On - "It's All Coming Back To Me Now"

Jim Steinman

"It's All Coming Back To Me Now" is my attempt to write the most passionate, romantic song I could ever write.

I was writing it while under the influence of Wuthering Heights, which is one of my favorite books.

This song is an erotic motorcycle. It's like Heathcliff digging up Cathy's corpse and dancing with it in the cold moonlight. You can't get more extreme, operatic or passionate than that.

I was trying to write a song about dead things coming to life. I was trying to write a song about being enslaved and obsessed by love, not just enchanted and happy with it.

It was about the dark side of love and about the extraordinary ability to be resurrected by it once dead.

It's about obsession, and that can be scary because you're not in control and you don't know where it's going to stop. It says that, at any point in somebody's life, when they loved somebody strongly enough and that person returns, a certain touch, a certain physical gesture can turn them from being defiant and disgusted with this person to being subservient again. And it's not just a pleasurable feeling that comes back, it's the complete terror and loss of control that comes back. And I think that's ultimately a great weapon.