for crying out loud lyrics – jim steinman

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 icefield

and now the chilly california wind
is blowing down our bodies again
and we´re sinking deeper and deeper in the chilly california sand
oh i know you belong inside my aching heart
and can´t you see my faded levi´s
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 tank full 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 d*mned and you were saved
and i never knew how enslaved
i was kneeling
in the chains of my master

i could laugh oh but you could cry
and i never knew just how high
i was flying
oh, with you right above me

and now the chilly california wind
oh is blowing down our bodies again
and we´re sinking deeper and deeper in the chilly california sand
oh i know you belong inside my aching heart
and can´t you see my faded levi´s
bursting apart
and don´t you hear me crying:
“oh babe, don´t go”
and don´t you hear me screaming:
“oh 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 tank full 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
oh or crying out loud
you know i love you
oh for crying out loud
you know i love you
ohhh 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 for driving me home
and you gotta knowfor 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 prying for my future in the days that remain
ohh lordfor that i hold you

ah but most of all
for crying out loudfor that i love you
ah but most of all
for crying out loudfor that i love you

when you´re crying out loud
you know i love you

/ jim steinman lyrics