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Incubus: Love Hurts Meaning

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Love Hurts Lyrics

Tonight we drink to youth
And holding fast to truth
(I don't want to lose what I had as a boy.)
My heart still has a beat
But love is now a feat.
(As common as a cold day in LA.)
Sometimes when I'm alone, I wonder
Is there a spell that I...

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    PriestessofJashin
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    May 31st 2010 report

    I believe this song is about how hard it is for him to find love.

    "tonight we drink to youth. And holding fast to truth (I don't want to lose what I had as a boy)"

    He remembers the times he was young and loved...
    You usually receive un-questionable love as a child and he doesn't want to lose that love.

    "My heart still has a beat. But love is now a feat. (about as common as a cold day in LA)"

    He doesn't receive love as easily and as much anymore.

    "Sometimes when I'm alone I wonder, is there a spell that I am under Keeping me from seeing the real thing?"

    He wonders if there's a reason he doesn't receive love anymore.

    "Love hurts... but sometimes it's a good hurt and it feels like I'm alive."

    He's saying that love is painful but you need it.

    "Love sings, when it transcends the bad things."

    Love is joyous when it becomes greater than all the negativity and hate in your life.

    "Have a heart and try me, 'cause without love I won't survive"

    He's asking someone to give him their love because he can't live without love in his life.

    "I'm fettered and abused, stand naked and accused. (Should I surface this one man submarine.)"

    I'm not sure what he means here... Maybe he's contemplating whether he should allow someone to love him after all the hate and abuse he's gone through.

    "I only want the truth. So tonight we drink to youth!
    (I'll never lose what I had as a boy)."

    He want's to know why no one will love him. He wants to remember the times he was loved...

    "Sometimes when I'm alone I wonder, is there a spell that I am under Keeping me from seeing the real thing?"

    "Love hurts... But sometimes it's a good hurt and it feels like I'm alive. Love sings, when it transcends the bad things. Have a heart and try me, 'cause without love I won't survive."

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 19th 2019 report

    Tonight we drink to youth
    And holding fast to truth
    (I don't want to lose what I had as a boy.)

    I see a different meaning on this.
    What if he or his „female friend“ is in a partnership.
    Holding fast to truth means here eventually: not making an affair with her. They know each other from the age of a boy.
    So he will not tell her his love and this hurts him.

    At the end he says: so we drink to youth (and not to love) and nothing will happen. He keeps what he had as a boy...

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2011 report

    "Love Hurts" "but without love I won't survive"

    This to me is saying that love hurts like hell sometimes. (especially if your so in love that you won't give up.)It's saying that despite how much it hurts to stay with his love he can't walk away. He feels he couldn't bear to survive without it so he stays and bears the pain it brings with it.

    without love in out life we don't have ne one to hold and share our lives with and give our love to and it be reciprocated..then life feels empty n monotonous

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2011 report

    When he says "should I surface this one man submarine", he is asking himself if he should allow himself to feel love again - a submarine was used in war to evade radar, so by referring to himself as a submarine he is saying he has been keeping himself from feeling love. Love is the radar, and his need for love is the submarine.


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