I Don’t Get Why You Don’t Get That Song

There’s a song that many people just don’t get, and it’s not because the artist can’t pronounce the words correctly. NOPE, it’s just because people are retarded. “I Would Do Anything For Love, But I Won’t Do That.” I’ve heard many people (yes, many) say that they don’t get what it is that he WON’T do. (If you’re one of those people, well…no offense.) I mean, what’s not to get? It’s all in the song. Are you perhaps not listening to the lyrics? Are you just ignorant? This song has been around forever, and I simply cannot have people NOT understand this song any longer, so I’m here to explain. You’re welcome.

Contrary to the stupid answer provided on Wiki Answers, he is NOT taking back the things he just promised to do. In every chorus, he provides two things he’d do, and one he won’t. Then he repeats at the end, “But I won’t do that” referring to the last thing that he just said he wouldn’t do. Like OMG, it’s not that hard. Why is your brain malfunctioning? I believe the confusion comes after he repeats the “I won’t do that” line. Apparently, everyone forgets what he’s referencing after he repeats this line several times. It’s like some brains are incapable of holding on to this connection for longer than 2 seconds. Here’s a breakdown of the things he WON’T DO:

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

But I’ll never forgive myself if we don’t go all the way tonight
And I would do anything for love, oh I would do anything for love
Oh I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that, no I won’t do that

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 I won’t do that

But I’ll never stop dreaming of you every night of my life, 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 when he repeats the following part a million and one times, “that” refers to all the things he wouldn’t do. (I know, it’s like rocket science or something. *Snort*) So “that” isn’t so mysterious after all. It’s all in the song lyrics if only you’d JUST PAY ATTENTION.

I would do anything for love, anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that
(referring to all the things above!)
I would do anything for love, anything you’ve been dreaming of
But I just won’t do that
(see, it’s not so complicated!)

I know this post will be far from popular, but that’s okay. You’re probably used to my less-than-stellar posts by now.  Blogger’s block has been going on for MONTHS now. Le sigh…

~Lily~

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30 thoughts on “I Don’t Get Why You Don’t Get That Song

  1. To quote an expert, “Stupid is as stupid does.” If someone can’t understand that song or that commercial then they’re either pretending to be stupid or are for real stupid. Either way they’re still stupid.

  2. This post literally made me laugh out loud!! I adore this song as well and I always thought it was quite self-explanatory to be honest. I mean the lyrics are so straightforward that it’s hard to think of people not understanding them. Great post Lily!

    1. Thanks Savindi! I’m so glad people know and like and understand this song! I was worried when I posted this. Lyrics are definitely straight-forwarded but people still don’t get it…it’s amazing! Lol.

  3. Just love Meatloaf and love this song and am astounded there are people out there who don’t get it. Personally (I’m obviously just a very lucky person), I’ve never met anyone who didn’t. Well, maybe they were just too shy to say so.

    1. It’s such a great song! I don’t know too many people personally, but there are tons of people online and it’s even been referenced on TV that people just don’t get it. What the hell! So straight forward. 😉

  4. I was never confused, just didn’t give it much thought. But I am glad you have cleared it up for us. I can’t wait to hear it again in front of someone so I can brag about understanding it! 🙂

    1. Haha, that’s what I do, I share pointless things with people. I’m glad you weren’t confused about it though…. There are many songs I hear that I really just CAN’T understand the words because they’re slurred or whatever. Not the case with this song. 🙂

  5. I can’t believe that people don’t understand the song… I am pretty sure M&Ms cleared up any confusion with their recent add. Good post though, stick it to em!

  6. This is a great song and I’m with you on the annoyance of the confusion. When people say ‘he won’t do what?’ I just tell them to get a life and listen to the song again 😀

  7. I had no idea people would find something to NOT get from that song. Seriously, what’s not to get?? Just based on the title, isn’t it clear that he WON’T do anything just for love? Which is the whole, oh I don’t know, point of the song?

    This was hilarious, by the way. I think that blogger’s block is melting slowly but surely! 😉

    1. Yeah, it’s amazing how people could be confused. They think he’s saying things and taking them back, but NOPE…just listen. 😉

      Haha, I hoping it’s melting away slowly. I didn’t think anyone would even read this post, lol.

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