"Love" as written by Igor Alexandre Haefeli and Elena Veronica Tonra....
I can't forget it,
Though I've tried
I know you'll regret, love
You told me so many times

But, I still wonder
Why...
You left with her
& left me behind

Take your hands off him
Cause he's the only one that I have ever loved
Please don't find her skin
When you turn the lights out

I can't erase it
From my mind
I just replay it, love
I think of all of the time
But I don't want to imagine
Words you spoke to her that night
Make your bodies look like porcelain
You both knew I'd be bleeding inside

Did she make your heart beat faster than I could?
Did she give you what you hoped for?
On nights so loveless, love,
I hope it made you feel good
Knowing how much I adored you

Did she make your heart beat faster than I could?
Did she give you what you hoped for?
On nights so loveless, love,
I hope it made you feel good
Knowing how much I adored you

(You're making me sick, love)


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  • +6
    My Opinionthis song makes me weep.
    she sings it so tragic.
    ive always been that girl that guys leave behind and i have lived these lyrics,my thoughts have thought this.those questions i have silently asked them.
    i feel like this song was made up after she saw him with the other girl.she starts to ponder these questions.she starts to feel weak and "bleed from the inside"
    of course these questions will never be answered.
    asjklmpon July 01, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song breaks my heart.
    wildebaton September 18, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is definitely my favourite song by Daughter. this has so many powerful lyrics embedded in it that its incomprehensible. I have an interpretation of this, so here it goes.

    "I can't forget it.
    Though I've tried.
    I know you regret it love.
    You've told me so many, times."
    -The singer is troubled by the time she has spent with this boy, and how it all not only ended so quickly, but ended nastily, with him telling her he regrets their relationship (Which I don't think they were necessarily 'Dating' but just romantically involved.)

    "But I still wonder, why.
    You left with her, and left me behind."
    -This could be poetic or literal; as in maybe they were at an event like a dance, or a club/bar and all three of them were there, and she was expecting him to take her home but he left with this other girl. Or, it was just poetic and she is saying that he left her for the other female.

    "Take your hands off, Him.
    'Cause he's the only one that I, have ever loved."
    -I imagine the singer looking at him with this other girl and the girl is touching him on the chest or the arm and it is making the singer very angry and remorseful,
    and wanting to tell this girl to get her hands of her lover.

    "And please don't find her, skin.
    When you turn the lights out."
    -I think this is her internally begging this man she loves so dearly not to be physical with the other girl, because she couldn't bear the emotional pain.

    "I can't erase it.
    From my mind.
    I just replay it, love.
    Think of it all of the time."
    -She is expressing how she wishes she could just erase this all from her mind so that he could just be happy with her, but can't. The images of their time together just keep running through her mind. She cannot stop thinking about it.

    "And I don't want to imagine,
    Words you spoke to her that, night."
    -In this chorus she expresses how she doesn't even want to think about the things that he says to the other girl, that the singer wishes he would say to her. She doesn't think she can handle the emotional trauma of imagining the romantic coos exchanged between the two lovers that she believes aren't meant to be.

    "Naked bodies look like, porcelain.
    You both knew I'd be bleeding inside"
    -Here she is envisioning either her and this boy, or the other girl and this boy laying together naked after making love and looking so beautiful. If it's the singer and the boy, she is trying to show him how perfect they could be together. But if it's the other girl and the boy, She is being envious of how beautiful they look too.

    "Did she make your heart beat faster than I could.
    Did she give you what you hoped for.
    Oh on nights so loveless, love, I hope it made you feel good.
    Knowing how much I adored you X2."
    -She is now making the boy question 'Was it worth leaving me for her?' and 'Is she all that you hoped she would be?'. then she is spiting him by saying 'I love you so much and you threw it all away, so i hope it makes you feel good to see how loveless I am.'

    "You're making me sick love."
    -She is articulating how upset and uneasy she feels about his new lover.

    Again this is one of the most lyrically and musically beautiful songs I've ever heard, And I love Daughter and Elena Tonra's music.
    RemyCielon July 18, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song literally sends chills down my spine every single time I listen to it. For me it's so personal. My interpretation is partly drawn from my own experience. My boyfriend just confessed to me that i kissed his ex during the first month of our relationship. I felt so betrayed mostly because he still keeps in touch with her and hangs out with her but swears he is not interested and it was an accident- she wants to be with him though. I want to be able to trust him, as he told me how much he regretted it and felt horrible. But I still feel uneasy and it makes me sick to my stomach when i think about it. This song just hits home with me. I feel like it perfectly describes my situation. Also how she still refers to him as love in the song, I think this signifies that even though he hurt her she can't let go of her feelings for him.
    maiganon August 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis revives every memory. Can't shake off this feeling of disappointment. So beautiful yet so haunting.
    karenr23on August 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI can't forget it,
    Though I've tried
    I know you'll regret, love
    You told me so many times

    But, I still wonder
    Why...
    You left with her
    & left me behind

    Take your hands off him
    Cause he's the only one that I have ever loved
    Please don't find her skin
    When you turn the lights out

    I can't erase it
    From my mind
    I just replay it, love
    I think of all of the time
    But I don't want to imagine
    Words you spoke to her that night
    Make your bodies look like porcelain
    You both knew I'd be bleeding inside

    Did she make your heart beat faster than I could?
    Did she give you what you hoped for?
    On nights so loveless, love,
    I hope it made you feel good
    Knowing how much I adored you

    Did she make your heart beat faster than I could?
    Did she give you what you hoped for?
    On nights so loveless, love,
    I hope it made you feel good
    Knowing how much I adored you

    (You're making me sick, love)
    Alliewayon March 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctioncan't forget it,
    Though I've tried
    I know you'll regret, love
    You told me so many times

    But, I still wonder
    Why...
    You left with her
    & left me behind

    Take your hands off him
    Cause he's the only one that I have ever loved
    Please don't find her skin
    When you turn the lights out

    I can't erase it
    From my mind
    I just replay it, love
    I think of all of the time
    But I don't want to imagine
    Words you spoke to her that night
    Make your bodies look like porcelain
    You both knew I'd be bleeding inside

    Did she make your heart beat faster than I could?
    Did she give you what you hoped for?
    On nights so loveless, love,
    I hope it made you feel good
    Knowing how much I adored you

    Did she make your heart beat faster than I could?
    Did she give you what you hoped for?
    On nights so loveless, love,
    I hope it made you feel good
    Knowing how much I adored you

    (You're making me sick, love)
    salvatoreswifton June 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is quite painful to listen to...usually always makes my eyes water. I always imagined she found out about him with someone else and he claims he regrets his decision, but that doesn't change how much it hurts her. She is angry with him, asking "Did she make your heart beat faster than I could?". She is hoping he feels awful for what he did and thinking this girl must have given him something that was missing from their relationship if he felt he needed to look elsewhere for affection. She is also showing anger towards the girl when she sings "Take your hands off him 'cause he's the only one that I have ever loved", almost as if how dare this girl step in and shatter her emotions like this. She loved him and it seems like the other girl may have been a careless fling, which isn't fair to the one who actually fell for him. For me, this song hits very personally. Maybe I am reading into it, based off my own experience with a guy, but that's what I got from it.
    natals93on November 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really cannot listen to this song without feeling a sickening pain in the pit of my stomach. I think that speaks for how moving this song is.
    Bearstronautson November 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt speaks for itself.
    He may of broken up with Elena and went with a new girl so quickly. And Elena feels like he broke up with her to be with this new girl. She doesn't want to think about them having sex and she mentally doesn't underhand why he did this.
    parawhore12on April 16, 2017   Link

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