"Pressure" as written by Ross Stewart Macdonald, Adam Brian Thomas Hann, George Bedford Daniel and Matthew Timothy Healy....
You've seen so many faces that I've never seen before
I left an un-rewarding message telling you to come on
Over dramatic, automatically assume I'll stay the same

There's a change in pressure
We're never gonna lie to you
(Change in pressure)
My broken veins say that if my heart stops beating
(Change in pressure)
"We'll bleed the same way"
(Change in pressure)
Oh, my broken veins say

Well I stay tuned, listen to the news and try to fall asleep at night
Because I'm living in a house with just three walls
So I'm always getting recognized

There's a change in pressure
We're never gonna lie to you
(Change in pressure)
My broken veins say that if my heart stops beating
(Change in pressure)
"We'll bleed the same way"
(Change in pressure)
Oh, my broken veins say

(Change in pressure)

There's a change in pressure
We're never gonna lie to you
(Change in pressure)
My broken veins say that if my heart stops beating
(Change in pressure)
"We'll bleed the same way"
(Change in pressure)


Lyrics submitted by deadkidsean

"Pressure" as written by Adam Brian Thomas Hann Ross Stewart Macdonald

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Songtrust Ave

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Pressure song meanings
Add your thoughts

6 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +8
    General CommentThe way I personally interpret the song is that the author is just on the verge of a new relationship. His life has been static, unchanging, while her's has been one that is exactly the opposite. He feels a deep connection with her, and he uses imagery of blood to convey this. He seems depressed, but feels like she may understand him, and he is willing to risk everything to open himself up to her.

    The lyrics are very ambiguous, and ultimately will mean something different to everyone. I love this song and this band though, their music is beautiful.
    RSRhoadson December 29, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI think this is about the suicide of a loved one.

    "You've seen so many faces that I've never seen before"

    She's in the afterlife.

    "I left an un-rewarding message telling you to come on"

    He tried calling her when she didn't show up somewhere on time. He left her a voicemail telling her to hurry up. The reason she didn't answer is because she already took her life.

    "Over dramatic, automatically assume I'll stay the same"

    She knows he's reactionary in nature and should have known better than to assume he'd be able to go on after her death.

    "There's a change in pressure"

    The pressure in the room changed when he found out about her death.

    "We're never gonna lie to you"

    Don't have a good explanation for this line.

    "My broken veins say that if my heart stops beating
    'We'll bleed the same way'"

    He slit his wrists in response to her suicide.

    "Well I stay tuned, listen to the news and try to fall asleep at night
    Because I'm living in a house with just three walls
    So I'm always getting recognized"

    He is restless after her death. So many different people are now checking up on him and trying to comfort him now that she's gone so he feels he has no time to privately deal with things.
    SportsByDallason April 23, 2014   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis is a song about a guy asking his girlfriend about other guys she's been with. The girl thinks the guy is being overly dramatic, but by the end he assures her he's being serious.

    "You've seen so many faces that I've never seen before."
    (You've been with so many guys whom I'm not familiar with.)

    "I left an unrewarding message telling you to come on."
    (I sent you a stern message asking you to tell me about these guys, which should be an obligation to you anyway since we're in a relationship.)

    "Over dramatic, automatically assume I'll stay the same."
    (I'm being too dramatic for you, and you think I'm not really like this and I must be disingenuous right now.)

    "There's a change in pressure."
    "We're never gonna lie to you."
    (I'm just putting some pressure on you, I'm not lying about my passionate concern.)
    [When the narrator says "we're", he's referring to both himself and his "broken veins", AKA his heart damaged from failed, past relationships.]

    "My broken veins say that if my heart stops beating, we'll bleed the same way."
    "Oh, my broken veins say."
    (My damaged heart knows that if my passion for you goes away, we'll both be hurt. Therefore, appreciate my concern.)

    "Well I stay tuned, and listen to the news, and try to fall asleep at night."
    "Because I'm living in a house with just three walls, so I'm always getting recognized."
    (I live a transparent life very open to the people around me, and I clearly exhibit this due to my inoffensive, simple lifestyle. Therefore, it's unlikely that I'd lie or be disingenuous towards you.)
    bubba16009on May 11, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song isn’t about Matty, himself, or his band’s fame. I’m pretty positive its about his parents' fame and how he had to grow up with it.

    When he says, “You’ve seen so many faces that I’ve never seen before”, it means that his parents were traveling most of the time, while he and his brother were at home.

    When he says, “Well I stay tuned, listen to the news and try to fall asleep at night”, he’s talking about how his parents were always on tv and in tabloids.

    “Because I’m living in a house with just three walls,
    So I’m always getting recognized” means that the tabloids were always up in their business because of his parents' fame and how he’s always getting recognized not for who he is, but for his parents are.


    -- got this from genius.com
    kyle113168on January 27, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy interpretation to this song
    is it is about a couple that is quite opposite to each other

    (My broken veins say that if my heart stops beating
    We'll bleed the same way)
    he is referring to how if he stops loving I guess he would be the same as her since she has stopped already.
    (change in pressure)
    the line is referring to how the pressure has changed meaning that their relationship had took a turn.
    Over dramatic, automatically assume I'll stay the same
    joy1053640on June 20, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Because I'm living in a house with just three walls
    So I'm always getting recognized"

    Wow...
    Pagliaroon October 18, 2015   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain