Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)

I was driving home today and Meatloaf’s “Anything for Love” came on and I swear the words just started changing on their own….

I’m sorry.  (I always am).

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And I would do anything for words

I’d run right into hell and back

I would do anything for words

I’d never blow deadline and that’s a fact

But I’ll never forget the way it feels right now

Oh no, oh god

And I would do anything for words

Oh I would do anything for words

I would do anything for words, 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 stuck in ice

Some nights the words come like nothing I’ve ever seen before or will again

Maybe I’m crazy, but it’s crazy and it’s true

I know I can write this, no-one else can write this thing through

As long as the pages are turning

As long as the plots are churning

As long as HEAs are coming true

You’d better believe it, that I would do

Anything for words

Oh I would do anything for words

Oh I would do anything for words, but I won’t do that

No, I won’t do that

I would do anything for words

Anything that will make it work, but I just won’t do that

I would do anything for words

Anything that will make it work, but I just won’t do

Some days I pray for silence

Some days I pray for soul

Some days I just pray to the gods of ink and pens, put me on a roll

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 pages are turning

As long as the plots are churning

As long as my themes are coming through

You’d better believe it, that I would do

Anything for words

And you know it’s true and that’s a fact

I would do anything for words, and there’ll never be no turning back

But I’ll never do it better than I did it before, so long, so long

I would do anything for words

Oh, I would do anything for words

I would do anything for words, but I won’t do that

No, no, no, I won’t do that

Will you borrow some plot? will you learn some trick?

Will you give me what I’m craving, some new-written fic?

Will you make us all a little less cold?

I can do that

I can do that

Will you cater to every fantasy we’ve got?

Will you feed the tropes, get us all hot?

Will you show us places we’ve never known?

I can do that

Oh no, I can do that

We know the territory, we’ve been around

It’ll all turn to dust and plots all fall down

Sooner or later you’ll be plagiarizing

I won’t do that

No, I won’t do that

Anything for words

But I won’t do that

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