you don't come back
I'll kill you if you don't come back
I'll kill you if you don't come back
I'll kill you if you don't come back
I'll kill you if you don't come back


READ 'EM AND WEEP

I've been trying for hours just to think of what exactly to say
I thought I'd leave you with a letter of fiery speech
Like when an actor makes an exit at the end of a play
And I've been dying for hours trying to fill up all the holes with some sense
I'd like to know how you faded and you threw it away
I'd like to give you all the reasons and what everything meant

Well I could tell you goodbye or maybe see you around
With just a touch of sarcastic thanks
We started out with a bang and at the top of the world
Now the guns are exhausted and the bullets are blanks
And everything's blank

If I could only find the words then I would write it all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
But it's there in my eyes so can't you see me tonight
C'mon and look at me and read 'em and weep
If I could only find the words then I would write it all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh it's there in my eyes so can't you see me tonight
C'mon and look at me and read 'em and weep

I've been whispering softly
Trying to build a cry up to a scream
We let the past slip away
And put the future on hold
Now the present is nothing but a hollowed out dream
I've been dying for hours trying to fill up all the holes
With some sense
I'd like to know why you faded and you threw it away
I'd like to give you all the reasons and what everything meant

Well I could tell you goodbye or maybe see you around
With just a touch of sarcastic thanks
But now the rooms are all empty and the candles are dark
The guns are exhausted and the bullets are blanks
And everything's blank

If I could only find the words then I would write it all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh it's there in my eyes oh can't you see me tonight
C'mon and look at me and read 'em and weep
It's there in my eyes and coming straight from my heart
It's running silent and angry and deep
It's there in my eyes and it's all I can say
C'mon and look at me and read 'em and weep

Read 'em and weep -
For all the hours we'll be spending alone
Read 'em and weep -
For the dreams we'll ignore
Running silent and deep -
And all those promises we promised to keep, they won't be kept anymore

Read 'em and weep -
For the magic that our bodies had made
Read 'em and weep -
For the blood that we've lost
Running silent and deep -
And all those secrets that we somehow betrayed for whatever the cost

Read 'em and weep -
For the memories still alive in the bed
Read 'em and weep -
For the lies we believed
Running silent and deep -
And all the things that can never be said

Why don't you look at me and read 'em and weep
C'mon and look at me and read 'em and weep

It's there in my eyes and coming straight from my heart
It's running silent and angry and deep
But it's there in my eyes so can't you see me tonight
C'mon look at me and read 'em and weep


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 with rodents
Motorcycles reproduce in nocturnal alleys groaning with greasy pleasure
And they've blown up the YWCA like a giant balloon
And sent it out to sea full of screaming, lovely, lonely girls


DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE

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
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

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
You're a real dead ringer for love

Girl -    Ever since I can remember you been hanging around this joint
            You 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

Both - Rock 'n roll and brew
            Rock 'n roll and brew

Boy -   I know that you and I oh we got better things to do

Boy -   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
             You're a real dead ringer for love

Boy -    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 lotta nerve to come on to me

Boy -   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 defenses 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

Girl -    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 beggin' on my knees - c'mon and throw the dog a bone
            A man he doesn't live by rock 'n roll and brew alone

Both - Baby baby, baby baby
            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
             You're a real dead ringer for love


EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED

Everything is permitted
Everything is allowed
And all our gods we have outwitted
We are running with the crowd
And all the clocks are showing zero
And all our parents must have fled
And we just never had no heroes
And all our enemies will soon be stone cold dead

Everything is permitted
There is nothing out of bounds
There are no limits or no fences
There is always some way round
And all the compass points are zero
And all the navigators fled
And we just never had no heroes
And all our enemies will soon be stone cold dead

So if everything is permitted
If nothing ever is taboo
Then there is always something shattered
When there is something breaking thru

And all the clocks are showing zero
And all our parents must have fled
And we just never had no heroes
And all our enemies will soon be stone cold dead

If everything is permitted
If nothing ever is taboo
Then there is always something shattered
When there is something breaking thru
Then there is always something shattered
When there is something breaking thru
Everything is permitted

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FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF NIGHT (1983)


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

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 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 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

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 then 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 each other 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 it not enough
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 lose it if it 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 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


TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART

Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you're never coming round
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eyes
Turnaround bright eyes, Every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, Every now and then I fall apart

Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit restless and I dream of something wild
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit helpless and I'm lying like a child in your arms
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit angry and I know I've got to get out and cry
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit terrified but then I see the look in your eyes
Turnaround bright eyes, Every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround 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'll 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

INSTRUMENTAL

Turnaround bright eyes
Turnaround bright eyes
Turnaround, Every now and then I know you'll never be the boy you always wanted to be
Turnaround, But every now and then I know you'll always be the only boy who wanted me the way that I am
Turnaround, Every now and then I know there's no one in the universe as magical and wonderous as you
Turnaround, Every now and then I know there's nothing any better and there's nothing I just wouldn't do
Turnaround bright eyes, Every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround 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'll 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
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

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STREETS OF FIRE (1984)


NOWHERE FAST

You're lying in your bed and on a Saturday night
You're sweating buckets and it's not even hot
But your brain has got the message and it's sending it out
To every nerve and every muscle you've got

You've got so many dreams that you don't know where to put 'em
So you better turn a few of 'em loose
Your body's got a feeling and it's starting to rust
You better rev it up and put it to use

And I don't know how I ever thought that I could make it all alone
When you only make it better
And it better be tonight
And we'll fly away on those angel wings of chrome
In your daddy's car
Waiting there for you tonight
I'll be there for you tonight

And if you don't have anywhere to go
You go down on the pedal and you're ready to roll
And even if you don't have anywhere to go
You go down on the pedal and you're ready to roll
And your speed
It's all you'll ever need
All you'll ever need to know!
Darling, Darling!

You and me we're going nowhere slowly
And we gotta get away from the past
There's nothing wrong with going nowhere baby
But we should be going nowhere fast

Everybody's going nowhere slowly
They're only fighting for the chance to be last
There's nothing wrong with going nowhere baby
But we should be going nowhere fast
It's so much better going nowhere fast

Stalking in the shadows by the light of the moon
It's like a prison and the night is a cell
Going anywhere has got to be heaven tonight
'Cause staying here has got to be hell

You're dying in the city like a fire on the water
Let's go running on the back of the wind
There's gotta be some action on the face of the earth
And I gotta see your face once again

And I don't know where I ever got the bright idea that I was cool
So alone and independent
But I'm depending on you now
And you'll always be the only thing
That I just can't be without
And I'm out for you tonight
I'm coming out for you tonight

Even if you don't have anywhere to go
You go down on the pedal and you're ready to roll
Even if you don't have anywhere to go
You go down on the pedal and you're ready to roll
And your speed!
It's all you'll ever need!
All you'll ever need to know!
Darling, Darling!

You and me we're going nowhere slowly
And we gotta get away from the past
There's nothing wrong with going nowhere baby
But we should be going nowhere fast

Everybody's going nowhere slowly
They're only fighting for the chance to be last
There's nothing wrong with going nowhere baby
But we should be going nowhere fast

God speed
God speed
God speed
Speed us away

God speed! God speed! God speed!
Speed us away!

God!
Speed!
God!
Speed!
God!
Speed!
Speed us away!

God speed! (we're going nowhere fast)
God speed! (going nowhere fast)
God speed! (we're going nowhere fast)
God speed! Speed us away!


TONIGHT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE YOUNG

I got a dream about an angel on the beach
And the perfect waves are starting to come
His hair is flying out in ribbons of gold
In his touch he's got the power to stun

I got a dream about an angel in the forest
Enchanted by the edge of a lake
His body's glowing in the jewels of light
And the earth below him's starting to shake

But I don't see any angels in the city
I don't hear any holy choir sing
And if I can't get an angel I can still get a boy
And a boy'll be the next best thing
The next best thing to an angel
A boy'll be the next best thing

I got a dream about a boy in a castle
And he's dancing like a cat on the stairs
He's got the fire of a prince in his eyes
And the thunder of a drum in his ears

I got a dream about a boy on a star
Looking down upon the rim of the world
He's there all alone and dreaming of someone like me
I'm not an angel, but at least I'm a girl

I got a dream when the darkness is over
We'll be lying in the rings of the sun
But it's only a dream and tonight is for real

You'll never know what it means but you'll know how it feels
It's gonna be over (over)
Before you know it's begun (before you know it's begun)
It's all we really got...
Tonight! Stop your crying hold on!
Tonight! Before you know it, it's gone!
Tonight! Tonight is what it means to be young!
Tonight is what it means to be young!

