Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back (6:06)

Cover of Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell

From Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and 9 other releases

The second track on Bat II, “Life is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back,” demonstrates a sense of pessimism. Several things are identified as “defective”, including love, sex, gods, childhood and the future. Allmusic labels it “a stomping rocker that wraps serious feelings in a cryptically witty metaphor.


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  • johnror

    Unfortunetly God does not give Life refunds. I apologize for misspelling that 1st word But I don't have a dictionary handy,and I can't figure out where I went wrong. Some help would be appreciated. If I ever hear this track again.

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Odori

    I guess Meat Loaf's state has shitty lemon laws.

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • shaunachelle

    what about your future its defective you can shove it up your ass

    9 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ShanwickOceanic

    One of those tracks that makes my right foot get real heavy real fast! Crank it.

    24 Nov 2010 Reply
  • miles can shove it up your.... this is such a great song....

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • bonnietylersave

    What a way to say I hate life!

    31 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Zero-74


    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Raubfrosch

    I love this song! I want my money back!

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • fanvonschiller

    @DaDeceptiveOne: kommt natürlich auf deine stimmung an. bei mir stimmt es halt ganz genau überein. ich bin froh, wenn es bei dir nicht so ist. muss ja nicht jeder so depri sein, wie ich.

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • DaDeceptiveOne

    @fanvonschiller: habe mal intensiv auf den Text geachtet: du hast vollkommen Recht! Aber ob das jetzt so gut ist, weiss ich auch nicht...

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • fanvonschiller

    selten einen text gehört, der das leben so treffend beschreibt

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • dmainzer

    Schade Schade !

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
  • sophiaijidi

    \suuuper, i love it !

    10 Mar 2010 Reply
  • diamondave007

    with interest, and a bailout ta boot

    9 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Lyrici17

    My favorite Meat Loaf song...

    5 Dec 2009 Reply
  • m464k1

    ass kicking and right song.

    25 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Thecondemned


    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Seventh-Son

    First time I hear it and it really impresses me. Great!

    11 Aug 2009 Reply
  • thegreatabnorm

    This song is like my theme song.

    6 Aug 2009 Reply
  • kenorama

    In my humble opinion....the greatest song in Meatloaf's career ! Spent a good part of my lifetime at live of my biggest regrets is that I never got to see this tremendous talent live. Now...even if he toured again....who the heck are these people who can actually afford to go to a live concert nowadays ?!?!

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
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