"Heaven Can Wait" as written by Paul Kennedy, Marijne Ellen Van Der Vlugt, Peter Charles Brown and Rob Wakeman....
Heaven can wait
And a band of angels wrapped up in my heart
Will take me through the lonely night
Through the cold of the day
And I know
I know
Heaven can wait
And all the gods come down here just to sing for me
And the melody's gonna make me fly
Without pain
Without fear
Give me all of your dreams
And let me go along on your way
Give me all of your prayers to sing
And I'll turn the night into the skylight of day
I got a taste of paradise
I'm never gonna let it slip away
I got a taste of paradise
It's all I really need to make me stay
Just like a child again

Heaven can wait
And all I got is time until the end of time
I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine

And I know that I've been released
But I don't know to where
And nobody's gonna tell me know
And I don't really care
No no no
I got a taste of paradise
That's all I really need to make me stay
I got a taste of paradise
If I had it any sooner you know
You know I never would have run away from my home

Heaven can wait
And all I got is time until the end of time
I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine

Heaven can wait
Heaven can wait
I won't look back
I won't look back
Let the altars shine
Let the altars shine


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"Heaven Can Wait" as written by Jim Steinman

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    General Commentthis was originally written for a peter pan musical and so is really about something in there. I haven't seen it so I don't know what.
    pclownon November 07, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, to me it isn't necessary a lovesong. It's more like finding something to believe in and to cope with life...it could be love but also something different.
    I think this person was always very pessimistic about life but now he found something beautiful that made him realize that being alive isn't bad at all (I got a taste of paradise, It's all I really need to make me stay).
    He sees everything from a different point and realizes all his opportuneties (And I know that I've been released, But I don't know to where).
    However, after all he isn't scared to die because he knows it's how its supposed to be (And all the gods come down here just to sing for me, And the melody's gonna make me fly, Without pain, without fear.).
    adeadlykisson November 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite song b meat loaf. its so sad, but so nice. his voice is so hypnotic
    blueberrysquashon May 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like this guy is dying but can't die until he tells this girl how he feels about her. Probably a metaphor though.
    kfe2on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother idea I get is that this guy has died and he's supposed to go to Heaven but wants to stay on Earth to get one last glance at his girl, then he will go and not look back on his life.
    kfe2on March 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite songs of meatloaf. i think he's trying to say that love conquers even death - 'heaven can wait'
    shanimal_caton July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLol, i thought it was just simply a love song to a girl he wants to spend all eternity with, fuck life after death, i just wanna be with you kinda thing
    Freakaknighton January 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentStunningly beautiful song this. And really demonstrates Meatloafs serious vocal talent.

    I think it is about someone who realises what he used to have just before he almost loses it, and so wants to hold onto it for ever. The seeking after "heaven" - something he cannot quite get to will have to wait while he deals with the here and now.
    Schroedingeron June 25, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's definately about Neverland, a musical Jim Steinman wrote in the 1970's, loosely based on Peter Pan. I have an audio copy of a workshop session of the musical myself and this tune is on there (Along with some other Meat Loaf songs). What it's about in the musical itself I don't want to answer.
    Draksvanson January 23, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful just the mix of the piano and meatloafs amazing voice
    i think it is about a guy who is dying but loves this girl just too much to leave just yet
    the lyrics are gorgeous and demonstrate and it amazes me how much love a man can have for a woman
    cookie2on March 21, 2012   Link

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