Have you ever thought love was unfair? Maybe the other person didn’t share the same feelings as you. Maybe the two of you live a million miles away from each other and you keep wondering, can we be together? Maybe you had a fight and it seems unrepairable. Maybe you can’t even find love at all. Whatever your reason, today’s song knows what it feels like.
Love Bites was released as a single in 1988 from the band’s fourth album, Hysteria. It became their only single to ever reach #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It went to #6 in Canada and to #11 in the UK.
In my opinion, the lyrics describe a long distance relationship. The man is always wondering if the girl ever thinks about him because they are so far away from each other. He’s afraid of losing her to someone else. He’s also weary of getting too close because it will only hurt that much more when they have to part ways again.