Don’t wanna love, don’t wanna hurt
If all that loneliness requires
Is just another’s comfort
The reality of love is often pain, with the possibility of heartbreak and loss amplifying through the soul and dark thoughts persisting for years. The singer has power in love and knows that he can, with even simple actions, cause immense harm to his lover. Avoiding this, Passion Pit first labels love as a thing of the greedy, to be possessed rather than shared and ultimately egotistical. When love is rejected, their truth is revealed: loneliness, like lust, is too often mistaken for love, so much so that the meaning of each is tainted. The immediate satisfaction of being near someone cures much of this, leaving the singer in full belief of his mostly misguided and grief-stricken view on love. Avoiding the hurt is part of the attraction of a shared love, but it appears as if Michael Angelakos has fallen off to many times to try again right now.
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