"Down Here In Hell (With You)" as written by and Van Hunt....
I really love it when
love it when we make mistakes
because once again
it gives me a reason to complain
I love the battle lines
battle lines we draw across the mud
oh, I love it when we fight
standing on the verge of breaking up or making love

What would I do if we were perfect
Where would I go for disappointment
Love without pain would leave me wondering why I stay

I think I'm savin' myself
but with nothing to complain about in heaven what am I to do
I think I'm savin' myself
but I wouldn't want to work it out down here in hell with you

I wanna make you feel the fire
wanna burn you with my bad days
oh, wanna be unsatisfied
so you can fell the heat coming from me baby

What would I do if we were perfect
Where would I go for disappointment
words without hate would leave me nothin' left to say

I think I'm savin' myself
but with nothing to complain about in heaven what am I to do
I think I'm savin' myself
but I wouldn't want to work it out down here in hell with you (2x)



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"Down Here In Hell" as written by Van Hunt

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    General CommentTo me this song is about one of those rocky relationships that every one has been through... there are so many ups and downs that you actually get used to the bad times! I think when he says that he 'thinks of saving himsel'f, VH's is saying that he could break up with her and "save" himself from all the bad times, BUT he'd rather stay with this woman he loves and just go through all the drama. That what this song is saying I think... Sometimes love is a sacrifice.. sometimes you gotta give up your peace of mind for those moments of perfect togetherness.
    Pryncess33on August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWe are so conditioned by all the bad that we don't know what to do with all the good when its actually right in front of us...

    So we sabotage...so we destroy...and so we reject anything good in hopes of 'Saving ourselves' from possible agony. In actuality, we lose out on life and love and tend to forget that the things we really want are worth taking chances on and working hard for.

    Fear paralizes us all... Its like a mental/emotional/physical handicap and we're all struggling to get rehabilitated so that we can function again blinded by how we got into that negative state in the first place.

    Life is a hit and miss, a series of trials and errors... But without taking that scary yet brave step forward... Its a definate lose lose... I rather know what its like to try than be 'safe' and not try at all...


    Terry84on December 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is some serious work!! a sleeper who keeps ya up all nite if you give him the chance. this cd is amazing.
    crackerbugon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song came on right after I got done arguing with my g/f. Bitter irony.
    But hilarious.
    Blackmofasa9on January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentonce again hes truly an amazing artist. up there with maxwell and them. pryncess33 perfectly summed it up. wish i can find a dude in my area with this mentality FOR REAL!!
    MmHmon July 06, 2008   Link
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    General Comment...because overall, the GOOD outweighs the bad an if im wrong for loving you then THEY DONT KNOW WHAT RIGHT IS!!!!! ilysf!!
    ederouenon December 21, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI really love it when... I love it when we make mistakes;
    Because once again, it gives me a reason to complain...

    I love the battle lines, the battle lines we draw and cross in the mud;
    Ooh, I love it when we fight, standin' on the verge of breakin' up or makin' love...

    What would I do if we were perfect?
    Where would I go for disappointment?
    Love without pain would leave me wonderin' why I stay...

    And I think of savin' myself,
    But with nothin' to complain about up in Heaven, what would I do?
    I think of savin' myself,
    But I really wanna work it out down here in Hell with you...

    Magic carpet ride - it don't have to last forever;
    I know we shouldn't fly so high, but, the closer to the sun we go, the better...
    See, I wanna make you feel the fire, wanna burn you with my bad days;
    Ooh, I wanna be unsatisfied, so you can feel the heat comin' from me, baby...

    What would I do if we were perfect?
    Where would I go for disappointment?
    Words without hate would leave me nothin' left to say...

    And I think of savin' myself,
    But with nothin' to complain about up in Heaven, what would I do?
    I think of savin' myself,
    But I really wanna work it out down here in Hell with you...

    Think of savin' myself, but with nothin' to complain about up in Heaven...
    (Think of savin' myself...)
    Oh, savin' myself (Think of savin' myself...) - I really wanna work it out down here in Hell...
    (Down here in hell...)
    Think of savin' myself (Think of savin' myself...), but with nothin' to complain about up in Heaven...
    (Think of savin' myself...)
    I think of savin' myself (Think of savin' myself...), but I really wanna work it out down here in Hell with you....

    Down here in Hell with you... (Down here in hell with you...)
    Down here in Hell with you... (Down here in hell with you...)
    Down here in Hell with you... (Down here in hell with you...)
    Down here in Hell with you... (Whatever you're goin' through...)
    Down here in Hell with you... (I can feel the fire with you, baby...)
    Down here in Hell with you... (Oh, yeah...)
    Ian-samaon March 28, 2011   Link

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