"Blood On My Hands" as written by Quinn Allman, Jeph Howard, Robert Mccracken and Daniel Whitesides....
You felt the coldness in my eyes,
It's something I'm not revealing.
Though you got used to my disguise,
You can't shake this awful feeling.

It's the me that I let you know,
'Cause' I'll never show,
I have my reasons.
I hate to say that I told you so,
But I told you so, yeah!

There's blood on my hands like the blood in you.
Some things can't be treated so,
Don't make me,
Don't make me be myself around you.

Straight from your eyes it's barely me.
Beautifully so disfigured.
This other side that you can't see,
Just praying you won't remember.

Feel the pain that I never show,
I hope you know,
It's never healing.
I hate to say that I told you so, but I told you so.

There's blood on my hands like the blood in you.
Some things can't be treated so,
Don't make me,
Don't make me be myself around you.

Straight from your eyes it's barely me
Beautifully so disfigured.
This other side that you can't see,
Just praying you won't remember.

There's blood.
There's blood.
There's blood, blood, blood.

There's blood on my hands like the blood in you.
Some things can't be treated so,
Don't make me,
Don't make me be myself around you.

There's blood on my hands like the blood in you.
Some things can't be treated so,
Don't make me,
Don't make me be myself around you.

There's blood!


Lyrics submitted by afitch1206

"Blood On My Hands" as written by James Newton Howard Hans Florian Zimmer

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentTo me it sounds like its about a person with a personality disorder. 1 side, you would see them as a social person while the the other side they have a murderous intent which they try to hide. But unfortunately someone found out and now they're probably wishing they never found out about that dark side.
    frenemyon September 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGuitarist Quinn Allman told AOL: "That song is brutal. It's about killing off whatever it is you need to kill off and premeditating that. You can take it anyway you want to, but it's about killing something about yourself or someone. It's awesome."
    ikateon September 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe whispered lyric at the end is "is it realy that hard for you to belive?"

    and i always thought this song was about hiding your real self from everyone because the real you is someone you don't like, someone who is dangerous, hurting, and who hurts other people.
    jax99on March 07, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song might have a comparable concept to the TV show Dexter. In Dexter it talks a lot about how he’s just pretending to live a normal life, and bearing a disguise, so to speak, around other people, when in actual fact he murders murderers in his spare time.

    When it says “some things can’t be treated” it makes me think how his dad recognized that it wasn’t something that they could completely control so he channelled it into something advantageous.

    The whole “there’s blood, blood, blood” etc also makes me think Dexter. Being that Dexter works as a blood splatter analyst.

    It may not be based on the TV series, but it definitely revolves around the same concept.
    crystalizelieson October 26, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIs it just me or does it sound like the guy is a werewolf or a vampire and that he's ashamed about himself? I know it's not, but its kinda weird.
    thegingerfatoneon June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've been pleasantly surprised with this song. it's really good. i sort of wrote the used off after lies for the liars and had no interest in their fourth album whatsoever, but if it's all like this and goes back to the self titled sound, i definitely need to check it out.
    xbayliexon June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song <3
    But I think the lyrics are:

    You felt the coldness in my eyes
    It's something I'm not revealing

    Though you got used to my disguise, you can't shake this awful feeling
    It's the me that I let you know,
    Cause I never showed, I have my reasons
    I hate to say that I told you so, but I told you so...

    There's blood on my hands, like the blood in you
    Some things can't be treated
    So don't make me don't make me be myself around you

    Straight from your eyes it's barely me,
    Beautifully so disfigured
    This other side that you can't see
    Just praying you won't remember

    Feel the pain that I never show
    And I hope you know, it's never healing
    I hate to say that I told you so, but I told you so...

    There's blood on my hands, like the blood in you
    Some things can't be treated
    So don't make me don't make me be myself around you

    Straight from your eyes it's barely me,
    Beautifully so disfigured
    This other side that you can't see
    Just praying you won't remember

    There's blood
    There's blood
    There's blood, blood, blood...

    There's blood on my hands, like the blood in you
    Some things can't be treated
    So don't make me don't make me be myself around you...

    There's blood on my hands, like the blood in you
    Some things can't be treated
    So don't make me don't make me be myself around you...
    kaitlynvandorton June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment* cause im never sure, I have my reasons *
    kaitlynvandorton June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I have to agree with kaitlynvandort, it's "It's the me that I let you know" and "Straight from your eyes it's barely me," but who knows til we actually get the lyrics :) Thank you thank you thank you for putting these up so soon!!!
    yasmiton June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese are the lyrics I have:


    You felt the coldness in my eyes
    And something I'm not revealing
    Though you got used to my disguise
    You can't shake this awful feeling

    It's the me that I let you know
    And I'll never show, I have my reasons
    I hate to say that I told you so, but I told you so

    There's blood on my hands like the blood in you
    Somethings can't be treated
    So don't make me, don't make me be myself around you

    Straight from your eyes it's barely me
    Beautifully so disfigured
    This other side that you can't see
    Just praying you won't remember

    Feel the pain that I never show
    And I hope you know it's never healing
    I hate to say that I told you so, but I told you so

    There's blood on my hands like the blood in you
    Somethings can't be treated
    So don't make me, don't make me be myself around you

    Straight from your eyes it's barely me
    Beautifully so disfigured
    (There's blood)
    This other side that you can't see
    Just praying you won't remember
    (There's blood)

    There's blood
    There's blood
    Blood, blood

    There's blood on my hands like the blood in you
    Somethings can't be treated
    So don't make me, don't make me be myself around you

    There's blood on my hands like the blood in you
    (There's blood)
    Somethings can't be treated
    (There's blood)
    So don't make me, don't make me be myself around you
    (There's blood)

    There's blood


    The lyrics on the new shirt and the PDF you get when you order the new shirt match it...And I hear this at the very end: Is it really that hard for you to leave?
    ItTakesMoreon July 01, 2009   Link

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