Boy: On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Girl: Will he offer me his mouth?
Boy: Yes
Girl: Will he offer me his teeth?
Boy: Yes
Girl: Will he offer me his jaws?
Boy: Yes
Girl: Will he offer me his hunger?
Boy: Yes
Girl: Again. Will he offer me his hunger?
Boy: YES
Girl: And will he starve without me?
Boy: Yes
Girl: And does he love me?
Boy: Yes
Girl: Yes
Boy: On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Girl: Yes
Boy: I bet you say that to all the boys.

It was a hot summer night and the beach was burning
There was fog crawling over the sand
Oh when i listen to your heart i hear the whole world turning
I see the shooting stars falling through your trembling hands
Oh you were licking your lips and your lipstick shining i was dying just to ask for a taste
oh we were lying together in a silver lining by the light of the moon you know there's not another moment, not another moment, not another moment to waste
Oh well you hold me so close that my knees grow weak
and my soul is flying high above the ground
I'm trying to speak but no matter what i do
I just can't seem to make any sound

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh it must have been while you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
Oh and i swear it's true
I was just about to say i love you

Now my body is shaking like a wave on the water and i guess that I'm beginning to grin
oh we're finally alone and we can do what we wanna
oh the night is young
and no-one's gonna no where you
no-one's gonna know where you
No-one's gonna know where you've been

Oh you were licking your lips and your lipstick shining i was dying just to ask for a taste
oh we were lying together in a silver lining by the light of the moon you know there's not another moment to waste

And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh it must have been while you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
Oh and i swear it's true
I was just about to say i love you



Lyrics submitted by kat_e_b

"You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" as written by Jim Steinman

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    General Comment:The song plays on the saying "You took the words right out of my mouth" i.e. saying something right before the next person was going to say the same thing, in this case "I love you". In this case making it both figuratively (she said "I love you" in the moment before he did) and "literally" (she did so by actually taking the words out of his mouth while kissing him).
    Henkyon June 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Why oh why i grew up with singers like michael jackson or backstreet boys or westlife? This meat loaf is much, much cooler!!!
    This song in particular, is very very FAB!!!
    bleedingpegasuson May 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Is it just me or is this a song about a girl who can't kiss very well?

    "You took the words right out of my mouth/Oh, it must have been while you were kissin' me"

    "I swear it's true/I was just about to say 'I love you'"

    Sounds like he's saying "I was just about to say I love you but you kiss so terribly that now I don't want to"
    MamoruCon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Great song! Opening sequence cracks me up, and the song itself is powerful. What an album...
    baradakison June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Great song and great album (bout outa hell) been one of my fave meat loaf songs since i was little
    katykatukon August 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love the opening sequence too. The whole song is great.
    say_anythingon June 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i can't say anything that hasn't already been said about this FREAKEN AWSOME ALBUM, but i just don't care for the opening.
    unoriginalname16on April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is one of my all time favourites - I LOVE the opening
    zotonon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Amazing Live!!!!!!!
    Just cant help but clap along !
    Bat_out_hellon April 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Well, another great by Meat Loaf. The introduction caught my attention in its weirdness, heheh...

    Great beat, just gotta clap along at the end. Sure way to get me out of a bad mood, that's for sure.
    DoubtFullon July 14, 2006   Link

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