EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE
Meat Loaf: Lead Vocals
Eddie Martinez: Guitars
Steve Buslowe: Bass
Bill Payne: Piano
Jeff Bova: Organ, Synthesizers, Programming
Rick Marota: Drums
Bagpipes, Drums: Brian Meagher, Brian Meagher Jr., Justin Meagher
Backing Vocals: Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Max Haskett, Lorraine Crosby
  EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE

(wasted! youth!)
(wasted! youth!)

I know that I will never be politically correct
And I don't give a damn about my lack of etiquette
As far as I'm concerned the world could still be flat
And if the trill is gone then it's time to take it back!
If the trill is gone then it's time to take it back!

Who am I? Why am I here?
Forget the questions, someone gimme another beer!
What's the meaning of life? What's the meaning of it all?
You gotta learn to dance before you learn to crawl!
You gotta learn to dance before you learn to crawl!

So sign up all you raw recruits
Throw away those designers suits
You got your weapons cocked
And your targets in your sights

There's a party raging somewhere in the world
You gotta serve your country
You gotta service your girl
You're all enlisted in the armies of the night

And I ain't in it for the power
And I ain't in it for my health
I ain't in it for the glory of anything at all
And I sure ain't in it for the wealth

But I'm in till it's over
And I just can't stop
If you wanna get it done—you got to do it yourself!
And I like my music like I like my life

Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
(everything louder, everything louder, everything)

Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
(everything louder, everything louder, everything)

(wasted! youth!)
(wasted! youth!)
(wasted! youth!)
(wasted! youth!)

They got a file on me and it's a mile long
And they say that they got all of the proof
That I'm just another case of arrested development
And just another wasted youth

They say I'm in the need of a radical discipline
They say I gotta face the truth
That I'm just another case of arrested development
And just another wasted youth

They say I'm wild and I'm reckless
I should be acting my age
I'm an impressionable child in a tumultuous world
And they say I'm at a difficult stage

But it seems to me the contrary
Of all the crap they're going to put on the page

That a wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!
A wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!
A wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!
A wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!
A wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!
A wasted youth is better by far
Than a wise and productive old age!

(louder! louder! louder! louder! louder!)

If you want my views of history
Then there's something you should know:
The tree men I admire most are Curly, Larry, Moe!

Don't worry 'bout the future Sooner or later it's the past
If they say the trill is gone then it's time to take it back!
If the trill is gone then it's time to take it back!

So sign up all you raw recruits
Throw away those two-bit suits
You got your weapons cocked
And your targets in your sights

There's a party raging somewhere in the world
You gotta serve your country
You gotta service your girl
You're all inducted in the armies of the night

And I ain't in it for the power
And I ain't in it for my health
I ain't in it for the glory of anything at all
And I sure ain't in it for the wealth

But I'm in till it's over
And I just can't stop
If you wanna get it done—you got to fight for yourself
And I like my music like I like my life

Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
(everything louder, everything louder, everything)

Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
(everything louder, everything louder, everything)

Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
Everything louder than everything else!
(everything louder, everything louder, everything).