What was it that Hall and Oates couldn't go for?

Or maybe just Hall, since he sings it and the song is called “I Can’t Go For That”. Anyway, couldn’t go for what?

My theory: Hall was devoted to his SO, and fulfilled her every physical and emotional need. But the pressure of fame took its toll, and one day they were at a movie. SO asked him, during the previews, to get her some popcorn, and he replied, “I can’t go for that! I’ll get mobbed at concessions! 'Sides, I’m beat: you think it’s easy for a white guy to dance?”

No can do.

whoa. Here she comes…watch out boys, she’ll chew you up!

Is it just possible that ‘I Can’t Go For That’ was written by the same lyricist who penned ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’?

The protaganist in this song is a policeman who has just had lunch with his girlfriend. She has just dumped him. They
stand on the street corner and he says:

‘Don’t leave me this way. Go down there, take the second left, first on your right and keep going.’

In the final version of the song, some of the words were changed to make it sound better.

Yea, she’s gone too far, and it really doesn’t matter anyway.

Perhaps it’s the same thing that Meatloaf won’t do for love…

[sub]I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that.[/sub]

Say it isn’t so.

Come on guys, get with it! Hello???

I can’t go for being twice as nice
I can’t go for just repeating the same old lines

Sheesh do I have to do everything around here? :wink:

I’m not sure, but I think it may be the same thing that Meatloaf wouldn’t do for love.

You guys are so close…but so far away.

At least she can rely on her old man’s money.

Sounds like we need to hire some Private Eyes to solve this case.

You’re out of touch.

I believe she wants his soul, don’t they all? :smiley:
Easy ready willing overtime
When does it stop, where do you dare me to draw the line
You got the body now you want my soul
Don’t even think about it say No Go
Now I’ll do anything you want me to
I’ll do almost anything that you want me to
But I Can’t Go For That
No Can Do
:/plays a sax solo:

Maybe Meatloaf should practice a method of modern love.

If I recall correctly, what they couldn’t go for is “that”.
Hey speaking of which, anyone remember what the Greatest Love of All is, according to Whitney Houston?

Yes, it’s learning to love **yourself. That is the greatest love of all.

And yet, I so love 80s music.