"Left In The Dark Again" as written by and Jim Steinman....
You don't need to sneak in the door just come on in to the room
I've been lying in our bed in the dark all alone
I've been waiting, I've been waiting for you
There's been no reason to move, it's been as still as a tomb
I needed you oh so badly tonight but I guess you had better things to do

I should have know that it was coming to this
But I must have been blind
I bet you still got a trace of his love in your eyes
And you still got his eyes on your mind
You swore you'd be with me at 7 o'clock
Now it's a quarter to 3.
Well whatever you got and whoever it was
I guess you couldn't get it from me
Whatever you got and whoever it was
I guess you couldn't get it from me

I know that you love me, there's no need to talk
I see the look in your eyes and I got the proof
And there are no lies on your body, so take off your dress
I just want to get at the truth
I know that you love me, there's no need to talk
I see the look in your eyes and I got the proof
And there are no lies on your body, so take off your dress
I just want to get at the truth
And there are so many things that I just got to know
You tell me who! You tell me where! You tell me when!
But don't tell me now, I don't need any answers tonight
I just need some love, so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
Left in the dark again
I just need some love, so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
Left in the dark again
I just need some love, so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
Left in the dark again

I should have know that it was coming to this
But I must have been blind
I bet you still got a trace of his love in your eyes
And you still got his eyes on your mind
You swore you'd be with me at 7 o'clock
Now it's a quarter to 3.
Well whatever you got and whoever it was
I guess you couldn't get it from me
I guess you couldn't get it from me

But down in my soul - down in my soul I know
I know that you love me, there's no need to talk
I see the look in your eyes and I got the proof
And there are no lies on your body, so take off your dress
I just want to get at the truth
And there are so many things that I just got to know
You tell me who! You tell me where! You tell me when!
But don't tell me now, I don't need any answers tonight
I just need some love, so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love, so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love, so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love, so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love, so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
I just need some love, so turn out the lights
And I'll be left in the dark again
Left in the dark again


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"Left In the Dark" as written by Jim Steinman

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    Lyric CorrectionThis song is called "Left in the Dark," not "Left in the Dark Again." Where's the moderation?
    RedEchidnaon October 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...it's a perfect example of Jim Steinman's ability to infuse even a serious song with wordplay (something seriously rare these days). To elaborate: the title phrase "left in the dark" both refers to the lyric "turn off the lights" (literally leaving the protagonist in darkness) and the idiomatic/figurative "to leave someone in the dark about something" (to conceal information). Not a very subtle or complex pun (at least in my opinion), but clever nonetheless.
    cody100001on August 21, 2014   Link
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    General Commentwell those who have felt like this,this song may seem clear least its wt i think it means.if youve ever been dumped/left you just wnt to be ignorant and pretend it never happend "be left in the dark" xD think ill leave it at tht
    Freakaknighton May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust looked at it again,spose its more that "she" cheated on him xD i love meatloaf
    Freakaknighton May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust looked at it again,spose its more that "she" cheated on him xD i love meatloaf
    Freakaknighton May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis one of Jim Steinmans (Meat Loafs Songwriter) greatest songs to me. The emotions are very strong. You love someone, you know that you are cheated by her, you are angry and jealous but you still love her. Good example that a song can express more than the words itself.
    The song was first published on Steinmans Solo Album "Bad for good" in 1981. There, it contained the following introduction:
    "Where did he touch you
    and how did it feel
    and why did you let it begin?
    what did he whisper and when did you cry
    and where do you think it will end?
    How long did you do it and why did you stop?
    Did you get to try anything new?
    How good was he, honest, where did he go
    and who made the very first move?"

    which rounds up quite nicely with the spoken

    "You make the very first move"

    at the end of the Meat Loaf Version on "Welcome to the neighbourhood"
    hank_nasemannon September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song... so much emotion...

    Incidentally, I never knew about that intro, but it does make the "You made the very first move" make sense...
    DoubtFullon November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a shame they left out the long spoken part in the meat loaf version, makes it feel like it's missing something...

    And isn't it, "Who made the very first move?" though?
    tobbAon September 26, 2010   Link

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