I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)

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"I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)"
I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth) (Meatloaf single - cover art).jpg
Single by Meat Loaf
from the album Welcome to the Neighbourhood
Released October 1995
Format CD, Cassette
Recorded Virgin
Length 6:41 (Album Version), 4:55 (Radio Edit)
Label MCA (North America)
Virgin (Europe)
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Ron Nevison
Meat Loaf singles chronology
"Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are"
(1994)
"I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)"
(1995)
"Not a Dry Eye in the House"
(1995)

"I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)" is a song composed and written by Diane Warren, and recorded by Meat Loaf and Patti Russo. The song was released in 1995 as the first single from the album Welcome to the Neighbourhood. The single release reached No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 13 in the United States.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "I'd Lie for You" was directed by Howard Greenhalgh and photographed by Daniel Pearl.[1] The storyline appears to start out as a continuation of the "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" video, beginning with the same motorcycle ride into the sunset from the end of "I'd Do Anything…," but quickly morphs into a big budget concept piece that borrows heavily from the Indiana Jones films series. Meat Loaf and the girl companion continue riding into the desert, now inexplicably pursued by a helicopter, while being simultaneously observed by a chiseled-looking Indiana Jones-type "action hero" and a foreign military despot (played by Xander Berkley). The motorcycle riders then abruptly vanish, only to reappear in the camp of the relic hunter who has recently discovered an ancient mask.

The 'hero' type (played by Brett Cullen, an actor who has sung backup for Meat Loaf) immediately takes interest in Meat Loaf's girl (Dana Patrick back from the previous video, lip-syncing this time to vocals supplied by Patti Russo), and she in him. What follows is standard adventure mayhem and clichéd perilous situations featuring lots of vehicle chases, and large explosions, while Meat Loaf alternates between playing the hero's sidekick, and singing to his beautiful love interest of his devotion from afar, as the other man seduces her. The heroine even sings her lines to the other man. In the end, the adventurer chooses the treasure over the girl and flees, leaving Meat Loaf to once again get the girl. The video was criticized for being too complex and the action scenes being over the top.[citation needed]

Formats and Track Listings[edit]

In Europe, the "I'd Lie for You" single was released as two CDs. The regular edition was backed with live versions of "Hot Patootie (Whatever Happened to Saturday Night?)" and "I'd Do Anything for Love", while the limited edition contained the non-album track "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" from Oklahoma! and the album track "Runnin' for the Red Light".

US CD single[2]

  1. "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" – 6:37
  2. "I'd Do Anything For Love" (Live in New York City, 1993) (feat. Patti Russo) – 5:27

US Cassette single[3]

  1. "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" – 6:37
  2. "I'd Do Anything For Love" (Live in New York City, 1993) (feat. Patti Russo) – 5:27

US Promo Maxi CD single[4]

  1. "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" (True Detective Edit)) - 4:50
  2. "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" (Sweet Movie Edit) - 4:21
  3. "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" (Hot Car Girl Edit) - 4:50
  4. "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" (Undercover Edit) - 4:21
  5. "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" (Album Version) - 6:37

European CD single #1[5]

  1. "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" (Pioneers Of The West Mix) – 5:28
  2. "Hot Patootie (Whatever Happened to Saturday Night?)" (Live) - 3:19
  3. "I'd Do Anything For Love" (Live in New York City, 1993) (feat. Patti Russo) – 5:28

European CD single #2[6]

  1. "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" (Fountain Head Mix)
  2. "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning"
  3. "Runnin' For The Red Light (I Gotta Life)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
UK Singles Chart[7] 2
Australian Singles Chart[8] 7
Dutch Singles Chart[8] 9
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 9
Norwegian Singles Chart[8] 10
US Billboard Hot 100 Chart[9] 13
New Zealand Singles Chart[8] 14
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 24
Austrian Singles Chart[8] 31

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