Somewhere some girl is crazy
And some boy's half out of his head
Somewhere somebody's fearless
And someone won't wind up dead
Somewhere two hearts are pounding
And they don't care what's correct
Somewhere somebody's fallin' in love
Without a background check...

Son, I'm Mr P.C. believe you and me
I'm the ultimate king of correct
And if you wanna make it you gotta make her take it
As a sign of your deep respect
If you're gonna do it you gotta see through it
To the heavenly trust that it is
Then you can call her a slut
And you can call her a slave
If you remember to call her Ms...

Where the rubber meets the road
Welcome to protection mode
Used to be sex was a fine hello
Now the rubber meets the road

Ya say "Girl, you're a beauty" but I'm no beast
I got a little contract right here
See, you can slam on the brakes
Anytime you got the stick
Even if we're in fourth gear
Cop in the front seat, lawyer in the back seat
Gettin' it on videotape
Got a shrink in the bed, Lord, sittin' on the headboard
Swearin' that we both got raped...

Where the rubber meets the road
Welcome to protection mode
Used to be sex was a fine hello
Now the rubber meets the road
Where the rubber meets the road
Boy meets Girl then watch it explode
Yes means no means yes means no
Where the rubber meets the road!

Somewhere some girl is crazy
And some boy's half out of his head
Somewhere somebody's fearless
And someone won't wind up dead
Somewhere two hearts are pounding
And they don't care what's correct
Somewhere somebody's fallin' in love
Without a background check
Somewhere somebody's fallin' in love
Without a background check

Where the rubber meets the road
Welcome to protection mode
Used to be sex was a fine hello
Now the rubber meets the road
Where the rubber meets the road
Boy meets Girl then watch it explode
Yes means no means yes means no
Yes means no means yes means no
Yes means no means yes means no
Where the rubber meets the road
Where the rubber meets the road!...

Somewhere some girl is crazy
And some boy's half out of his head
Some where there's just the moment
Where all remains unsaid
Somewhere two hearts are pounding
And they don't care what's correct
Somewhere somebody's falling in love...


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  • +1
    General Commenti thought welcome to the neighbourhood was a pretty good album i liked all the songs on it. this is a fantastic song
    pompeylad1979on August 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a very good song. Judging from the lyrics, it is about birth control (rubber) and teens living on the wildside.
    Soludos2on August 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I don't know about the rubber being explicitly a reference to rubbers as such... but it's a good song, I'd say it was more just talking about when it gets right down to it (whatever it is). Doesn't sound like Meatloaf & Steinman's style to debase it like that to be honest. It's more about the intensity of his world put in a way we can all identify with, characteristically slightly too close for normal comfort in music which is why he's just sooooooo good. :)
    flamingbeanon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMeat's opinions on modern sexual politics. One of the better songs of a pretty weak album.
    Bonehead XLon November 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWelcome to the Nieghborhood is his best ablbum besides the Bat trilogy in my opinion....I LOVE MEAT LOAF!!!!
    XmeatXloafXfreakXon September 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf you ask me, it's a critique of the politically correct society, along with the blame culture and nanny state. "Used to be sex..." implies a desire of return to the permissive days of before. A good song, intense, and brilliantly close to the bone.

    Meat Loaf rocks. No discussion.
    ChristoTraceyon February 11, 2011   Link

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