For Crying Out Loud

Meat Loaf


writers: Jim Steinman
album: Track 7 in album Bat Out of Hell
release date: 1977-10-21
popularity : 22 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Stage & Screen
styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 8:46
producer: Todd Rundgren
drums: John "Willie" Wilcox
piano: Steve Margoshes and Cheryl Hardwick
lead vocals: Meat Loaf
vocal: Meat Loaf
orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic
mixer: Todd Rundgren
engineer: Todd Rundgren
arranger: Jim Steinman, Todd Rundgren and Steve Margoshes
bass: Kasim Sulton
background vocals: Rory Dodd
orchestrator: Steve Margoshes
solo piano: Roy Bittan
concertmaster: Gene Orloff
composer: Jim Steinman
lyricist: Jim Steinman

Album Information

label: Epic
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell cover art


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I was lost till you were found
I was falling before I reached the bottom
And I never knew how the pyre
On the edge of the ice field
And the now chilly California wind
And we're sinking deeper and deeper into the chilly California sand
And can't you see my faded Levis bursting apart
Oh babe, don't go
How was I to know?
I'm in the middle of nowhere
But there's a border to somewhere waiting
Oh give me just another moment to see the light of the day

And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes,

You know I love you
You know I love you
You know I love you
I was damned and you were saved
I was kneeling in the chains of my master
I could laugh but you could cry
I was flying

Is blowing down our bodies again
Oh I know you belong inside my aching heart
And don't you hear me crying
And don't you hear me screaming

Near the end of the line
And there's a tankful of time
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
Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through
For crying out loud
For crying out loud
For crying out loud
For crying out loud

For giving me the answers when I'm asking you why
For that I thank you
For taking in the sun when I'm feeling so cold
And don't you know

For finding me a highway and driving me home
For that I serve you
For pulling me away when I'm starting to fall
And all in all

For praying for my future in the days that remain
For that I hold you
Ah but most of all
For that I love you
Ah but most of all
For that I love you
Ah but most of all
For that I love you
When you're crying out loud


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