Love This Pain
Lady Antebellum Lyrics


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She's no good for me
I know that she's a wild flower
She's got a restlessness
A beautifulness, a thing about her
But here I am again calling her back
Letting her drive me crazy

It's like I love this pain a little too much
Love my heart all busted up
Something 'bout her, we just don't work
But I can't walk away
It's like I love this pain
(1, 2, 3)

It's just an on again
And off again situation
It's just striking a match
A tank of gas, combination
But here I am again lighting it up
Knowing that she'll just burn me

It's like I love this pain a little too much
Love my heart all busted up
Something 'bout her, we just don't work
But I can't walk away
It's like I love this pain

It's like I love this life
When nothing's right, yeah something's wrong
It's like I'm just not me
If I can't be a sad, sad song

It's like I love this pain a little too much
Love my heart all busted up

Something 'bout her, we just don't work
But I can't walk away
It's like I love this pain

It's like I love this pain




I can't walk away
It's like I love this pain

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Lady Antebellum's song "Love This Pain” explores the struggles of a man who knows that he is in love with a girl that he shouldn't be. The first verse describes the woman as a wild flower with restlessness and a beautifulness - everything that makes her quite attractive to him, but he knows it's not going to work out between the two. Despite knowing this, he can't let her go and keeps returning to her, knowing that she will hurt him again and again.


In the second verse, the man acknowledges the cycle of their on-again, off-again situation, which is like a match that strikes and a tank of gas that is a combination. He knows that she will ultimately hurt him, but he chooses to go back to her anyway, knowing that he's in for even more pain.


The lyrics of the chorus describe how he loves the pain a little too much, and how he's perfectly okay with being heartbroken because in some strange, twisted way, it seems to fulfill him. He feels incomplete without the drama that comes with their toxic relationship, and he declares that he loves this pain.


Line by Line Meaning

She's no good for me
I am aware that she is not good for me


I know that she's a wild flower
I am aware that she has a carefree and unpredictable nature


She's got a restlessness
She has an impulsive and unsettled character


A beautifulness, a thing about her
She possesses an attractive quality that draws me to her


But here I am again calling her back
I keep reaching out to her despite knowing that it will be bad for me


Letting her drive me crazy
Allowing her to cause me distress and mental anguish


It's like I love this pain a little too much
I have an unhealthy attachment to the emotional pain that this relationship causes


Love my heart all busted up
I have grown accustomed to the hurt and damage this relationship does to my heart


Something 'bout her, we just don't work
There is an inexplicable something that prevents us from having a functional relationship


But I can't walk away
Despite knowing how bad this is for me, I cannot leave her


It's just an on again
Our relationship is characterized by periods of being together and then apart


And off again situation
Our relationship is unstable and unpredictable


It's just striking a match
Our relationship is like igniting a fire


A tank of gas, combination
A volatile mixture that could explode at any time


But here I am again lighting it up
I keep returning to the relationship and re-igniting it despite knowing that it's dangerous


Knowing that she'll just burn me
I am aware that she will only cause me more pain


It's like I love this life
I have grown attached to this destructive lifestyle


When nothing's right, yeah something's wrong
Even though I know this relationship is wrong, I can't help but be drawn back to it


It's like I'm just not me
I feel like a different person when I am with her, someone who enjoys pain and self-destruction


If I can't be a sad, sad song
If I cannot experience the emotional turmoil and pain that this relationship brings, then I feel like I am missing a part of myself


I can't walk away
No matter how hard I try, I cannot leave this toxic relationship


It's like I love this pain
I have an inexplicable attachment to the emotional pain that this relationship causes




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JASON SELLERS, MARV GREEN

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