A Little Pain Goes A Long Way
The Alter Boys Lyrics


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Bear your fangs -- To show you're in the mood
I've got your innocence -- Hanging from a noose
Now's the time to set things clear
Oh my love -- Come over here

It hurts you if it likes hold on tight and bite your pillow
These late nights and these fireflies ignite and light your silhouette
Look me in the eyes -- Kiss me with your sugar tongue
Red lipped nurse -- Brought me back to life
Now's the time to set things clear
Oh my love -- Come over here

It hurts you if it likes hold on tight and bite your pillow
These late nights and these fireflies ignite and light your silhouette





A little pain goes a long way -- A little lust makes you go insane

Overall Meaning

The Alter Boys's song A Little Pain Goes A Long Way is a love song that explores themes of passion, desire, and pain. The opening lines, "Bear your fangs, To show you're in the mood, I've got your innocence, Hanging from a noose" evoke images of dark and dangerous seduction. The singer is luring their lover into a trap of passion, with the promise of pleasure mixed with pain.


The lines "Look me in the eyes, Kiss me with your sugar tongue, Red lipped nurse, Brought me back to life" depict the power and intensity of the love between the two individuals. The imagery of the "red lipped nurse" suggests that the love interest is not only a sexual partner, but also a healer who brings the singer back to life.


Throughout the song, the idea that "A little pain goes a long way" is repeated. This line suggests that there is a certain allure to pain and that sometimes, it can even be pleasurable. It is paired with the line "A little lust makes you go insane," further emphasizing the themes of passion and desire that run throughout the song.


Overall, the lyrics to The Alter Boys's song A Little Pain Goes A Long Way delve into the complex and often taboo world of passion, pain, and pleasure.


Line by Line Meaning

Bear your fangs -- To show you're in the mood
Show me your teeth to indicate that you are ready for something more


I've got your innocence -- Hanging from a noose
Your pure and naive demeanor has vanished, and you are now exposed to the dangers of life


Now's the time to set things clear
This is the moment where we must be honest with each other and face the truth


Oh my love -- Come over here
I desire your presence by my side and long for your embrace


It hurts you if it likes hold on tight and bite your pillow
It can be painful, but at the same time, it brings pleasure, so bear with it and brace yourself


These late nights and these fireflies ignite and light your silhouette
These moments are magical and surreal and only happen during a specific time of the day or night


Look me in the eyes -- Kiss me with your sugar tongue
Gaze deeply into my soul while you use your lips to caress mine and reciprocate my affection


Red lipped nurse -- Brought me back to life
Someone has resuscitated me, and I feel revitalized and re-energized


A little pain goes a long way -- A little lust makes you go insane
The challenge and discomfort of a situation makes the rewards all the more pleasurable and gratifying, causing an almost uncontrollable passion to arise




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Comments from YouTube:

NeroLizard

Is it just me or is this Todd Smith's answer to Mike Patton's Lovage

Dana Gregg

Yes! Keen observation sir 😂

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