It Hurts to Be In Love (4:53)

Cover of Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters

From Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters

It is likely that Ray Charles liked this lovely girl trio song around 1953 and some point recorded a cover. the alternative would be that he wrote it, a girl-trio released it, and he decided years later to record it. Does anyone know something about that early, girl-trio hit. SEE “VIEW EARLIER VERSIONS” FOR RAY’S FORMULATION. The point is the minor differences in the lyrics, which the writer recalls and has typed below, but which this site will have deleted. Thanks to Ray for preserving the song, I was unable to remember the last or next to last verses with “seal” and “right”; and thanks last.fm:

[bass: bop ah, trio: bah-de-op —repeat x 3]



The fire that burns
deep down in me
The joy and the pain
that aches constantly


That’s love,
it’s a real true thing
It’s hard to believe
it hurts to be in love


If you see a tear
come to my eye
You have to be in love
To know the reason why
The joy and the pain
That all of us feel
Is a part of the thing
That makes love so real

The love that you know
It’s wrapped in a seal
The joy from your heart
It seems so unreal

That’s love
It’s a real true thing
It’s hard to believe
it hurts to be in love

Although your arms
Are holding me tight
The sadness you feel
It just don’t seem right

That’s love
It’s a real true thing
It’s hard to believe
it hurts to be in love

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