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Van Halen: Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love Meaning


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Song Released: 1978

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Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love Lyrics

I heard the news baby

All about your disease

Yeah, you may have all you want baby

But I got somethin' you need. Oh, yeah!

Ain't talkin' 'bout love

My love is rotten to the core

Ain't talkin' 'bout love

Just like I told you...


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    Sep 8th, 9:05am report

    Every comment so far seems to be from the illiterate and/or insane ... was looking for information; now I’m scared for the future of humanity ... all y’all cray


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    Sep 1st, 2018 9:31pm report

    A underrated VAN HALEN song that for me was/is about the Protagonist's KNOWLEDGE of the flat earth truth of God's created edge and the people who lost their lives ''there'', while trying to just find and discover it's love, while falling ''over'' there. But not to the ones and the one woman now that wants to continuously conceal the truth for themselves as some 500 yr. old Jesuit contagious ''disease''. So, the Protagonist's love is rotten to the core with those or anyone woman that wants to MESS A ROUND THE WORLD with their's and her disease ON HIS precious time.


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    Jun 8th, 2017 6:30pm report

    "well I've been to the edge.. And there I stood n looked down..
    I lost a lot of friends there baby, I got no time to mess around"..
    "So if you want my love ypu gotta bleed for it baby!"

    At first I thought he was telling her she needed to get tested for AIDS before they had sex.. Thus the "bleed for it baby" lyric. But I tend to agree w/ the other person on here. I think he's talking about a "band groupie" that was once his main gorl, until she slept with another bandmate and now she want's to be bk with him..Thus the lyric "Well if you want my love you have to bleed for it baby.. Better find yourself a friend..My friend ! " and "I aint talkin bout love " n "stop talkin bout love! Just like I told you before!"
    Because he will never lover her again or love a groupie.


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    Nov 15th, 2015 11:51pm report

    I feel like this song is about vengeance and possibly-pardon my language here-hate fu**ing a woman that the song's protagonist despises for one reason or another.

    Apparently she is 'semi-good looking' to the singer as well, so it's a doubly cruel song about how the lyricist is a major hater.


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    Apr 26th, 2013 4:30pm report

    There are apparently forces at work here which are destroying the life essence of this world deliberately, and this division is a means of escape from these forces.

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