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Old 05-05-2012, 10:53 PM
Clearly anything from Lou Reed & Metallica's LULU...



Actually, one of the first things that comes to mind is Original Sin written by Jim Steinman for The Shadow. It was originally performed by Taylor Dane, but Meatloaf has also done it. On paper it might not make sense, but when you hear it sung it that unique Jim Steinman cadence, it sounds awesome.

Original Sin (Theme From The Shadow)

I've been looking for an original sin
One with a twist and a bit of a spin
And since I've done all the old ones
Till they've all been done in
Now I'm just looking
And I'm gone with the wind
Endlessly searching for an original sin

You can dance forever
You've got a fire in your feet
But will it ever be enough
You know that it'll never be enough
And you can fly and never land
And never need to sleep
But will it ever be enough
You know that it'll never be enough

It's not enough to make the nightmares go away
It's not enough to make the tears run dry
And who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men today
It's a city of shadows
It's a city of lies
It's a city of secrets
It's a city of cries
It'll all be over now

All I wanted was a piece of the night
I never got an equal share
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down
The natives are so restless tonight
All I needed was a spot in the light
It never had to get so dark
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down
The natives are so restless tonight

I've been looking for the ultimate crime
Infinite victims, infinitesimal time
And I'm so, so very guilty for no reason no rhyme
So now I'm just looking and I'm killing some time
Endlessly searching for the ultimate crime

You can lose yourself in pleasure
Till your body's going numb
But will it ever be enough
You know that it'll never be enough
You can always take whatever
You can see them in the dark
But will it ever be enough
You know that it'll never be enough

It's not enough to make the nightmares go away
It's not enough to make the tears run dry
And who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men today
It's a city of shadows
It's a city of lies
It's a city of cruelty
It's a city of cries
It'll all be over now

All I wanted was a piece of the night
I never got an equal share
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down
The natives are so restless tonight
All I wanted was a spot in the light
It never had to get so dark
When the stars are out of sight
And the moon is down
The natives are so restless tonight

I've been looking for an original sin
One with a twist and a bit of a spin
And since I've done all the old ones
Till they've all been done in
Now I'm just looking
And I'm gone with the wind
Endlessly searching for an original sin
(Repeat)

I'm applying for a license to thrill
Going out on the edge, moving in for the kill
And there'll be hell to pay someday
Put it all on the bill
Cause we'll always be paying and paying until
We're beyond expiration with a license to thrill

I've been looking for an original sin
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