For Crying Out Loud
Meat Loaf Lyrics


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I was lost till you were found
But I never knew how far down
I was falling before I reached the bottom
I was cold and you were fire
And I never knew how the pyre
Could be burning
On the edge of the ice field
And the now chilly California wind
Is blowing down our bodies again
And we're sinking deeper and deeper into the chilly California sand
Oh I know you belong inside my aching heart
And can't you see my faded Levis bursting apart
And don't you hear me crying
Oh babe, don't go
And don't you hear me screaming
How was I to know?

I'm in the middle of nowhere
Near the end of the line
But there's a border to somewhere waiting
And there's a tankful of time
Oh give me just another moment to see the light of the day
And take me to another land where I don't have to stay

And I'm gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do
And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes,
Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through

For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love you

I was damned and you were saved
And I never knew how enslaved
I was kneeling in the chains of my master

I could laugh but you could cry
And I never knew just how high
I was flying
Ah, with you right above me

And the now chilly California wind
Is blowing down our bodies again
And we're sinking deeper and deeper into the chilly California sand
Oh I know you belong inside my aching heart
And can't you see my faded Levis bursting apart
And don't you hear me crying
Oh Babe, don't go
And don't you hear me screaming
How was I to know?

I'm in the middle of nowhere
Near the end of the line
But there's a border to somewhere waiting
And there's a tankful of time
Oh give me just another moment to see the light of the day
And take me to another land where I don't have to stay

And I'm gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do
And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes,
Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through

For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love your
For crying out loud
You know I love you
For crying out loud
You know I love you

For taking in the rain when I'm feeling so dry
For giving me the answers when I'm asking you why
And my oh my
For that I thank you

For taking in the sun when I'm feeling so cold
For giving me a child when my body is old
And don't you know
For that I need you

For coming to my room when you know I'm alone
For finding me a highway and driving me home
And you gotta know
For that I serve you

For pulling me away when I'm starting to fall
For revving me up when I'm starting to stall
And all in all
For that I want you

For taking and for giving and for playing the game
For praying for my future in the days that remain
Oh Lord
For that I hold you

Ah but most of all
For cryin' out loud
For that I love you

Ah but most of all
For cryin' out loud
For that I love you

Ah but most of all
For cryin' out loud
For that I love you





When you're crying out loud
You know I love you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Meat Loaf's song "For Crying Out Loud" is a passionate love song that speaks to the depth of the singer's emotions. The song follows a story of a man who finds himself lost and falling until he meets the woman who saves him. The man is described as being 'cold,' while his lover is the fire that warms him up. He never knew how far down he was before he reached the bottom, but she was the one who rescued him. Throughout the song, Meat Loaf sings about how deeply he loves his partner, changing the tempo of the song to match his emotions.


The lyrics also depict the intensity of the physical attraction between the two lovers. He describes his 'faded Levis bursting apart,' symbolizing his desire for his partner that is so intense it cannot be contained. The chorus of the song repeats the phrase 'For Crying Out Loud' three times, which expresses the desperation and depth of the singer's love for his partner. The song's closing verses speak about how much the singer needs his partner and how she is the only one who can make him feel the way he does.


Line by Line Meaning

I was lost till you were found
I was directionless until I met you


But I never knew how far down
I didn't realize how much I was struggling until I met you


I was falling before I reached the bottom
I was on a downward spiral before meeting you


I was cold and you were fire
I was emotionally distant and you brought passion into my life


And I never knew how the pyre
I didn't know how intense love could be


Could be burning
until I felt how much I love you


On the edge of the ice field
In a place where emotions are typically cold


And the now chilly California wind
The current environment is without warmth, both physically and emotionally


Is blowing down our bodies again
Our relationship is struggling


And we're sinking deeper and deeper into the chilly California sand
Our troubles are growing and it feels like we're stuck in this situation


Oh I know you belong inside my aching heart
I recognize that you are meant to be in my heart and in my life


And can't you see my faded Levis bursting apart
My emotions are becoming overwhelming and difficult to contain


And don't you hear me crying
I am in pain and need you to hear me and be there for me


Oh babe, don't go
I don't want to lose you


And don't you hear me screaming
I am desperate for your attention


How was I to know?
I didn't foresee the struggles we would face


I'm in the middle of nowhere
I feel aimless and lost


Near the end of the line
I feel like I am running out of options


But there's a border to somewhere waiting
I still have hope for a better future


And there's a tankful of time
I have time to turn things around


Oh give me just another moment to see the light of the day
I need another chance to make things right


And take me to another land where I don't have to stay
I want to escape from my current situation


And I'm gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do
I need someone who loves me like you do


And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes,
I will be open to a new relationship


Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through
I want to be with someone who brightens up my world


For crying out loud You know I love you
I want to make it clear that I love you


I was damned and you were saved
I was in a bad place and you brought me to a better one


And I never knew how enslaved
I didn't realize how trapped I was in my old life


I was kneeling in the chains of my master
I was a prisoner to my old way of life


I could laugh but you could cry
I could pretend to be happy, but you saw my true emotions


And I never knew just how high
I didn't realize how much joy and passion you could bring into my life


I was flying Ah, with you right above me
I felt like I was soaring with you by my side


For taking in the rain when I'm feeling so dry
For comforting me during my tough times


For giving me the answers when I'm asking you why
For understanding me and helping me make sense of things


And my oh my For that I thank you
I am grateful for you and all that you do


For taking in the sun when I'm feeling so cold
For bringing warmth and love into my life


For giving me a child when my body is old
For giving me the gift of parenthood later in life


And don't you know For that I need you
I rely on you for the things that matter most to me


For coming to my room when you know I'm alone
For being there for me when I need you most


For finding me a highway and driving me home
For providing me with direction and support


And you gotta know For that I serve you
I am happy to do anything for you because of all that you have done for me


For pulling me away when I'm starting to fall
For helping me when I'm struggling


For revving me up when I'm starting to stall
For giving me motivation and drive


And all in all For that I want you
I want you in my life and by my side


For taking and for giving and for playing the game
For participating in our shared experiences and for what we give and take from each other


For praying for my future in the days that remain
For having a positive outlook on our future together


Oh Lord For that I hold you
I cherish and appreciate you for all that you do for me


Ah but most of all For cryin' out loud
Above all else, I want to make it clear how much I love you


When you're crying out loud You know I love you
No matter what, I want you to know that I love you




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JIM STEINMAN

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