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Observations – Track 6

Track 6 – I Love You So Bad It Hurts

I probably like this song more than it deserves. Most of the things I like have that effect on me. I particularly enjoy the way that the last line of each verse repeats the first line but from a slightly different perspective. I also like the sound of the acoustic guitar with the capo on the 10th fret – the highest I have ever used it – because the chords sound a little unfamiliar at that pitch.

The song speaks to one of the universal truths about love: even when it hurts, it is the best thing in the world. A kind of pain that I don’t mind at all.

I love you so bad it hurts
with a kind of pain that I don't mind at all
I love you so bad it hurts

I love you so much I don't
have anything left for anyone else
I love you so much I don't

I love you so much I can't
drink enough so I can forget
the way your love burns like a lit cigarette
but I love you so much I'll never regret
that I love you so much I can't

I've loved you so long I can't see
all the way back to the morning before
my love came knocking around at your door
and I might as well admit that I'm yours
I've loved you so long I can't see

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