Let the revels begin
Let the fire be started
We're dancing for the restless
And the broken hearted

Let the revels begin
Let the fire be started
We're dancing for the desperate
And the broken hearted

Let the revels begin
Let the fire be started
We're dancing for the restless
And the broken hearted

Let the revels begin
Let the fire be started
We're dancing for the desperate
And the broken hearted

Say a prayer in the darkness
For the magic to come
No matter what it seems
Tonight is what it means to be young

Tonight is what it means to be young
(Before you know it, it's gone)
Tonight is what it means to be young
(Before you know it, it's gone)

I got a dream when the darkness is over
We'll be lying in the rings of the sun
But it's only a dream and tonight is for real
You'll never know what it means but you'll know how it feels
It's gonna be over (over)
Before you know it's begun (before you know it's begun)
It's all we really got...
Tonight! Stop your crying hold on!
Tonight! Before you know it, it's gone!
Tonight! Tonight is what it means to be young!
Tonight is what it means to be young!

Let the revels begin
Let the fire be started
We're dancing for the restless
And the broken hearted

Let the revels begin
Let the fire be started
We're dancing for the desperate
And the broken hearted

Say a prayer in the darkness
For the magic to come
'Cause no matter what it seems
Tonight is what it means to be young

Tonight is what it means to be young
Before you know it, it's gone...

No matter what it seems
Tonight is what it means to be young...

The things they're saying and the things they do
Nothing's gonna stop us if our aim is true
The things they're saying and the things they do
Nothing's gonna stop us if our aim is true...

Let the revels begin
Let the fire be started
We're dancing for the restless
And the broken hearted

Tonight is what it means to be young
Before you know it, it's gone...

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SECRET DREAMS AND FORBIDDEN FIRE (1986)


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 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

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, ravishing
Oh-wo-wo
Ravishing, ravishing
Oh-wo-wo
Ravishing, 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
Could he count on you for sparks?
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
(BV's - and you can bet I'm not alone)
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

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

Ravishing, ravishing
Oh-wo-wo
Ravishing, ravishing
Oh-wo-wo
Ravishing, 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


LOVING YOU'S A DIRTY JOB
BUT SOMEBODY'S GOTTA DO IT
(Duet with Todd Rundgren)

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
           It doesn't matter baby
           Loving you's a dirty job
           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:  There were times when we took our chances
(Alt/   There were times we were damn good dancers
Same) 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

Boy:    If your fears could only be forgotten
            We could pull all of 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 through it
            It doesn't matter baby
Girl:     Loving you's a dirty job
            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
            From the heavens on down to the dives
            There were times we lost it all
            There were times we lost it all

            There were times when we fought like tigers
            There were times we were damn good liars

            Instrumental

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


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 go, 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 just a little harder tonight
Teach me baby teach me how to love you
Without me you're just another rebel without a clue

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 already - 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

Counterpoint to Chorus

I'm on a freeway to nowhere
Running empty on time
I gotta ticket to somewhere, anywhere
A long way down the line
I wanna go on the red light
I wanna go on the green
I wanna go on all the colors I see in between
There ain't no holding us down


HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
Written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford

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 a night I toss and turn and dream of what I need
(Chorus)
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 be 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 be soon
And he's gotta be 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
(Chorus)
Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that 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 my blood
(Chorus)

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ORIGINAL SIN (1989)


ORIGINAL SIN (THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS TONIGHT)

I've been looking for an original sin
One with a twist and a bit of a spin
And since I've done all of the old ones
Till they've all been done in
Now I'm just looking -
Then I'm gone with the wind -
Endlessly searching for an original sin

You can dance forever
You got a fire in your feet
But will it ever be enough?
You know that it'll never be enough
You can fly and never land
And never need to sleep
But will it ever be enough?
You know that it'll never be enough

It's not enough to make the nightmares go away
It's not enough to make the tears run dry
It's not enough to live a little better every day
Everything that they taught us
Was nothing but lies
Everything that they bought us
Was nothing but bribes
But it'll all be over now -

All I wanted was a piece of the night
I never got an equal share
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down -
The natives are so restless tonight

All I needed was a spot in the light
It never had to get so dark
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down -
The natives are so restless tonight

