With songs written by Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf released one of the biggest-selling albums in history with Bat Out of Hell
in 1977. In 1993, he released the sequel, once again with songs by Steinman. "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
" was the lead single and breakout hit, but the similarly grandiose "Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are" also made an impact. According to Steinman, it was the last song written for the album and "gruesomely hard to write." He wrote on his website
: "It's a very passionate song. It's really, I think maybe, the most passionate one on the record. I mean, I'm really proud of it because that's really one that goes over-the-top in the sense that it's got images - it has religious imagery of resurrection, it's got images of fertility and rebirth, it has really very good sexual images, images of cars - which I always like."