And the Bat has rested…… May he Rest in Peace…
I first came to hear of Meatloaf when I was 13 years old and he touched my soul….. I found him, specifically the album Bat out of Hell, to be exciting, deep, crude and and also so romantic that it has to be my all time favourite album, from my all time favourite musician.
I have played this album a million times and continue to do so. I have blasted out his songs when driving, when hoovering, when celebrating and when on my knees in grief and pain.
My kids know his songs, they too love him and I am sure my grand children will come to love him too, through them.
He is a legend and I am so so sad at the news of his parting. If only Heaven could wait and leave him with us a while longer.
I had written a poem inspired by Bat out of Hell a couple of years ago which was published in a Magical Moments publication. The publication included poetry and stories inspired by music. Of course, my big inspiration had to be Meatloaf.
So, Rest in Peace to him. Condolences to his family and fans. He will be a big loss but he has left such a legacy for us all. He will be immortal.
Heroes are remembered, but legends never dieBabe Ruth
Magical Moments – Meatloaf – Bat out of Hell
Transport me back to another time
Dance in tune to the perfect rhyme
Youth club days in a purple haze
Beginning to blossom, still reserved,
taking risks and losing the nerve
of going too far, with promised kisses
spinning the bottle and classroom hisses
full of hope yet insecure
will it last, who knows for sure
paradise day and night
crossbar rides, taking flight
now dancing round my living room
hoovering up this adult gloom
beating out my heart is screaming
long lost kisses leave me reeling
warning sirens in my ears
take away my mundane fears
heaven can wait, but oh can I
like a bat out of hell, I want to fly
fly and soar and do it again
by the dashboard light, I will abstain