How can nails scratch the deepest
Have you broken skin this time
Put your mark into me deeper
As you drown me with your eyes
Help my hand over your mouth
As you scream at me to feel
Coat my scars with understanding
But I can't promise anything

Can you tell
That I picked my poison well
That I have no more to sell to you
Is it really that important that I settle down
Does it really even matter that I have my doubts
I search for the one who needs
I reach for the one who bleeds

I forget to dream in color
I am better off alone
On a ? or under cover
We are shadows on our own
Loose ourselves in open waters
Always swimming back to shore
My addictions have no boundaries
Now I'm crying out for more

Can you tell
That I picked my poison well
That I have no more to sell to you
Is it really that important that I settle down
Does it really even matter that I have my doubts
I search for the one who needs
I reach for the one who bleeds
Like me

I have my doubts
I have my doubts
And so does everybody else
So help me take this all away
You gotta help me take this all away
Please help me take this all away
And bleed like me
So help me take this all away
You gotta help me take this all away
Please help me take this all away
And bleed like me

Is it really that important that I settle down
Does it really even matter that I have my doubts
I search for the one who needs
I reach for the one who bleeds

I reach for
I reach for
I reach for
I reach for
I reach for the one who bleeds
Like me!



Lyrics submitted by BeachBumm

"Bleed Like Me" as written by Aaron Montgomery, Peter Charell, Chris Brown, Simon Ormandy

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment:I think it means that he will reach out to the one who has the same problems in his life and try to help them overcome those problems.

    I like the transition from the verse to the chours.

    phoenix6475on September 20, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:the lyrics r wrong...
    harsh realmon October 10, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I think he wants to settle down with the one person that understands him.

    Maybe not the person he is speaking of in the song.
    I Am The Tommy Gunon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:((Corrected Lyrics))

    Have your nails scratched the deepest
    Have you broken skin this time
    Made your mark and took me deeper
    As you drowned me with your eyes
    I held my hand over your mouth
    As you screamed at me to bleed
    You felt my scars with understanding
    But, I cant promise anything

    Can you tell
    That I pick My poison well
    that I have no more to sell to you

    is it really that important that i settle down
    does it really even matter that i have my doubts
    i search for the one who needs
    i reach for the one who bleeds like me

    I forget to dream in color
    I am better off alone
    Honest hearts are undercover
    We are shadows on our own
    Lose ourselves in open waters
    Always swimming back to shore
    But, my addictions have no bounderies
    And now im crying out for more

    Can you tell
    That I pick My poison well
    that I have no more to sell to you

    is it really that important that i settle down
    does it really even matter that i have my doubts
    i search for the one who needs
    i reach for the one who bleeds like me

    i have my doubts
    i have my doubts
    and so does everbody else
    so help me take this all away
    you gotta help me take this all away
    please help me take this all away
    and bleed like me
    so help me take this all away
    you gotta help me take this all away
    please help me take this all away
    and bleed like me

    is it really that important that i settle down
    does it really even matter that i have my doubts
    i search for the one who needs
    i reach for the one who bleeds

    i reach for
    i reach for
    i reach for
    i reach for
    i reach for the one who bleeds
    like me!
    openureyeson January 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:sounds like he wants someone who understands drug abuse to help him quit. and he's unsure if he can do it.
    sdittmarazon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song has to do with a guy choosing a girl that may not be the right person for him,yet is accepting it because deep inside he loves her. I think by him saying he picks his poison well, means choosing the girl that may be the worst thing for him, since I THINK this is a painful relaitonship for both of them and it becomes so mentally straining that" i forget to dream in color
    i am better off alone "

    my addictions have no bounderies
    now im crying out for more
    Hes ADDICTED to her and cant be apart from her..basically its looking past the struggles of relationships and understanding you sometimes need a change in your usual type, and begin looking for the one who you feel drawn to rather than the one that seems right.
    lacunacoil86on January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song has to do with a guy choosing a girl that may not be the right person for him,yet is accepting it because deep inside he loves her. I think by him saying he picks his poison well, means choosing the girl that may be the worst thing for him, since I THINK this is a painful relaitonship for both of them and it becomes so mentally straining that" i forget to dream in color
    i am better off alone "

