I'll breathe you in with smoke in the backyard light.
We used to laugh until we choked, into the wasted nights
It was the best time of my life, but now I sleep alone.
So don't, don't, don't wake me up, 'cause my thrill is gone.
Say I'm wrong in the sunset turning red behind the smoke.
Forever and alone.
Yeah.

You've gone and sewn me to this bed.
The taste of you and me will never leave my lips again,
Under the blinding rain.
I wanna hold your hand so tight, I'm gonna break my wrists.
And when the vultures sing tonight, I'm gonna join right in.

I'll sing along, oh.
Because I don't know any other song.
I'll sing along, but I'm barely hanging on.
No, I'm barely hanging on.
By the time you're hearing this I'll already be gone.
And now there's nothing to do but scream at the drunken moon.

This isn't fair, no, don't you try to blame this on me.
My love for you was bulletproof, but you're the one who shot me.
And god dammit, I can barely say your name.
So, I'll try to write it and fill the pen with blood from the sink.
Woah. Oh.
But, don't just say it, you should sing my name.
Pretend that it's a song because forever, it's yours.
And we can sing this on the way home.

I'll sing along, oh.
'Cause I don't know any other song.
I'll sing along, but I'm barely hanging on.
No, I'm barely hanging on.
By the time you're hearing this I'll already be gone.
But, there's nothing to do, but tear my voice apart.
There's nothing to do, but scream at the drunken moon.


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Bulletproof Love song meanings
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  • +11
    General CommentI've always been obsessed with happy songs that have morbid lyrics. Lyrically, this song is one of the darkest I've ever written. It's about being obsessed with someone to the point where you're hurting yourself. A lot of it is written almost like a suicide note meant to be found by the one you love. It's completely crazy and extreme, but it's also comforting to say out loud the things you’re thinking sometimes.

    -Vic Fuentes
    treejayon June 29, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSong meaning i came up with: (He's reminiscing about a girl he used to go out with whom he loved, and now he's alone and feels sort of depressed, to the point where he feels like hurting himself because he doesn't think he can go on without her love and he misses her and he never stopped loving her, but she did so she tried blaming the whole situation on him so she could make the break-up easier on her conscious, so she was trying to trick him into feeling like the reason for the break-up when it was really her fault.He tried his hardest to tell her that they could make it work*tear my voice apart*
    But she just had no feelings for him so he was just trying to make it work with someone who quiet frankly didn't want it to work out. *Scream at the drunken moon*. so there was nothing he could do, but accept the fact that it was over, but he wasn't capable of doing that. So the whole grieving process repeats itself day after day.)

    Of course you could just say as the person said above it's self explanatory and basically is about a guy who misses a girl, but there's a whole story that you're just scrapping which i felt i should tell you all about, this is my opinion on what the lyrics mean of course.
    tbdsonicon July 19, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSelf explanatory.
    he misses her, and she's gone.
    KaylaKannibalon June 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe misses her, and he's to the point where he's hurting himself.
    KaylaKannibalon June 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsuch a beautiful song. pierce the veil is simply amazing.
    screamtomesweetlyon August 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust a general comment here, but the lines:

    "Forever and alone."

    "I wanna hold your hand so tight,"

    and "My love for you was bulletproof, but you're the one who shot me."
    remind me of Molly's unrequited love for Sherlock Holmes on BBC's Sherlock. Any Sherlockians agree?
    Burtonist4everon January 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcorrection for the lyrics from the album =)

    I'll breathe you in with smoke in the backyard light.
    We used to laugh until we choked, into wasted nights
    It was the best time of my life, but now I sleep alone.
    So dont, don't, don't wake me up, 'cause my thrill is gone.
    say im wrong
    in the sunset turning red behind the smoke.
    Forever and alone.
    Yeah.

    You've gone and sewn me to this bed, the taste of you and me
    will never leave my lips again, under the blinding rain.
    I wanna hold your hand so tight, I'm gonna break my wrists.
    And when the vultures sing tonight, I'm gonna join right in.

    I'll sing along, oh.
    because I don't know any other song.
    I'll sing along, but I'm barely hanging on.
    No, I'm barely hanging on.
    By the time you're hearing this I'll already be gone.
    and now There's nothing to do but scream at the drunken moon

    This isn't fair
    no don't you try to blame this on me.
    My love for you was bulletproof, but your the one who shot me.
    And god damn itt, I can barely say your name.
    So I'll try to write it and fill the pen with blood from the sink.
    Woah. Oh.
    But, don't just say it, you should sing my name.
    Pretend that it's a song because forever it's yours.
    And we can sing this on the way home.

    I'll sing along, oh.
    'Cause I don't know any other song.
    I'll sing along, but I'm barely hanging on.
    No, I'm barely hanging on.
    By the time you're hearing this I'll already be gone.
    But there's nothing to do, but tear my voice apart.
    There's nothing to do, but scream at the drunken moon.
    brokenprideon June 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningTo me this song has a realy deep meaning

    The first part say "I'll bring u in with smoke in the backyard light" This part pretty much say that they used to hang out together and have a really awesome time since they used to laugh until they choked.

    The part where he say "the taste of u will never leave my lip" shows that he will always reember her even through the blinding rain. No matter how much he cries he will remember her. When it say that he will join the singing vultures it kinda shows that he feels like he is going to die.

    When it says that he is barely hanging on it shows that he is pretty much killing himself and once she finds out that he is killing himself it will be to late since he will already be dead.

    When he say "don't blame this on me" it shows that it wasn't his fault that they broke up it was her fault. But she doesn't want to accept it. so he goes and cuts himself and that where the part of "So I'll try to write it and fill the pen with blood from the sink." comes into play...

    Love this song has to be one of my fav by pierce the veil... makes me want to cry(T_T)
    akirascarecrowon March 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdo you think that "my love for you was bullet proof but you're the one that shot me" meant that; his love for her was so strong but she hurt his heart but (just like getting shot with a bulletproof vest on" it's a long hard pain
    Tfabijanon October 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell the first verse is taking about smoking weed for sure. Smoking weed could be very intimate when doing it with a loved one. I had an Ex girlfriend who couldn't smoke directly from the "source" ie. (bong, blunt)... and so I would inhale it and breath it into her mouth which transitioned into kissing. The fact that they are laughing until they choke kind of reenforces that...
    Bumblebbeeon September 09, 2013   Link

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