The more signs you and your partner show, the more you need to reconsider your relationship and seek professional assistance. That would describe the narrator in this haunting chart-topper. Our sad narrator is in love with a male friend who loves her back. But wait, there's more Afraid of opening herself up and revealing her feelings, she created distance between them.
Now her beloved has moved on to another girl who can express herself. As the former couple misses one another, they regret what might have been. They're bitter at one another and yet still in love. Confession Time Have you ever been in a toxic love relationship? Hey, no one's perfect. I'm so turned around I don't know what's toxic and what's not anymore.
They feel both love and hate for one another and keep on coming back for more conflict: You get under my skin More than anyone's ever been But when we lay in bed You hold me hard 'til I forget.
I'm giving you permission to leave. You're allowed to walk away from toxic relationships. If this is you, you deserve better than someone who can't make up their mind! She describes her feelings as "a million toxic tears falling like rain 'round here.
Then he begs her to make it 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. Having been left so broken and wounded by a former sweetheart, the song's protagonist claims that love is just a lie. He warns that it hurts, scars, wounds, marks, causes pain, and burns you.
With an attitude like that, this jilted lover will always be single. When people treat you like they don't care, believe them. However, rather than breaking up, they linger, irreparably scarred. The partner who has been betrayed has stayed too long. Left him broken and numb by the truth, he reveals that he loves his girlfriend less than before.
Although he still wants to hold her, he's just going through the motions now, unable to forgive. He likens their shattered relationship to "chasing the very last train when it's too late. In this song, the narrator and her lover bring out each others' dark sides.
This is not love; it's brutal attraction, dangerous obsession. I'm the realest it gets You probably still adore me With my hands around your neck. The lady in this country ditty has had enough of being battered, so as her honey is being sprung from the local jail for beating her, she's planning on ambushing him with her shotgun.
Take a time out and think. Is he really worth going to prison? This is the toxic, terrible stuff that some relationships are made of. His fist is big, but my gun's bigger He'll find out when I pull the trigger. She admits that he's an accomplished liar and not good enough for her, yet their physical chemistry keeps her coming back for more toxic love.
Ditch the dude who is wasting your youth, honey. Nothing toxic comes from genuine love. Companions, useful helpmates, friends, partners, confidantes Passionate, involved, attached, warm, romantic Dangerous, fiery, destructive, addictive, unhealthy, out of control Something else See results However, the narrator is thinking with his heart or his willy when he ignores all reason and holds her tight, rocks her strong one more time. He already has tomorrow's goodbye scene planned out. They've been through this pattern before, haven't they?
Love done right should never be vicious. He treasures the fact that he doesn't give up on his sweetheart, with whom love doesn't come easily.
Instead maybe the two of them should go their separate ways. Someone kick some sense into him; maybe it'll get through that way, huh? The protagonist in this rock song is fed up with "screaming, deceiving and bleeding" for her lover.
Having reached rock bottom, she feels like she's going under, and she's trying to escape their dangerous affair. She can no longer discern his lies and the truth. This is what happens when a toxic relationship goes on too long—it eats away at your sense of self. Friends think she's crazy, and that should be a big clue. She says the so-called love she has for her man cripples her, leaves scars, and makes her bleed love. But she keeps coming back for another helping.
Girl, you are better than this. Pull yourself up by your high heeled boots and keep walking. There's begging a desire to chain one partner up and tie them down and a description of the couple's love as fire, torture, and going to war. Either this lover boy is messed up on drugs or he's not right in the head. Girlfriend, don't stay around to find out. Run away as fast as you can before something really bad goes down. You know what to do.
Her lover has finally changed his toxic ways but instead of being happy she misses the misery. She misses the lies, fights, screaming matches, fault-finding, the hate, the hurt, and all of the other things that made their relationship poisonous.
Some people are never happy. This should be a deal breaker. She's spent a long time getting over him, yet here she is, acknowledging that she's too lit up to try to turn him down. She knows she'll regret it in the morning, but here comes her ex, right on cue. Bad habits die hard. She knows the right thing to do as well. Don't go hang out where he does. Both of them have poor impulse control. They play a dangerous game with their hearts and know it's not even close to over yet.
Be Loyal To You "Staying in a hopeless situation doesn't make you 'loyal. Be loyal to your own peace of mind.