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Question about the Meat Loaf song "I would do anything for love"

The line is "I would do anything for love but I won't do that."

Notice the "but" there.

The but implies there's plenty he would do for love, with the exception of that.

What is the exception?

He gives the answer away at the end the song. Sort of.

Sooner or later you'll be screwing around…no I won't do that.

Cheating isn't an act one would do for love, that a partner would appreciate. So the "but" doesn't work here.

The "but" only works if it's a positive attribute that one would do for love; for example, "I'll hose you down with holy water when you get to hot, but I won't fulfill every fantasy you've got.

Shouldn't it be, "I would do anything for love, AND I won't do that"?

Re: Question about the Meat Loaf song "I would do anything for love"

I think what he "wouldn't do" is intentionally left vague.



Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and doesn't.

Re: Question about the Meat Loaf song "I would do anything for love"

No, it's addressed in the lyrics of the song. The female lists different criteria asking him what he would do, and he replies, I can do that. She then says, "but you'll run around on me," and he says, I won't do that.

"I would do anything for love but I won't cheat on you" doesn't make much sense.

It should be

I would do anything for love, plus I won't cheat you. Or And.

Re: Question about the Meat Loaf song "I would do anything for love"

Okay. Fair enough. Carry on.



Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and doesn't.

Re: Question about the Meat Loaf song "I would do anything for love"

That's a good question and that's why I never liked that song because I didn't understand the lyrics.

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Re: Question about the Meat Loaf song "I would do anything for love"

Oh for crying out loud! He was talking about taking her up the arse.

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"US woman funding ISIS with bitcoin gets 13 years in prison…
Too bad she was caught" said Lara "fury" Croft

Re: Question about the Meat Loaf song "I would do anything for love"

I know you don’t get a lot of anal with your admittance of frequent flatulence the other day. Stinky arse!

Re: Question about the Meat Loaf song "I would do anything for love"

Bum sex? Yuk

"US woman funding ISIS with bitcoin gets 13 years in prison…
Too bad she was caught" said Lara "fury" Croft

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Ewww@ You don’t wash your bum!

You are a female. You should not refer to your own bum sex as “yuk”. You are implying that your bum is filthy and stank…therefore “yuk”. That makes men not want to sleep with you. I can never be attracted to you now. You done fucked up A-A-Ron

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Lol
Seriously cannot tell if PE or PE impersonator!

Must be Orson

"US woman funding ISIS with bitcoin gets 13 years in prison…
Too bad she was caught" said Lara "fury" Croft

Re: Question about the Meat Loaf song "I would do anything for love"

Post a banger, wee dishy! It’s shite trying to catch a tube here in YorkshEYE, aye

I’m seeing the Kinks at the O2 arena for a reunion tour in a year, mate! This will be better than the time I had fish and chips at the Wembley, aye!




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Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and doesn't.
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