Meatloaf - "Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are" lyrics

The sun was brighter than it's ever been
When I grew up with my best friend Kenny
We were close as any brothers that you ever knew

It was always summer and the future called
We were ready for adventures and we wanted them all
There was so much left to dream
And so much time to make it real

But I can still recall the sting of all the tears when he was gone
They said he crashed and burned
I know I'll never learn why any boy should die so young

We were racing - we were soldiers of fortune
We got in trouble but we sure got around
There are times I think I see him peeling out of the dark
I think he's right behind me now and he's gaining ground!

But it was long ago and it was far away
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway - then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are

And when the sun descened and the night arose
I heard my father cursing everyone he knows
He was dangerous and drunk and defeated
And corroded by failure and envy and hate

There were endless winters and the dreams would freeze
No where to hide and no leaves on the trees
And my father's eyes were blank as he hit me again and again and again
I know I still believe he'd never let me leave
I had to run away alone
So many threats and fears - so many wasted years before
my life became my own

And though the nightmares should be over
Some of the terrors are still intact
I'll hear that ugly coarse and violent voice
And then he grabs me from behind and then he pulls me back

But it was long ago and it was far away
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway - then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are

There was a beauty living
On the edge of town
She always put the top up
And the hammer down

She used her body just like bandage
She used my body just like a wound
I'll probably never know why she disappered
But I can see her rising up out of the back seat now
just like an angel rising up from a tomb

But it was long ago and it was far away
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway - then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are
And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer then they are