Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I would do anything for love, but I won't do THAT.

There is a burning question that I've had for decades now, and I fear may it may never be answered. The answer is not of great consequence, and if it were to be answered, it is unlikely that my life would be changed even in the most mildest of terms. Still, it is a question that comes to the forefront of my mind on occasion and I wonder what YOU think about it.

Here we go:

Meatloaf (the musical artist- not the cake-shaped dinner dish made of beef and ofttimes served with ketchup) did a song called, "I would do anything for love." Some would say it's one of the greatest songs of all time. I say it is quite arguably one of the worst songs of all time, but that is neither here nor there. So the question: what is the "that?" He sings so convincingly, "I would do anything for love....but I won't do that!" WHOA! What is he talking about? Disowning his mother at the request of his wife? Having a menage a trois? Killing an annoying co-worker? Or perhaps jumping off a really tall bridge (cause that's what everyone else did)? What is the "that," and has anyone every wondered this very thing themselves?

Here is the link to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GNhdQRbXhc
..let's discuss.


  1. The dishes?

    Kill a spider?

    go to the mall with her?

    Sell his 81 Camaro?

  2. Ohhh! The last suggestion is fantastic!
    Good one, KR.

  3. *"I would do anything for love...but I won't sell my '81 Camaro, no I won't sell my '81 Camaro."*

    Yeah. "That" flows better I think.

  4. My Dad is an expert on this song, I remember having an argument about this with him one time. I will ask and get back to you.

  5. That: Commit or abandon.
    How about "I'll do anything for love, but I won't get fat" -
    credit: Nancy Wells and Vince Mathews.

  6. He won't leave her, cheat on her, love her less, take her for granted. He's saying that this time it's different and he just "won't do that"! I guess you could say that I'm one of the "I love the song" people. A bit of a sap I guess.