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Three Days Grace: Pain Meaning

Song Released: 2006

Pain Lyrics

Pain, without love
Pain, I can't get enough
Pain, I like it rough
'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all

You're sick of feeling numb
You're not the only one
I'll take you by the hand
And I'll show you a world that you can...

  1. emo_scremo94
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    Jul 24th 2008 report

    I think it's about love and showing the person about his life and how much pain has come out of it and how much he is starting to like it. How he has so much of it it made him numb which he wishes he could feel it. He heard someone which he wants to feel bad but he can't and he's trying to stop this person from letting it happen but who really knows but three days grace! I love them!

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 1st 2008 report

    People. Three Days Grace is not an emo band, their songs have much more meaning then, "I want to cut myself to feel something."

    This song is about sex, in my opinion. Not in a perverted, bad way. He's saying basically, I like it when you hurt me, its better then feeling nothing. Its just... rough sex people. Great song.

  3. psycho410
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    Jun 7th 2008 report

    Are you that daft? it is not talking about physical pain but mental and emotional pain..and in the sense that one would rather be feeling pain or anger than be dead (feel nothing at all) and possibly that anger does in essence feels good and it replaces all other possibly more dangerous emotions (i.e.) depression or suicide...

  4. anonymous
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    May 17th 2008 report

    Being a submissive in a Master/slave BDSM relationship, this song speaks to me completely. I completely relate its words, with the exception of "without love" because a D/s relationship is very, very loving. I can relate to the desire for pain, and the need for it as well. For some people, it completes their entire being.

    Please don't judge...try and understand...

  5. chelsearight
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    Apr 30th 2008 report

    I think this song is about sex. I think by saying "I like it rough" he is talking about sexual intercourse. "cant get enough" probly means he always wants sex and he wants it rough and hard. I don't think it's about depression or cutting.

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2008 report

    The song simply is about not giving up on life no matter what it throws at you said so from Adam himself on a live radio interview it may be on Google. basically it says "pain without love, pain can't get enough, pain I like it rough cause id rather feel pain then nothing at all" its saying that pain is your friend it lets you know your alive and so he can't get enough because it lets him he knows he's alive and the "nothing at all" is death.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2008 report

    This song makes me think my razor's talking to me...

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2008 report

    Pain without love, pain can't get enough, pain I like it rough because I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all...

    means basically that he likes having sex with or without it being love

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  9. anonymous
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    Jan 18th 2008 report

    I think this song is about someone having pain and telling them that the pain their feeling wheel alive is better then felling nothing after committing suicide

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2007 report

    Well, for one I don't understand how some of you have interpreted it to be about sex, you can't ONLY look at the chorus, and you might want to also look at the video, if the song was about sex I think the video would have been a bit different....

    I agree with the thing about the lead singer getting clean from oxycottons

    but if you look at it from a more universal point of view I feel like it's about depression OR being addicted to drugs, both make you feel numb, you don't care about anything anymore. and I think it's pretty clear what they mean after that, feeling pain is better than feeling nothing. and he is showing that to someone else who's suffering in a similar way.

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 17th 2007 report

    He wrote this song when he was in rehab as other songs did in rehab too! This song is not about sex ok?!?!

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 17th 2007 report

    This isn't an interpretation, but I have something to say to everyone sending in their own.

    Unless you have cold, hard facts of the band talking about their meaning of the song, don't fucking persecute people and insult them for having a different viewpoint on what you so arrogantly think is correct.

  13. anonymous
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    Aug 19th 2007 report

    Pain isn't a curse. It's a gift. It's a gift to feel such incredible emotion. I'm not sure if the band is relating to physical pain, or mental pain. maybe it's both. pain is feeling something. The only other worst pain would be to be immune to it. When you're going through a depression or a shitty time in your life, this song is turning it around by looking at feeling pain as a privilege, sort of.

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2007 report

    I know for a fact this song is about lead singer Adam Gontier's addiction to oxycontins. He says it in many interviews. Anyways.. what this song means to me is that he has become so numb because of the drug. Oxycontins are pain relievers, and have caused him to be in a numb state. Adam even says in an interview that the thing he notices most now after being clean is that he can actually feel things now. "I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all" Means he'd rather feel the pain of withdrawal than stay with the drug and feel nothing. He's saying that it's worth the pain............ Maybe I'm wrong, but I do know for a fact it has something to do with adam coming clean from oxycontins.

  15. anonymous
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    May 17th 2007 report

    I think it's about cutting, but it could also be about the voices mentioned earlier. All I know is it's not about sex. You all are so perverted.

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