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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  • Malitzki

    24 Jan 4:27pm Reply
  • irwinss

    But what about when you don't have an ocean? [2]

    22 Jan 1:42am Reply
  • not_waving

    probably my favorite national song by far this and slow show

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • JerryZola25


    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • NabilBashir


    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • barbwireboy2

    There's a few people who seem like they've never heard a lo-fi recording in their life, album version sounds great

    15 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Monade2010

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

    26 Aug 2014 Reply
  • trueromantic_

    remembers me a loved one who got away.

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • denialblabla


    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • zan666

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

    3 May 2014 Reply
  • joshsaussey

    Such a brilliant record opener. A sheer powerful track.

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • carugerbera

    The song's cadence is magical! <3

    10 Apr 2014 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    Remember the excitement.

    22 Mar 2014 Reply
  • midk

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

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • jesswu

    guitar is like tinkling bells laaaaav it

    18 Jan 2014 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 2014 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
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