"It Hurts" is the second single in Europe by Angels & Airwaves' from the debut album We Don't Need to Whisper. A short-film for this song was released on April 18 on the Angels & Airwaves official website, which continues where the video for "The Adventure" left off. During the time of its first release, it peaked on the UK charts at #59. The song was also released as a downloadable track for the video game Rock Band on May 6, 2008.
A lead guitar riff and heavy drums kick in and stop. As the vocals make their entrance, everything grows towards an emotional chorus that culminates in DeLonge admitting 'it hurts' over and over.
Tom DeLonge: "I have a friend who's got a girlfriend that's the cheating type. It's a terrible situation where my friend is being crushed from the inside out by all the manipulative stuff she's doing and this song's about that."