You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
Meat Loaf Lyrics


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On a hot summer night
Would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Will he offer me his mouth?

Yes

Will he offer me his teeth?
Yes

Will he offer me his jaws?

Yes

Will he offer me his hunger?

Yes

Again, will he offer me his hunger?

Yes!

And will he starve without me?

Yes!

And does he love me?

Yes

Yes

On a hot summer night
Would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?

Yes

I bet you to say that to all the boys.

It was a hot summer night and the beach was burning
There was fog crawling over the sand
And when I listened to your heart I hear the whole world turning
I see the shooting stars, falling through your trembling hands

While you were licking your lips and your lipstick shining
And I was dying just to ask for a taste
Oh we were lying together in a silver lining
By the light of the moon you know there's not another moment
Not another moment
Not another moment to waste

Oh will you hold me so close that my knees grow weak.
But my soul is flying high above the ground.
I'm trying to speak but no matter what I do
I just can't seem to make any sound.

And then you took the words right out of my mouth.
Oh it must have been while you were kissing me.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
Oh and I swear it's true, I was just about to say I love you.

(Love you)

And then you took the words right out of my mouth.
Oh it must have been while you were kissing me.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
Oh and I swear it's true, I was just about to say I love you.

Now my body is shaking like a wave on the water
And I guess that I'm beginning to grin.
Oh we're finally alone and we can do what we want
Oh the night is young and ain't no-one gonna know where you
No-one gonna know where you
No-one's gonna know where you've been.
You were licking your lips and your lipstick shining.
I was dying just to ask for a taste.
We were lying together in a silver lining
By the the light of the moon,
You know there's not another moment to waste

And then you took the words right out of my mouth.
Oh it must have been while you were kissing me.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
Oh and I swear it's true, I was just about to say I love you

(Love you)

And then you took the words right out of my mouth.
Oh it must have been while you were kissing me.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
Oh and I swear it's true, I was just about to say I love you.

(Love you)

And then you took the words right out of my mouth oh
(It must have been while you were kissing)

You took the words right out of my mouth oh
(It must have been while you were kissing)

You took the words right out of my mouth oh
(It must have been while you were kissing)

You took the words right out of my mouth oh
(It must have been while you were kissing)

You took the words right out of my mouth oh
(It must have been while you were kissing)

You took the words right out of my mouth oh
You took the words right out of my mouth oh
You took the words right out of my mouth
Whoa it must have been while you were kissing me

You took the words right out of my mouth
Oh it must have been while you were kissing me

You took the words right out of my mouth
Oh it must have been while you were kissing me





You took the words right out of my mouth
Oh it must have been while you were kissing me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Meat Loaf's song "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth" tell the story of a passionate, romantic encounter between two people on a hot summer night at the beach. The central theme is a question the singer poses to his lover: "Would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?" This metaphorical question speaks to the idea of surrendering oneself completely to another, even if it may be dangerous or risky, just as a wolf with red roses can be both alluring and dangerous. Throughout the song, the singer and his lover exchange promises and declarations of love, culminating in the moment when she takes the words right out of his mouth as he is about to confess his love for her.


The song is full of vivid imagery and descriptive language, from the "fog crawling over the sand" to the "shooting stars falling through your trembling hands." It paints a picture of a sensual, exciting moment, heightened by the urgency of the fleeting nature of time and the need to seize the moment before it's gone.


Overall, "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth" is a passionate and romantic song that captures the intensity of a moment of connection between two people.


Line by Line Meaning

On a hot summer night, Would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
On a passionate night, would you give yourself completely to me, even though I might hurt you?


Will he offer me his mouth?
Are you willing to kiss me with intensity and passion?


Will he offer me his teeth?
Are you willing to bite me in your excitement?


Will he offer me his jaws?
Are you willing to take me in your powerful embrace?


Will he offer me his hunger?
Are you willing to be consumed by your desire for me?


Again, will he offer me his hunger?
Do you truly desire me to the point of obsession?


And will he starve without me?
Do you need me as much as I need you, to the point of not being able to live without me?


And does he love me?
Do you truly love me as much as I love you?


Yes
I am willing to give you all that you desire


Yes
I am willing to kiss you with passion


Yes
I am willing to bite you in my excitement


Yes
I am willing to take you in my powerful embrace


Yes!
I desire you to the point of obsession


Yes!
I need you as much as I need air to breathe


Yes
I truly love you with all of my heart


It was a hot summer night and the beach was burning
The night was filled with passion and heat


There was fog crawling over the sand
The atmosphere was mysterious and alluring


And when I listened to your heart I hear the whole world turning
When I held you close, I felt like we were the only two people in the world


I see the shooting stars, falling through your trembling hands
You were so filled with passion and intensity that you made the stars fall from the sky


While you were licking your lips and your lipstick shining
Your desire for me was written across your face


And I was dying just to ask for a taste
I was yearning to be with you intimately


Oh we were lying together in a silver lining
We were experiencing a moment of pure bliss and happiness


By the light of the moon you know there's not another moment
We both knew that this moment was fleeting and we had to make the most of it


Not another moment to waste
We had to seize the moment and enjoy our time together


Oh will you hold me so close that my knees grow weak.
I want you to hold me so tightly that I lose my breath


But my soul is flying high above the ground.
I feel like I am soaring through the air with joy and happiness


