LOVE IS NOT REAL
Meat Loaf: Vocals
Paul Crook: Guitars
Randy Flowers: Guitars, Vocals
Danny Miranda: Bass
Justin Avery: Keyboards
Dave Luther: Sax, Keyboards, Vocals
John Micelli: Drums
Patti Russo: Backing Vocals
CC Coletti: Backing Vocals
 
  LOVE IS NOT REAL / NEXT TIME YOU STAB ME IN THE BACK
Special Appearance Guitar: Brian May and Steve Vai

There have been many sightings of love in truth
The skeptic in me longs for to see of love some proof

Only for you does this happen
Only for you do I care

Love is not real
Love is a hoax
It's just a dream—I've had so many nights alone

Love is not here
Love is somewhere else
It's somewhere far—no man I've ever known's come close

It can be viscious, heartless, dire, and cruel
In spite of my mind, my heart longs to find fire and fuel

Only for you do I do this
Only for you do I care

Love is not real
Love is a hoax
It's just a dream—I've had so many nights alone

Love is not here
Love is somewhere else
It's somewhere far—no man I've ever known's come close

My girlfriend doesn't want to know me
And my friends think I've lost the plot
I have become a liability
I got to do something but I don't know what

I'm hearing many voices, I can't see straight
I think I might be going insane
Can't make my own descisions
And I just can't wait to mess it all up again

I never thought that I would succeed
Beyond the wildest dreams I've ever dreamt
But everything's become so hackneyed
Familiarity only breeds contempt

So I'm ruining your life
I'm bored with mine
I'm acting like I couldn't care less
Another bottle and another line
Another stranger to undress

(the next time you stab me in the back you better do it to my face)
(the next time you stab me in the back you better do it to my face)
The next time you stab me in the back you better do it to my face
The next time you stab me in the back you better do it to my face

When you forget what you cannot forgive
The terms are so much easier to come to with
When we look at what we're going through and desaturate
Until everything is simple
Love or hate
Love or hate

I have been searching
I have been searching my soul
I've seen the brightest star
I've seen the blackest hole
I've found a way to cope with every twist of fate
Now everything is simple
Love or hate
Love or hate

The next time you stab me in the back you better do it to my face....

And when that love comes crawling back to me to say:
I've been away, now please let me stay with thee—no way!

Never again will I do this
Never again will I care

Love is not real
Love is a hoax
It's just a dream—I've had so many nights alone

Love is not here
Love is somewhere else
It's just a dream—I've had so many nights alone

Love is not real
Love is a hoax
It's just a dream—I've had so many nights alone

Love is not here
Love is somewhere else
It's somewhere far—no man I've ever known's come close.