October 16, 2013 - submitted by Evelien, Belgium

Q. 'I would do anything for love, but I won't do that', Meat Loaf sings. What is it that he won't do?


The Oracle replies:

Funnily I was discussing Meat Loaf with friends recently. We were talking about Jim Steinman who in fact wrote most of Meat's songs including this one.
It appears that even Jim hasn't revealed a specific "that". There are conflicting reports that it was meant to be ambiguous vs. it should have been "and I won't do that" which would completely change its meaning.
Maybe it's whatever you want it to be?