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Jim Steinman on Bad for Good

The above version also appeared on Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell. An instrumental backing track was added ("Requiem Metal" from Original Sin), and the piece was re-titled "Wasted Youth."

Jim Steinman at the beginning of the video "Jim Steinman Opens Pandora's Box"[1]

LyricsEdit

I remember everything!
I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday
I was barely 17 and I once killed a boy with a fender guitar
I don't remember if it was a Telecaster or a Stratocaster
But I do remember that it had a heart of chrome and a voice like a horny angel
I don't remember if it was a Telecaster or a Stratocaster
But I do remember that it wasn't at all easy
It required the perfect combination of the right power chords and the precise angle from which to strike!
The guitar bled for about a week afterwards
And the blood was ooh, dark and rich like wild berries
The blood of the guitar was Chuck Berry red!
The guitar bled for about a week afterwards and it rung out beautifully
And I was able to play notes that I had never even heard before
So I took my guitar and I smashed it against the wall!
I smashed it against the floor!
I smashed it against the body of a varsity cheerleader!
I smashed it against the hood of a car!
I smashed it against a 1981 Harley-Davidson
The Harley howled in pain, the guitar howled in heat!
I ran up the stairs to my parents bedroom

Mommy and Daddy were sleeping in the moonlight
Slowly I opened the door
Creeping in the shadows, right up to the foot of the bed
I raised my guitar high above my head
And just as I was about to bring the guitar crashing down upon the center of the bed
My father woke up screaming:
"Stop! Wait a minute! Stop it, boy!
What do you think you're doing?
That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument!"
And I said "God damn it, daddy!
You know I love you
But you got a hell of a lot to learn about rock and roll!"

External LinksEdit

Jim Steinman music video

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