"Not A Dry Eye In The House" as written by and Diane Eve Warren....
Not a dry eye in the house.
After loves curtain comes down.
Listen and you'll hear the sound.
Hear the sound of a heart breaking.
I can still see you standing there.
Midnight wind blowin' through your hair.
Kisses sweet in the salty air.
When love was forever.
Turn the page and we fade to blue.
The scene has changed now I'm without you.
Walked away when the act was through.
And the dream was over.
It was almost like a movie
The way you said goodbye.
You must have a lot of time rehearsing each and every line.
Now there's not a dry eye in the house.
After loves curtain comes down.
Listen and you'll hear the sound.
Hear the sound of a heart breaking.
Not a smile left on my face.
The ending's just too sad to take.
And there's not a dry eye.
Not a dry eye in the house.
The greatest story was you and me.
Had it all we had everything, but now the.
Story's done it's just history.
The last act is over.
You every line had the sweetest sound.
Your every touch turned my world around.
But the light came up and my world crashed down.
End of show
It's over.
It was almost like a movie.
Those nights we touched the stars.
Time stood still for you and I.
Now it's sad enough to make you cry.
Now there's not a dry eye in the house.
After loves curtain comes down.
Listen and you'll hear the sound.
Hear the sound of a heart breaking.
Not a smile left on my face.
The ending's just too sad to take.
And there's not a dry eye.
Not a dry eye in the house.
Act one
The story's just begun.
Act two
I fell in love with you.
Act three
Knew it was meant to be.
Act four
You don't love me no more.
And there's not a dry eye in the house.
After loves curtain comes down.
Listen and you'll hear the sound.
Hear the sound of a heart breaking.
Not a smile left on my face.
The ending's just too sad to take.
And there's not a dry eye.
Not a dry eye.
Not a dry eye in the house.
After loves curtain comes down.
Listen and you'll hear the sound.
Hear the sound of a heart breaking.
Not a dry eye in the house.
Not a dry eye in the house.
Not a dry eye in the house.


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"Not a Dry Eye in the House" as written by Diane Warren

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    General CommentTotally cool song with comparing his relationship to a play!
    sexywheloon September 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDammit! I just love this song!
    murasaki_vchan21on May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like too many of Meat Loaf's songs to label any of them as a favorite, but this one might be the exception. Lyrical genius, great melodies... ah. I love it.
    DoubtFullon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, and also, my favorite line... "Time stood still for you and I // Now it's sad enough to make you cry..."

    Ain't that the truth...
    DoubtFullon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI could never listen to this song if my relationship ended.......its so depressing and emotional, and the lyrics are so powerful...it could make a depressed person kill themself lol


    Great metaphor, and one of my favorite meat loaf songs
    XmeatXloafXfreakXon July 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentVery sophisticated and ironical song. It is about a woman who is playing with him, who did not have a real relationship with him but went through a series of set scenes. At least partly such people play for the effect on those around them - hence the ironic "not a dry eye in the house" - taking her viewpoint and the effect she wants to create.

    "It was almost like a movie - the way you said goodbye
    You must have spent a lot of time rehearsing each and every line"

    The song is not a metaphor as suggested above, but the realisation that his lover was an actress. It is interesting that the song was written by a woman.

    Of course there might be a deeper irony intended too, a sort of meta-irony, since of course singers are actors playing with our emotions...
    cambridge22on December 10, 2011   Link

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