Paradise by the Dashboard Light

 

PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT – Lyrics
[I.  PARADISE]

 

(Boy):  I REMEMBER EVERY LITTLE THING

AS IF IT HAPPENED ONLY YESTERDAY,

PARKING BY THE LAKE

AND THERE WAS

NOT ANOTHER CAR IN SIGHT.

AND I NEVER HAD A GIRL

LOOKING ANY BETTER

THAN YOU DID,

AND ALL THE KIDS AT SCHOOL,

THEY WERE WISHING

THEY WERE ME THAT NIGHT.

 

AND NOW OUR BODIES ARE OH,

SO CLOSE AND TIGHT.

IT NEVER FELT SO GOOD,

IT NEVER FELT SO RIGHT.

AND WE`RE GLOWING

LIKE THE METAL

ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE,

GLOWING LIKE THE METAL

ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE.

 

C`MON!  HOLD ON TIGHT!

WELL, C`MON!  HOLD ON TIGHT!

`THOUGH IT`S COLD AND LONELY

IN THE DEEP DARK NIGHT,

I CAN SEE

PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT.

 

(Girl):  AIN`T NO DOUBT

ABOUT IT,

WE WERE DOUBLY BLESSED,

`CAUSE WE WERE

BARELY SEVENTEEN

AND WE WERE BARELY DRESSED.

(Boy & Girl):  AIN`T NO DOUBT

ABOUT IT.

BABY, GOTTA GO

AND SHOUT IT.

AIN`T NO DOUBT

ABOUT IT,

WE WERE DOUBLY BLESSED.

(Boy):  `CAUSE WE WERE

BARELY SEVENTEEN

AND WE WERE BARELY DRESSED.

 

BABY,

DON`TCHA HEAR MY HEART,

YOU GOT IT

DROWNING OUT THE RADIO.

I`VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG

FOR YOU TO COME ALONG

AND HAVE SOME FUN.

AND I GOTTA LET YOU KNOW,

NO,

YOU`RE NEVER GONNA

REGRET IT.

SO OPEN UP YOUR EYES,

I GOT A BIG SURPRISE,

IT`LL FEEL ALRIGHT,

WELL,

I WANNA MAKE

YOUR MOTOR RUN.

 

AND NOW OUR BODIES ARE OH,

SO CLOSE AND TIGHT.

IT NEVER FELT SO GOOD,

IT NEVER FELT SO RIGHT.

AND WE`RE GLOWING

LIKE THE METAL

ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE,

GLOWING LIKE THE METAL

ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE.

 

C`MON!  HOLD ON TIGHT!

WELL, C`MON!  HOLD ON TIGHT!

`THOUGH IT`S COLD

AND LONELY

IN THE DEEP DARK NIGHT,

I CAN SEE

PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT.

`THOUGH IT`S COLD

AND LONELY

IN THE DEEP DARK NIGHT,

(IN THE DEEP DARK NIGHT)

PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT.

 

YOU GOT TO DO WHAT YOU CAN,

AND LET MOTHER NATURE

DO THE REST.

THERE AIN`T NO DOUBT ABOUT IT,

WE WERE DOUBLY BLESSED,

`CAUSE WE WERE SEVENTEEN

AND WE WERE BARELY…

 

WE`RE GONNA GO

ALL THE WAY TONIGHT,

WE`RE GONNA GO

ALL THE WAY

AND TONIGHT`S THE NIGHT.

WE`RE GONNA GO

ALL THE WAY TONIGHT,

WE`RE GONNA GO

ALL THE WAY

AND TONIGHT`S THE NIGHT.

 

(Baseball Play-By-Play On The Car Radio):

O.K., here we go,

we got a real pressure cooker

going here,

two down,

nobody on,

no score,

bottom of the ninth,

there`s the wind-up,

and there it is,

a line shot

up the middle,

look at him go,

This boy

can really fly!

 

He`s rounding first

and really turning it on now,

he`s not letting up at all,

he`s gonna try for second;

the ball is bobbled out

in center,

and here comes the throw,

and what a throw!

He`s gonna slide in

head first,

here he comes,

he`s out!

No, wait, safe –

safe at second base,

this kid really

makes things happen

out there.

