Please explain Meatloaf

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Please explain Meatloaf

Post by Frankennietzsche » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:43 pm

In general, and in the specific case that follows.

Specifically, the lyrics "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that."
What the fuck does that mean? This has bothered me for years. If the first part of that lyric is true, then it either is negated or negates the second part. Or is there an understood "almost" or "pretty much" excusatory clause in there?

I once had a friend comment on Meatloaf, saying that his work was like showtunes without there being a show.
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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by oettinger » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:45 am

Like with all his rock ballads, they got much too long titles. I think the aforementioned was way longer:

I would do anything for love,

ok rub your tiny dick with my poo and go outside screaming for love, than I`ll kiss you,

But I won`t do that.


I think he found his niche and got drunk being happy about it. End of story.
I do not remember posting that ^^^
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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by ThirstyDrunk » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:06 pm

He drew the line at buttplay, that's all.
Don't worry he got his in Rocky Horror
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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by Gall4185 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:40 am

the "That" in question is always referring to the preceeding line.

As for meatloaf songs sounding like showtunes,he once said that everything Jim Steinman ever writes is for one neverending musical about peter pan

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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by Frankennietzsche » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:03 pm

So he would "do anything for love" but he's not going to. Is this out of spite?

That's something that you don't get too many ballads written about: spite.
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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by Gall4185 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:30 am

It's more affirming his love for the girl

"But I'll never forget the way you feel right now,
Oh no, no way
And I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that"

"But I'll never forgive myself if we don't go all the way, tonight
I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love"

"But I'll never do it better than I do it with you. So long, so long
I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that"


Now I've got that fucking song stuck in my head...

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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by DivaBitch » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:12 pm

meatloaf is the best.........my Fav is Paridise by the dasboard lights. love the baseball part. Come on it's got to be one of the top songs ever. good for me at work too......close yuor eyes and think about it why you listen,
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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by oldsmartskunk » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:26 pm

Trying to explain rock ballads huh. Let's get drunk and high on cocaine, then you will get your answer. This is how they were created. Good old times!

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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by Frankennietzsche » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:15 pm

I hated the hair-metal power ballad era. Even though I was never a hair metal fan, the shift to power ballads ruined them all.
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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by DivaBitch » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:43 am

oldsmartskunk wrote:Trying to explain rock ballads huh. Let's get drunk and high on cocaine, then you will get your answer. This is how they were created. Good old times!
amen
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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by oettinger » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:09 pm

DivaBitch wrote: the baseball part
I love it
I do not remember posting that ^^^
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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by DivaBitch » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:33 pm

oettinger wrote:
DivaBitch wrote: the baseball part
I love it
suonds like your trying to get to first base <3
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Re: Please explain Meatloaf

Post by waahoohah » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:55 pm

I can't. Nobody can. All we can do is watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgLkdth62eI
Oh, that? Yeah, I did that, it's my fault. I'm sorry.

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