Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) Lyrics

Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell cover art
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And I would do anything for love
I'd run right into hell and back
I would do anything for love
I'd 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, but 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

Some days it don't come easy
Some days it don't come hard
Some days it don't come at all, and these are the days that never end
Some nights you're breathing fire
Some nights you're carved in ice
Some nights you're like nothing I've ever seen before or will again

Maybe I'm crazy, but 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 dreams are coming true
You'd better believe it, that I would do

Anything for love
And I'l be there until the final act
I would do anything for love, and I'll take a vow and seal a pact
But I'll never forgive myself if we don't go all the way, tonight
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

I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that

Some days I pray for silence
Some days I pray for soul
Some days I just pray to the god of sex and drums and rock 'n' roll
Some nights I lose the feeling
Some nights I lose control
Some nights I just lose it all when I watch you dance and the thunder rolls

Maybe I'm lonely, that's all I'm qualified to be
That's just one and only, the 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
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
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
I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that
I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do...

But I'll never stop dreaming of you ev'ry night of my life, no way
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

Will you raise me up? will you help me down?
Will you get me right out of this godforsaken town?
Will you make it all a little less cold?

I can do that
I can do that

Will you hold me sacred? Will you hold me tight?
Can you colourise my life, I'm so sick of black and white?
Can you make it all a little less old?

I can do that
Oh no, I can do that

Will you make me some magic with your own two hands?
Will you build and emerald city with these grains of sand?
Can you give me something I can take home?

I can do that
I can do that

Will you cater to every fantasy I got?
Will you hose me down with holy water, if I get too hot?
Will you take me places I've never known?

I can do that
Oh no, I can do that

After a while 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
I won't do that
I won't do that

I know the territory, I've been around
It'll all turn to dust and we'll all fall down
Sooner or later you'll be screwing around

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
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 I’d Do Anything for Love (but I Won’t Do That)
  • 2 Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back
  • 3 Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
  • 4 It Just Won’t Quit
  • 5 Out of the Frying Pan (and Into the Fire)
  • 6 Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are
  • 7 Wasted Youth
  • 8 Everything Louder Than Everything Else
  • 9 Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)
  • 10 Back Into Hell
  • 11 Lost Boys and Golden Girls


  • Credits
    publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
    writers: Jim Steinman
    album: Track 1 in album Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell
    release date: 1993-9-6
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    producer: Jim Steinman
    drums: Kenny Aronoff
    piano: Roy Bittan
    lead vocals: Lorraine Crosby and Meat Loaf
    mixer: David Thoener
    recorded by: Steve Rinkoff
    arranger: Jim Steinman
    bass: Steve Buslowe
    background vocals: Kasim Sulton, Todd Rundgren and Rory Dodd
    guitar: Tim Pierce and Eddie Martinez
    additional arranger: Meat Loaf
    additional engineer: Steve Holroyd
    programming: Jeff Bova
    synthesizer: Jeff Bova
    additional engineer assistant engineer: Mark Guilbeault, Brandon Harris, Victor Deyglio, Rory Romano, Chris Albert, Matthew "Boomer" LaMonica and Steve Boyer
    assistant engineer additional engineer: Bill Gardner
    assistant engineer: Dan Gellert
    associate producer: Roy Bittan and Steve Rinkoff
    background vocals arranger: Todd Rundgren
    composer: Jim Steinman
    lyricist: Jim Steinman
    Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 724383906727
    script: Latin