You Can't Get Out of Hell

(parody of "Bat Out of Hell" by Meat Loaf)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: I've found that I can do my best parodies on songs with the most words, and this one is right up there. This version flips the original upside down, completely focusing on eternity and our need for a Savior. I consider this one of my best rewrites to date, if that's worth anything. It certainly has power.


Silently dreaming while the Liar is prowling; is now your finale tonight?
There's a being of shadow with no fun in his eye and a hate for the true contrite.
He's evil, so beware — you can wonder if you'll die and the bill is going to come too steep.
And down in sixteen of where the Luke was a-writin',
Oh, I read about a rich man pray for his brothers 'cause the devil is playin' for keeps.

I say your soul's the only thing in your whole world that's meant for Heaven's light.
But whoever you are and whatever you do is never gonna reach that height.
So you gotta get saved, you gotta get forgave now, before your final chance is gone,
'Cause you gotta make the most of this one life you're given —
when it's over, you're done, and that day is unknown.

Chorus:
You can't get out of Hell, it goes on 'til forever comes.
When your life is over, you can't get out of Hell, it goes on, on, on.
You can't get out of Hell, it goes on 'til forever comes.
When your day is done, have you won a crown, or is judgment coming due?
There is a Savior within the gates of Heaven and He's calling on out to you.

Messiah came from Yahweh like a sacrifice lamb on a mission to defeat the night,
When the wood was so hard and the people were angry, but He gave it all to make you right.
Light can never show in an unredeemed soul; I tell you you'll be burning and lost.
Have faith or you can mock — when Jesus takes control,
then all will know Who they have crossed.

You know you're condemned for the wrongs that you did, the many or maybe the few.
But your time is gonna flee and you'll have to depart;
but there's One who's condemned for you.
Even though you're condemned, you know the Lord was condemned, advancing to the light for you.
Even though you're condemned, you know the Lord was condemned,
Though you're condemned, you know the Lord was condemned,
Though you're condemned, you know the Lord was condemned,
Advancing to the light, advancing through the night,
Advancing so He might save you!

I say your soul's the only thing in your whole world that's meant for Heaven's light.
But whoever you are and whatever you do is never gonna reach that height.
So you gotta get saved, you gotta get forgave now, before your final chance is gone,
'Cause you gotta make the most of this one life you're given —
when it's over, you're done, and that day is unknown.

Chorus:
You can't get out of Hell, it goes on 'til forever comes.
When your life is over, you can't get out of Hell, it goes on, on, on.
You can't get out of Hell, it goes on 'til forever comes.
When your day is done, have you won a crown, or is judgment coming due?
You're not a winner before the gates of Heaven have been opened on out to you.
There is a Savior within the gates of Heaven and He's calling on out to you.

I can see you now, facing what you owed —
"Master and captain of your soul," the poet's song.
But the sinner's law says your soul is fried,
And no one's gonna help you then, and there is no escape.
But I can't stop praying for you
'Cause you never see your end on earth until it's way too late.
'Cause you never see your end on earth until it's way too late.

All your trying isn't going to help a bit when you face the Son.
"Warned but missed it," when you could have seen Heaven's light.
Do you think I'm someone who's coming with something to sell?
When at last your life flees, it departs, so fleeting.
Lake of fire for ungodly, and too late to pray — you can't get out of Hell.

Someone dying for your sin upon a hill, and it was God's Son,
Unassisted by the world, bring eternal life.
And to think somebody won't care and will just say "Oh, well."
But at last, will you give Him your heart? He's pleading. He's pleading.
He'll come back for His body, and one final day,
Win the battle of Hell! Win the battle of Hell! Win the battle of Hell!

He'll win the battle of Hell! (we'll be gone when the Lord is come)
Win the battle of Hell! (we'll be gone when the Lord is come)
He'll win the battle of Hell!

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