READ 'EM AND WEEP
Meat Loaf: Lead Vocals
Davey Johnstone: Guitars
Steve Buslowe: Bass
Roy Bittan: Piano
Liberty DeVito: Drums
Jimmy Maelen: Percussion
Backing vocals: Rory Dodd, Ted Neeley, Allan Nicholls and Eric Troyer
  READ 'EM AND WEEP

I've been trying for hours just to think of what exactly to say
I thought I'd leave you with a letter or a fiery speech
Like when an actor makes an exit at the end of a play

And I've been dying for hours trying to fill up all the holes with some sense
I'd like to know how you faded and you threw it away
I'd like to give you all the reasons and what everything meant

Well I could tell you, "Goodbye," or maybe, "See you around"
With just a touch of a sarcastic "Thanks"
We started out with a bang and at the top of the world
Now the guns are exhausted and the bullets are blanks

And everything's blank

If I could only find the words then I would write them all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
But it's there in my eyes, so can't you see me tonight
C'mon and look at me and read 'em and weep

If I could only find the words then I would write them all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh it's there in my eyes, so can't you see me tonight
C'mon and look at me and read 'em and weep

I've been whispering softly trying to build a cry up to a scream
We let the past slip away and put the future on hold
Now the present is nothing but a hollowed out dream

I've been dying for hours, trying to fill up all the holes with some sense
I'd like to know why you faded and you threw it away
I'd like to give you all the reasons and what everything meant

Well I could tell you, "Goodbye," or maybe, "See you around"
With just a touch of a sarcastic "Thanks"
Now the rooms are all empty and the candles are dark
Now the guns are exhausted, the bullets are blanks

And everything's blank

If I could only find the words I would write them all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh it's there in my eyes, and it's all I can say
C'mon and look at me and read 'em and weep

It there in my eyes and coming straight from my heart
It's running silent and angry and deep
It's there in my eyes and it's all I can say
C'mon and look at me and read 'em and weep

(read 'em and weep)
For all the hours we'll be spending alone
(read 'em and weep)
For the dreams we ignore
(running silent and deep)
And all those promises we promised to keep—they won't be kept anymore

(read 'em and weep)
For the magic that our bodies had made
(read 'em and weep)
For the blood that we've lost
(running silent and deep)
And all those secrets that we somehow betrayed—for whatever the cost

(read 'em and weep)
For the memories still alive in the bed
(read 'em and weep)
For the lies we believed
(running silent and deep)
And all the things that can never be said—

C'mon and look at me and read 'em and weep

Why don't you look at me
And read 'em and weep

It's there in my eyes and coming straight from the heart
It's running silent and angry and deep
But it's there in my eyes, so can't you see me tonight
C'mon and look at me, and read 'em, and weep.....