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Def Leppard - Love Bites



"Love Bites" is a power ballad recorded by the English glam metal band Def Leppard in 1987 on the album Hysteria. It is Def Leppard's only number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 to date.


The song was a country ballad when Robert John "Mutt" Lange first brought it to the band's attention, and the band believed it sounded like nothing they had done previously. The band then incorporated power rock elements as well as emotional backing vocals reminiscent of R&B ballads at the time. The title "Love Bites" was originally applied to a completely different song, which was later renamed "I Wanna Be Your Hero" and released as a Hysteria B-side and then on the album Retro Active.


The song's musical style has been defined as glam metal, and it is regarded as a genre classic.



Lyrics


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 'n' see? Ooh babe ooh yeah When you're alone, do you let go? Are you wild 'n' willin' or is it just for show? Ooh c'mon I don't wanna touch you too much baby 'Cos 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 bringin' 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 gettin' thru 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 'Cos making love to you might drive me crazy Ooh yeah Love bites, love bleeds It's bringin' me to my knees Love lives, love dies If you've got love in your sights Watch out, love bites Yes it does It will be hell





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