"Bloodshot Eyes" as written by and David Paul Simonett Ryan David Young....
It's empty where you were
Just a big gaping hole
Now I tried every bottle
Every pill that I know
But time baby time
Works better than wine
And bloodshot eyes

I went to the mountains
I thought it might help
I wrote some songs
But they were shitty as hell
Only works when I'm broken
Four inches from dying
And at my best

If you know what I know
And I think that you do
You head to the country
For a minute or two
And lie on the earth
And for better or worse
Let it swallow you hole

Lyrics submitted by cellordore, edited by jtk1993

"Bloodshot Eyes" as written by David Paul Simonett David Patrick Carroll


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    General CommentThis song says so much with so little. I love the powerful emotion behind these lyrics.
    amielou2on December 29, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt is about getting over a someone that has left your life. Drinking and getting messed up afterwards, but realizing that time is the only thing that heals those type of wounds. The last verse is great. It is about accepting what happened and that it is time to move on. "Lie on the earth, for better or worse, let it swallow you whole" Be happy with the things around you. Let them fill the void in your life.
    Riotboy3on January 07, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is a man singing to the love he took for granted. He's explaining to her that he has been through hell and back since she left. He's turned heavily to alcohol, drugs, and going to the mountains to escape her memory, but it's futile. He knows only time can heal his pain. He's regreful of whatever he's done. He's now recognizing that he was at his best when he was with this love. He wrote this song and is now singing to her to let her know he gets it now. In the last verse, he's telling her he thinks she feels the same way. Maybe their time apart gave them both time to reflect and now they see what the other means to them. This verse is about surrendering to it. They need to both let their fears go, and for better or worse, they need to go all in.

    I actually think he's telling her he wants to marry her, with the "for better or worse" line.

    It's all so beautiful and moving. When someone can show their vulnerability, like this man does, it speaks to the soul.
    elamey00on April 29, 2017   Link

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