PIECE OF THE ACTION
Lead Vocals: Meat Loaf
Guitars: Bob Kulick
Bass: Mo Foster
Piano, Keyboards: Paul Jacobs
Drums, Percussion: Wells Kelly
Background Vocals: Clare Torry, Stephanie De-Sykes, Paul Jacobs, Wells Kelly
  PIECE OF THE ACTION

Somewhere a red-eyed waitress
Glances to another movie magazine
Down on the corner there's a grocery boy Stuffin' boxes fulla hungry dreams

Someone is cleanin' up the offices
One window burnin' in the dark
Somebody's cryin' "is there any way in hell
To light a comet from a single spark?"

Workin' so hard I can't remember much
About the freedom I been workin' for
Felt like a prisoner 'til I looked in your eyes
And saw a million wide open doors

You tell me, put a little money away
Well, every dog will have his day in time
Well I been slavin' like a dog and I got nothin' to show ya
But a collar and a fist fulla nickels and dimes

I want a piece—a piece of the action
Gimme a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action—a piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master, gonna cut these strings
Gonna turn on the master, gonna cut these strings

Been livin' just like my old man did
And neither one of us could get it right
Punchin' in when the day begins
And punchin' out the local boys at night

There's someone leanin' on a peelin' porch
And someone leavin' on a silver plane
And I finally know the man that I'd rather be
An' girl, I won't be back to getcha 'til they know my name!

I want a piece—a piece of the action
Gimme a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action—a piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master, gonna cut these strings
Gonna turn on the master, gonna cut these strings

Well they hand your paycheck every week
And steal a piece of your soul every day
Well, I don't need no gold watch in fifty years—baby, let's be golden today

I want a piece—a piece of the action
Gimme a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action—a piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master, gonna cut these strings

I want a piece—a piece of the action
Gimme a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action—tired of breakin' my back
Gonna turn on the master, gonna cut these strings....

I want a piece—a piece of the action
Gimme a shot at the real thing
I want a piece of the action—a piece of the action
Gonna turn on the master, gonna cut these strings
Gonna turn on the master, gonna cut these strings

Somewhere a red-eyed waitress
Glances to another movie magazine
Down on the corner there's a grocery boy
Stuffin' boxes fulla hungry dreams.....