My Sunday Song – “Love Bites (So Do I)” by Halestorm

For My Sunday Song #240, we are ending this 10 song set of Halestorm tracks with one of my favorite songs by the band, “Love Bites (So Do I)” off the band’s 2012 album ‘The Strange Case of…’. The song was the first single off the album and is the opening track and it went to #2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It also garnered a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards. The song was written by Lzzy Hale and Dave Bassett.

The song is about her disdain for those women’s magazine and their quizzes telling people who they should date and what they should wear and all that crap. This song is Lzzy telling everyone to love whoever they want and however they want. If love bites, then bite it right back. For me, it is also saying love with all your heart and passion and don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough. Give the relationship 100% of you.

Musically, the song was actually inspired by the songs “Slave to the Grind” by Skid Row and “Out ta Get Me” by Guns ‘n Roses. The band covered those songs for the first covers E.P. ‘Reanimate’. The aggression and tempo of those songs was so huge, the band wanted to do something like that. And let me tell you, they captured that energy nicely. This song explodes out of the gate and never slows down. It is fire & brimstone raining down on you! Lzzy is at her best and delivers one of her most powerful vocal performances and proves to me she is a talent like no other and everyone should take notice. Joe Hottinger’s guitar riffs and solo are nasty and he shreds with the best of them. Josh Smith on bass and Arejay Hale are going 100 mph and laying down a pace that is so close to being thrash. It is quite amazing.

Give the song a listen and if your head doesn’t explode, let me know what you think. And if your head does explode, let me know that as well as that would be really cool. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this 10 song set of the band Halestorm. Next week, we will have the next 10 song set from whatever band I choose. Have a Happy Sunday.

“Love Bites (So Do I)”

Don’t listen what your girlfriend says
She reads those magazines
That say you fail the test
You don’t have what she needs
I’ll slither like a viper
And get you by the neck
I know a thousand ways to help you forget about her

That bitch can eat her heart out
Love bites, but so do I, so do I
Love bites, but so do I, so do I
Love bites

My lips are pale and vicious
You’re foaming at the mouth
You’ve suffered in the darkness
I’ll suck the pain right out
So come and taste the reason
I’m nothing like the rest
I’ll kiss you in a way you’ll never forget about me

That chick can eat her heart out
Love bites, but so do I, so do I
Love bites, but so do I, so do I, so do I

It tucks you in and kicks you down
It chews you up and spits you out
It messes with your sanity by twisting all your thoughts around
They say it’s blind, they say it waits, but every time it seals your fate
And now it’s got you by the balls, it won’t let go until you fall
I was down and I got up I said “Hey love I’ve had enough”
I’ve found pleasure without pain
My soul you’ll never take

Love bites, but so do I
Love bites, but so do I, so do I
Love bites, but so do I, so do I, so do I
Love bites, but so do I, so do I
Love bites
Love bites

Written by Lzzy Hale and Dave Bassett

20 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Love Bites (So Do I)” by Halestorm

  1. Is it a castration theme this week, John? First we get “Love Removal Machine” and then this Halestorm song about biting off dicks.

    Are you trying to tell us something, send us a secret code? Do the feminine aspects of modern life make you feel as though your inherent masculinity is being targeted and suppressed? Perhaps it’s been a lifelong struggle? Our feminine educational systems telling boys they’re wrong for being themselves. The study that showed that when teachers didn’t know the gender of a student while grading, the boys scores went up by several points. Is your resentment of this marginalization reaching its apex?

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      1. If you need a son in your life to balance out all the women you live with, I can offer myself up for adoption to continue the Snow family line, and offer assistance in preventing the loss of your genitals.

        I think it would make me your first born by some distance though. How much distance? Hell if I know. Although if you did have a son, I bet you’d pray to God that he didn’t turn out like me. Maybe Harrison is a better choice in the WordPress adoption agency. Of course adopting LeBrain would be like winning the lottery. I guess you get to take your pick.

        Just bear in mind when you’re choosing that I’m potty trained, smart, handsome, and I have a cool record/CD/DVD/Blu-ray collection.

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        1. He really wanted Lzzy to play “this little piggie,” but he never had the guts to ask. So he put them up there hoping she’d do it unprompted, but alas, he’s still unpiggied to this day.

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