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Everything I Do I Do It for You
Song

Everything I Do I Do It for You

Bryan Adams
Album:
Waking Up The Neighbours

Song Meaning & Background of (Everything I Do) I Do It for You by Bryan Adams


When the film composer Michael Kamen started looking for someone to write a song for his 1991 movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner, he didn't think of Bryan Adams immediately.


But the former rough-and-tumble rocker stepped up to the plate, and "Everything I Do I Do It for You" ended up becoming one of his biggest hits. The song won a Grammy award for best song written for a motion picture or for television, and went on to sell 15 million copies worldwide.


It also spawned a music video featuring scenes from the movie, and it was nominated for an Oscar in the category of best animated short film.


The lyrics tell the story of a love so deep that it motivates the protagonist to do anything for his or her significant other. The song captures the essence of romantic love, and its popularity has never worn out its welcome among fans.


This was the first time that Adams had a single hit the Billboard top 20 in over 10 years, and it also proved to be his most successful single ever. It was featured on two albums simultaneously, the soundtrack for the film and his sixth album Waking Up the Neighbours.


Lyrics of (Everything I Do) I Do It for You by 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, oh, yeah

 

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'd lie for you

Walk the wire for you, yeah, I'd die for you

 

You know it's true:

Everything I do, oh, I do it for you

 

Everything I do, darling

You will see it's true

You will see it's true

Yeah!

Search your heart and your soul

You can't tell it's not worth dying for

I'll be there

I'd walk the fire for you

I'd die for you

Oh, yeah

I'm going all the time, all the way

Release Date

1990

Songwriter/s

Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen, Robert "Mutt" Lange

Producer/s

Robert "Mutt" Lange

Label/s

A&M

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