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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:13 AM
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I listen to lyrics a lot more these days than I used to. I heard this song on the radio yesterday, and thought about what the singer is really saying.

My comments are in parentheses and bold.

Baby we can talk all night
But that aint getting us nowhere
I told you everything I possibly can
Theres nothing left inside of here
And maybe you can cry all night
But thatll never change the way that I feel
The snow is really piling up outside
I wish you wouldnt make me leave here (I wish she would make him leave.)

I poured it on and I poured it out
I tried to show you just how much I care (I really, really want to have sex with you.)
Im tired of words and Im too hoarse to shout
But youve been cold to me so long (You havent had sex with me in so long, I feel terribly deprived.)
Im crying icicles instead of tears

And all I can do is keep on telling you
I want you ( I want to have sex with you.)
I need you (I need to have sex, youre here and youll do.)
But -- there aint no way Im ever gonna love you
Now dont be sad
cause two out of three aint bad
Now dont be sad
cause two out of three aint bad (Well, at least hes honest.)

Youll never find your gold on a sandy beach
Youll never drill for oil on a city street
I know youre looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks
But there aint no coupe de ville hiding at the bottom of a cracker jack box (I dont love you, I just want to have sex with you.)

I cant lie
I cant tell you that Im something Im not (As I said earlier, at least hes honest.)
No matter how I try
Ill never be able
To give you something
Something that I just havent got

Theres only one girl that I will ever love
And that was so many years ago
And though I know Ill never get her out of my heart (In other words, hes one of those dumbasses who only want someone they cant have.)
She never loved me back
Ooh I know
I remember how she left me on a stormy night
She kissed me and got out of our bed
And though I pleaded and I begged her not to walk out that door
She packed her bags and turned right away

And she kept on telling me
She kept on telling me
She kept on telling me

I want you ( I want to have sex with you.)
I need you (I need to have sex, youre here and youll do.)
But there aint no way Im ever gonna love you (Well, at least she was honest.)
Now dont be sad
cause two out of three aint bad
I want you
I need you
But there aint no way Im ever gonna love you
Now dont be sad
cause two out of three aint bad
Dont be sad
cause two out of three aint bad

Baby we can talk all night
But that aint getting us nowhere (Come on, lets have sex.)

---Meat Loaf


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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:16 AM
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1. Very good, but consider this...
Jim Steinman has said that most, if not everything he writes is part of his sci-fi update of "Peter Pan," called "Neverland." Might change a few things. Or knowing Jim Steinman, maybe not.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:29 PM
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2. maybe if he lost some weight and combed his hair, he'd get some.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:30 PM
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3. Those lyrics suck
However they're interpreted.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:35 PM
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4. Oddly enough, the reason the prior woman left is the same reason he's
giving the current woman to let him stay. At least that's how it reads to me.

Meatloaf did it all for the nookie.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:40 PM
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6. Then we all know what he can do with that cookie!
:P
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:38 PM
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5. If one were formally introduced to Meat Loaf, would one address him as Mr. Loaf?
:shrug:
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:22 PM
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7. yes.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:45 PM
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8. Nah, I'd call him Meat. n/t
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