"Bad Blood" as written by and Daniel Smith....
We were young and drinking in the park
There was nowhere else to go
And you said you always had my back
Oh but how were we to know

That these are the days that bind you together, forever
And these little things define you forever, forever

All this bad blood here, won't you let it dry?
It's been cold for years, won't you let it lie?

If we're only ever looking back
We will drive ourselves insane
As the friendship goes resentment grows
We will walk our different ways

But those are the days that bind us together, forever
And those little things define us forever, forever

All this bad blood here, won't you let it dry?
It's been cold for years, won't you let it lie?

And I don't wanna hear about the bad blood anymore
I don't wanna hear you talk about it anymore
I don't wanna hear about the bad blood anymore
I don't wanna hear you talk about it anymore

All this bad blood here, won't you let it dry?
It's been cold for years, won't you let it lie?


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"Bad Blood" as written by Daniel Smith

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    My InterpretationI feel that this song is about a friendship that went sour.

    The first para shows the start of the friendship, when they were young. They were close friends. The friend said that he will always have his back. And these "little things" are what made the friendship stronger.

    The chorus suggests that there had been a falling out. A fight of some sort. The singer is asking the friend to move past the fight and hopes to salvage the friendship.

    The song goes on to show us that their fight has gotten to a point where their friendship is in the verge of vanishing, and they will have to go their separate ways.

    The singer is asking his friend to forget about the 'bad blood' between them.
    DullFlameon May 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI feel like it's about two friends or lovers who had a really close relationship, but something happens to one of them, and the other is trying to get over it and cope with the pain of loss.

    The first part talks about they knew each other when they were young, creating a close bond and that the two impact each other, that the little things affect you for life.

    The chorus suggests that maybe the two had a falling out before it happened, and never got to say sorry or work it out, or that maybe they died in a particularly cruel or harsh way. "It's been cold for years, won't you let it dry," tells you that possibly they were reminded, or perhaps they brought it up on the news, still trying to figure out what it is, and the one trying to get over him/her just wants to forget.

    The next verse says that the more they remember the person, the more they feel like they're breaking, instead of coping. They still really miss the person (They've been friends since childhood/teenage years) and they hate whoever kill/abducted their lover/friend, and grow more and more angry, but they know they need to give up and go on

    The bridge is simply stating that they don't want to have anything to do with this anymore. He or she would simply like to forget it happened.
    sarahsarahson March 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that everyone should understand this song different, depending on their experiences and what have they lived trough.
    maj1143232on March 27, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis seems to me more like a political song about the long fought war between England and the Irish Republican Army. When they were young they were friends, now after years of war they have "bad blood" that badly needs to dry. Just my thoughts. This is a common theme for many Euro bands, U2 does many, David Grey, the song Zombie by the Cranberries, etc.
    patrickscalnanon April 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI feel that this song is about friends (boy and girl) who were under the influence, had an intimate moment and she ends up getting pregnant. They try to make a relationship out of the love for the child but it doesn't last because they don't love each other. They constantly blame each other for the failed relationship. And they end up resenting each other over it. Someone always tries to bring up the past but they never want to listen to each other. They should both let it go, but one person can't seem to put it behind them. Even after years.
    kylieshyn88on April 15, 2014   Link
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    General Commentso basically this song is about the past

    it's saying that the past makes you who you are "and those little things define us forever" but you shouldn't look back on the past too much "I don't wanna hear about the bad blood anymore" and you shouldn't let your past haunt you "all this bad blood here, won't you let it lie"

    there are other quotes I could use to back this up, but I'm too lazy to get into it

    so in a general statement, the song is about moving on from the past
    stormingoblivionon April 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationthat it might have been about bad relationship with a girlfriend or a close friend
    chanelle10on May 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI believe that the song tells the story of everyone that lost a friend or loved one, and talks about trying to let that sadness go and move on...
    Primesuspect55on July 22, 2014   Link

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