Jim Steinman

American composer, lyricist and record producer

James Richard Steinman (November 1, 1947April 19, 2021) was an American composer, lyricist, record producer, and playwright.

Like a bat out of Hell
I'll be gone when the morning comes...

Quotes edit

  • 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 back again.

    You've gotta show me how to drive you crazy,
    You've gotta show me all the things you wanna happen to you,
    We've gotta tell each other everything, we always wanted someone to do.
  • It's all we ever wanted
    And all we'll ever need
    And now it's slipping through our fingers
    Faster than the speed of night.
    • "Faster Than The Speed Of Night" (1983)

Bat out of Hell (1977) edit

Bat out of Hell (song) edit

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nothing ever grows in this rotten 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.

  • Then I'm dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun
    All 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.

Paradise by the Dashboard Light edit

  • 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.
  • It never felt so good, it never felt so right
    And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife.
  • Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
    I can see paradise by the dashboard light.
  • Ain't no doubt about it
    We were doubly blessed
    Cause we were barely seventeen
    And we were barely dressed.
  • Stop right there!
    I gotta know right now!
    Before we go any further —
    Do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?
  • Baby, baby let me sleep on it
    Let me sleep on it
    And I'll give you my answer in the morning...
  • 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!

Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983) edit

  • Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by.
    Turn around
    Every now and then I get a little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eyes.
    Turn around bright eyes.
    Every now and then I fall apart.
  • 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.

Making Love out of Nothing at All (1983) edit

  • I know just how to fake it
    And I know just how to scheme
    I know just when to face the truth
    And then I know just when to dream.

    And I know just where to touch you
    And I know just what to prove
    I know when to pull you closer
    And I know when to let you loose.
    And I know the night is fading
    And I know the time's gonna fly
    And I'm never gonna tell you everything I gotta tell you
    But I know I've got to give it a try.

    And I know the roads to riches
    And I know the ways to fame
    I know all the rules and then I know how to break'em
    And then I always know the name of the game
    But I don't know how to leave you
    And I'll never let you fall
    And I don't know how you do it
    Making love out of nothing at all.
  • Every time I see you, all the rays of the sun
    Are streaming through the waves in your hair
    And every star in the sky is taking aim at your eyes
    Like a spotlight.
  • You can take the darkness from the deep of the night
    And turn it to a beacon burning endlessly bright
    I gotta follow it 'cause everything I know
    Well, it's nothing 'till I give it to you.
  • I'm never gonna make it without you
    Do you really wanna see me crawl ?
    And I'm never gonna make it like you do
    Making love out of nothing at all.

Bad for Good (1981) edit

Many of the songs on this album were later performed by Meat Loaf on either Bat out of Hell II or Bat out of Hell III and by other artists.
  • 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.
    • "Bad for Good"
  • 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.
    • "Bad for Good"
  • I know that I'm gonna 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.
    • "Bad for Good"
  • 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.
    • "Bad for Good"

Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993) edit

  • And we’ll never be as young as we are right now
    • “Lost Boys And Golden Girls”.

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