I'm trying to speak but no matter what I do
I am so overcome with emotion that I cannot express myself


I just can't seem to make any sound.
I am completely overwhelmed with passion and desire


And then you took the words right out of my mouth.
You knew exactly what I was feeling and expressed it for me


Oh it must have been while you were kissing me.
Our passion was so intense that it silenced everything around us


Love you
I love you with every fiber of my being


Now my body is shaking like a wave on the water
I am trembling with anticipation and desire


And I guess that I'm beginning to grin.
I can't help but smile because I am so happy


Oh we're finally alone and we can do what we want
We are free to express our love and passion without restraint


Oh the night is young and ain't no-one gonna know where you
We have all night to be together and we don't need to worry about anyone else


No-one gonna know where you've been.
Our love is our own and no one else needs to know about it


Whoa it must have been while you were kissing me
Our passion was so intense that it silenced everything around us




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jim Steinman

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@michelerenea6477

I can SO, SO relate to you, sweetheart!!
Everything you've said...I can relate to, I can feel it and remember it! 😥 I think you're in the UK, yes? I LOVE it there, and lived there for a very brief time in the early 90's...Meatloaf takes me back to my childhood, in the 70's, and to a time that , although it, in reality was not that innocent, at least FELT innocent - unlike nowadays, when the US is boiling over with psychotic, conspiracy theory driven freaks who THINK they prefer Autocracy - and are itching to use their guns on the rest of us to try and make that happen - because they're so oblivious to the fact that they're being used and manipulated that they are, literally, BLIND to the fact that, should our democracy crumble, the Autocratic government that will follow will be just as horrific for them and as awful to their lives as it will be for those of us who are desperately terrified of it and who've spent their/our lives trying to vote, protest and do acts of activism against it!
OMG! I'M SO SORRY, SWEETHEART!!🙏
Please, excuse my tangent! It's just that my memories of listening to Meatloaf when my older Sis would babysit me in the mid 70's , while my parents would be out on a Saturday night, with the doors all open in our house, and the warm summer air so lovely....it was just so, so different than today.... Meatloaf ALWAYS takes me back to that! The song - HIS version (so much better than Celine Dion's version!) - "its all coming back to me now"n just turns on my faucet and makes me cry like crazy!
Anyway, sweetheart, I'm so sorry - even though we are strangers - for the loss of your mom - sorry, mum, and I wish you comfort. I also wish you Happiness, Joy, Love, Abundance and Safety and Good Health for you and all of your family and friends, throughout the New Year and beyond! 🙏
Enjoy your beautiful country, as well! I am so envious! My husband and I have decided that, if at all possible (i.e., if we will be accepted..), if/when our country and it's democracy collapses, or even if it doesn't, once our financial situation allows for us to do more than vacation there, that we'd like to move to the UK. We've both always loved other countries, (I've lived in a few, for short times), have mostly foriegn friends and both have multiple family members who are ex-pats, and live in various countries - from Eastern and Western Europe, to South and Southeast Asia, including, but not only, India and China and other East Asian Countries, to Latin America... including South America, i.e. Argentina, Mexico - and, to me, England always felt so "right"...like the place in which I should have been born, to begin with.
It would be nice, however, if we could, simply, CHOOSE to go to live there...as opposed to RUN there, because of a collapsing democracy and/or a civil war...🙏
Anyway, sorry, again, for the tangent! SMH!
Please, have a beautiful day! I hope its not raining too badly there! I know many of you don't like the rain...here, in Los Angeles, many of us ( myself, especially, as drought or no drought, I've ALWAYS loved rain ) are, at the very least, grateful to get it, since it can go so long (years, sometimes) without any rain !
Love, from across the pond, Michele ☺️



@inlimbo6019

@MegaMrblackguy i have wrote a short then another longer reply,explaining you some how misconstrued a complement as being rude ?

i do not wish to offend you,i thought the least you could do,was have the courtesy to reply back to me,with an explanation as to how you arrived at your conclusion,of me being rude ?

is it an age thing ?,a different country thing ?,therefore a different meaning thing ?,or do you think quite warped ?

if you take a compliment and through your eyes twist it somehow,as said i mean you no offence and i'm not being cheeky,i'm merely baffled by your accusation and lack of reply,when i took the time to politely explain you had crossed wires and somehow took it all wrong

i would appreciate your input my friend,respect from Scotland !



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@CraigSimpson-cn1mr

Is there anyone eles still listening to this 2024? 👌

@paulwestaway7207

Bloody oath mate legends now and forever ❤meatloaf

@birdhovno

of course

@Emily_Croft

Me! ❤

@leomoonen2827

I do😅😅

@SteelCityDanMan

Never pass up a chance to listen to this legend of a man

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@ymcl2020

Hard to believe this song was released 46 years ago! It still sounds as good as it did in 1978.

@GothlindReiss

Absolutely! Now at 68 yo, I remember Meat Loaf singing this great song live in concert in 1977
in Toronto, Canada. He was a rock/opera powerhouse vocalist! What an artist, a true LEGEND!!
May he RIP. 🙏 ❤

@robert-trading-as-Bob69

As Meatloaf said, he was an actor who could sing.
He is permanently on my playlist, but every now and then, I have to see him in a live video to recall his passion on stage.
RIP Meatloaf, may your songs never die.

@IRHRRetired

Love the videos to get the full ML treatment!

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