October 30, 2006

Meat Loaf – I’d Lie For You (And That’s The Truth)

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Song Comment tagged at 10:50 pm by LynxLee

From the album Welcome to the Neighborhood. The song, which peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995, was composed by Diane Warren. This overproduced (to say the least), Indiana Jones-influenced video was directed by Howard Greenhalgh. Although the video features model Dana Patrick — who “sings” the duet at the end of the earlier, hugely successful video for “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” — and the opening shots establish it as a sequel of sorts to that video, it actually doesn’t seem to have much of a connection. However, it may well set a record for the most explosions and elaborate stunts ever in a video.
Celebrity Cameo: ubiquitous character actor Xander Berkeley (probably best known from the first two seasons of 24) as the Nazi-ish “bad guy”.

I’d never tell you one lie, I’d never let you down
I’d never leave, I’d be the one who’d always be around
Baby give me a chance

I’d pull the sun out from the sky to light your darkest night
I wouldn’t let one drop of rain fall down into your life
Put your heart in my hands

Believe me baby, I could never do you wrong
And I would never paint your world blue
And if sometimes it seems I must have lost mind
I might be crazy but I’m crazy about you…

I’d lie for you and that’s the truth
Do anything you want me to
I’d even sell my soul for you
I’d do it all for you
If you’d just believe in me

Just take a look in my eyes, you’ll see a love that’s blind
Just take a hold of my hand, I’ll take you to paradise
Ain’t a star that’s too far

Your every wish will be a wish that I will make come true
And if you want the moon I swear I’ll bring it down for you
Let me into your heart

Believe me baby got your name carved on my soul
You’re the only one that I’ll give it to
Go let ’em say that I’m I fool to act this way
‘Cause if I’m crazy, I’m just crazy ’bout you…

I’d lie for you and that’s the truth
Move mountains if you want me to
I’d walk across the fire for you
I’d walk on the wild for you
If you’d just believe in me…

And you will never see a day I’ll ever break your heart
You’ll see the sky fall down before it ever gets that far
I’ll show you heaven every second that you’re in my arms
Baby I’m crazy, but I’m crazy about you!

[Instrumental bridge]

I’d lie for you and that’s the truth
Move mountains if you want me to
I’d walk across the fire for you
I’d walk on the wild for you
If you’d just believe in me

I’d walk across the wild for you
Move mountains if you want me to
I’d walk across the fire for you
Do anything you asked me to

I’d lie for you and that’s the truth
Do anything you asked me to
I’d even sell my soul for you
I’d do it all for you
If you’d just believe in me

I’d lie for you and that’s the truth
Move mountains if you want me to
I’d walk across the fire for you
I’d walk on the wild for you
If you’d just believe in me…

I’d lie for you and thats the truth

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October 8, 2006

Meat Loaf – Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Song Comment tagged at 1:07 am by LynxLee

This video is so touching.. sad.. The songs tells the life story of the ups & downs of life. To me, “Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are” means the view to the past is a distorted one & may feel closer but it’s really far away than you think. Another way to see this phrase, to me, would be a more “ghostly” way.. where the spirits of the past are around us without us knowing.

Still, I’d like to take it as a metaphor for how some people look at life.. somehow the busyness of life will catch the unaware unprepared. There’s a blog mentioning about something like this phrase in a christian’s look. Perhaps this could be how the songwriter meant when this song was written.

Yet, to me, this song shows the past as haunting.. or closer to life. Especially since the word used, is rear view mirror.

“But it was long ago, and it was far away”
“if life is just a highway, then the soul is just a car”
“She used her body just like a bandage”
“Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are”

The sky’s 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 say 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
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,
some other 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
They are

[Instrumental solo]

There was a beauty living on the edge of town
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 stare would glimmer and the moon would glow
I’m in the back seat with my Julie like a Romeo
And the signs along the highway all said
Caution! Kids at play!

Those were the rights 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 use my body just like a wound
I’ll probably never know where she disappeared,
but I can see rising up out of the back seat now,
just like an angel rising out of 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
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 objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are

October 6, 2006

Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Song Comment tagged at 2:36 pm by LynxLee

This song has been around for so long.. the last post is the latest song from him, but as usual, save the best for last(of the day). I always wondered, how is it that this song wasn’t in the soundtrack of Beauty & The Beast? Haha.. perhaps the future version? With Real Acting? That’d be real cool. It’s also based on Phantom of the Opera.
Still, the video alone is already amazing. Really great acting, great atmosphere & feel to it. In case any of you were wondering what is “that” that he won’t do, do visit this. Explains everything about the song. In my opinion, this is the best song from Meatloaf by far!

