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Meat Loaf - Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are Lyrics

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TitleObjects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are
ArtistMeat Loaf
AlbumThe Very Best of Meat Loaf [1998], Track 8 Disc 2
Live Around The World [1996], Track 2 Disc 2
Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell [1993], Track 6
GenreAvantgarde, Rock
Duration00:07:43
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Song lyrics
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

Chorus
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
And
Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are (x4)
They are, they are

(Solo)

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!

Chorus

(Solo)

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

Chorus

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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 Song comments
0 likes - like | 17-03-2006 08:58 Unforgiven2 
Unforgiven2
 
53 posts
Meatloafs finest work very powerfull lyrics and agreat music video
0 likes - like | 22-01-2006 05:35 IStartedAJoke 
IStartedAJoke
 
14 posts
This was the first Meatloaf song i ever heard now he is my Favourite singer. truly a crescent fresh song
0 likes - like | 11-11-2005 03:06 NiceGuy25 
NiceGuy25
 
10 posts
The lyrics and the melody are awesome.
0 likes - like | 08-10-2005 02:24 l0st_s0ul 
l0st_s0ul
 
100 posts
This is a great song
0 likes - like | 01-08-2005 19:34 LunarDragon 
LunarDragon
 
3 posts
This is one of the nicest and truest set of lyrics created. I loved it. Meat Loaf rocks!