Paradise by the Dashboard Light

Meat Loaf

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: James Dixon Barnes
album: Track 6 in album Bat Out of Hell
release date: 1977-10-21
popularity : 35 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Stage & Screen
styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 8:28
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, Marvin Lee and Todd Rundgren
guitar: Todd Rundgren
keyboard: Jim Steinman
saxophone: Edgar Winter
keyboard & piano: Roy Bittan
synthesizer: Roger Powell
lead vocals & background vocals: Ellen Foley
other vocals: Jim Steinman
spoken vocals: Phil Rizzuto
lyricist: Jim Steinman
composer: 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

Lyrics

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Well I remember every little thing
Parking by the lake
And I never had a girl
And all the kids at school
And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
C'mon Hold on tight
Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night

We were doubly blessed
And we were barely dressed
Baby got to go and shout it
We were doubly blessed
'Cause we were barely seventeen
Baby don't you hear my heart
I've been waiting so long
Well I gotta let you know
So open up your eyes I got a big surprise
Well I want to make your motor run
It never felt so good, it never felt so right
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
C'mon hold on tight
I can see paradise by the dashboard light
Paradise by the dashboard light
And let Mother Nature do the rest
We were doubly blessed
And we were barely dressed
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 and tonight's the night
Okay, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker going here,
There's the windup, and there it is,
This boy can really fly
He's not letting up at all,
And here comes the throw, and what a throw
Here he comes, he's out
This kid really makes things happen out there.
And what a jump he's got, he's trying for third,
Holy cow, stolen base, he's taking a pretty big lead out there,
The pitcher glances over, winds up, and it's bunted,
Here he comes, squeeze play, it's gonna be close, here's the throw, here's the play at the

I gotta know right now
Do you love me?
Do you need me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Do you love me?
Do you need me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
I gotta know right now
Do you love me?

Baby, baby let me sleep on it
And I'll give you an answer in the morning
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
And I'll give you an answer in the morning
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
And I'll give you an answer in the morning
I gotta know right now
Will you love me forever?
Will you never leave me?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
Before we go any further
And will you love me forever?
What's it gonna be, boy?
What's it gonna be, boy?
What's it gonna be, boy?

Baby, baby let me sleep on it
And I'll give you an answer in the morning
Do you love me? (let me sleep on it)
Do you need me?
Will you make me so happy (let me sleep on it)
Will you take me away
I gotta know right now?
Do you love me?

Will you love me forever
Let me sleep on it

Lord I was crazed
I started swearing to my god and on my mother's grave
I swore, that I would love you to the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
I don't think that I can really survive
But God only knows what I can do right now
It's all that I can do

And it was so much better that it is today
It was long ago and it was far away (it never felt so good, it never felt so right)

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

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

And it was so much better that it is today (and we were glowing like, a metal on the edge of a knife)
It was long ago and it was far away

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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