TESTIFY
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, Maxi Anderson, Rose Stone, Alexandra Brown and Lynn Davis
  TESTIFY

Shame on you, for comin' all the way back down almost as if you got a chance—
Ain't got no chance
You sold you soul, you're going down, all the way down
Hellhounds on your trail, boy
Hellhounds on your trail!
Joe Seneca, from the movie "Crossroads"

Oh, come a little closer, it's a feeling that I can't deny
I was weak, but I never thought I'd speak about the darker side
Is that a tent? I could repent upon the side of the road
Oh, but I kept on going, yeah, I headed for another load

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground in the middle of the night
Oh, I testify!

Oh, I was laid upon the grave by a preacher's hand, I cannot lie
And I forsake the many vows I made to be with you tonight
Oh, could you be the salvation 'cause I never felt like this before
And could you lend me your hand 'cause I'm falling back on the floor

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground in the middle of the night
Oh, I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground in the middle of the night
Oh, I testify!

On a road outside of nowhere, in the middle of the night
Well, I'd guess I hit rock bottom and the dawn was not in sight
And a Temptest made of fire onset the sky aglow
And a sweet young thing called out my name—and this is how it goes… she says:

"Go on boy, can you hear them?
Are you falling through the cracks in your eyes?
Go on boy, can you hear them?
Are you falling through the cracks in your eyes?"
(repeat)

They say—
Oh I testify—
Testify—
And I got down on my knees—

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I'm falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I'm falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I'm falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I'm falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

Oh every cut reveals a scar that you can never hope to hide
Oh, and all the pain that you restrain keeps building up deep inside
Oh, if you think you're above it, then it's you my friend, that I implore
You've got to walk before you run
See the night before the dawn—before you pull yourself off the floor

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground in the middle of the night
Oh, I testify!

(up from the ground, yeah)
(I testify)

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I'm falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I'm falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground and I'm falling back down
Up from the ground and I testify!

I get up from the ground in the middle of the morning
Up from the ground in the middle of the evening
Up from the ground in the middle of the night
Oh, I testify!.