I've been looking for the ultimate crime
Infinite victims, infinitesimal time -
And I'm so very guilty for no reason or rhyme
So now I'm just looking
And killing some time -
Endlessly searching for the ultimate crime

You can lose yourself in pleasure
Till your body's going numb
But will it ever be enough?
You know that it'll never be enough
You can always take whatever
You conceivably could want
But will it ever be enough?
You know that it'll never be enough

It's not enough to make the nightmares go away
It's not enough to make the tears run dry
It's not enough to live a little better every day
Everything that they taught us
Was nothing but lies
Everything that they bought us
Was nothing but bribes
But the lies are over now -

All I wanted was a piece of the night
I never got an equal share
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down -
The natives are so restless tonight

All I wanted was a spot in the light
It never had to get so dark
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down -
The natives are so restless tonight

I've been looking for an original sin
One with a twist and a bit of a spin
And since I've done all of the old ones
Till they've all been done in
Now I'm just looking -
Then I'm gone with the wind -
Endlessly searching for an original sin

I'm applying for a license to thrill
Going out on the edge - moving in for the kill -
They'll be hell to pay someday
So put it all on the bill
Cause we'll always be paying -
And paying until -
We're beyond expiration
With a license to thrill


SAFE SEX

No one ever said I was a gullible girl
I don't believe everything that I'm told -
I've been around - I know the ropes -
And I won't get fooled again

I don't believe in no fairy tales
I don't believe in the man in the moon
And no pot of gold or anything else
Is waiting at the rainbow's end

I got no illusions now, I guess I lost them long ago
You're not gonna get me with this, cause I already know!
Baby there's no such thing
Baby it just ain't true
And there's no such thing as safe sex
When it comes to loving you

There's always the danger of losing control
And of breaking my heart and exposing my soul
There's just no protection from that look in your eyes
Or the touch of your hands when I break down and cry
There's always the risk of surrendering more
Than I ever intended to do
And there's no such thing as safe sex
When it comes to loving you

I don't believe in the boogie man
I don't believe in no pie in the sky
You can wish upon a star until the stars are gone
That doesn't mean it's really so

There's no such thing as a Santa Claus
There's no such thing as getting money for nothing
And no Yellow Brick Road is gonna take you there -
Wherever you've been trying to go

We'll never be as young as this
No matter how we try, we grow
You're not such an innocent boy - and I already know!

Baby there's no such thing
Baby it just ain't true
And there's no such thing as safe sex
When it comes to love you

There's always the danger of giving too much
Love is often a drug
Love is often a crutch
There's no guarantee I can handle it all
The higher the climb
The longer the fall
There's always the danger of losing control
And of breaking my heart and exposing my soul
There's just no protection from that look in your eye
Or the touch of your hands when I break down and cry
There's always the risk of revealing much more
Than I ever intended to do
And there's no such thing as safe sex
When it comes to loving you
When it comes to loving you...


GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN (BAD GIRLS GO EVERYWHERE)

When the wind is howling through your windowpane
It's not the only pain of the night
You're burning up in your bed, you got a fever of love
And there's not an anti-body in sight

Hey Jenny, Jenny
Why are you crying?
There's a beauty of a moon in the sky
But I guess when you've been leading such a sheltered life
You never lift your head and look so high

You don't have a lot
But it's all that you've got
And you can turn it into more than it seems
Give it a shot
Fantasize every movement and
Imagine every inch of your dream

No one said it had to be real
But it's gotta be something you can reach out and feel now
It ain't right
It ain't fair
Castles fall in the sand
And we fade in the air
And the good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere
Good girls go to heaven
Bad girls go everywhere

Somebody told me so
Somebody told me now I know
Every night in my prayer
I'll be praying that the
Good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere

When the sweat is sizzling on your skin in the dark
And you're desperate now for somewhere to turn
Every muscle in rebellion
Every nerve is on edge
And every limb has been erotically burned

Hey Johnny, Johnny
Why are you shaking?
When a boy should do whatever he can
You've been nothing but an angel
Every day of your life
And now you wonder what it's like to be damned

You don't have a lot
But it's all that you've got
And you can turn it into more than it seems
Give it a shot
Fantasize every movement and
Imagine every inch of your dream

