It was a hard find this week. I went over several options, considered several other songs, but not one I really liked. Until I saw this song had ‘forever’ in the lyrics. Finally, I had the answer on what to post this week!

Paradise by the Dashboard Light‘ is one of my all-time favourite songs. It was released before I was born, but I, like the rest of the world, love singing this song along. I love the way it’s sung, the interaction between the male and female singer. Every year, I make sure to vote for this song with the Top 2000 for radio 2 in The Netherlands.
It’s just a fantastic number to sing along to (when home alone :p)

Paradise by the Dashboard Light – Meat Loaf

[Boy]
I remember every little thing
As if it happened only yesterday
Parking by the lake
And there was not another car in sight

And I never had a girl
Looking any better than you did
And all the kids at school
They were wishing they were me that night

And now our bodies are oh so close and tight
It never felt so good, it never felt so right
And we’re glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife

Come on! hold on tight!
Come on! hold on tight!
Thought it’s cold and lonely in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard light

[Girl]
Ain’t no doubt about it
We were doubly blessed
‘Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely dressed

Ain’t no doubt about it
Baby got to go and shout it
Ain’t no doubt about it
We were doubly blessed

[Boy]
‘Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely dressed
Baby don’t ya hear my heart
You got it drowning out the radio

I’ve been waiting so long
For you to come along and have some fun
And I gotta let you know
No you’re never gonna regret it

So open up your eyes I got a big surprise
It’ll feel all right
Well I wanna make your motor run
And now our bodies are oh so close and tight

It never felt so good, it never felt so right
And we’re glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife

Come on! hold on tight!
Come on! hold on tight!

Though it’s cold and lonely in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard light
Paradise by the dashboard light
You got to do what you can

And let mother nature do the rest
Ain’t no doubt about it
We were doubly blessed
‘Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely-

We’re gonna go all the way tonight
We’re gonna go all the way
And tonight’s the night…
We’re gonna go all the way tonight
We’re gonna go all the way
And tonight’s the night…

Radio broadcast
Ok, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker going here,
Two down, nobody on, no score, bottom of the ninth,
There’s the windup, and there it is, a line shot up the middle,

Look at him go. this boy can really fly! he’s rounding first and really
Turning it on now, he’s not letting up at all, he’s gonna try for
Second; the ball is bobbled out in center, and here comes the
Throw, and what a throw! he’s gonna slide in head first, here he

Comes, he’s out! no, wait, safe-safe at second base, this kid
Really makes things happen out there. batter steps up to the
Plate, here’s the pitch-he’s going, and what a jump he’s got,
He’s trying for third, here’s the throw, it’s in the dirt-safe at

Third! holy cow, stolen base! he’s taking a pretty big lead out
There, almost daring him to try and pick him off. the pitcher
Glances over, winds up, and it’s bunted, bunted down the third
Base line, the suicide squeeze is on! here he comes, squeeze

Play, it’s gonna be close, here’s the throw,
Here’s the play at the plate holy cow,
I think he’s gonna make it!

Ii. let me sleep on it

[Girl]
Stop right there!
I gotta know right now!
Before we go any further!
Do you love me?

Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?

Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
Do you love me!?
Will you love me forever!?
Do you need me!?

Will you never leave me!?
Will you make me happy for the rest of my life!?
Will you take me away and will you make me your wife!?
I gotta know right now

Before we go any further
Do you love me!?
Will you love me forever!?

[Boy]
Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I’ll give you an answer in the morning

Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I’ll give you an answer in the morning

Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I’ll give you an answer in the morning

[Girl]
What’s it gonna be boy?
Come on I’ve got all night
What’s it gonna be boy?
Yes or no
What’s it gonna be boy yes or no!!!!

[Boy]
Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
And I’ll give you an answer in the morning
Let me sleep on it

[Girl]
Will you love me forever?

[Boy]
Let me sleep on it

[Girl]
Will you love me forever!!!!

Iii. praying for the end of time
I couldn’t take it any longer
Lord I was crazed
And when the feeling came upon me

Like a tidal wave
I started swearing to my god and on my mother’s grave
That I would love you to the end of time
I swore that I would love you to the end of time!

So now I’m praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
‘Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don’t think that I can really survive

I’ll never break my promise or forget my vow
But god only knows what I can do right now
I’m praying for the end of time
It’s all that I can do

Praying for the end of time,
So I can end my time with you!!

[Boy]
It was long ago and it was far away
And it was so much better than it is today

[Girl]
It never felt so good it never felt so right
We were glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
Repeat to fade

Written by: JIM STEINMAN
Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind


Song Lyrics Sunday is a prompt by Jim Adams, other entries can be found here:

link: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/03/27/omega-is-the-end-of-the-line/

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