Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. What does this song mean to you? Maybe her accent is just really thick but I heard “you’re the Cutter of my blood” and interpreted as if you’re cut then you bleed, IF your blood is flowing. And in order for your blood to flow your heart needs to beat. To the people who think this song has anything to do with 50 shades of grey aside from being on the soundtrack you’re either just young or stupid.
Song Discussions is protected by U. Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. What does this song mean to you? Who Will Perform At The 2019 Grammy Awards? Song Discussions is protected by U. Jim Steinman, and recorded by Meat Loaf with Lorraine Crosby. The power ballad was a commercial success, reaching number one in 28 countries. The timings in this article refer to the original album version. There are many shorter single and radio edits. The song opens with a guitar played to sound like a revving motorcycle.
Roy Bittan’s piano begins to play along with the guitars. The vocals begin at the 1:50 point. The opening vocals are accompanied by piano and backing vocals. The song then becomes much louder as the band, predominantly piano, plays the main melody for twenty seconds. At the 9:28 point, the song transforms into a duet coda. The structure of the verses remains, but the woman now asks what the man would do. He answers in the affirmative for the first four sections. Will you make me some magic with your own two hands? Can you build an emerald city with these grains of sand? Can you give me something I can take home?
The song’s tone changes for the final two sections, in which the woman, Lorraine Crosby on the original recorded version, predicts that the man would eventually do things to upset her and their relationship. The duet part was and still is performed regularly on stage by Meat Loaf with his current featured female vocalist Patti Russo. However, with the passing years their interplay during the coda has gradually taken on ironic overtones, if not overtly comedic ones, which were totally absent from the original album version. Meat Loaf says that the question, “What is ‘that’? Each verse mentions two things that the man would do for love, followed by one thing that he will not do. The title phrase repetition reasserts that he “won’t do that. Each mention of “that” is a reference to the particular promise that he made earlier in the same verse. At the song’s conclusion, the woman predicts two 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, the male emphatically responds, “I won’t do that!
In his 1998 VH1 Storytellers special, Meat Loaf even explained it on stage using a blackboard and a pointing stick. In a 1993 promotional interview, Steinman states that the definition of “that” is fully revealed in the song in each of the several verses in which it is mentioned. It sort of is a little puzzle and I guess it goes by – but they’re all great things. I won’t stop doing beautiful things and I won’t do bad things. I’m very proud of that song because it’s very much like out of the world of Excalibur. To me, it’s like Sir Lancelot or something – very noble and chivalrous. That’s my favorite song on the record – it’s very ambitious. Meat Loaf believed that the lyrics were unambiguous, but Steinman predicted that they would cause confusion. The phrase “I would do anything for love but I won’t do that” had previously appeared as a spoken interlude in the song “Getting So Excited,” released in 1985 by Bonnie Tyler in her album Faster Than the Speed of Night.