Question about song; I would do anything but that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigkahuna View Post
    Damn, you guys make me feel old!
    You took the words right out of my mouth.... : )
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and Ió
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    I think more people would recognize him as Bob from Fight club.

    I remember my parents listening to Meatloaf back when I was a kid, and I really liked Bat out of Hell.
    True forgot about that movie, though I only watched it once and didn’t really love it. Strange.

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    That song is just another example of the genius of Jim Steinman. He wrote both Bat out of Hell and Bat out of Hell II. Meat Loaf is a fantastic singer without a doubt, but all of his big hits were the result of their collaberation. IIRC part of the problem between them (and the reason for that long delay between albums) was that Steinman did not believe he was getting the credit he was due.
    He also wrote and produced "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" for Bonnie Tyler, "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" for Air Supply, a couple of songs for the movie "Streets of Fire", "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" for I forget who but was redone by Celine Dione.
    His style makes me think of a cross between Phil Spector's wall of sound and the operatic stylings of Queen. I think Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf are a perfect musical match.
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    Better version of the music video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTPko-aXvJM
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    His music is great and the Rocky horror picture show is considered a classic, but I thought that Fight Club sucked.

    I guess... two out of three ain"t bad....
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and Ió
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

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    So without using google or other search engine, what is Meatloaf's real name?

    And if you ran into him at a party, would you address him as Meat, or Mr Loaf?
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    His real, legal, name is.... Meat Loaf. His birth name is Marvin something. If I met him, I would call him Mr. Loaf - he and I aren't pals, after all.

    Steinman, ESPECIALLY on BOoH2, is a bombastic, pompous, verbose d-bag. Now ask me what I really think of him. All of his song TITLES are twenty words long, and most of them make me cringe. Anyone that would write a ten minute song entitled "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" should be shot on general principle, and shot a hundred more times because that title, as horrible as it is on its face, is 100% wrong; objects in rear view mirrors may, in fact, BE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR.

    I'm old enough to remember BOoH, and even at six I knew it was it was trite, contrived, and downright silly. I will admit that some of the tunes are catchy, but holy Steven Patrick Morrissey are they DUMB. BOoH2 was just...too much.

    But to answer the question, Wiki says this:
    Perceived ambiguity of "that"

    Each verse mentions two things that he would do for love, followed by one thing that he will not do. The title phrase repetition reasserts that he "won't do that" previously stated one thing. Each mention of "that" is a reference to the particular promise that he made earlier in the same verse.[7] For example, one such line is "But I'll never forget the way you feel right now ..."[7] The four things he says he will never do are:

    * forget the way you feel right now
    * forgive myself if we don't go all the way tonight
    * do it better than I do it with you, so long
    * stop dreaming of you every night of my life

    In addition, at the song's conclusion, the female vocalist predicts two other things that he will do: "You'll see that it's time to move on" and "You'll be screwing around". To both of these, he emphatically responds, "I won't do that!"
    Seems reasonable (if, again, dumb) to me.

    And he was awesome as Eddie.
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    His birth name was Marvin Lee Aday. VH1 used to have a show called popup videos, and these little bubbles of text would apppear during videos with various facts in them. The video for "I would do anything for love" had a popup with his birth name and info in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Steinman, ESPECIALLY on BOoH2, is a bombastic, pompous, verbose d-bag. Now ask me what I really think of him. All of his song TITLES are twenty words long, and most of them make me cringe. Anyone that would write a ten minute song entitled "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" should be shot on general principle, and shot a hundred more times because that title, as horrible as it is on its face, is 100% wrong; objects in rear view mirrors may, in fact, BE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR.
    Always so literal? Now I wont argue that he is a prima donna, but I like his stuff and the sales speak for themselves. And the reason the "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" is that these objects are significant life events in the "rear view mirror" of his memory. Things that seem like they happened just yesterday but in fact occurred years of decades in the past.
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