You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)

Album: Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Charted: 33 39
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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 Writer/s: Jim Steinman
    Publisher: CARLIN AMERICA INC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Rick Malloy from New YorkI have always loved this song! I was 17 and just beginning my senior year in high school when the Bat Out Of Hell album came out and I first heard this song. In those days there were album oriented fm radio stations. I remember that it was WNEW FM where I first heard tracks from the album being played. I thought they were all great songs, but.to me this was the absolute best track on the album. Well, what can I say except that now I'm 61 and even today whenever I hear this song on the classic rock station it always puts me in a good mood and takes me right back to my teenage days. As soon as I hear the first 24 notes of the intro it always makes me smile because I remember how glorious it felt to be young and to be in love, even if it was only lust, and fleeting.
  • Todd from Gb Wisconsin Bill S, you are correct that on the album version it was not Steinman doing the spoken intro. It does appear to be Rundgren, I listened to him speak on YouTube and his voice definitely fits the profile of the narrator on the album versions into. Where the confusion may be coming from on Wiki, is the fact it IS Steinman doing the intro as well as seen playing the piano on the video featured on VEVO. One could try changing this on Wiki using a photo of the original album liner notes giving credits.
    A great album!! I had it on 8 track when it first came out, when the spoken part of this song was over the volume got cranked on the system in my 68 Camaro for the opening riff!
  • Bill Schichner from LodiThe spoken intro is Todd Rundgren NOT Jim Steinman, there's no mistaking Todd's voice. Wiki has it wrong too.
  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiJust another epic Jim Steinman song with stunning imagery and one of my favorite openings to any song (not the dialogue but the beginning of the song).
    "It was a hot summer night and the beach was burning, there was fog crawling over the sand. When I listen to your heart I hear the whole world turning. I see the shooting stars pour through your trembling hands..."
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