"Bandages" as written by Matthew John Tokarsky and Bryan Patrick Campbell....
Bandages on my legs and my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages
Up and down on my legs my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages

These bandages cover more than scrapes, cuts and bruises from regrets and mistakes
I've been hoping your moping around the street again
I've been tripping from sipping the dripping dirty water tap
I've been poking a voodoo doll that you do not know I made
These bandages are anonymity
I've been shaking from making an awful decision
I've been running and running
Feels like my head is spinning round and round, around, around, around, around, around

Bandages on my legs and my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages
Up and down on my legs and my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages

I've been hoping your moping around the street again
I've been tripping from sipping the dripping dirty water tap
I've been poking a voodoo doll that you do not know I made
For you, of you, let's see what needles do
I've been shaking from making an awful decision
I've been thinking I'm drinking too many drinks all by myself
I've been running and running
Feels like my head is spinning round and round, around, around, around, around, around

Bandages on my legs and my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages
Up and down on my legs and my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages
Bandages on my legs and my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages
Bandages, bandages, bandages

Don't worry now, don't worry now, don't worry cause it's all under control
Don't worry now, don't worry now, don't worry cause it's all under control
Don't worry now, don't worry now, don't worry cause it's all under control
Don't worry now, don't worry now, don't worry cause it's all under control
Don't worry now, don't worry now, don't worry cause it will all turn around,
Around, around, around, around, around, around, around

Bandages on my legs and my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages
Up and down on my legs and my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages
Bandages on my legs and my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages
Up and down on my legs and my arms from you
Bandages, bandages, bandages
Bandages, bandages, bandages
Bandages, bandages, bandages


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"Bandages" as written by Matthew John Tokarsky Bryan Patrick Campbell

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  • +1
    General Commentthe voodoo doll verse is priceless
    -grins- genius
    *mLe*on March 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentanother song about insecurity and masking your true feelings. He sings about what keeps him from this girl who obviously rejects him. So he runs from the problem by getting drunk and getting back at her in his own mind with not-so-well-wishes.
    ShesMyAlcatrazon March 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentam i the only one who interpreted this song as being about heroin addiction?

    i dunno this is a quick interpretation maybe someone else sees it the same way i do and can come up with something better

    Bandages on my legs and my arms from you
    Bandages, bandages, bandages
    Up and down... (the bandages are covering up his track marks)



    These bandages cover more than scrapes, cuts and bruises from regrets and mistakes (another reference to the various holes and bruises in his arm and he is stating that using he regrets using heroin)


    I've been hoping your moping around the street again (he's thinking about it and is waiting for someone to tell him they have it)


    I've been tripping from sipping the dripping dirty water tap(the dripping dirty water is his heroin filled blood and the fresh track is the tap)


    I've been poking a voodoo doll that you do not know I made(the voodoo doll is the spoon)


    These bandages are anonymity (anonymity is not letting anyone really know who he is which is a heroin addict and that's how he bandages up his problem and keeps himself safe)

    I've been shaking from making an awful decision
    I've been running and running
    feels like my head is spinning round and round, around, around, around, around, around (he is getting sick and having racing thoughts from withdrawal)


    I've been poking a voodoo doll that you do not know I made
    For you, of you, let's see what needles do (the voodoo doll is the spoon and its made of heroin cause heroin is in it needle is self explanatory)

    Don't worry now, don't worry now, don’t worry cause it's all under control... (the whole feel of this part with the music and lyrics is right after he shoots up the high and mellow feeling heroin makes you feel care free and like everything is under control)
    markboothbyon December 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationAfter seeing the music video, I began to think this song is more about the relative assumed safety of medical practices.
    Especially the line "don't worry now, 'cause it's all under control" which seems as though it's mimicking what a doctor would say.

    The part about poking a voodoo doll could also be used imagery of medical practitioners trying new procedures on patients without thorough testing.

    The line "moping and hoping around the street again" might have to do with not being sure of your health, and "tripped in dirty water, tap" could be a metaphor for suddenly and accidentally getting a disease and being forced to see a doctor about it.

    It could be about more than this, perhaps the parts about cuts up and down his legs is about self mutilation, as well.
    Perhaps not.

    This is simply my interpretation.
    vigorousjon September 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is irresistible.

    If only bandages could cover up mistakes...
    livebackwardson March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome awesome aweomse awesoema woemsrmoe
    awaweo
    rsadgf asd
    ad

    anyone find lyrics to Ulysses? i love that song.
    awaitworthwhileon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song.
    destoryed_dreamson March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that they, or the director, got the concept for this video from the movie Brazil. If anyone has seen it, you know what I'm talking about. There's a scene in the movie where the mother, who's obsessed with her looks, is getting some fast lift jobs done, and they use the same techniques as in the video.

    This song reminds me about some people I know...
    aldaon March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis sonfg is just plain awesome!
    MyFriendGoOon March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt a great metaphor for being a victim.

    Killer song too.
    LastGreatMistakeon March 27, 2003   Link

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