Love Is Stronger Than Death

Songfacts®:

  • Matt Johnson (The The) wrote this song following the death of his brother. In his depression, he found that writing this song was therapeutic for him. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Chris - C-town
  • The title is a paraphrase of a Biblical quote: "Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame." (Song of Solomon 8:6) >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brett - Edmonton, Canada

Comments: 3

  • Kami from Los Angeles, CaI've always loved this song, as I'm a huge the the fan, but after losing someone I love, listening to this song gives me some deeper comfort. I wish more people knew about it. I usually only care about the music in songs but Matt Johnson's lyrics are so insightful that I'm drawn to them and I think this is his best work ever.
  • John from Levittown, NyPhenomenal album , Dusk helped me get through my first year in the Navy relatively sane.
  • Michael from New York City, Ny"dusk" is, in my opinion, one of the greatest and most underrated albums of the last twenty years. this song, as well as "if you can't change the world (change yourself)", is the perfect marriage of musicality and poetry. love it, love it, love it. thanks for including it.
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