No one said it had to be real
But it's gotta be something you've been wanting to feel now
It ain't right
It ain't fair
Castles fall in the sand
And we fade in the air
And the good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere
Good girls go to heaven
Bad girls go everywhere

Somebody told me so
Somebody told me now I know
Every night in my prayer
I'll be praying that the
Good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere

Every time I try and dream you
I can't believe how hard it's been to
Conjure up your face and trace your body in the air
All the seconds go on forever
But the thirds and the fourth ones are even better
Every time I do it just a little bit longer
Every time I dream it's just a little bit stronger
Than real life

No one said it had to be real
But it's gotta be something you can reach out and feel now
It ain't right
It ain't fight
Castles fall in the sand
And we fade in the air
And the good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere
Good girls go to heaven
Bad girls go everywhere

Somebody told me so
Somebody told me now I know
Every night in my prayer
I'll be praying that the
Good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere


IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW

There were nights when the wind was so cold
That my body froze in bed
If I just listened to it
Right outside the window

There were days when the sun was so cruel
That all the tears turned to dust
And I just knew my eyes were
Drying up forever

I finished crying in the instant that you left
But I can't remember where or when or how
And I banished every memory you and I had ever made!

But when you touch me like this
And you hold me like that
I just have to admit
That it's all coming back to me
When I touch you like this
And I hold you like that
It's so hard to believe but
It's all coming back to me
It's all coming back
It's all coming back to me now -

There were moments of gold
And there were flashes of light
There were things I'd never do again
But then they always seemed right
There were nights of sacred pleasure
It was more than any laws allow!
Baby, baby -

If I kiss you like this
And if you whisper like that
It was lost long ago
But it's all coming back to me
If you want me like this
And if you need me like that
It was dead long ago
But it's all coming back to me
It's so hard to resist
And it's all coming back to me
I can barely recall
But it's all coming back to me now

There were those empty threats and hollow lies
And whenever you tried to hurt me
I just hurt you even worse
And so much deeper

There were hours that just went on for days
When, alone at last, we'd count up all the chances
That were lost to us
Forever

But you were history with the slamming of the door
And I made myself so strong again somehow
And I never wasted any of my time on you since then!

But if I touch you like this
And if you kiss me like that
It was so long ago
But it's all coming back to me
If you touch me like this
And if I kiss you like that
It was gone with the wind
But it's all coming back to me
It's all coming back
It's all coming back to me now -

There were moments of gold
And there were flashes of light
There were things we'd never do again
But then they always seemed right
There were nights of endless pleasure
It was more than all your laws allow!
Baby, baby, baby -

When you touch me like this
And when you hold me like that
It was gone with the wind
But it's all coming back to me
When you see me like this
And when I see you like that
Then we see what we want to see
All coming back to me -
The flesh and the fantasies
All coming back to me -
I can barely recall
But it's all coming back to me now!

If you forgive me all this
If I forgive you all that
We forgive and forget
And it's all coming back to me
When you see me like this
And when I see you like that
We see just what we want to see
All coming back to me
The flesh and the fantasies
All coming back to me
I can barely recall but it's all coming back to me now...

And when you kiss me like this
When you hold me like that
And if I touch you like this
And if we...


IT JUST WON'T QUIT

And I never really sleep anymore
And I always get those dangerous dreams
And I never get a minute of peace
And I gotta wonder what it means
And I gotta wonder what it means

Maybe it's nothing and I'm under the weather
Maybe it's just one of those bugs going round
Maybe I'm under a spell and it's magic
Maybe there's a witch doctor with an office in town

Is this a blessing or is it a curse?
Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
Will it go on forever? Or is it over tonight?
Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?
Is it richer than diamonds?
Or just a little cheaper than spit?
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

And there used to be such an easy way of living
And there used to be every hope every joy
And I used to get everything that I went after
But there never used to be this boy
But there never used to be this boy

Maybe I'm crazy and I'm losing my senses
Maybe I'm possessed by a spirit or such
Maybe I'm desperate and I've got no defenses
Can you get me a prescription for that one perfect touch?

Is this a blessing or is it a curse?
Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
Will it go on forever? Or is it over tonight?
Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?
It's a stairway to heaven or a subway going down to the pits
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

Is this a blessing or is it a curse?
Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
Will it go on forever? Or is it over tonight?
Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?
Is it richer than diamonds?
Or just a little cheaper than spit?

