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Love Bites
Song

Love Bites

Def Leppard
Album:
Hysteria

Song Meaning and Background of Love Bites by Def Leopard


The song was a country ballad when Robert John "Mutt" Lange first brought it to the band's attention, and they believed it was unlike anything else they had ever done. After that, the band incorporated power rock components and emotional backup vocals like to those heard in vintage R&B ballads.


A very different song initially known as "Love Bites" was later renamed "I Wanna Be Your Hero" and released as a Hysteria B-side and later on the album Retro Active. Glam metal has been used to characterise the song's musical style, and it is regarded as a classic in the field.


Def Leppard, an English glam metal band, released the song "Love Bites" on their album Hysteria. The power ballad, which reached the top 10 in Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand, is Def Leppard's lone number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song's top position on the UK Singles Chart was number 11.


Lyrics of Love Bites by Def Leopard


If you've got love in your sights

Watch out

Love bites

 

When you make love, do you look in the mirror?

Who do you think of, does he look like me?

Do you tell lies? And say that it's forever

Do you think twice, or just touch and see?

Ooh, babe

Oh, yeah

When you're alone, do you let go?

Are you wild and willing or is it just for show?

Ooh, come on

 

I don't wanna touch you too much, baby

'Cause making love to you might drive me crazy

I know you think that love is the way you make it

So I don't wanna be there when you decide to break it

No

 

Love bites, love bleeds

It's bringing me to my knees

Love lives, love dies

It's no surprise

Love begs, love pleads

It's what I need

 

When I'm with you, are you somewhere else?

Am I getting through or do you please yourself?

When you wake up, will you walk out?

It can't be love if you throw it about

Ooh, babe

 

I don't wanna touch you too much, baby

'Cause making love to you might drive me crazy

Oh

 

Love bites, love bleeds

It's bringing me to my knees

Love lives, love dies

It's no surprise

Love begs, love pleads

It's what I need

 

I don't wanna touch you too much, baby

'Cause making love to you might drive me crazy

I know you think that love is the way you make it

So I don't wanna be there when you decide to break it

No

 

Love bites, love bleeds

It's bringing me to my knees

Love lives, love dies

Love bites, love bleeds

It's bringing me to my knees

Love lives, love dies

It's no surprise

Love begs, love pleads

It's what I need

 

If you've got love in your sights

Watch out

Love bites


Release Date

1988

Songwriter/s

Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Joe Elliott, Rick Savage

Producer/s

Robert John "Mutt" Lange

Label/s

Mercury

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