Dead Ringer for Love by Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf is a singer and actor, noted for his powerful voice and theatrical live shows. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums, consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Batt Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, has sold over 50 million worldwide. 40+ years after release, Bat Out of Hell consistently sells 200,000 copies a year. Nonetheless Meat Loaf has had trouble establishing a steady career in the USA and the key to his success if continued iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the UK. Meat Loaf has appeared in over 50 movies and TV shows., either as himself or as characters reflecting is stage persona. Notable roles include Eddie in The Rock Horror Picture Show, and Bob Paulson in Fight Club.

Dead Ringer for Love
Album: Dead Ringer
Date: 1981
Genre: Rock

Lyrics by Jim Steinman

Every night I grab some money and I go down to the bar
I got my buddies and a beer, I got a dream, I need a car
You got me begging on my knees, c'mon and throw the dog a bone
A man he doesn't live by rock 'n roll and brew alone
Baby baby, baby baby
Rock 'n roll and brew, rock 'n roll and brew
They don't mean a thing when I compare 'em next to you
Rock 'n roll and brew, rock 'n roll and brew
I know that you and I oh we got better things to do
I don't know who you are or what you do, or where you go when you're not around
I don't know anything about you baby, but you're everything I'm dreaming of
I don't know who you are, but you're a real dead ringer for love
A real dead ringer for love
Ever since I can remember you been hanging 'round this joint
You been trying to look away but now you finally got the point
I don't have to know your name and I won't tell you what to do
But a girl - she doesn't live by only rock 'n roll and brew
Baby baby, baby baby
You got the kind of legs that do more than walk
I don't have to listen to your whimpering talk
Listen you got the kind of eyes that do more than see
You got a lotta nerve to come on to me
You got the kind of lips that do more than drink
You got the kind of mind that does less than think
But since I'm feeling kinda lonely and my defenses are low
Why don't you give it a shot and get it ready to go
I'm looking for anonymous and fleeting satisfaction
And I want to tell my daddy I'll be missing in action
Ever since I can remember I've been hanging 'round this joint
My daddy never noticed, now he'll finally get the point
You got me beggin' on my knees, c'mon and throw the dog a bone
A man he doesn't live by rock 'n roll and brew alone
Baby baby
Rock 'n roll and brew, rock 'n roll and brew
They don't mean a thing when I compare 'em next to you
Rock 'n roll and brew, rock 'n roll and brew
I know that you and I oh we got better things to do
I don't know who you are or what you do, or where you go when you're not around
I don't know anything about you baby, but you're everything I'm dreaming of
I don't know who you are, but you're a real dead ringer for love
A real dead ringer for love
Dead ringer for love
Dead ringer for love, dead ringer

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