"Bleeding Love" as written by and Ryan Tedder Jesse Mccartney....
Closed off from love, I didn't need the pain
Once or twice was enough, but it was all in vain
Time starts to pass, before you know it, you're frozen
But something happened, for the very first time with you
My heart melts into the ground, found something true
And everyone's looking round, thinking I'm going crazy

But I don't care what they say
I'm in love with you
They try to pull me away, but they don't know the truth
My heart's crippled by the vein, that I keep on closing
You cut me open and I

Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
I keep bleeding, I keep, keep bleeding love
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
You cut me open

Trying hard not to hear, but they talk so loud
Their piercing sounds fill my ears, try to fill me with doubt
Yet I know that the goal, is to keep me from falling
But nothings greater, than the rush that comes with your embrace
And in this world of loneliness, I see your face
Yet everyone around me, thinks that I'm going crazy, maybe, maybe

But I don't care what they say
I'm in love with you
They try to pull me away, but they don't know the truth
My heart's crippled by the vein, that I keep on closing
You cut me open and I

Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
I keep bleeding, I keep, keep bleeding love
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
You cut me open

And it's draining all of me
Oh they find it hard to believe
I'll be wearing these scars, for everyone to see

I don't care what they say, I'm in love with you
They try to pull me away, but they don't know the truth
My heart's crippled by the vein, that I keep on closing
You cut me open and I

Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
I keep bleeding, I keep, keep bleeding love
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
Oh, you cut me open and I

Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
I keep bleeding, I keep, keep bleeding love
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
Oh, you cut me open and I

Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love


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"Bleeding Love" as written by Ryan Tedder Jesse Mccartney

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  • +4
    General CommentI love this song more now than I did before now that I understand fully all the lyrics. It's about a girl (Leona) who had been hurt by love so many times before until she met this guy that she finally fell in love with truely, but now that she finally found this guy everyone doesn't want her to be with him. You can feel the desperate emotions through this song...and that people keep trying to tell her that she shouldn't be with him and it starts to pull her down but she knows that she must stand up for (what she believes in ) who she loves. And she explains how great it feels to be with him("But nothing's greater than the rush that comes with your embrace")..but no one can see it and they think that she is just going crazy! The chorus exemplifies on the fact that whenever she is with him he just opens her up (aka the "cutting her open") and she can't stop expressing her love towards him (aka the "bleeding" love) I think bleeding is a good term to symbolize this because it is like a constant flow like it just keeps flowing from her heart. I am in love with this song. I analyzed it for an English project. <3
    meismeok921on May 28, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti think this is about a woman whos been hurt in the past and in order to stop herself from getting hurt shes closed her heart off to the world. Until she met this man that made her melt and see love in a different light again.

    But like the others he hurt her, her friends are warning her about him, saying hes bad, but now that shes opened herself up and fallen in love shes just doesnt know how to stop. She doesnt want to hear the bad because hes her everything.

    Loves made her weak.
    stacey_garner87on December 16, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about being in love with someone so much even though everyone around is trying to stop it from happening. Unconditional love.

    Love this song and love the beat. Glad she never faded like the rest.
    x_fallenangel_xon October 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about a girl who keeps going back to the same guy even though he keeps hurting her every time. "You cut me open" is him hurting her. But she "keeps bleeding love," meaning that even when he hurts her, she continues to love him rather than leave him for good. And everyone who loves her knows that he's just going to hurt her again so thery're trying to stop her from falling for him again. "Yet I know that the goal is to keep me from falling." It's sad really. Reminds me of my best friend.
    GCIMF`on October 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou and your lover had something special.
    It all began with that one night....who knew you'd both be there?
    Love was in the air. You could feel it. They did too.
    But everyone thought you were crazy for feeling the way you do.
    They aren't "right" for you, they say.
    But you don't care.
    Now, though, things are different.
    They don't love you like they used to.
    No matter how much love you bleed, it doesn't matter.
    He/she is with someone new. Are they just trying to make you jealous?
    There was nothing you want more then to be in their arms again.
    Everyone thinks your insane because you still love him/her.
    You know that with all your love, it's draining you.
    Your scarred. You don't know how to live again.
    And everyone around you can see that.
    Except for him/her.
    They'll never know the pain they put you through.
    They are cutting you open and there's nothing you can do.
    MusicalMeaningon November 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI read a few comments and thought I would put in my 2 cents. Yes this is all probably wrong but here goes

    This song is as many said about love how ever its about the pain of love and how its hurts so much that you manefest it by cutings you self until that is what you love doing till you feel better...let me try to explain

