Terrible Love (4:39)

Cover of High Violet

From High Violet and 5 other releases

Lead singer Matt Berninger told Spinnermusic.co.uk that the song is about, “being overwhelmed by this emotion of love, whatever that is, or if you did something wrong to someone you love.” (Source Terrible Love Songfacts).



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It's a terrible love and I'm walking with spiders
It's a terrible love and I'm walking in
It's a terrible love and I'm walking with spiders
It's a terrible love and I'm walking in

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  • Monade2010

    ° ♥ (◕ ‿ ◕) ♥ ♫ ♪ .•*¨*• FAN.tastic ♫ ♪ ° ♥ ♫¸¸.• (◕ ‿ ◕) •.¸¸♫ ♥ °

    26 Aug 9:32am Reply
  • trueromantic_

    remembers me a loved one who got away.

    13 Jul 12:13am Reply
  • denialblabla


    1 Jun 11:06pm Reply
  • zan666

    I bleepin love this song but find the mix a bit distracting.

    3 May 2:58pm Reply
  • joshsaussey

    Such a brilliant record opener. A sheer powerful track.

    21 Apr 9:26pm Reply
  • carugerbera

    The song's cadence is magical! <3

    10 Apr 2:57am Reply
  • tresfoufou

    Remember the excitement.

    22 Mar 2:47am Reply
  • midk

    "holy shit that mix is awful" ...or perhaps exactly how the band wanted it to sound?

    29 Jan 12:00pm Reply
  • jesswu

    guitar is like tinkling bells laaaaav it

    18 Jan 5:46am Reply
  • Stugard

    The lyrics should go: "It's a terrible mix and I'm walking back to the studio to record an Alternate Version which is going to sound way better." [4] I thought my CD was defective, holy shit that mix is awful

    17 Jan 7:46pm Reply
  • blue_myself

    and i can't fall asleep without a little help

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • DJHorsefield

    I love how that distorted guitar comes in halfway through the track [2]

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • maccrash

    I love how low the instruments are mixed, it makes it sound so much more real

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • SoShadowAmI

    But what about when you don't have an ocean?

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Landstander88

    Come on hide your lovers underneath the cov-oh wait.

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheEternalCity

    Love this fucking song!

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • Abs-in-The

    помню один из кошмарных моментов жизни. я ехала в автобусе, так совпало, что как раз играла эта песня, и я плакала из-за ссоры. действительно, ужасная любовь

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • barbwireboy2

    Seriously, how can you not love the album version?

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Ezekiel22


    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • wavescrashing

    Well, the album version sounds "muffled" but the alternate version sounds "crisper", that's why I prefer it.

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
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