"Bloodstream" as written by and Jonathan Taylor James Sturdy....
Wake up look me in the eyes again
I need to feel your hand upon my face
Words can be like knives
They can cut you open
And the silence surrounds you
And holds you
I think I might've inhaled you
I could feel you behind my eyes
You gotten into my bloodstream
I could feel you floating in me

Words can be like knives
They can cut you open
And the silence surrounds you
And holds you
I think I might've inhaled you
I could feel you behind my eyes
You gotten into my bloodstream
I could feel you floating in me

The spaces in between
Two minds and all the places they have been
The spaces in between
I tried to put my finger on it
I tried to put my finger on it
I think I might've inhaled you
I could feel you behind my eyes
You gotten into my bloodstream
I could feel you floating in me
I think I might've inhaled you
I could feel you behind my eyes
You gotten into my bloodstream
I could feel you floating in me


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"Bloodstream" as written by Jonathan Taylor James Sturdy

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  • +10
    General Commenti've probably listened to this every day for a year. no lie. ha. this song is a beautiful lamentation... the speaker is in love with someone, but he's torn up by something that the other person has said. he needs the other person's touch to close "the spaces in between two minds." he's looking for affirmation that the other person is still in love with him as well, or if it's over. either way, the speaker is indelibly immersed with him/her.

    what a song. i wish i could find more music by stateless.

    p.s. i think that it's "words can be like knives."
    rabidglowon October 30, 2007   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationHe's talking about how addicted he is to someone. How even when they hurt him... He still wants to be around them. That being around them even if they hurt him is far better than not being around them at all. "Words can relay nice, they can cut you open....((( But the silence surrounds you and haunts you...)))

    When he says "I think I might have inhaled you, I think you've gotten into my bloodstream... I can feel you floating in me." He's referring to the person as a drug.

    "The two spaces in between two minds and all the places they have been." He's talking about how different he is from the other person, he's trying to figure out what about that person... has him so addicted.
    schwagerjmon August 05, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think its "words can be like knives, they can cut you open" and "you've gotten into my bloodstream, I can feel you FLOWING in me" maybe? makes more sense to me at least
    polaroldanon March 22, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so gorgeous, the beat is incredible.

    I think It should be "Words can be like knives," though.
    Maybexmaeon May 23, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI really like this song, it's just so dark, passionate, beautifully done and tragic.
    I think it's about the loss of someone he loved, but instead of it being just a break up, I think that person died.
    "Wake up look me in the eyes again", here he's pleading for her to not be dead, to 'wake up', because he can't accept the fact that (s)he's is dead.
    "Words can be like knives" I think he's remembering the last words that his love said to him, and how "they can cut you open".
    "The silence surrounds you , and holds you", The silence is death not letting him/her go either.
    "I think I might've inhaled you, I could feel you behind my eyes, You gotten into my bloodstream, I could feel you floating in me," he is referring to how much he loves her/him, it's like a drug, and that because of that he can't just let her go. Then he talks about how different they were, but he loves that much more. HE says he's "Tried to put his finger on it", he doesn't understand what part of him/her is so addictive, but it is, and that feeling is what he can't let go of.
    IceHeart11on July 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamazing song. yeah, lyrics should be:
    "words can be like knives, they can cut you open"

    this song is great. the original is best. i think i may have inhaled someone, they got into my bloodstream and when i listen to this song i think of how much i miss him. i agree with rab... this song is about love..loss maybe too... beautiful.
    sheworeyellowon November 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPerfect. when you just can't get someone out of your head and can't 'put my finger on' why, or missing someone you've lost and wishing it was just a bad dream 'Wake up... look me in the eyes again'. Beautiful.
    I love the bit about spaces in between two minds too. Never knowing someone else entirely but wishing you could close the gap because they have enchanted you.
    Although it's 'Words can be like knives... they can cut you open'
    Why does it say 'relay nice' on all the lyric websites of this song? what does that even mean! Haha.
    insomniac22on May 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correctionit's also "i CAN feel you behind my eyes", not "i could"

    big big <3 for Stateless. I'm glad they're getting more exposure now, thanks to the show using their song.
    eowyn797on March 15, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFor me, this emotive song describes those intense, sublime feelings that evoke inside us when we are infatuated with another person. We are literally addicted to this person as if we have "inhaled them" like some sort of drug.

    I have been in a relationship with the same man for the past 5 years, but I have been really struggling with it. I love him more than words could ever describe, but sometimes I feel lonely in my relationship. Lonely and nostalgic. I crave that feeling described in this song because I have not felt that in years. It seems like I feel nothing anymore. I just wanted to feel something.

    There is someone who has recently sparked those emotions and it is killing me inside. I have never felt so alive, and yet so dead at the same time. These feelings are indescribable and are eating away at me. I wish I could write out everything.

    "The spaces in between two minds and all the places they have been. I try to put my finger on it..."

    We are separated by a significantly large age gap. I don't understand why I feel so strongly for this person when I know what I am doing is entirely wrong, and that it is utterly unrealistic. I tell myself, "This can't be. You can't keep sleeping with him. The more you continue this, the more damage you are doing to your relationship. The more you are going to want him when you know you can never actually have him, and that you shouldn't want him to begin with. You need to stop this so things can go back to normal. You can't change what happened, but you need to fix your mistake." AND then, I can't help myself. The feeling is so alluring that you are compelled to continue. Your rational mind tells you to stop, but some other part of you is beckoned by what could possibly be.
    FragileOneon July 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust about loneliness, loss and missing...
    playmyfavouritesongon November 09, 2007   Link

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