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

There was a time when nothing ever really mattered
There was a time when there was nothing I didn't know
There was a time when I knew just what I was living for
There was a time and the time was long ago
There was a time and the time was so long ago
And I never really sleep anymore...


THE FUTURE AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE

I never knew so many bad times
Could follow me so mercilessly
It's almost surreal
All the pain that I feel
The future ain't what it used to be

It doesn't matter what they're thinking
It doesn't matter what they're thinking of me
It's always so cold
I'm too young to be old
The future ain't what it used to be

Were there ever any stars in the sky
Did the sun ever shine so bright?
Do you have any dreams I could borrow
Just to get me through the lonely night?
Is there anything left to hold on to
When the rivers wash it all away?
Is there anyone left to hold on to
Is there anything left I can say?

Say a prayer for the falling angels
Stem the tide of the rising waters
Toll a bell for the broken hearted
Burn a torch for your sons and daughters
The endless night has got a hold of me
Dark days are pulling me forward
And all the tears are washing over me -
I'm crying, lost forever -
In a future that ain't what it used to be
No more, no more, no more, no more

It's like a storm that's never ending
It's like a shadow on the land and the sea
There's nothing so sad as
A tomorrow gone bad
The future ain't what it used to be

Some days I feel so numb and empty
And those would be the good days for me
Nothing gets to me now
Unless I'm thinking of how
The future ain't what it used to be

Is there anything left to hold on to
When the rivers wash it all away?
Is there anyone left to hold on to
Is there anything left I can say?

Say a prayer for the falling angels
Stem the tide of the rising waters
Toll a bell for the broken hearted
Burn a torch for your sons and daughters
The endless night has got a hold of me
Dark days are pulling me forward
And all the tears are washing over me -
I'm crying, lost forever -
In a future that ain't what it used to be
No more, no more, no more

The future just ain't what it used to be
It's never gonna be like it was
The future just ain't what it used to be
I wish it wouldn't come but it does
I wish it wouldn't come but it always does

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BACK INTO HELL (1993)


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 -
I would do anything for love
But I won't do that
I won't do that
Anything for love
I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love
But I won't do that
I won't do that

Some days it don't come easy
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
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 until 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 -
I would do anything for love!
I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love
But I won't do that
I won't do that...

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

Some days I pray for silence
Some days 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
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 -
I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love
But I won't do that
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 -

I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love
But I won't do that
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!
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:
I can do that!
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!
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
And sooner or later, you'll be screwing around

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

Anything for love
I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love
But I won't do that
I won't do that


LIFE IS A LEMON AND 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
Then 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 in half

What about sex?!
It's Defective!
It's never built 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 of 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
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 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
Then the movie's over - fade to black
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!


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 alone and afraid
And you're completely amazed
To find there's 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 really need it the most
That's when rock and roll dreams come through...for you...

Once upon a time was a backbeat
Once upon a time all the chords came to life
And the angels had guitars even before they 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 really need it the most
That's when rock and roll dreams come through...for you...


IT JUST WON'T QUIT

And I never really sleep anymore
And I always get those dangerous dreams
And I never get a minute of peace
And I gotta wonder what it means
And I gotta wonder what it means

Maybe it's nothing and I'm under the weather
Maybe it's just one of those bugs going round
Maybe I'm under a spell and it's magic
Maybe there's a witch doctor with an office in town

Is this a blessing? Or is it a curse?
Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
Will it go on forever? Or is it over tonight?
Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?
Is it richer than diamonds?
Or just a little cheaper than spit?
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

And there used to be such an easy way of living
And there used to be every hope in the world
And I used to get everything that I went after
But there never used to be this girl
But there never used to be this girl

Maybe I'm crazy and I'm losing my senses
Maybe I'm possessed by a spirit or such
Maybe I'm desperate and I've got no defenses
Can you get me a prescription for that one perfect touch?

Is this a blessing? Or is it a curse?
Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
Will it go on forever? Or is it over tonight?
Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?
It's a stairway to heaven or a subway going down to the pits
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

Is this a blessing? Or is it a curse?
Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
Will it go on forever? Or is it over tonight?
Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?
Is it richer than diamonds?
Or just a little cheaper than spit?

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit......

There was a time when nothing ever really mattered
There was a time when there was nothing I didn't know
There was a time when I knew just what I was living for
There was a time and the time was so long ago
There was a time and the time was so long ago
And I never really sleep anymore.........


