Paradise by the Dashboard Light

(Jim Steinman/Meat Loaf)

I. Paradise

H: Well, 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 we're wishing they were me that night

And our bodies were oh! so close and tight
It never felt so good it never felt so right

And we were 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

B: Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard light

S: Ain't no doubt about it, we were doubly blessed,
'cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely dressed

B: Ain't no doubt about it, Baby, got to go and shout it,
Ain't no doubt about it, we were doubly blessed,
'cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely dressed

H: Baby don't you hear my heart, you got 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 will feel alright I'm gonna make your motor run

B: And our bodies were oh! so close and tight
It never felt so good it never felt so right

And we were 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

B: Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard light

B: Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night (deep dark night)
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
We're gonna go all the way tonight,
we're gonna go all the way and tonight's the night
We're gonna go all the way tonight,
we're gonna go all the way and tonight's the night
We're gonna go all the way tonight,
we're gonna go all the way and tonight's the night

R: 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 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

S: Stop right there,
I gotta know right now
before you 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 you go any further do you love me
will you love me forever

H: 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, 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, baby, baby let me sleep on it
let me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning

S: 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 you go any further do you love me
will you love me forever

What's it gonna be, Boy? C'mon, I can wait all night
What's it gonna be, boy, yes or no? What's it gonna be boy?
Yes — or — no!

H: 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
S: I gotta know right now
H: Let me sleep on it, baby, baby let me sleep on it
S: before you go any further do you love me
will you love me forever, do you need me
will you never leave me
H: let me sleep on it,
S: will you make me so happy for the rest of my life
H: I'll give you an answer in the morning
S: will you take me away and will you make me your wife
H: I'll tell you in the morning!
S: I gotta know right now,
before you go any further do you love me
will you love me forever

H: Let me sleep on it
S: Will you love me forever
H: Let me sleep on it
S: Will you love me forever

III. Praying for the End of Time

H: I couldn't take it any longer
Lord I was crazed when the feeling came upon me like a tidal wave
So I swore to God and on my mother's grave
that I would love you till the end of time
I swore I would love you till the end of time

So now I'm praying for the end of time
to hurry up and arrive.
Cause if I've got to spend another minute with you
I don't think that I can really survive.
I'd never break my promise or forget my vow.
but God only knows what I could do right now.
I'm praying for the end of time,
that's all that I can do,
praying for the end of time,
so I can end my time with you.

It was long ago and it was far away,
and it was so much better than it is today
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S: It never felt so good it never felt so right
And we were glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
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