"Paradise by the Dashboard Light" as written by and James Jim Steinman....
Well I remember every little thing
As if it happened only yesterday
Parking by the lake
And there was not another car in sight
And 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
And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
It never felt so good, it never felt so right
And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
C'mon Hold on tight
C'mon Hold on tight
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
Well ain't no doubt about it
Baby got to go and shout it
Ain't no doubt about it
We were doubly blessed

'Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely dressed
Baby don't you hear my heart
You got it drowning out the radio
I've been waiting so long
For you to come along and have some fun
Well I gotta let you know
No you're never gonna regret it
So open up your eyes I got a big surprise
It'll feel all right
Well I want to make your motor run
And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
It never felt so good, it never felt so right
And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
C'mon hold on tight
C'mon hold on tight
Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard light
Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
Paradise by the dashboard light
You got to do what you can
And let Mother Nature do the rest
Ain't no doubt about it
We were doubly blessed
'Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely dressed
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 tonight
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 tonight
We're gonna go all the way and tonight's the night

Okay, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker going here,
Two down, nobody on, no score, bottom of the ninth,
There's the windup, and there it is,
A line shot up the middle, look at him go.
This boy can really fly
He's rounding first and really turning it on now,
He's not letting up at all,
He's gonna try for second, the ball is bobbled out in center,
And here comes the throw, and what a throw
He's gonna slide in head first,
Here he comes, he's out
No, wait, safe-safe at second base,
This kid really makes things happen out there.
Batter steps up to the plate, here's the pitch-he's going,
And what a jump he's got, he's trying for third,
Here's the throw, it's in the dirt-safe at third
Holy cow, stolen base, he's taking a pretty big lead out there,
Almost daring him to try and pick him off.
The pitcher glances over, winds up, and it's bunted,
Bunted down the third base line, the suicide squeeze is on
Here he comes, squeeze play, it's gonna be close, here's the throw, here's the play at the
Holy cow, I think he's gonna make it

Stop right there
I gotta know right now
Before we go any further
Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
I gotta know right now
Before we go any further
Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you an answer in the morning
Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you an answer in the morning
Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you an answer in the morning

I gotta know right now
Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
I gotta know right now
Before we go any further
Do you love me?
And will you love me forever?

What's it gonna be, boy?
Come on, I can wait all night
What's it gonna be, boy?
Yes or no?
What's it gonna be, boy?
Yes or no?

Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you an answer in the morning
I gotta know right now
Do you love me? (let me sleep on it)
Will you love me forever? (baby, baby let me sleep on it)
Do you need me?
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy (let me sleep on it)
For the rest of my life? (I'll give you an answer in the morning)
Will you take me away
(I'll give you an answer in the morning)
I gotta know right now?
Before we go any further
Do you love me?
will you love me forever?

Let me sleep on it
Will you love me forever

Let me sleep on it
Will you love me forever

I couldn't take it any longer
Lord I was crazed
And when the feeling came upon me like a tidal wave
I started swearing to my god and on my mother's grave
That I would love you to the end of time
I swore, that I would love you to the end of time
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 life with you

It was long ago and it was far away
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 (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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"Paradise By the Dashboard Light" as written by James Dixon Barnes

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is amazing!! He wants this so bad, and when he finaly gets close enough she asks if he will always love her, he gives in and says yes. In the end he cant wait to get rid of her, and shes so happy! i would love to perform this song any blokes willing?? lol
    katykatukon August 18, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe best karaoke song...EVER.
    bluesforgotten12on December 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe end is my favorite part too! I love this song. Melissa - that sounds like a blast. I'd love to have seen that.
    say_anythingon June 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentno, man, Marvin Lee Aday (Meat Loaf) is actually quite the family guy, from what i gather.
    Even if he was gay this was written by Jim Steinman, not the man himself. You can really see steinman's humor in all of his meatloaf stuff, i laugh at so many of the songs, but this is definitely one of the funniest
    Italian Phaethonon May 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing. It grabs up every piece of teen angst on sex and boils it down into one story. Kids say that kinda shit all he time if it'll work out for them in the end.
    UwASToLdWronGon January 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm suprised no one's commented on this song....it is so awesome....the meaning is obvious, but i love the end when they're fighting..
    mikes_konstantineon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas good as this song is, its better after youve seen meat and patti russo do it live. kickin'
    mlttabhon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like some of Meat's stuff. He's a pretty good singer, with a great band. A lot of his stuff is to poppish for me, but this song is the best I've ever heard by him.
    frogboyson September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think ist so funny that he'd tell a girl he loved her just to have sex with her and then be too noble to break his promise... this song gets me laughing everytime... its so much fun to play this around people who have been drinking (they have to know the song of course). I was at a block party and everyone just seperted, girls and guys singing back and forth - good times.
    MelissaOKon March 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me laugh everytime I hear it! Definetly my favorite of everything they have done.
    DancingHippieon June 23, 2003   Link

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