Love Is Stronger Than Death

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"Love Is Stronger Than Death"
Single by The The
from the album Dusk
Released June 1993
Format CD Single
12" Vinyl
Recorded 1992 - 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:39
Label Epic
Writer(s) Matt Johnson
The The singles chronology
"Slow Emotion Replay"
"Love Is Stronger Than Death"
"I Saw the Light"

Love Is Stronger Than Death is a song from The The's album Dusk. It was written by Matt Johnson, only constant member of The The. Johnson wrote this song following the death of his brother. In his depression, he found that writing this song was therapeutic for him.

The title is a paraphrase of a biblical quote: "Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame." (Song of Solomon 8:6).

The song is also featured on the soundtrack to the Gregg Araki movie Nowhere, and plays over the film's closing credits.

The song went to #39 on the UK charts in 1993, and hit #14 on the Modern Rock charts.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD (Part 1) - Epic 659371 2

  1. "Love Is Stronger Than Death"
  2. "The Sinking Feeling" (Live)
  3. "The Mercy Beat" (Live)
  4. "Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)" (Live)

UK CD (Part 2) - Epic 659371 5

  1. "Love Is Stronger Than Death"
  2. "Infected" (New Version) (Live)
  3. "Soul Mining" (New Version) (Live)
  4. "Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)" (New Version) (Live)


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