Meat Loaf had a hit song called ‘ I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ and there has been speculation of what the ‘that’ was in the song.
In a Yahoo interview, Meat Loaf explained the song,
“Jim Steinman, who I worked with and had great success with, wrote the song.
“When we were recording it, Jim brings up the thing ― he says, ‘People aren’t gonna know what that is.’ I said, ‘Of course they are. How can they not know?’ He goes, ‘They’re not gonna.’”
What is the ‘that?’
“It’s the line before every chorus,” the Meat Loaf said . “There’s nine of them, I think. The problem lies because Jimmy likes to write, so you forget what the line was before you get to ‘I won’t do that’.”
Singer Lorraine Crosby is featured on the song and sings the lyrics “see that it’s time to move on” and “be screwing around”, to which Meat Loaf replies, “I won’t do that.”
Things Meat Loaf would do for love are ‘I’d run right into hell and back’ and ‘And I’ll take the vow and seal a pact’