OUT OF THE FRYING PAN (AND INTO THE FIRE)

It's only two o'clock and the temperature's beginning to soar
And all around the city you see the walking wounded and the living dead
It's never been this hot and I've never been so bored
And breathing is just no fun anymore
Then I saw you like a summer dream
And you're the answer to every prayer that I ever said
I saw you like a summer dream
And you're the answer to every prayer that I ever said

You can feel the pulse of the pavement racing like a runaway horse
The subways are sizzling and the skin of the streets is gleaming with sweat
I've seen you sitting on the steps outside
And you were looking so restless and reckless and lost
I think it's time for you to come inside
And I'll be waiting here with something that you'll never forget
I think it's time for you to come inside
And I'll be waiting here with something that you'll never forget

Come on! come on!
And there'll be no turning back
You were only killing time and it can kill you right back
Come on! come on!
It's time to burn up the fuse
You got nothing to do and even less to lose
You got nothing to do and even less to lose

So wander down the ancient hallway
Taking the stairs only one at a time
Follow the sound of my heartbeat now
I'm in the room at the top, you're at the end of the line
Open the door and lay down on the bed
The sun is just a ball of desire

And I wanna take you out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Out of the frying pan (and into the fire)

And into the fire! fire! fire!
And into the fire! fire! fire!
And into the fire! fire! fire!
And into the fire!

It's only two o'clock and the temperature's beginning to soar
And all around the city you see the walking wounded and the living dead
It's never been this hot and I've never been so bored
And breathing is just no fun anymore
Then I saw you like a summer dream
And you're the answer to every prayer that I ever said
I saw you like a summer dream
And you're the answer to every prayer that I ever said

Come on! come on!
And there'll be no turning back
You were only killing time and it can kill you right back
Come on! come on!
It's time to burn up the fuse
You got nothing to do and even less to lose
You got nothing to do and even less to lose

So wander down the ancient hallway
Taking the stairs only one at a time
Follow the sound of my heartbeat now
I'm in the room at the top, you're at the end of the line
Open the door and lay down on the bed
The sun is just a ball of desire

And I wanna take you out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Out of the frying pan (and into the fire)

And I wanna take you out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Out of the frying pan (and into the fire)
Into the fire

Fire! fire! fire! and into the
Fire! fire! fire! and into the
Fire! fire! fire! and into the...fire!


OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE

The skies were pure and the fields were green
And 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
And 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 it 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 when the sun descended and the night 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 where 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

And though the nightmares should be over
Now some of the terrors are still intact
I'll hear that ugly coarse and violent voice
And then he grabs me from behind and then he pulls me back!

But it 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 everything 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 backseat with my Julie like a Romeo
And the signs along the highway all said
Caution! Kids At Play!

Those were the rites 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 see rising up out of the backseat now
Just like an angel rising up from a tomb!

But it 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......

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 see her rising up out of the backseat now......


EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE

I know that I will never be politically correct
I don't give a damn about my lack of etiquette
As far as I'm concerned - the world could still be flat
And if the thrill is gone - then it's time to take it back!
If the thrill is gone - then it's time to take it back!

Who am I? Why am I here?
Forget the questions! Someone gimme another beer!
What's the meaning of life
What's the meaning of it all?
You gotta learn to dance before you learn to crawl!
You gotta learn to dance before you learn to crawl!

So sign up all you raw recruits
Throw away those designer suits
You got your weapons cocked and your targets in your sights
There's a party raging somewhere in the world
You gotta serve your country - you gotta service your girl
You're all enlisted in the armies of the night

And I ain't in it for the power
And I ain't in it for my health
I ain't in it for the glory of anything at all
And I sure ain't in it for the wealth
But I'm in it till it's over and I just can't stop
If you wanna get it done
You got to do it yourself
And I like my music like I like my life
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!

Wasted! Youth!
Wasted! Youth!
Wasted! Youth!
Wasted! Youth!

They got a file on me and it's a mile long
And they say that they got all of the proof
That I'm just another case of arrested development
And just another wasted youth

They say that I'm in need of some radical discipline
They say I gotta face the truth
That I'm just another case of arrested development
And just another wasted youth

They say I'm wild and I'm reckless
I should be acting my age
I'm an impressionable child in a tumultuous world
And they say I'm at a difficult stage

But it seems to me to the contrary
Of all the crap they're going to put on the page
That a wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!
A wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!
A wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!
A wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!
A wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!
A wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!

