Out of touch, out of reach, yeah
You could try to get closer to me
I'm in luck, I'm in deep, yeah
Hypnotized, I'm shakin' to my knees

I gotta know tonight
If you're alone tonight
Can't stop this feeling
Can't stop this fight

Oh, I get hysterical, hysteria
Oh, can you feel it? (Oh can you feel it?)
Do you believe it? (Do you believe it?)
It's such a magical mysteria
When you get that feelin' (when you get that feelin')
Better start believin' (better start believin')
'Cause it's a miracle, oh say you will, ooh babe
Hysteria when you're near

Out of me, into you, yeah
You can hide it's just a one way street
Oh, I believe I'm in you, yeah
Open wide, that's right, dream me off my feet
Oh, believe in me

I gotta know tonight
If you're alone tonight
Can't stop this feeling
Can't stop this fire

Oh, I get hysterical, hysteria
Oh, can you feel it? (Oh can you feel it?)
Do you believe it? (Do you believe it?)
It's such a magical mysteria
When you get that feelin' (when you get that feelin')
Better start believin' (better start believin')
'Cause it's a miracle, oh say you will, ooh babe
Hysteria when you're near

Come on

I gotta know tonight
If you're alone tonight
Can't stop this feeling
Can't stop this fire

Oh, I get hysterical, hysteria
Oh, can you feel it? (Oh, can you feel it?)
Do you believe it? (Do you believe it?)
It's such a magical mysteria
When you get that feelin' (when you get that feelin')
Better start believin' (better start believin')
'Cause it's a miracle, oh say you will, ooh babe (oh can you feel it? Ooh)

(Oh, I get hysterical) hysterical, (hysteria) hysteria
(When you get that feeling) you'd better believe it
(Better start believing) because it's a miracle
Oh, say you will, oh babe, say you will

Get closer to me, get closer, baby (oh)
Baby, closer, (closer) get closer (get closer), closer to me


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

Hysteria Lyrics as written by Richard Savage Robert John Lange

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  • +5
    General Commenthe sees a girl and he wants to have her so bad. man i can't even begin to count how many times this has happened to me. i mean hey its happened to all of us right?

    soft song, but it hits hard. Joe is a fucking killer singer. i heard that on def leppard's website this was rated as their best song in a survey. that tells you something doesn't it?

    R.I.P. Steve Clark
    masterofpuppets80on May 01, 2004   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI agree with masterofpuppets80. This is a song about a girl who drives the guy crazy because he wants her so bad.

    That's why he's "gotta know tonight, if you're alone tonight." He'd go even more batty if he knew she was with someone else.

    He's pouring his soul out to this girl.
    cubbyblueson May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the very first Def Leppard song that I ever heard, I instantly fell in love with it. It doesn't get as much attention as it probably should as it is in the shadow of some of the other singles off of the Hysteria CD
    underdose86on January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy #1 favorite DL song...great beat and lyrics and voice...awesome is the best way to describe it
    PinkFloyd96on February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoo!
    Necronicon July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentby the way, women in America are not nearly as beautiful as they used to be when this song first came out.
    The music genres of today should be evident of that. There is no band writing about beautiful girls anymore. Except for, maybe, rap or country. I mean, rock has lost those pretty girls from this musics era.
    Necronicon July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the sexual overtones of the 2nd verse:
    "Out of me, into you yeah
    You could hide it's just a one way street
    I believe I'm in you, yeah
    Open wide, that's right, dream me off my feet
    Oh, believe in me "
    Justintimeon August 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song, and miss these passionate songs from the 80's and 90's. You won't find passionate love/sex songs like this one in this day and age. Nowadays sex is a joke.
    JustletgoMCon December 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much, it IS my favorite Def Leppard song :)
    LytleLadyon November 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh, I always thought it was "Ohhh but why... drift me of my feet"
    ace123on September 30, 2010   Link

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