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Paradise by the Dashboard Light
Glee ep3x21
Album: Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Three
Released: May 15, 2012
By: Meat Loaf
Sung by: New Directions
Solos: Blaine, Brittany, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Mike, Puck, Rachel, and Santana
Place: 2012 National Show Choir Championship
Episode: Nationals

Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf is featured in Nationals, the twenty-first episode of Season Three. It is sung by the New Directions. Finn and Rachel sing lead, with solos from Blaine, Brittany, Kurt, Mercedes, Mike, Puck, and Santana.

The song is performed after The Troubletones' number, Edge of Glory, and Rachel's solo, It's All Coming Back to Me Now and is the final song in the New Directions' 2012 Nationals Championship setlist.

Lyrics

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Finn:
Well, I remember every little thing
As if it happened only yesterday
Parking by the lake
And there was not another car in sight
And I never had a girl
Looking any better than you did
And all the kids at school
They were wishing they were me that night

Puck with New Directions:
And now our bodies are oh-so close and tight
It never felt so good, it never felt so right

Kurt (and Blaine in episode version) with New Directions:
And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife

Blaine (Mike):
Come on (Hold tight)
Oh, come on (Hold tight)

Brittany and Santana with New Directions:
Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night

Blaine and Kurt with New Directions:
I can see paradise by the dashboard light

Finn (with New Directions):
Though it's cold and lonely in the (deep dark) (and Mercedes with New Directions: night)

Mercedes with New Directions:
In the deep dark night

Finn (and Mercedes with New Directions):
Paradise by the (dashboard light)

Finn and Puck:
We're gonna go all the way tonight
We're gonna go all the way
And tonight's the night

Blaine, Finn, and Puck:
We're gonna go all the way tonight
We're gonna go all the way
And tonight's the night

Blaine, Santana, Brittany, Finn, and Puck:
We're gonna go all the way tonight
We're gonna go all the way
And tonight's the night

Blaine, Santana, Brittany, Finn, Mercedes, and Puck with New Directions:
We're gonna go all the way tonight
We're gonna go all the way
And tonight's the night

Rachel:
Stop right there
I gotta know right now
Before we go any further
Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?
Do you need me?
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy
For the rest of my life?
Will you take me away
And will you make me your wife?

Finn (New Direction Girls):
Let me sleep on it (Sleep on it)
Baby, baby let me sleep on it (Sleep on it)
Let me sleep on it
And I'll give you an answer in the morning

Rachel (New Directions):
I gotta know right now
Do you love me? (Do you, do you love me?)
Will you love me forever?
Do you need me? (Do you, do you need me?)
Will you never leave me?
Will you make me so happy (Will you never leave me)
For the rest of my life?
Will you take me away (Do you, do you, do you)
And will you make me your wife?
(with New Directions: Uh, do you love me?)
Will you love me forever?

Finn with New Directions Boys:
Let me sleep on it

Rachel with New Directions Girls:
Will you love me forever?

Finn with New Directions Boys:
Let me sleep on it

Rachel with New Directions Girls:
Will you love me forever?

Finn (with New Directions):
I couldn't take it any longer
Lord, I was crazed
And when the feeling came upon me
Like a tidal wave
I started (swearing to my god)
And on my (mother's) grave
That I would (love you to the end of time)
I swore I would (love you to the end of time)

New Directions:
Ah, ah, ah

Finn with New Directions:
So now I'm praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don't think that I can really survive

I'll never break my promise or forget my vow
(Finn: But God only knows what I can do right now)
I'm praying for the end of time
It's all that I can do (Mercedes: All that I can do)
Prayin' for the end of time
So I can end my time with you! (Mercedes: You, yeah)

Finn with New Directions (Rachel):
It was long ago and it was far away (It never felt so good, It never felt so right)
And it was so much better than it is today. (Mercedes: Better than it is today) (And we were glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife)
It was long ago and it was far away (It never felt so good, It never felt so right)
And it was so much better than it is today. (Mercedes: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) (And we were glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife)
It was long ago and it was far away (It never felt so good, It never felt so right)
And it was so much better than it is today. (Mercedes: Long ago, oh) (And we were glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife)

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
Felt so right
Felt so good
Paradise (Mercedes: Ooh, yeah)

Trivia

  • The song's original run time was about 8 and a half minutes long but Glee cut it down to just under 4 minutes.
  • In the setlist of New Directions seen in Props, this was originally performed by Finn, Rachel, Puck, Artie, Tina, Mike, Santana, Brittany, Sam, Mercedes, Kurt, and Blaine with New Directions.
  • This is the 400th Musical Number on Glee.
  • They perform the complete recorded cover on the show, possibly because it is Glee's 400th number.
  • On the official GleeOnFox website, instead of "Paradise By The Dashboard Light", it said "Meat Loaf Mashup" despite the fact it was not a mashup.
  • Blaine is the only non senior member to have solo parts.
  • Quinn is the only senior member not to have a solo part.
  • The first New Directions competition performance that Joe is seen performing in upon entering the club.

Errors

  • At the beginning of the song, Quinn runs across the stage with the other girls, and 3 seconds later, when it shows the girls on the steps, Quinn is not seen running off, though she just appears later in the song.
  • At the "in the deep dark night!" part, both Mercedes and Brittany turn back and proceed to their positions, with Santana being left. After this, Brittany is seen holding Santana's head, at the next shot, it isn't.
  • At 16:06 into the episode Mercedes is suddenly missing from the performance. When the camera cuts to the next shot, Mercedes is back in frame.
  • Even though Mike sings the 'Hold tight' lines, Blaine can be seen singing them on the show.

Gallery

Videos

Meat Loaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light08:26

Meat Loaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light

Glee - Paradise By The Dashboard Light-003:56

Glee - Paradise By The Dashboard Light-0

Paradise By The Dashboard Light Glee HD FULL STUDIO03:51

Paradise By The Dashboard Light Glee HD FULL STUDIO

Glee - Paradise By The Dashboard Light (Acapella)03:47

Glee - Paradise By The Dashboard Light (Acapella)

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