"Blood (Empty Promises)" as written by and Tobin Esperance Jerry Horton....
I will forgive but I won't forget
And I hope you know you've lost my respect

You better watch out 'cause you don't know what's going on around you
You better think twice before you fly off the handle and lose it
You better join us before you get lost in the shuffle
You gotta rise against the demons that are gonna try and hold you down

Does it run in your blood to betray the ones you love?
Does it run in your blood to betray the ones you love?

The ones you love
The ones you love
The ones you love

'Cause I'm not a pawn for you to play in your fucking game
I've got dignity and a dream that I want to achieve
Under pressure you crumbled and you let me down
But I'm not deaf, and all I hear are your empty promises

Does it run in your blood to betray the ones you love?
Does it run in your blood to betray the ones you love?
Does it run in your blood to betray the ones you love?
Does it run in your blood to betray the ones you love?

(Blood) The ones you love
(Blood) The ones you love
(Blood) The ones you love
(Blood) The ones you love

Does it run in your blood to betray the ones you love?

Yes it runs in your blood to betray the ones you love
Yes it runs in your blood to betray the ones you love
Yes it runs in your blood to betray the ones you love
Yes it runs in your blood to betray the ones you love

I will forgive but I won't forget
And I hope you know you've lost my respect

Yes it runs in your blood to betray the ones you love
Yes it runs in your blood to betray the ones you love


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"Blood (Empty Promises)" as written by Jacoby Shaddix David Buckner

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  • +1
    General CommentI dont listen to papa roach at all, only like a couple of songs, but this song is amazing. Especially the lyrics. This song is very personal to me, I remember driving my car at high speed the night I broke up with my GF and listening to this song blasting from the stereo and that song expressed everything I was feeling at that time... it was incredible.
    BurnThePrieston May 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song pretty much describes a betrayal by a friend or significant other that was very trusted. I listened to this song at least a thousand times to help me get over this girl that stabbed me in the back and is now dating a really close friend of mine. This had to be one of the best screw you songs ever. If you like it I reccommend Distirbed's 'The Game.'
    Hero of the Dayon March 06, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't see anything in the song that specifically implies this is about a girl cheating on him. It's about being wronged by someone close (not specific) who expects to just go about life as normal afterward. The writer feels deeply betrayed whatever happened and finds this attitude outrageously offensive. While the is willing to forgive the person who wronged him, he explains that things can never again be quite the same between them. The chorus "Does it run in your blood to betray the ones you love?" suggests that abusing people close to him/her must be a part of his/her nature for them to brush it off so easily and think things can go back to the way they've always been. For that reason, I really don't think it's about a romantic relationship. At least for me, I have no interest in being with someone who cheats on me. That's the unforgivable sin of love. Lust is natural, but to give in to it means you have basically given up on the person you are in a romantic relationship with.
    airwalkrron November 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment=D love papa roch!
    live_dont_dieon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, i think it is like a bash, seeing as if something runs in your blood it seems natural. i love it.
    gcriotgirl27madeon May 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe message i get from this is pretty simple, someone has cheated in a relationship and this song is a rant at the cheater. Very good song.
    mjstokes85on June 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed i think its a bout a cheater, when i have a row with my bf it makes me feel betetr for some reason
    Jessiecaon February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat I think the song is about is that someone who is best friends with someone else for ages and know each other really personally when the second person just turns their back on the first guy.

    The whole first verse is just telling the person that the should pay attention to what is going on around them; They can't just breeze through and hope to have things go thier way.

    The second verse is saying that the first person (More than likely Shaddix) is trying to tell the second bloke that he is not going to be used when he is useful and disposed of when he isn't needed.



    Well; My thoughts anyway.
    Evil Aussieon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn. this is a good ass mother fucking song. it sounds like hes put up with a persons shit and hes sick of it. and all they have done is let them down. i can relate....
    VIruSofLIFEon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI Love this song.The Album Rocks!!!!!!I have to agree with that cheating!
    Justanotherejecton July 04, 2006   Link

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