"Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" as written by and Edward/van Halen Van Halen....
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 before, yeah before

You know you're semi-good lookin'
And on the streets again
Oh yeah, you think you're really cookin' baby
You better find yourself a friend, my friend

Ain't talkin' 'bout love
My love is rotten to the core
Ain't gonna talk about love
Just like I told you before, before
Before, before, before

Ain't talkin' 'bout love
Babe, it's rotten to the core
Ain't talkin' bout love
Just like I told you before, before

I been to the edge
And there I stood and looked down
You know I lost a lot of friends there baby
I got no time to mess around

So if you want it, got to bleed for it baby
Yeah, got to, got to bleed, baby
You got to, got to bleed, baby
Hey, got to, got to bleed baby

Ain't talkin' 'bout love
My love is rotten to the core
Ain't talkin' 'bout love
Just like I told you before, before, before

Ain't talkin' 'bout love
Don't wanna talk about love
Don't need to talk about love
Ain't gonna talk about love
No more, no more

Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey


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"Ain't Talkin Bout Love" as written by Edward Van Halen Alex Van Halen

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  • +2
    General CommentVan Halen kicks ass! aint talkin about love!
    ryanilano11on September 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is about sex. "ain't talkin' 'bout love"...almost self explanatory.
    hollyohon January 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI believe this song could very well be about a drug addiction.
    Addiction IS a disease. SO when he says

    "I heard the news baby, all about your disease , ...
    You may have all you want , but I have something you need"

    "I been to the edge, an' there I stood an' looked down
    You know I lost a lot of friends there baby, I got no time to mess around "

    Which to mean reminds me of the friends he had lost to drugs, and he had been there with them, and NOW he goes back and sees this girl , and I let her know Ive been there and done that, and I Cant do it any more.


    Mmmm, so if you want it got to bleed for it baby "

    The bleeding part could be used for a drug reference. The drugs that put you on the streets generally are used through a syringe. When you do drugs through a syringe you have to pull back blood.
    or
    If the song is about sex, then it could refer to losing her virginity.

    I am not really SURE if this is what this song is about, this is just MY take on it. I have been at these points in life , so that is how I relate this song to such things.

    NEVERTHELESS! Its a great song, definitely one of my favorite VH songs.
    I seen the DriveBy Truckers perform this song in Tampa last night, and that is where I started thinking about it.
    Happy New Year!

    I
    whtbyntimson January 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my drunken karaoke songs I sing to the ladies.
    Kabooks1212on March 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is really about GMR (Glendora Mountain Road). its gated off now but now the place to go and lose friends is The Falls up baldy rd
    chessboxeron July 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe guitar is cool !
    Newsoulon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfound at songfacts.com
    the song is about casual sex, something David Lee Roth was known for. He had the roadies give out back stage passes to beautiful women at Van Halen's concerts. There was a $100 reward if the roadie sent one back he slept with.
    Boonechic_21on March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice little riff @ the first but very hard to play and actually get the timing right without it sounding like crap.lol

    all in all a great song

    peace
    cursed4everon January 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Just like I told you before, uh before
    I been to the edge, an' there I stood an' looked down
    You know I lost a lot of friends there baby, I got no time to mess around"

    Awesome part of the song.
    forall_thelieson July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song probably has different contexts(casual sex), but it could also be told from a pimps viewpoint. looking at a young runaway/drug addict etc
    meaningmastaon September 28, 2005   Link

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