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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:13 AM
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Two Out of Three Ainít Bad ---Translation of the lyrics
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 ainít getting us nowhere
I told you everything I possibly can
Thereís nothing left inside of here
And maybe you can cry all night
But thatíll never change the way that I feel
The snow is really piling up outside
I wish you wouldnít 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.)
Iím tired of words and Iím too hoarse to shout
But youíve been cold to me so long (You havenít had sex with me in so long, I feel terribly deprived.)
Iím 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, youíre here and youíll do.)
But -- there ainít no way Iím ever gonna love you
Now donít be sad
cause two out of three ainít bad
Now donít be sad
cause two out of three ainít bad (Well, at least heís honest.)

Youíll never find your gold on a sandy beach
Youíll never drill for oil on a city street
I know youíre 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 donít love you, I just want to have sex with you.)

I canít lie
I canít tell you that Iím something Iím not (As I said earlier, at least heís honest.)
No matter how I try
Ill never be able
To give you something
Something that I just havenít got

Thereís 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, heís one of those dumbasses who only want someone they canít 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, youíre here and youíll 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
Donít be sad
cause two out of three aint bad

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

---Meat Loaf


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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:16 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 01:29 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 01:30 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 01:35 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 01:40 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 01:38 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 02:22 PM
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7. yes.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:45 PM
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8. Nah, I'd call him Meat. n/t
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