Where was I? Oh, yeah...
Back in the 1970s, a lot of people started listening to Meat Loaf. Now I know a lot of young people in the current generation believe that everyone back in the 1970s was strung out on everything from marijuana to cocaine and so you're not surprised to hear your parents and grandparents of that era were listening to a tomato based ground beef dish.
I'm not saying that never ever happened (it was, after all, the 1970s) but in this case, the Meat Loaf in question is not a dinner entrée but a singer. A large, sweaty singer who suggested an actual meat loaf in human form.
From that album came a heart wrenching epic love ballad called "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)."
Here is a sample of the lyrics.
I'd run right into hell and back
Oh, I would do anything for love
Click here for the all the lyrics.
You would of course wonder what exactly is the "that" that Meat Loaf "won't do". This is a topic that is not immediately addressed in the song itself so it has led to endless speculation such as during this recently trending hashtag on Twitter,
Listed below are my contributions towards this topic of
- See The Revenant. (He's still pissed he lost the supporting role to that damn bear!)
- The nae nae dance
- Turn off his left turn signal
- The electric slide
- Have any pudding if he doesn't eat his meat.
- Dance with the devil in the pale moonlight
- Ask directions
- Pass the dutchie to the left hand side
- Buy the extended warranty
- Play the
#TheThingMeatloafWontDo hashtag game on Twitter.
- Meatloaf's video for "I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)" is based on The Phantom of the Opera as well as Beauty and the Beast.
- Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber originally approached Meat Loaf's songwriter Jim Steinman to be the lyricist for Webber's musical version of The Phantom of the Opera.