    There comes a time when you feel such pain and you reach a pinicale( this is the frozen part) and then something happens to you where the 1st time you actually do something like harm your self and every ones looking at you like your crazy (2nd stanza of the song) but you dont care about what others think because of the pain that your lost love has caused...so you keep cutting your self and keep bleeding but people keep trying to stop you (3rd part ) but you cant, even though you know what they are saying is right...but soon that razr or what ever you use to cut your self becomes so important that when that blood rushes our your wrist/arms etc you finally feel good cause now your emotion is a physical manifistation. This is where the "i'll be wearing the scars for every one to see" part is . And so the cycle continues till you deal with your loss by cutting your self to keep the emotional pain away, yet you blame your loved one you lost for your cutting ( you cut me open and I )...that just my take on it ...feel free to slam it but as a person who has been a cutter and done it for the very reason described above i take the song as a personal song of one that is sick of love and deals with it by loving their scars caused by the self mutulation.
    zzeek4on November 09, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThe song is about a girl who is emotionally hurt by her lover repeatedly.
    "Closed off from love
    I didn't need the pain
    Once or twice was enough
    And it was all in vain
    Time starts to pass
    Before you know it you're frozen" - Here, she indicates that she was hurt in all of her past relationships. All of her efforts resulted in vain. She was tired of facing pain again and hence, she decided to be immune to pain by avoiding love. However, as time passes by, she realizes that she has become numb or "frozen" inside since her heart is hollow without love. She does not feel complete.

    "But something happened
    For the very first time with you
    My heart melts into the ground
    Found something true
    And everyone's looking round
    Thinking I'm going crazy" - Then, she meets a guy and falls head over heels. She was already sick of feeling so incomplete. That's when she meets him. He seemed like a perfect match for her and the desperation to feel love broke down all of her previously built defenses. She fell hopelessly in love with him. Everyone thinks he is wrong for her and warns her that he is going to hurt her eventually like all of her past boyfriends.

    "But I don't care what they say
    I'm in love with you
    They try to pull me away
    But they don't know the truth
    My heart's crippled by the vein
    That I keep on closing
    You cut me open and I
    Keep bleeding
    Keep, keep bleeding love
    I keep bleeding
    I keep, keep bleeding love
    Keep bleeding
    Keep, keep bleeding love
    You cut me open"- Here, she is overlooking all the warnings that people are giving her. Because she knows that no one knows how he makes her feel the way she does. And all this time, she had closed her heart to love to avoid torment. It worsened her condition and her heart became "crippled" because her world became bleak without love. This guy comes and cuts her heart open. He cuts the vein which is acting as a shield over her heart and makes it open towards love. When he opened it, she starts "bleeding love", that is, she starts loving him unconditionally. Now, she is free to love. But what he is actually doing is cutting her heart which is going to leave a scar. This implies that she is emotionally abused by him. That is why she is "bleeding" because she is in pain. But, even then, all she is doing is loving him wholeheartedly, hence, she is "bleeding love".

    "Trying hard not to hear
    But they talk so loud
    Their piercing sounds fill my ears
    Try to fill me with doubt
    Yet I know that the goal
    Is to keep me from falling
    But nothing's greater
    Than the rush that comes with your embrace
    And in this world of loneliness
    I see your face
    Yet everyone around me
    Thinks that I'm going crazy, maybe, maybe"- Everyone is telling her to let go of him because they all see that he is causing her pain. Everyone tries to keep her from falling in love with him. She tries to overlook the warnings but, deep down, she knows that they are right. However, the intense and unconditional love she feels for him overshadows her judgment. She tolerates the misery and continues to be with him.

    "And it's draining all of me
    Oh they find it hard to believe
    I'll be wearing these scars
    For everyone to see" - I think that she is implying how the relationships is killing her inside. He knowingly or inadvertently is hurting her. She feels all the scars he has given her. But loves him too blindly to let him go.

    Its such a captivating song about the struggle between what her head and heart are saying.
    glamgirl12333on April 30, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song to me is about trying so hard to close off the way you feel. Listening to what everyone thinks is the right thing to do and not following your own heart. Its about shutting your heart down and how badly hurts it can be a crippling feeling. Never close the heart to love it may be the only chance you get at real love. The heart knows what the heart wants.
    wrily4on August 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a different interpretation of this song.

    Closed off from love
    I didn’t need the pain
    Once or twice was enough
    And it was all in vain
    Time starts to pass
    Before you know it you’re frozen

    ^^^She's fallen in love and it's ended...

    But something happened
    For the very first time with you
    My heart melts into the ground
    Found something true
    And everyone’s looking round
    Thinking I’m going crazy

    ^^ She's re-telling the story, she fell in love and it was so deep that she felt her heart melt but people were telling her he is wrong for her..

    But I don’t care what they say
    I’m in love with you
    They try to pull me away
    But they don’t know the truth
    My heart’s crippled by the vein
    That I keep on closing
    You cut me open and I

    ^^ She says that she doesnt care what they say becuase she's in love with him but she's keeps trying to close her vein ( which is her love for him)...
    and he cuts her open ( which mean he keeps coming back into her life)

    Keep bleeding
    Keep, keep bleeding love
    I keep bleeding
    I keep, keep bleeding love
    Keep bleeding
    Keep, keep bleeding love
    You cut me open

    ^^ and she bleeds love for him each and every time...

    another interpretation for this song is that she's gone back to her ex and everyone thinks it's a bad idea but she's in love with him soo much, all she does is bleed love for him.
    Tinkerson October 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsooo...sad part is that some of you don't get that this is a website about putting up what the lyrics mean, no one wants to hear your drama and bull#*$$ like the lil school girl and pansy that you are...lems, and sammykzs
    bluemusiq7on November 12, 2007   Link

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