Meatloaf’s rock opera “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” is a great song, one that got a lot of airplay when I was younger. And the one thing that people always brought up (aside from the epic rock opera-ness of the song and the Beauty and the Beast theme of the video) and still bring up to this day is that Meatloaf never said what he wouldn’t do for love.
Except he did.
This is something that has bugged me since this song has come out because even as a kid I knew exactly what he wouldn’t do. If you’re not familiar with the song or you need to refresh your memory, check it out. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
Did you hear it? It’s right there, plain as day.
When the pretty lady is singing and flying around on the couch, she sings, “Sooner or later you’ll be screwing around”.
And Meatloaf replies…
“But, I won’t do that.”
THAT IS WHAT HE WILL NOT DO FOR LOVE. HE WILL NOT SCREW AROUND.