♫ (Everything I Do) I Do It for You ♫

Having just finished my ‘good people’ post and needing to wind down, I thought I’d like to play … nope, already played that one.  How ’bout … uh-uh … just played that last week.  Okay, then … sheesh!  I’m running out of music!  AHA!  Here’s one I haven’t yet played …

This song was written for the movie Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.  It was written by Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen and Robert John “Mutt” Lange in London, at the studio Adams was working at in 1990, and he and Lange wrote it in 45 minutes.  Initially, this song didn’t meet with Hollywood approval, as the film company wanted the song to have instrumentation in line with the film’s era – lutes, mandolins, and the like. The film company relented, but still buried the song midway through the credits, apparently unaware of the huge hit they had on their hands.

How big of a hit, you ask?

This song went to #1 in 30 countries.  In the United Kingdom, (Everything I Do) I Do It for You has the longest unbroken run at number one, spending sixteen consecutive weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart from July to October 1991.

Adams, Kamen and Lange won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards of 1992. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song, but lost to Beauty and the Beast.

(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
Bryan Adams

Look into my eyes
You will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart
Search your soul
And when you find me there
You’ll search no more

Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for
You know it’s true
Everything I do
I do it for you

Look into your heart
You will find
There’s nothin’ there to hide
Take me as I am
Take my life
I would give it all
I would sacrifice

Don’t tell me it’s not worth fightin’ for
I can’t help it, there’s nothin’ I want more
You know it’s true
Everything I do
I do it for you

There’s no love
Like your love
And no other
Could give more love
There’s nowhere
Unless you’re there
All the time
All the way, yeah

Look into your heart, baby

Oh you can’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
I can’t help it, there’s nothin’ I want more
Yeah, I would fight for you
I lie for you
Walk the wire for you
Yeah, I’d die for you

You know it’s true
Everything I do
I do it for you

Everything I do, darling
And we’ll see it through
Oh we’ll see it through
Oh yeah

Look into your heart
Look at your soul
You can’t tell me it ain’t worth dying for
Oh yeah

I’ll be there, yeah
I’ll walk the wire for you
I will die for you

Oh yeah

I would die for you

I’m going all the way, all they way, yeah

Songwriters: Bryan Adams / Michael Arnold Kamen / Robert John Lange
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Fintage House Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

16 thoughts on “♫ (Everything I Do) I Do It for You ♫

  1. You forgot to manage Mr, Adams was Canadian. This was one of his best, though I was never a big fan of his. As far as the late 80s, early 90s, was concerned, I had already fallen in love with a song from an Ontario artist. In 1988 The Jeff Healey band put out a song called Angel Eyes, and it expressed how I felt every time I did fall in love.
    Imagine my surprise about 10 years later. I was sitting in a neighbourhood bar in Delta, BC, and a man sits next to me at the bar. Jeff Healey himself. One of the nicest people I ever met. He was as humble as the guy in the song. We met there a few times after that and got to know each other a bit, but then I got a call to rescue a friend living on the east coast of Canada, and I never said goodbye to him. A wonderful human being. RIP, Jeff.
    It’s funny, Jill, how your song picks bring back forgotten memories…

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    • You’re right … I meant to mention that he was Canadian and I forgot. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the Jeff Healy band … I will check them out later today. I love that you actually met and got to know him … and of course I am reminded of your encounter with Neil Diamond of Cracklin’ Rosie fame. You’ve lived an interesting life, my friend! Yes, music always seems to bring back memories, both good and bad, doesn’t it? Since I have found nothing much to love about today’s music, I most always play only older songs, and those do transport us back …


    • Had I known … I probably wouldn’t have played this song … I only hope I didn’t dredge up painful memories in doing so … music has a way of doing that … dredging up memories, both good and bad, happy and unhappy.
      Cwtch Mawr

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