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"Hurt for Long" is the eighth single recorded by In Real Life released on July 12, 2019 via Hollywood Records. It serves as the third track for their debut studio album, She Do.

They first performed the song earlier that year on the first of June at the Cheesefest event in Wisconsin. They also performed it at Kiss the Summer Hello in Cleveland, Ohio and at the venue, The Basement at Oskar Blues in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lyrically the song goes in a mature direction compared to the band's other songs, touching on the subject of a toxic, abusive relationship.

Background

On July 5th, In Real Life posted a teaser of a pulsing heart in pixels, before it announced "7.12.19", indicating the date of release. The band additionally changed their user profile pictures to blurred pixels, which is seen on their single's cover art on the left-hand side. The majority of the fans guessed "Hurt for Long" due to the caption being hearts with the last one broken. Three days later on July 8th it was confirmed in a teaser video, and available to pre-save.

The sound is similar to that of a video game, which becomes apparent in the chorus. Thomas Crane revealed that a year ago (presumably close or near July 2018) the song was in the process of the making.

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Sergio Calderon]
Gonna be some nights when you try to fall asleep, but it's not easy
Hope you tell yourself that it's not your fault yeah, yeah
Your favorite pair of shoes, a ring or two
Those are things things you don't go back for
Don't give him an excuse to see you at all

[Pre-Chorus: Drew Ramos]
Drunk dialing you at a quarter past 2:00, saying he’s made a mistake[note 1]
Saying there's nobody better for you,[note 2] he doesn't know I'm on my way

[Chorus: Chance Perez and All]
Don't you think for a minute, he's irreplaceable[note 3]
I know he hurt you but it won't hurt for long, hurt for long
He thinks you're out of options, you're about to prove him wrong
'Cause I'm right here making sure you don't hurt for long, hurt for long
Hurt for long, hurt for long
Hurt for long, hurt for long

[Verse 2: Drew Ramos]
I'll make you forget all the pain and all the stress that he left on you
Every single second I pull you close yeah, yeah
I know you were loyal and he was spoiled
All the things he took for granted, those are all the things that I love the most

[Pre-Chorus: Conor Smith]
Now he's drunk dialing you at a quarter past 2:00, saying he's made a mistake
Saying there's nobody better for you, but it's already too late

[Chorus: Chance Perez and All]
Don't you think for a minute, he's irreplaceable
I know he hurt you but it won't hurt for long, hurt for long
He thinks you're out of options, you're about to prove him wrong
'Cause I'm right here making sure you don't hurt for long, hurt for long
Hurt for long, hurt for long
Hurt for long, hurt for long
Hurt for long, hurt for long
'Cause I'm right here making sure you don't hurt for long, hurt for long

[Bridge: Brady Tutton]
Make it feel like it's all in the past like
Never even happened, never even happened
Make it feel like it's all in the past like
Never even happened, never even happened

[Chorus: Chance Perez and All]
Don’t you think for a minute, he’s irreplaceable (irreplaceable)
I know he hurt you but it won't hurt for long, hurt for long
He thinks you're out of options, you're about to prove him wrong
'Cause I'm right here making sure you don't hurt for long, hurt for long
Hurt for long, hurt for long (making sure you don't)
Hurt for long, hurt for long (making sure you don't)
Hurt for long, hurt for long
'Cause I'm right here making sure you don't hurt for long, hurt for long

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Trivia

★ Chance started the song at both the Cheesefest and Kiss the Summer Hello, but when the band performed in Colorado Springs, it was Sergio, following the single's order.

★ In the first of the three choruses, it was longer like the last two when performing it live. In the recording version however, it has two less lines.

★ Photographer Thomas Crane shot and designed the cover art. He said that it was his favorite song that he heard from the band as of 2019.[1]

Notes & References

  1. Often in toxic relationships, the person may continue to return to their lover because, in this case, they think their lover can change. It also implies how the lover "accidentally" hurts her, and continues to do so despite calling it a "mistake" the first time.
  2. This suggests that the lover belittles the person, in order for them to remain together. The lover who is possessive attempts to take away the power and confidence from their partner as they themselves are self-conscious about themselves and the relationship.
  3. There may be two suggestions to this lyric. One is that the person feels unable to escape the situation or that her confidence is all gone.
  1. @bythomascrane (July 9, 2019) — via Instagram.
v eDiscography
Albums
Singles
Eyes Closed · Tattoo (How 'Bout You) · How Badly · Tonight Belongs to You · Got Me Good · Crazy AF · Somebody Like You · Hurt for Long · California Christmas
EPs
Feel This Christmas ⧸ I'll Be Home For Christmas
Covers
Amnesia · Despacito · Drag Me Down · Finesse · Good Things Fall Apart · Havana · Jealous · Mirrors · That's What I Like · The Show Goes On · Viva La Vida
Other
Unreleased
Someone Like You
Collaborations/Featured
Carry On · How Much
Raps/Remixes
Do or Die · Lucky You · My Love
Solo Songs
Hold You Down · How Long · Lighten Up · My Dawgs · Not Sorry · Let's Runaway · No Regrets · Shine · Sometimes · Want You To Know
Solo Covers
18 · 7 Years · A Puro Dolor · All of Me · All of the Stars · Beautiful · Boyfriend · Can't Stop the Feeling! · Cold · Cold Water · Cool · Darte un Beso · El Proximo Viernes · Familiar · Flicker · Get You · Hallelujah · I'm So Tired... (Undecided) · I Feel It Coming · If I Could Fly · Lay Me Down · Let It Go · Little Red Corvette · Moneda · Night Changes · No Me Doy por Vencido · Say You Won't Let Go · Sing · Soarin · Stay · Sweet Creature · This Town · Three Empty Words · We Don't Talk Anymore · Ya Me Enteré · Youth
Boy Band
Stand by Me · A Little More · Somebody to Love · Stay with Me · On Bended Knee · That's What I Like · Stay · There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back · Despacito · Rolling in the Deep · Don't Let Me Down · Uptown Girl · Livin' on a Prayer · True Colors · Can't Take My Eyes Off You · Earned It · How Far I'll Go · I Don't Want to Miss a Thing · See You Again · Since U Been Gone · Without You · Jealous · Titanium · Fighter · The Edge of Glory · Shape of You · I'm Not the Only One · Pillowtalk · Can't Hold Us · Man in the Mirror


External Links

Streaming/download: hollywoodrecs.co/HurtforLong

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