"Only Love Can Hurt Like This " as written by and Diane Eve Warren....
I'd tell myself you don't mean a thing,
But what we got cannot hold on me?
But when you're not there I just crumble
I tell myself that I don't care that much,
But I feel like I'm dying till I feel your touch

Only love, only love can hurt like this,
Only love can hurt like this
Must have been a deadly kiss
Only love can hurt like this

Say I wouldn't care if you walked away,
But every time you're there I'm begging you to stay,
When you come close I just tremble
And every time, every time you go,
It's like a knife that cuts right through my soul

Only love, only love can hurt like this
Only love can hurt like this,
Must have been a deadly kiss,
Only love can hurt like this,
only love can hurt like this,
Your kisses burning to my skin,
Only love can hurt like this

But it's the sweetest pain,
Burning hot through my veins
Love is torture makes me more sure,

Only love can hurt like this,
only love can hurt like this,
Must have been the deadly kiss,
Only love can hurt like this,
Only love can hurt like this,
Your kisses burning to my skin,
Only love can hurt like this,
Only love can hurt like this,
And it must have been the deadly kiss




Lyrics submitted by Wolfsbane73, edited by Nic111

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    General CommentThis song is pretty self explanatory but I think it is about her trying to deny that her feelings for the man who broke her heart are as strong as love. She says " I tell myself you don't mean a thing" and "I tell myself I don't care that much" but as she continues to reflect on their time together she realizes that she was madly in love with him and this is the reason that his absence has caused her so much pain. The chorus line "only love can hurt like this" means that she didn't understand just how strong her feelings were while they were in a relationship but now that he's gone she just now realizes that what she had was love and that's why she can't get over it and she's in so much pain.

    The lines "But it's the sweetest pain. Burning hot through my veins" I believe to mean that she is actually somewhat happy to now understand that she experienced her first love. The memories of the good times and knowing that it's love make her smile but also sting because she knows that it's over.
    Also "love is torture makes me more sure" again shows that she is more sure that what she felt for him is love because of the torture she's in.
    SXS101on February 09, 2017   Link

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