If you've got love in your sights
Watch out, love bites
When you make love, do you look in your mirror?
Who do you think of?
Does he look like me?
Do you tell lies?
And say that it's forever?
Do you think twice, or just touch and see?
Ooh, babe
Ooh, yeah
When you're alone, do you let go?
Are you wild and willing or is it just for show?
Ooh, come on

I don't want to touch you too much baby
'Cause making love to you might drive me crazy
I know you think that love is the way you make it
So I don't want to be there when you decide to break it, no

(Love bites, love bleeds)
It's bringing me to my knees (love lives, love dies)
It's no surprise (Love begs, love pleads)

It's what I need
When I'm with you are you somewhere else?
Am I getting through or do you please yourself?
When you wake up will you walk out?
It can't be love if you throw it about
Ooh babe, I don't want to touch you too much baby
'Cause making love to you might drive me crazy, oh

(Love bites, love bleeds)
It's bringing me to my knees (love lives, love dies)
It's no surprise (Love begs, love pleads)
It's what I need

Oh yeah, I don't want to touch you too much baby
'Cause making love to you might drive me crazy
I know you think that love is the way you make it
So I don't want to be there when you decide to break it, no

(Love bites, love bleeds)
It's bringing me to my knees (love lives, love dies)
(Love bites, love bleeds)
It's bringing me to my knees (love lives, love dies)
It's no surprise (love begs, love pleads)
It's what I need
If you've got love in your sights
Watch out, love bites
Yes it does, it will be hell


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Love Bites Lyrics as written by Richard Allen Steve Clark

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    General CommentI have loved this song since I first heard when the album released.

    By the by, Def Leppard has some of the coolest intros EVER to their songs. Examples: Pour Some Sugar On Me (the original and the one on their best of), Rock of Ages and this, Love Bites.

    This guy is obviously afraid to get too attached to this girl, who seems a little more fast and free and not one for commitment. It's why he asked, "Do you tell lies and say that it's forever" as well as, "I don't wanna be there when you decide to break [love]."

    I love the hypocrisy in his words as well. Love bites. Love bleeds. Love lives and dies. Yet, he needs and wants it.

    Not only one of the greatest Def Leppard songs, but one of the best rock ballads (and severely underrated, as all Def tunes sans Sugar seem to be).
    cubbyblueson May 28, 2006   Link

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