"Bleed" as written by and Amy Lee Terry Balsamo....
Save your twisted enemy
So you might earn forgiveness
You know your whole world is waiting
So why can't you speak?

I feel it coming over me
I'm still a slave to these dreams
Is this the end of everything?
Or just a new way to bleed?

So go and tell all your friends
That I'm a failure underneath
If it makes you feel like a bigger man
But it's my, my heart, my life
That you're calling a lie
I've played this game before
And I can't take anymore

I feel it coming over me
I'm still a slave to these dreams
Is this the end of everything?
Or just a new way to bleed?

By drifting far beyond the edge
Freedom, freedom,
Can't you feel the ground caving in?
Freedom,
Give us a reason to believe again

I feel it coming over me
I'm still a slave to these dreams
Is this the end of everything?
Or just a new way to bleed?


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"A New Way to Bleed [*]" as written by Terry Balsamo Amy Lee

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    General CommentAh, no, I know about the lawsuit. That has little to do with Moody though, and little to do with this song. MTV is known to harbor a lot of overgeneralized statements and unfounded conclusions. In the entire 40 page lawsuit, it didn't define abusive as anything more than verbal. So, yes, I'll remain skeptical.
    LaDiabloon March 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhen I heard this, I thought it was about Amy walking into a room and seeing a poor girl be tortured. The villain (or whoever is doing the torturing) has his/her back to Amy and doesn't see her walk in. When she sees the horrible things that have already been done to the victim, Amy let's out a small gasp (a loud inhale) and then hides behind the corner from which she came. The murderer turns and sees no one and kills the victim. Now shee must live everyday with what she saw and can't tell anyone; not for fear of death, but fear of what he'll do before he kills her. So she tells her self it was a dream to soothe her burning guilt.

    I may have an overactive imagination...
    bleedingsapphireon March 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is possibly about seeing someone being abused, but being afraid to tell, yet knowing you have to anyway.
    At any rate, it's about knowing a secret you're afraid to tell, but you must.
    Bleed's the correct title-I Must Be Dreaming became a nickname later.
    AliceUnbelongingon February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis should be titled Bleed (I Must Be Dreaming), not just bleed

    the lyrics sound like a murderer was caught
    hooglion February 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust thought i'd bring a up an importent fact about evenescence's albums. Amy wrote the song's for them after comeing out of a long lasting abusive relationship, in one interview (if i remember right) she said she was beaten and raped quite often by the guy she was with, but then she started to get stokeholm syndrome that most abused women get, and thought she loved him untill one day she finaly "came to her senses" so to speak, and ended up leaveing him.

    She said that most of the songs on "Fallen" are influenced by that event, though i imagine alot of the songs from "Origin" were aswell.
    lycaoon March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLycao, I don't know what interview you would be talking about, I have NEVER heard her confess to being treated that badly. Mistreated and abused yes, but not raped and not necessarily beaten. I've seen a lot of interviews and researched the band pretty thoroughly, so if you can back up that statement, please do. I'm intrigued to know your sources.

    Actually, Bleed isn't the correct title either. This song was never officially dubbed anything. Both of those are nicknames, though Bleed does seem to have taken a preference.
    LaDiabloon March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSure i'd be glad to show you an interview mtv.com/news/articles/1517717/20051208/… , actualy this one specificly is about the law suit amy filed two months ago against her manager for useing her credit card to buy stuff for his misteress who he was haveing an effair with and for sexual harasment amoung other things, it also mentions that her and ben moody were in a "abbusive relationship", sorta gives the whole him leaveing thing a whole new light. Can't remember where it was i saw her mention she was raped, i think it was on some old interview on much music.
    lycaoon March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, Amy was in an emotionally and physically abusive realationship, and it was with someone who used to be in the band. *cough* Ben! *cough* But, yes, that's what this song is about...
    lil_drummer_grlon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWait...someone explain to me what this song has to do with Ben and Amy's relationship??
    Anyway, i LOVE this song!! One of my faves!
    Amylisciouson April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it REALLY what she wrote it about...it doesnt seem to fit somehow...
    Amylisciouson April 04, 2006   Link

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