Love-Hate-Sex-Pain

Album: The Oracle (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from American heavy metal band Godsmack's fifth studio album, The Oracle.
  • The song is a rare balladic number and its origins lie in a tune that drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola wrote several years previously. Larkin told Pop Culture Madness: "Love-Hate-Sex-Pain is special to me because I feel it has a different sound for the band, and it was a song that Tony and I put together many years ago, and honestly never imagined it being picked for a Godsmack record. When Sully put the lyrics and melody to it, it was like seeing a child grow up."

Comments: 2

  • Zack from Noblesville, InGreat, awesome, bad@$$ song.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjThe Lyrics in the 1st verse should be, "Walk beside an emptiness/that leads me by my hand." I think that lyric excerpt is even in the booklet!
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