 

Batter steps up to the plate,

here`s the pitch – he`s going,

and what a jump he`s got,

he`s trying for third,

here`s the throw,

it`s in the dirt –

safe at third!

Holy cow,

stolen base!

 

He`s taking a pretty big lead

out there,

almost daring him to try

and pick him off.

The pitcher glances over,

winds up,

and it`s bunted,

bunted down

the third base line,

the suicide squeeze

is on!

Here he comes,

squeeze play,

it`s gonna be close,

here`s the throw,

here`s the play

at the plate,

holy cow, I think

he`s gonna make it!

 

[II.  LET ME SLEEP ON IT]

 

(sung):

(Girl):  STOP RIGHT THERE!

I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW!

BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER,

DO YOU LOVE ME?

WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER,

DO YOU NEED ME?

WILL YOU NEVER LEAVE ME?

WILL YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?

WILL YOU TAKE ME AWAY

AND WILL YOU MAKE ME YOUR WIFE?

DO YOU LOVE ME?

WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

DO YOU NEED ME?

WILL YOU NEVER LEAVE ME?

WILL YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?

WILL YOU TAKE ME AWAY

AND WILL YOU MAKE ME

YOUR WIFE?

I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW,

BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER,

DO YOU LOVE ME?

WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

 

(Boy):  LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

BABY, BABY,

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

LET ME SLEEP ON IT,

AND I`LL GIVE YOU

AN ANSWER IN THE MORNING.

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

BABY, BABY,

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

LET ME SLEEP ON IT,

AND I`LL GIVE YOU

AN ANSWER IN THE MORNING.

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

BABY, BABY,

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

I`LL GIVE YOU

AN ANSWER IN THE MORNING.

 

(Girl):   I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW!

DO YOU LOVE ME?

WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

DO YOU NEED ME?

WILL YOU NEVER LEAVE ME?

WILL YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?

WILL YOU TAKE ME AWAY

AND WILL YOU MAKE ME

YOUR WIFE?

I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW!

BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER,

DO YOU LOVE ME?

WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

 

(spoken):

COME ON!

I CAN WAIT ALL NIGHT!

WHAT`S IT GONNA BE, BOY…

YES OR NO?

WHAT`S IT GONNA BE, BOY?

YES…OR…NO?

 

(sung);

(Boy):  LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

BABY, BABY,

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

I`LL GIVE YOU

AN ANSWER IN THE MORNING.

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

BABY, BABY,

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

I`LL GIVE YOU

AN ANSWER IN THE MORNING,

THE MORNING,

I`LL TELL YOU IN THE MORNING.

 

(Girl):  I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW!

DO YOU LOVE ME?

DO YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

DO YOU NEED ME?

WILL YOU NEVER LEAVE ME?

WILL YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?

WILL YOU TAKE ME AWAY,

WILL YOU MAKE ME YOUR WIFE?

I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW.

BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER,

DO YOU LOVE ME?

WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

 

(Boy):  LET ME SLEEP ON IT!

(Girl):  WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

(Boy):  LET ME SLEEP ON IT.

(Girl):  WILL YOU LOVE ME FOREVER?

 

[III.  PRAYING FOR THE END OF TIME]

 

(Boy):  I COULDN`T TAKE IT ANY LONGER,

LORD, I WAS CRAZED,

AND WHEN THE FEELING

CAME UPON ME

LIKE A TIDAL WAVE,

I STARTED SWEARING

TO MY GOD

AND ON MY MOTHER`S GRAVE

THAT I WOULD LOVE YOU

TILL THE END OF TIME,

I SWORE

THAT I WOULD LOVE YOU

TILL THE END OF TIME!

 

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

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.

 

WELL, IT WAS LONG AGO,

AND IT WAS FAR AWAY,

AND IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER

THAN IT IS TODAY!

WELL, IT WAS LONG AGO,

AND IT WAS FAR AWAY,

AND IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER

THAN IT IS TODAY!

WELL, IT WAS LONG AGO,

AND IT WAS FAR AWAY,

AND IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER

THAN IT IS TODAY!

WELL, IT WAS LONG AGO,

AND IT WAS FAR AWAY,

AND IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER

THAN IT IS TODAY!

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