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    "Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are" Lyrics

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    The skies were pure and the fields were green
    And the sun was brighter than its ever been
    When I grew up with my best friend Kenny
    We were close as any brothers that you ever knew
    It was always summer and the future called
    We were ready for adventures and we wanted them all
    There was so much left to dream and so much time to make it real

    But I can still recall the sting of all the tears when he was gone
    They said he crashed and burned
    I know I'll never learn
    Why any boy should die so young
    We were racing we were soldiers of fortune
    We got in trouble but we sure got around
    There are times I think I see him peeling out of the dark
    I think he's right behind me now and he's gaining ground

    But it was long ago and it was far away
    Oh God it seems so very far
    And if life is just a highway then the soul is just a car
    Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are (x4)
    They are, they are


    And when the sun descended and the night arose
    I heard my father cursing everyone he knows
    He was dangerous and drunk and defeated
    And corroded by failure and envy and hate
    There were endless winters and the dreams would freeze
    Nowhere to hide and no leaves on the trees
    And my father's eyes were blank as he hit me
    Again and again and again

    I know I still believe he'd never let me leave
    I had to run away alone
    So many threats and fears - so many wasted years
    Before my life became my own
    And though the nightmares should be over
    Some of the terrors are still intact
    I'll hear that ugly coarse and violent voice
    And then he grabs me from behind and then he pulls me back!



    There was a beauty living on the edge of town
    And she always put the top up and the hammer down
    And she taught me everything I'll ever know
    About the mystery and the muscle of love
    The stars would glimmer and the moon would glow
    I'm in the back seat with my Julie like a Romeo
    And the signs along the highway all said
    Caution! Kids at play!

    Those were the rights of spring and we did everything
    There was salvation every night
    We got our dreams reborn and our upholstrey torn
    But everything we tried was right
    She used her body just like a bandage
    She used my body just like a wound
    I'll probably never know where she disappeared
    But I can see her rising up out of the backseat now
    Just like an angel rising up from a tomb


    She used her body just like a bandage
    She used my body just like a wound
    I'll probably never know where she disappeared
    But I can see her rising up out of the backseat now
    • submitted by Pam
    • corrected on December 27th, 2013
    • written by Jim Steinman
    • copyright with Lyrics © Carlin America Inc

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       Unforgiven2 says:
      Like 017-03-2006 08:58
      Meatloafs finest work very powerfull lyrics and agreat music video
      Like 022-01-2006 05:35
      This was the first Meatloaf song i ever heard now he is my Favourite singer. truly a crescent fresh song
       NiceGuy25 says:
      Like 011-11-2005 03:06
      The lyrics and the melody are awesome.
       l0st_s0ul says:
      Like 008-10-2005 02:24
      This is a great song
       LunarDragon says:
      Like 001-08-2005 19:34
      This is one of the nicest and truest set of lyrics created. I loved it. Meat Loaf rocks!