When I was a young boy,
Said put away those young boy ways
Now that I'm getting' older, so much older
I long for those young boy days
With a girl like you
With a girl like you
Lord knows there are things we can do, baby
Just me and you
Come on and make it a

Hurt so good
Come on baby make it hurt so good
Sometimes love don't feel like it should
You make it, hurt so good

You don't have to be so exciting
Just trying to give myself a little bit of fun, yeah
You always look so inviting
You ain't as green as you are young
Hey baby it's you
Come on girl now it's you
Sink your teeth right through my bones, baby
Let's see what we can do
Come on and make it a

Hurt so good
Come on baby make it hurt so good
Sometimes love don't feel like it should
You make it hurt so good

I ain't talking no big deals
I ain't made no plans myself
I ain't talking no high heels
Maybe we could walk around, all day long,
Walk around, all day long

Hurt so good
Come on baby make it hurt so good
Sometimes love don't feel like it should
You make it hurt so good
Hurt so good, come baby now
Come on baby make it hurt so good
Sometimes love don't feel like it should
You make it hurt so good

Hey, hey


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"Hurts So Good" as written by John Mellencamp George Green

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  • +1
    General Commentit's about anal sex....

    come on..read the lyrics...you know you were thinkin it, too...
    BeautifulDisasteron May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think its just about sex period!!! He reflects on a time when he was younger and wilder and making it with girls. And there is this HOT girl. But I cant figure out if the girl is a new chick ("you aint as green as you are young") or a familiar girl he used to be with ("hey baby it's you") like he knows how she is. "sink your teeth right through my bones..." i think is oral sex. but i dont think its about a relationship really cuz he says at the end "i aint talking no big deals...I aint made no plans myself" meaning 'we're just having fun!!!
    muzic_loveron April 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThey are the same person, what's the difference? Guess it's better to keep everything together though.
    Zepfreakon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's not about kinky sex, you sickos.

    It's how when you're a teenager & you're all messed up & unhappy & getting with a girl is good even though there is the hurt when you realise it was just a one-nighter or you know that eventually you will break up.

    Feels so good to hurt so bad” as Elton John said in “Sad Songs”
    tsarzanon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSr. Mellencamp is obviously referring to a common variety of sexual intercourse most commonly known as anal sex. While very pleasurable this variation is also acutely painful, inspiring "hurts so good".
    theachillestendonon February 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentalso, when he says 'i ain't as green as you are young', it's because she still thinks he's just a young boy having fun and he's not ready to change his ways so quickly for her because he doesn't know about love, but he's just doesn't show on the outside that he does know enough to change quickly so he says that "isn't as green" on the inside "as she is young" saying that maybe if anything she's the one who is too young to understand love, so in a way he's taking the ball and saying he knows what to do with it and then throwing it back to her court to say you look pretty young yourself are you sure you know how to play ball, but at the same time he draws a parallel between the two of them, to tell her that they have something in common which is that they both look inexperienced on the outside, but they each know more than they let on, so maybe they are two of a kind and should be together for that reason, and he can't think of a more perfect match, so he doesn't care what it takes, how much hurting it takes, because he can only see himself truly happy in the end if he's with someone like him, who looks greener than they really are, because that's the only person who can really understand how he feels, because people probably look at her and treat her the same way they treat him, and he thinks if they are finally together, two of a kind, they can finally get over how people see them as greenhorns, because when people see them together, they will obviously think differently when they see how much they really know, after they see what they see them doing together.
    mimapon April 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe line is actually "you ain't as green as you are young," meaning he knows that though she is young he knows that she has slept around and is sexually experienced. For instance, if she was beating around the bush and trying to play hard to get then he's cutting right to chase saying basically, "Come on, Sweetheart. Don't play dumb with me. I know who you are and you know who I am. Are we gonna stand here all night or what?"
    mcmusiclovinon March 19, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this song to be about either the pain of love, or the way love helps pain, or both. Perhaps things "hurting so good" refers to how maybe nothing really hurts when he's with this girl, everything that hurts is or feels good; all is fine with her. On the other hand, perhaps it refers to some sort of issue in a relationship that hurts, but the feeling of love for this girl still feels good? I don't know, I'd be more confident in my first interpretation.
    benrobugon February 09, 2019   Link
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    General CommentLOL
    bwebb41on May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlol..i can see where you're comin up with that meaning, but i think the real meaning is an aging boy wanting to move his relationship with his girl forward
    shed27on June 07, 2002   Link

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