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Duality : A Concept of Love

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Did you ever heard the song made by Meatloaf titled: I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)? The song was released in 1993 as the first single from the album “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell“. The title of the song confused some listeners, who were curious to know what “that” is. It also became Meat Loaf‘s signature song. That’s one of many songs where it describes the concept of love in dual form, both positive and negative.

Think of love as a concept of duality, both Good and Evil, if you listen to the song, he mentioned a lot of it like easy-hard, fire-ice and other things that contrast and opposite each other; both positive and negative. It’s not JUST about the girl being married or that he would not leave her. Meatloaf is recognizing both positive and negative things that come with love and accepting it as a part of loving a person fully, that’s why the song is “I would do anything for love BUT I won’t do that” instead of I would do anything for love AND I won’t do that.

In this song, this is about a man and a married woman whom are in-love with each other. Here, he says exactly what he won’t do for love. He says it in response to her words. He wont forget her, he wont let her go, he wont let her down. Though if it is true love she would never rightfully believe such a thing in the first place. And even love songs are flawed.

Here is the video for you to view:

Here is the lyrics of the song for you to ponder.

And I would do anything for love,
I’d run right into hell and back.
I would do anything for love,
I’ll never lie to you and that’s a fact.

But I’ll never forget the way you feel right now, oh no, no way.
And I would do anything for love,
Oh I would do anything for love,
I would do anything for love,
But I won’t do that,
No I won’t do that.

And some days it don’t come easy,
And some days it don’t come hard,
Some days it don’t come at all, and these are the days that never end.

And some nights you’re breathing fire.
And some nights you’re carved in ice.
Some nights you’re like nothing I’ve ever seen before or will again.

And maybe I’m crazy.
Oh it’s crazy and it’s true.
I know you can save me, no one else can save me now but you.

As long as the planets are turning.
As long as the stars are burning.
As long as your dreams are coming true, you’d better believe it!

That I would do anything for love,
And I’ll be there till the final act.
And I would do anything for love,
And I’ll take the vow and seal a pact.

But I’ll never forgive myself if we don’t go all the way, tonight.

And I would do anything for love,
But I won’t do that.
No, I won’t do that!

I would do anything for love,
Anything you’ve been dreaming of,
But I just won’t do that.
[x2]

[Solo]
And some days I pray for silence,
And some days I pray for soul,
Some days I just pray to the god of sex and drums and rock ‘n’ roll!

And maybe I’m lonely,
That’s all I’m qualified to be.
There’s just one and only, one and only promise I can keep.

As long as the wheels are turning.
As long as the fires are burning.
As long as your prayers are coming true, you’d better believe it!

That I would do anything for love,
And you know it’s true and that’s a fact.
I would do anything for love,
And there’ll never be no turning back.

But I’ll never do it better than I do it with you, so long, so long.
And I would do anything for love,
Oh, I would do anything for love,
I would do anything for love,
But I won’t do that.
No, no, no, I won’t do…..

I would do anything for love.
Anything you’ve been dreaming of.
But I just won’t do that!
[x3]

But I’ll never stop dreaming of you,
Every night of my life.
No way.

And I would do anything for love.
But I won’t do that.
No I won’t do that.

[Girl]
Will you raise me up, will you help me down?
Will you get me right out of this God forsaken town?
Will you make it all a little less cold?

[Boy]
I can do that. Oh I can do that.

[Girl]
Will you cater to every fantasy I’ve got?
Will you hose me down with holy water, if I get too hot? Hot!
Will you take me places I’ve never known?

[Boy]
Now I can do that! Oh oh now, I can do that!

[Girl]
After awhile you’ll forget everything.
It was a brief interlude
And a midsummer night’s fling,
And you’ll see that it’s time to move on.

[Boy]
I won’t do that. I won’t do that.

[Girl]
I know the territory, I’ve been around,
It’ll all turn to dust and will all fall down,
Sooner or later, you’ll be screwing around.

[Boy]
I won’t do that. No, I won’t do that.

Anything for love,
Oh, I would do anything for love,
I would do anything for love,
But I won’t do that.
No, I won’t do that.

Duality of Love

And just a quick FYI. If you watched the music video for this song, the girl he is singing about is married to another man and “I wont do that” means he won’t take her away from her husband. At the end of the video she ends up convincing him to take her away anyways.

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3 thoughts on “Duality : A Concept of Love

  1. if you’re the man, what will you do? what if it’s the other way around? the girl is single and the man is married.. if you’re the man in real life, will u be with that “single girl” you love and leave your wife?

    Posted by brookesfaces | February 14, 2012, 9:59 AM

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