"On My Sleeve" as written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp....
The eyes around me are so cold
With every chance they steal my soul
So walk with me, talk with me,
Hold my hand I'm stumbling
In consequence it buries me alive

Can you fix what's made to be broken
I can't fix what's made to be

My heart is tattooed on my sleeve
I'm not hiding
No
It only hurts to breathe

My heart is tattooed on my sleeve
I know it's blinding
No
It only hurts to breathe

Standing now and alone
I need answers tell me everything you know
So heavy is the night
Exhausted
Whispers tend to crucify my mind
I'm fighting but I'm blind

Can you fix what's made to be broken
I can't fix what's made to be

My heart is tattooed on my sleeve
I'm not hiding
No
It only hurts to breathe

My heart is tattooed on my sleeve
I know it's blinding
No
It only hurts,
It only hurts,
It only hurts to breathe

I shout out
Can you hear me?
Mistakes have cost me years
Do they cost you?
Are you like me?
Tell me, please

My heart is tattooed on my sleeve
I'm not hiding
No
It only hurts to breathe

My heart is tattooed on my sleeve
I know it's blinding
No
It only hurts,
It only hurts,
It only hurts to breathe


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"On My Sleeve" as written by Scott Stapp Mark Tremonti

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  • +1
    Lyric Correction"here is me alive" should be "that buries me alive"

    and I think "Standing now and alone" should be "Standing now I'm alone"

    the first one I took right from the album's lyric sheet...the second one, I think even they messed up
    MConroy1990on August 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo comments yet.... This is my favorite song on the album....Creed Rocks!
    RhiMe89on November 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about "wearing your heart on your sleeve", but constantly being hurt, rejected and put down.

    "Wearing your heart on your sleeve"
    "My heart is tattooed on my sleeve"

    Awsome song tho, my favourite from the CD
    arrowstormon March 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationStapp's talking about Christ. "Walk with me, talk with me. Hold my hand, I'm stumbling." He's talking about how he's struggling in life and he needs help. So he turns to God and Christ and asks them to remove the pain of his mistakes. It's about wearing your emotions and your mistakes (the analogy of the heart tatttooed on his sleeve) and asking God to remove them, so that he can finally be free of his sins, like all of mankind suffer from their own sins. It's all about turning to God when we need help, and he will remove the pain, like he did in Gethsemane.
    Chrisgenton March 21, 2014   Link

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