The Meaning Behind The Song: LOVE SUX by Marisa Maino
As a DJ, I often come across new and exciting songs that resonate with me. One such track that caught my attention is “LOVE SUX” by Marisa Maino. I remember stumbling upon this song at a friend’s house, and from the very first beat, I was captivated.
“LOVE SUX” delves into the complex emotions and aftermath of a failed relationship. It sheds light on the harsh realities of love, which often differ from the movies and songs that portray it as easy and romantic. Marisa Maino expresses her frustration and disappointment through the lyrics, making it relatable to anyone who has experienced a shattered love story.
The song opens with powerful lines that set the tone for the rest of the track. Marisa sings, “The love I have for you has got an edge, It doesn’t go on and on, and on, I hate that I’m still feeling the effects, You’re here, then you’re gone, you’re gone, you’re gone.” These words convey the bittersweet nature of love, where the intensity and euphoria can abruptly turn into heartbreak and emptiness.
In the chorus, Marisa Maino conveys her disillusionment with love, singing, “It’s nothin’ like the movies, It’s nothin’ like the songs, They said that it’d be easy, They were f***ing wrong. Everything I’ve given, Everything I’ve lost, I wish I would’ve known how much that it would cost.” These lyrics highlight the gap between expectations and reality, emphasizing that love is far from the picture-perfect fairy tales we often imagine.
Throughout the song, Marisa Maino expresses her struggle to move on. She acknowledges that despite the pain, she finds herself falling back into the same patterns and habits she developed during the relationship. The lyrics, “I’ve learned to live with the illness of loving you, But you call and I fall right back to, Givin’ into the habits I got from you, I wish they would’ve told me,” showcase the internal conflict she faces.
The bridge of “LOVE SUX” speaks to the universal desire for a fairytale romance, even in the face of heartbreak. Marisa Maino sings, “I still read the stories, the fairytales and dreams, Like ‘happy ever after’ is something I can reach, No matter how it hurts me, no matter how it stings, I know that I’d still give up almost anything.” This section highlights the resilience and vulnerability that love brings out in us, even when it seems hopeless.
“LOVE SUX” is a powerful anthem for anyone who has experienced the pain and disappointment of a failed relationship. It serves as a reminder that love is messy, complicated, and often doesn’t live up to our expectations. Marisa Maino’s raw and relatable lyrics, combined with the catchy pop melodies, make this track both emotionally charged and musically captivating.
The song is featured on Marisa Maino’s album “STAGES OF LOVE & HEARTBREAK,” which was released on April 10, 2020. It was produced by Mike Robinson and written by Mike Robinson, Sarah Troy, and Marisa Maino. The music video for “LOVE SUX” was filmed and edited by Mason Goodson.
“LOVE SUX” is a testament to Marisa Maino’s talent as a singer and songwriter. Her ability to convey genuine emotion through her music is what makes this song so impactful. Whether you’ve been through heartbreak yourself or simply appreciate powerful and relatable music, “LOVE SUX” is definitely a song worth listening to.