    my addictions have no bounderies
    now im crying out for more
    Hes ADDICTED to her and cant be apart from her..basically its looking past the struggles of relationships and understanding you sometimes need a change in your usual type, and begin looking for the one who you feel drawn to rather than the one that seems right.
    lacunacoil86on January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song has to do with a guy choosing a girl that may not be the right person for him,yet is accepting it because deep inside he loves her. I think by him saying he picks his poison well, means choosing the girl that may be the worst thing for him, since I THINK this is a painful relaitonship for both of them and it becomes so mentally straining that" i forget to dream in color
    i am better off alone "

    my addictions have no bounderies
    now im crying out for more
    Hes ADDICTED to her and cant be apart from her..basically its looking past the struggles of relationships and understanding you sometimes need a change in your usual type, and begin looking for the one who you feel drawn to rather than the one that seems right.
    lacunacoil86on January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:WoW BeachBumm Im sorry but you need to get the CDs…they come with the lyrics…it makes me sad that other people look at these lyrics…and they are ALL wrong it completely changed the meaning to the songs…
    Jmarie90on April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:***The REAL Lyrics*** openureyes was close

    Have your nails scratch the deepest
    Have you broken skin this time
    Made your mark and took me deeper
    As you drown me with your eyes
    I held my hand over your mouth
    As you scream at me to feel
    You felt my scars with understanding
    But I can't promise anything

    Can you tell
    That I picked my poison well
    That I have no more to sell to you
    Is it really that important that I settle down
    Does it really even matter that I have my doubts
    I search for the one who bleeds
    I reach for the one who bleeds

    I forget to dream in color
    I am better off alone
    Honest hearts are undercover
    We are shadows on our own
    Lose ourselves in open waters
    Always swimming back to shore
    My addictions have no bounderies
    Now I'm crying out for more

    Can you tell
    That I picked my poison well
    That I have no more to sell to you
    Is it really that important that I settle down
    Does it really even matter that I have my doubts
    I search for the one who bleeds
    I reach for the one who bleeds
    Like me

    I have my doubts
    I have my doubts
    And so does everbody else
    So help me take this all away
    You gotta help me take this all away
    Please help me take this all away
    And bleed like me
    So help me take this all away
    You gotta help me take this all away
    Please help me take this all away
    And bleed like me

    Is it really that important that I settle down
    Does it really even matter that I have my doubts
    I search for the one who bleeds
    I reach for the one who bleeds

    I reach for
    I reach for
    I reach for
    I reach for
    I reach for the one who bleeds
    Like me!


    Well i think this song is the about something different then from what you guys said.
    I think it is about a guy who doesnt want be with the girl, because he thinks he isnt worthy. He is searching for someone who has issues, as if he doesn't want to taint her of something.
    She HAS broke his skin, as in she has made an impact to him. she has filled his scars with understanding. SHE really wants him as he does her, but he has too many issues and feels that they wil impact her negative.
    for the most part in the song he is arguing with himself; debating whether or not he should be with her.

    "So help me take this all away
    You gotta help me take this all away
    Please help me take this all away
    And bleed like me
    So help me take this all away
    You gotta help me take this all away
    Please help me take this all away
    And bleed like me"

    I think that right here he is saying that she could make him better by "bleeding like him", or having scars. but she doesnt have scars and he does. i keep going in circles. lol.

    "Can you tell
    That I picked my poison well?"

    Meaning he screwed himself by doing whatever he did in his past. and the next three lines:

    "That I have no more to sell to you
    Is it really that important that I settle down
    Does it really even matter that I have my doubts"

    He is trying to tell her that he has a say in the matter, she cant just decide that they should be together.
    AlternativeControlon August 23, 2007   Link

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