TEAR ME DOWN
Meat Loaf: Vocals
Michael Thompson: Guitars
Kasim Sulton: Bass
Tom Brislin: Piano, Hammond B3
Peter Mokran: Programming
Kenny Aronoff: Drums
Backing Vocals by Kasim Sulton, Eric Troyer, and Pearl Aday
Spoken Breakdown performed by Giselda Vatcky
  TEAR ME DOWN

Listen! I was born on the other side, just always looking in
I made it over the great divideŚnow I'm coming for you
Your forces lined up in battle, your soldiers and your machines
The sun been blacked out by the shadowsŚthe darkest hour now you've ever seen

But I'm easy and I'm serious
They try and tear me down
You want me, baby, I dare you:
Try and tear me down

I rose up on the doctor's slab like Lazarus from the pit
And everyone wants take a stab, decorate meŚwith blood, graffiti and spit
I've been held up on money, I've been beaten out of spite
You want a piece of me honey? Lose our win: you know you've been in a fight!

But I'm easy and I'm serious
They try and tear me down
You want me, baby, I dare you:
Try and tear me down

On March 6th, 1836 the walls of the Alamo fell to the Mexican army. After a 12-day siege the troops of Santa Ana were victorious, but too exhausted to to hold on, and the Texans won the war.

It's further from El Paso to Texarkana, then from New York to Chicago. And when it joined the Union, Texas was the biggest state.

Yeah, everything from Texas is big, lager than life, and none bigger than little Marvin Aday. So big that his father called him Meat Loaf. He grew into a big man, with a big voice and he sings big songs and has big hits!

You can try and tear him down!

Now there ain't much difference between a bridge and a wall
Without me right in the middle, baby, you'll be nothing at all

Well, I'm easy and I'm serious
They try and tear me down
You want me, baby, I dare you:
Try and tear me down

And I'm easy and I'm serious
They try and tear me down!
You want me, baby, I dare you:
Try and tear me down, ohh, ooh

C'mon, try and tear me down.