Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell Lyrics

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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 tunnels 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 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.

[Chorus]
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.

Well 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've got left in my heart,
You know I want to be damned with you.
If I gotta be damned, you know I want to be damned
Dancing through the night with you/
Well if I gotta be damned, you know I want to be damned,
Gotta be damned, you know I want to be damned
Gotta be damned, you know I want to 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 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.

[Chorus]

Well 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,
And no one's gonna stop me now, I'm gonna make my escape.
But I can't stop thinking of you,
And I never see the sudden curve until it's way too late.
And I never see the sudden curve until it's way too late.

Then I'm down in 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 down in 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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bat Out of Hell
  • 2 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
  • 3 Heaven Can Wait
  • 4 All Revved Up With No Place to Go
  • 5 Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
  • 6 Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  • 7 For Crying Out Loud


  • Credits
    publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
    writers: Jim Steinman
    album: Track 1 in album Bat Out of Hell
    release date: 1977-10-21
    popularity : 133 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Stage & Screen
    styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 9:50
    producer: Todd Rundgren
    drums: Max Weinberg
    lead vocals: Meat Loaf
    mixer: Todd Rundgren
    engineer: Todd Rundgren
    arranger: Jim Steinman and Todd Rundgren
    bass: Kasim Sulton
    background vocals: Rory Dodd, Ellen Foley, Todd Rundgren and Kasim Sulton
    keyboard & piano: Roy Bittan
    percussion & keyboard: Jim Steinman
    synthesizer: Roger Powell
    keyboard & percussion & guitars: Todd Rundgren
    composer: Jim Steinman
    lyricist: Jim Steinman
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin