Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Ben E. King – That's When It Hurts lyrics

That's when it hurts
Oh, oh, yeah
That's when it hurts, ooh

You don't kiss me
Like you used to do
You don't miss me, darling
Darling, darling, darling
When the night is through

So I sit at home
Turn off the light
Here comes the night

That's when it hurts
Yeah, yeah, yeah
That's when it hurts, ooh

I'm going downtown to Joey's place
And I know that, darling
I'm gonna walk right in
And I'll see your face

Yes, you'll be dancing
With someone new
Here comes the pain

That's when it hurts
Oh, oh, yeah
That's when it hurts, ooh

Then you're gonna
See me sitting all alone
Based at the corner table

And I'll be sitting there smiling, honey
Sitting over there somewhere by myself
Smoking a cigarette

Then you're gonna feel
That you'll have to come over
And say something real nice to me
Oh, baby, that's when
My eyes will get wet

And I'll walk out the door
And I'll walk back home
Take the same street
That we used to take
When we walked alone

Then I'll see your friends
All pitying me
Whoa, their sympathy

That's when it hurts
Oh, oh, oh, yeah
That's when it hurts
Yeah, yeah
It hurts, it hurts, oh, yeah
That's when it hurts...

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct
Submitted bycharcotfoot


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.