Monday, January 24, 2022

Bat Out of Hell

This CD arrived in the mail during my first, very intense, summer in Louisville, 1994. My mother sent it to me - not her usual music! She and my sister Katey were dancing around their apartment to Paradise by the Dashboard Light - "Will you love me forever?"

Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell (1977)

I adopted You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) as my theme songs for that first summer in Louisville, hot and steamy after years in the Green Mountains of Vermont. 

The opening sequence was the greeting on my answering machine. 

Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell (1997)

On a hot summer night

Would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?

Will he offer me his mouth?

Yes

Will he offer me his teeth?

Yes

Will he offer me his jaws?

Yes

Will he offer me his hunger?

Yes

Again, will he offer me his hunger?

Yes

And will he starve without me?

Yes

And does he love me?

Yes

Yes

On a hot summer night

Would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?

Yes

I bet you to say that to all the boys 

Meat Loaf / Jim Steinman (1997) 

 "Leave your message after the beep."


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