Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

Album: Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Charted: 32 11
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  • Baby we can talk all night
    But that ain't getting us nowhere
    I told you everything I possibly can
    There's nothing left inside of here

    And maybe you can cry all night
    But that'll never change the way that I feel
    The snow is really piling up outside
    I wish you wouldn't make me leave here

    I poured it on and I poured it out
    I tried to show you just how much I care
    I'm tired of words and I'm too hoarse to shout
    But you've been cold to me so long
    I'm crying icicles instead of tears

    And all I can do is keep on telling you
    I want you
    I need you
    But there ain't no way
    I'm ever gonna love you
    Now don't be sad
    'Cause two out of three ain't bad
    Now don't be sad
    'Cause two out of three ain't bad

    You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach
    You'll never drill for oil on a city street
    I know you're looking for a ruby
    In a mountain of rocks
    But there ain't no Coupe de Ville hiding
    At the bottom of a Cracker Jack box

    I can't lie
    I can't tell you that I'm something I'm not
    No matter how I try
    I'll never be able to give you something
    Something that I just haven't got

    There's only one girl that I have ever loved
    And that was so many years ago
    And though I know I'll never get her out of my heart
    She never loved me back, ooh I know
    I remember how she left me on a stormy night
    She kissed me and got out of our bed
    And though I pleaded and I begged her
    Not to walk out that door
    She packed her bags and turned right away

    And she kept on telling me
    She kept on telling me
    She kept on telling me
    I want you
    I need you
    But there ain't no way
    I'm ever gonna love you
    Now don't be sad
    'Cause two out of three ain't bad
    I want you
    I need you
    But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you
    Now don't be sad
    'Cause two out of three ain't bad
    Don't be sad
    'Cause two out of three ain't bad

    Baby we can talk all night
    But that ain't getting us nowhere

Comments: 5

  • Slacker from SofaI want to argue that its the same girl he sings about.
    And is he really being thrown to the curve, were do you read that?

    He cant love her. His tears turned into icicles. She treated him cold.
    He still needs her, and want her. but his heart turned cold.
    He used to love some time ago, but was told 2 out of 3 aint bad.
    Its the same girl. She came back.

    Something similar is done in "I would do anything for love but I wont do that".
    Its hinted what he's refering to in the song If you listen.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenSteinman was such a great writer/arranger/performer that he created songs I loved for two artists that I had previously depised: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" for Bonnie Tyler and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" for Air Supply.
  • Will from Claremont CaliforniaThis song has some of the greatest song writing of all time...

    You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach
    You'll never drill for oil on a city street
    I know you're looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks
    But there ain't no Coup de Ville hiding at the bottom
    Of a Cracker Jack box
  • Shawn from Green Bay WiJim Steinman is arguably the greatest songwriter of all time. LOVE his lyrics! Thanks to him, Meatloaf has a bunch of lyrically fantastic songs.
  • Tc from UkNeed you = 1
    Want you = 1
    Love You = 0
    2/3 'aint bad! Take it!
    Great song by the genius that is Jim Steinman.
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