"Blood" as written by and Jim Matheos Kevin Moore....
It's been a long time
I thought you'd get it
It's been a long time
but I finally beat the blood
back like you
It's been a long time
but let's just forget it
Ya gotta drive lies
then slowly trace the veins
Put it back in your heart

You helped me to cut our losses
'cause dreamin' isn't living
(don't come home)
Enough is enough coin tosses
We don't know how to treat it
or leave it alone

We got what we want
ask anyone
But war is still war
it's medicine
The wind's at our back
when we attack
'Cause God is our man
He understands (the heart)
it beats for blood


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    General CommentAs it almost always is with Moore, this song is about a relationship:

    "It's been a long time
    I thought you'd get it
    It's been a long time
    but I finally beat the blood
    back like you"

    It's about a woman who comes after him after a long time. He managed to beat the 'blood' back, which means he suppressed all the emotions (both good and bad), feelings, and love he once had for her, just like she (apparently) did.

    "It's been a long time
    but let's just forget it
    Ya gotta drive lies
    then slowly trace the veins
    Put it back in your heart"

    But here he regrets that decision. It's not letting him feel love about anyone again. He wants to forget about all the bad things, tracing the veins (things that happened) and lying himself into the hope that it won't happen again, so that he can start caring about someone once again (whether it's she or someone else). In the end, putting all that 'blood' back into one's heart means it will only get pumped out again.

    "You helped me to cut our losses
    'cause dreamin' isn't living
    (don't come home)
    Enough is enough coin tosses
    We don't know how to treat it
    or leave it alone"

    At a time, she helped him affront their love crash. Dreaming about love is not the same as living it, but he feels it that way when he is around with her, and it probably gets worse with each time he sees her. They're both confused about it since they don't know how to treat their heartache, nor how to leave it alone and just pretend it isn't there.

    "We got what we want
    ask anyone
    But war is still war
    it's medicine
    The wind's at our back
    when we attack
    'Cause God is our man
    He understands (the heart)
    it beats for blood"

    The first two lines mean things are apparently going well for both of them, yet in reality they're still battling all of their feelings. But that inner struggle is at the same time the only cure. Loving someone, while painful, is also euphoric. And it's also what living is all about, the way God intended it to be; it's the way things work.
    1eyedkingon November 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a brilliant song. Easily the best Kevin Moore's done since Another Permanent Address.
    Super_Dudeon July 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the most bizarre songs OSI has ever written.
    Lateralus518on March 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think there are missing some words in the line:
    "but war is still war (........) its medicine??"

    can anybody help?
    sickeningon May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about an addiction to something but it's metaphorically described as blood. This person beats the "blood" back, and tries to get over the addiction. But he can't cure it and can't get over it. He says that God will understand if he decides to go back to the addiction.
    corerulezon April 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"The heart, the heart it beats for blood" One meaning is that it's because the blood that heart beats and the other is that our hearts beat for shedding blood and making wars!

    "We got what we want
    ask anyone
    But war is still war
    it's medicine
    The wind's at our back
    when we attack
    'Cause God is our man
    He understands (the heart)
    it beats for blood"

    These lines certainly allude to war! Specially those wars that the US government has been/is making!

    The rest of the song is personal feelings and relationships and the war inside with oneself or someone else!
    rimastratocasteron July 22, 2013   Link

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