If you want my views of history then there's something you should know
The three men I admire most are Curly, Larry and Mo!
If you don't worry 'bout the future - sooner or later it's the past
And if they say the thrill is gone - then it's time to take it back
If the thrill is gone - then it's time to take it back

So sign up all you raw recruits
Throw away those two-bit suits
You got your weapons cocked and your targets in your sights
There's a party raging somewhere in the world
You gotta serve your country - you gotta service your girl
You're all inducted in the armies of the night

And I ain't in it for the power
And I ain't in it for the health
I ain't in it for the glory of anything at all
And I sure ain't in it for the wealth
But I'm in it till it's over and I just can't stop
If you wanna get it done
You got to fight for yourself
And I like my music like I like my life
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!


GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN (BAD GIRLS GO EVERYWHERE)

When the wind is howling through your windowpane
It's not the only pain of the night
You're burning up in your bed, you got a fever of love
And there's not an anti-body in sight

Hey Jenny, Jenny
Why are your crying?
There's a beauty of a moon in the sky
But I guess when you've been leading such a sheltered life
You never lift your head and look so high

You don't have a lot
But it's all that you've got
And you can turn it into more than it seems
Just give it a shot
Fantasize every movement and
Imagine every inch of your dream

No one said it had to be real
But it's gotta be something you can reach out and feel now
It ain't right
It ain't fair
Castles fall in the sand
And we fade in the air
And the good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere
Good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere

Somebody told me so
Somebody told me now I know
Every night in my prayer
I'll be praying that the
Good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere

When the sweat is sizzling on your skin in the dark
And you're desperate now for somewhere to turn
Every muscle in rebellion
Every nerve is on edge
And every limb has been erotically burned

Hey Johnny, Johnny
Why are you shaking?
When a boy should do whatever he can
You've been nothing but an angel
Every day of your life
And now you wonder what it's like to be damned

You don't have a lot
But it's all that you've got
And you can turn it into more than it seems
Just give it a shot
Fantasize every movement and
Imagine every inch of your dream

No one said it had to be real
But it's gotta be something you've been wanting to feel now
It ain't right
It ain't fair
Castles fall in the sand
And we fade in the air
And the good boys go to heaven
But the bad boys go everywhere
Good boys go to heaven
Bad boys go everywhere

Somebody told me so
Somebody told me now I know
Every night in my prayer
I'll be praying that the
Good boys go to heaven
But the bad boys go everywhere

Every time I try and dream you
I can't believe how hard it's been to
Conjure up your face and trace your body in the air
All the seconds go on forever
But the thirds and the fourth ones are even better
Every time I do it just a little bit longer
Every time I dream it's just a little bit stronger
Than real life

No one said it had to be real
But it's gotta be something you can reach out and feel now
It ain't right
It ain't fair
Castles fall in the sand
And we fade in the air
And the good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere
Good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere

Somebody told me so
Somebody told me now I know
Every night in my prayer
I'll be praying that the
Good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere

Good boys go to heaven
But the bad boys go everywhere
Good girls go to heaven
But the bad girls go everywhere...

Good girls go to heaven
Bad girls go everywhere
Good girls go to heaven
Bad girls go everywhere...


LOST BOYS AND GOLDEN GIRLS

Lost boys and golden girls
Down on the corner and all around the world
Lost boys and golden girls
Down on the corner and all around
All around the world

It doesn't matter where they're going
Or wherever they've been
'Cause they got one thing in common it's true
They'll never let a night like tonight go to waste
And let me tell you something
Neither will you
Neither will you

We gotta be fast
We were born out of time
Born out of time and alone
And we'll never be as young as we are right now
Running away and running for home
Running for home

It doesn't matter where they're going
Or wherever they've been
'Cause they got one thing in common it's true
They'll never let a night like tonight go to waste
And let me tell you something
Neither will you
Neither will you
Neither will you

Lost boys and golden girls
Down on the corner and all around the world
Lost boys and golden girls
Down on the corner and all around
All around the world

All lyrics copyrighted
Artwork by Michael Whelan copyrighted

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