Riff: Bullet For My Valentine – “Truth Hurts”

Feb 12, 2013

It’s just a circle that’s going/It spirals down and it sends you to hell

from Truth Hurts lyrics by Bullet for My Valentine

The formula for BFMV is simple: wrap an entire song around a cliche and let the instrumentation do the rest. Evidently they want you to feel their malcontent because lyrically it’s about as mundane as it can get. The truth hurts for a variety of reasons and they can’t seem to pinpoint a single one.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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