“And I would do anything for love
I’d run right into hell and back
I would do anything for love
I’d never lie to you and that’s a fact”

“Maybe I’m lonely, that’s all I’m qualified to be”

“I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just 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’d never lie to you and that’s a fact
But I’ll never forget the way you feel right now,
Oh no, no way
And I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that
No, I won’t do that

Anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that
No, I won’t do that

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 dreams are coming true
You’d better believe it, that I would do

Anything for love
And I’l 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
Oh, I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that
No, I won’t do that

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just won’t do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just won’t do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just 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

Maybe I’m lonely, that’s all I’m qualified to be
That’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’d 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
Oh, I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that
No, I won’t do that
No, no, no, I won’t do…

I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just won’t do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just won’t do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just won’t do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just won’t do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just won’t do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just won’t do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you’ve been dreaming of, but I just won’t do…

But I’ll never stop dreaming of you ev’ry night of my life, no way
I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that
No, I won’t do that

[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 cater to every fantasy I got?
Will you hose me down with holy water, if I get too hot?
Will you take me places I’ve never known?

[Boy:]
I can do that
Oh no, 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
Sooner or later you’ll be screwing around

[Boy:]
I won’t do that
No, I won’t do that

Anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that
No, I won’t do that

Meat Loaf & Marion Raven – It’s All Coming Back to Me Now

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Song Comment tagged , at 2:00 pm by LynxLee

This good song was written in 1983(the year I was born!) by Jim Steinman (a songwriter/friend of Meatloaf). As a matter of fact, we all know this song from the second version that was sang by Celine Dion. Yep, that was the second version. The first version was in a concept album’s song performed by Pandora’s Box(a band). Anyway, this third version gave a “opera” feel to it where you can feel the certain pain instead of the usual sad, mellow feel of Celine Dion’s(but I gotta admit, I like Celine’s version better.. more “beautiful”). This song has the spooky feel showing the “dark side of love”. You gotta love the songwriter, Jim Steinman. Heck, read about it if you like.. It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.

As a matter of fact, songs by Fire Inc. & Bonnie Tyler are also mostly written & produced by Jim Steinman. That explains the vibe we got with Bonnie Tyler – “Total Eclipse of the Heart” & Fire Inc. – “Tonight is What it Means to Be Young” & Air Supply – “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All”. You never heard of them? Haha.. no worries, they’ll be featured in this blog. No doubt! For now, enjoy your Meatloaf!

There were moments of gold and there were flashes of light
There were things I’d never do again but then they’d always seemed right
There were nights of endless pleasure
It was more than any laws allow

[Boy:] 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
[Girl:] 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

[Both:]
I finished crying in the instant that you left
And I can’t remember where or when or how
And I banished every memory you and I have ever made

[Boy:]
But when you touch me like this (touch me like this)
And I hold you like that (hold you like that)
It’s so hard to believe but it’s all coming back to me now

[Girl:]
It’s all coming back
It’s all coming back to me now

[Boy:]
There were moments of gold and there were flashes of light
There were nights of endless pleasure
It was more than any laws allow
baby, baby!

If I kiss you like this (kiss you like this)
And if you whisper like that (whisper like that)
It was lost long ago but it’s all coming back to me

If you want me like this (if you want me like this)
And if you need me like that (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….

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 (touch you like this)
And if you kiss me like that (kiss me like that)
It was gone with the wind but it’s all coming back to me now

[Girl:]
It’s all coming back
It’s all coming back to me now

[Boy:]
There were moments of gold and there were flashes of light
There were nights of endless pleasure
It was more than all your laws allow
baby, baby, baby!

When you touch me like this (touch me like this)
And when you hold me like that (hold me like that)
It was gone with the wind but it’s all coming back to me

When you see me like this (see me like this)
And when I see you like that (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 (forgive me all this)
If I forgive you all that (forgive you all that)
We forgive and forget and it’s all coming back to me now

[Girl:] It’s all coming back to me now
[Boy:] We forgive and forget
[Both:] And it’s all coming back to me now….