"Blood To Bleed" as written by Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath, Brandon Barnes and Christopher Chasse....
This place rings with echoes of
Lives once lived but now are lost
Time spent wondering about tomorrow
I don't care if we lose it all tonight
Up in flames, burning bright
Warming the air of the world

I don't love you anymore' is all I remember you telling me
Never have I felt so cold
I have no more blood to bleed
As my heart has been draining into the sea

Since I've taken your footsteps
Getting me closer to what is left
Of the dreams of what I once claimed to know

Within my bones this resonates
Boiling blood will circulate
Could you tell me again what you did this for?

I don't love you anymore' is all I remember you telling me
Never have I felt so cold
I have no more blood to bleed
As my heart has been draining into the sea

Still I wait
With a hope inside of me (inside of me)
So still (so still) I wait (I wait)
Until again we meet
Until again we meet

Within my bones this resonates
Boiling blood will circulate
Could you tell me again what you did this for?

I don't love you anymore' is all I remember you telling me
Never have I felt so cold
I have no more blood to bleed
As my heart has been draining into the sea

Still I wait
With a hope (so still) inside of me (I wait)
So still (a hope) I wait (inside of me)


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"Blood to Bleed" as written by Christopher Chasse Brandon Barnes

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    General CommentI relate to this song being about a really bad breakup.

    "This place rings with echoes of
    Lives once lived but now are lost
    Time spent wondering about tomorrow..."

    Being in an apartment after he/she leaves. You think back to all the routines, the time spent with that other person. And you constantly think about tomorrow... does it get worse or better?

    "“I don’t love you anymore” is all I remember you telling me
    Never have I felt so cold
    I have no more blood to bleed
    As my heart has been draining into the sea"

    To sit there and have someone tell you they don't love you when you love them more than anything is the worst. You really feel like something is dying inside.

    "Since I’ve taken your footsteps
    Getting me closer to what is left
    Of the dreams of what I once claimed to know"

    To me that is saying... your taking that other person's road of just not caring, letting go. You give up caring just trying to find something normal again.

    "Within my bones this resonates
    Boiling blood will circulate
    Could you tell me again what you did this for?"

    He/She's pissed. Everything you thought normal, all your plans/dreams were torn away when the other person left. All you really want to know now is why?

    I can really relate to this song. I really got into Rise Against because of it when my wife and I divorced. Great song whatever your opinion on the meaning though.
    Sentinelon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment“I don’t love you anymore” is all I remember you telling me
    Never have I felt so cold
    I have no more blood to bleed
    As my heart has been draining into the sea


    obviously about a break up
    thrice71on November 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA ballad in my eyes.
    scraggleson November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wouldn't be so quick to assume It's about a break-up. Their songs tend to have more practicaly (ie political/social) meanings.
    thedudon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentagree with you, dud, but i think this one does haveta do a bit with a girl..

    Still I wait
    With a hope inside of me (inside of me)
    So still (so still) I wait (I wait)
    Until again we meet
    Until again we meet

    Within my bones this resonates
    Boiling blood will circulate
    Could you tell me again what you did this for?

    “I don’t love you anymore” is all I remember you telling me
    Never have I felt so cold
    I have no more blood to bleed
    As my heart has been draining into the sea

    it just fits
    grayed_rainbowon January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. Rise Against are wicked. This song, IMO, is about a breakup, as said before, and you cannot convince me otherwise unless there is a quote of one of the band members stating otherwise.
    -||PunkRockDude||-on February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a break up. /comments.
    downseton February 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about a Break-up...duh...but i love it because its not just a quick ooh we broke-up oh well kinda song..it gets really into it! i luv it!

    ~Vampy
    vampirella666on February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAt their show near Valentines day they said:
    "So, how was your Valentines Day? Well, I spent mine with three men. Well, here's a song about when your heart is broken" Then they started playing Blood to Bleed. THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME!
    LastGambleon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my fav songs - rise against is fucken amazing!
    And its definitely about a break-up.

    some of the lyrics are wrong - in the 2nd verse it's:
    Steps, I take in your footsteps
    Aren't getting me closer to what is left

    And in the chorus its:
    But I've no more blood to bleed
    Coz my heart has been draining into the sea
    flowapetalsofdoomon July 15, 2005   Link

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