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Jim Steinman

Birthdate: 1. November 1947

James Richard Steinman is an American composer, lyricist, record producer, and playwright. He has also worked as an arranger, pianist and singer. His work has included songs in the adult contemporary, rock and roll, dance, pop, musical theater and film score genres. Beginning his career in musical theater, Steinman's most notable work in the area includes lyrics for Whistle Down the Wind and music for Tanz der Vampire.

His work includes such albums as Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and producing albums for Bonnie Tyler. His most successful chart singles include Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart", Air Supply's "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love ", the Sisters of Mercy's "This Corrosion" and "More", Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em and Weep", Celine Dion's cover of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" and Boyzone's "No Matter What" . The album Bad for Good was released in his own name in 1981.

Quotes Jim Steinman

„I know just how to fake it
And I know just how to scheme
I know just when to face the truth
And then I know just when to dream.“

—  Jim Steinman

Making Love out of Nothing at All (1983)
Context: I know just how to fake it
And I know just how to scheme
I know just when to face the truth
And then I know just when to dream.
And I know just where to touch you
And I know just what to prove
I know when to pull you closer
And I know when to let you loose.
And I know the night is fading
And I know the time's gonna fly
And I'm never gonna tell you everything I gotta tell you
But I know I've got to give it a try.
And I know the roads to riches
And I know the ways to fame
I know all the rules and then I know how to break'em
And then I always know the name of the game
But I don't know how to leave you
And I'll never let you fall
And I don't know how you do it
Making love out of nothing at all.

„But I don't know how to leave you
And I'll never let you fall
And I don't know how you do it
Making love out of nothing at all.“

—  Jim Steinman

Making Love out of Nothing at All (1983)
Context: I know just how to fake it
And I know just how to scheme
I know just when to face the truth
And then I know just when to dream.
And I know just where to touch you
And I know just what to prove
I know when to pull you closer
And I know when to let you loose.
And I know the night is fading
And I know the time's gonna fly
And I'm never gonna tell you everything I gotta tell you
But I know I've got to give it a try.
And I know the roads to riches
And I know the ways to fame
I know all the rules and then I know how to break'em
And then I always know the name of the game
But I don't know how to leave you
And I'll never let you fall
And I don't know how you do it
Making love out of nothing at all.

„For the good of the search for some heaven on earth
For the good of one hell of a night, for
the good of one hell of a night.“

—  Jim Steinman

"Bad for Good"
Bad for Good (1981)
Context: For the good of believing in a life after birth
For the good of your body so bright
For the good of the search for some heaven on earth
For the good of one hell of a night, for
the good of one hell of a night.

„And I know that I'm damned if I never get out
And maybe I'm damned if I do
But with every other beat I got left in my heart
You know I'd rather be damned with you.“

—  Jim Steinman

Bat out of Hell (1977), Bat out of Hell (song)
Context: Nothing ever grows in this rotten old hole
And everything is stunted and lost
And nothing really rocks and nothing really rolls
And nothing's ever worth the cost. And I know that I'm damned if I never get out
And maybe I'm damned if I do
But with every other beat I got left in my heart
You know I'd rather be damned with you.

„So now I'm praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don't think that I can really survive.“

—  Jim Steinman

Bat out of Hell (1977), Paradise by the Dashboard Light
Context: So now I'm praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don't think that I can really survive.
I'll never break my promise or forget my vow
But God only knows what I can do right now.
I'm praying for the end of time
It's all that I can do
Praying for the end of time, so I can end my time with you!

„Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there's only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart.“

—  Jim Steinman

Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983)
Context: Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling apart
There's nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there's only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart.

„And I'm never gonna tell you everything I gotta tell you
But I know I've got to give it a try.“

—  Jim Steinman

Making Love out of Nothing at All (1983)
Context: I know just how to fake it
And I know just how to scheme
I know just when to face the truth
And then I know just when to dream.
And I know just where to touch you
And I know just what to prove
I know when to pull you closer
And I know when to let you loose.
And I know the night is fading
And I know the time's gonna fly
And I'm never gonna tell you everything I gotta tell you
But I know I've got to give it a try.
And I know the roads to riches
And I know the ways to fame
I know all the rules and then I know how to break'em
And then I always know the name of the game
But I don't know how to leave you
And I'll never let you fall
And I don't know how you do it
Making love out of nothing at all.

„Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by.“

—  Jim Steinman

Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983)
Context: Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by.
Turn around
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eyes.
Turn around bright eyes.
Every now and then I fall apart.

„And the last thing I see is my heart,
Still beating,
Breaking out of my body
And flying away
Like a bat out of Hell.“

—  Jim Steinman

Bat out of Hell (1977), Bat out of Hell (song)
Context: Then I'm dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun
All torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike
And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell
And the last thing I see is my heart,
Still beating,
Breaking out of my body
And flying away
Like a bat out of Hell.

„Let me show you how to drive me crazy,
Let me show you how to make me feel so good,
Let me show you how to take me to the edge of the stars and back again.“

—  Jim Steinman

"Faster Than The Speed Of Night" from the Bonnie Tyler album Faster Than The Speed of Night (1983)
Context: Let me show you how to drive me crazy,
Let me show you how to make me feel so good,
Let me show you how to take me to the edge of the stars and back again.
You've gotta show me how to drive you crazy,
You've gotta show me all the things you wanna happen to you,
We've gotta tell each other everything, we always wanted someone to do.

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„Like a bat out of Hell
I'll be gone when the morning comes.“

—  Jim Steinman

Bat out of Hell (1977), Bat out of Hell (song)
Context: Like a bat out of Hell
I'll be gone when the morning comes.
But when the day is done
And the sun goes down
And the moonlight's shining through
Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
I'll come crawling on back to you.

„The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling
Way down in the valley tonight.“

—  Jim Steinman

Bat out of Hell (1977), Bat out of Hell (song)
Context: The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling
Way down in the valley tonight.
There's a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye
And a blade shining oh so bright.
There's evil in the air
And there's thunder in the sky
And a killer's on the bloodshot streets.

„And we’ll never be as young as we are right now“

—  Jim Steinman

“Lost Boys And Golden Girls”.
Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993)

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