"Bloodstream" as written by John Mcdaid, Kesi Dryden, Piers Sean Aggett, Amir Izadkhah, Edward Christopher Sheeran and Gary Lightbody....
I’ve been spinning out for time
Couple women by my side
I got sinnin' on my mind
Sipping on red wine
I’ve been sitting here for ages
Ripping out pages
How'd I get so faded
How'd I get so faded
Oh
No no don’t leave me lonely now
If you love me how
You never loved me
Ooh
Color crimson in my eyes
Wanted to could free my mind
This is how it ends
I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream

Fading out again
I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
So tell me when it kicks in
Well tell when it kicks in

I’ve been looking for a love
Thought I’d find it really boring
God make me another one
I’ll be feeling this tomorrow
Lord forgive me for the things I’ve done
I was never meant to hurt no one
And I saw scars upon her broken hearted dove
Oh
No no don’t leave me lonely now
If you love me how
You never loved me
Ooh
Color crimson in my eyes
Wanted to could free my mind
This is how it ends
I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream

Fading out again
I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
So tell me when it kicks in

Well tell me when it kicks in
Well tell me when it kicks in

All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line
All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line
All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line
All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line
All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line
All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line

Tell me when it kicks in
And I saw scars upon her
Tell me when it kicks in
Broken hearted
Tell me when it kicks in
And I saw scars upon her
Tell me when it kicks in
Broken hearted
Tell me when it kicks in
And I saw scars upon her
Tell me when it kicks in
Broken heart
Tell me when it kicks in
And I saw scars upon her
Tell me when it kicks in
Broken heart
So tell me when it kicks in
And I saw scars upon her
Tell me when it kicks in
Broken heart
Tell me when it kicks in
And I saw scars upon her
Tell me when it kicks in
Broken hearted


Lyrics submitted by liniwa, edited by edwinna, MissBron, MusicChica, jakewilson32

"Bloodstream" as written by Amir Izadkhah Ed Sheeran

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  • +5
    General CommentI mean it's about drugs/alcohol, but I think it's more than that. Kind of just how he tried to fight loneliness through substance.

    Note that these lyrics are wrong - should be "I was looking for a lover, thought I'd find her in a bottle"
    brianna115on July 31, 2014   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningI have two interpretations
    1, its about drugs and alcohol going into his bloodstream
    or
    2, it could be a break up song, "tell me when it kicks in" tell me when you miss me
    because ed shear has had lots of woman before and been miss treated.
    to back this up further "And I saw scars upon her" and "broken hearted"."No no don’t leave me lonely now, If you love me how,You never loved me" Again this suggests the song is about love.
    This shows that this song is more than drugs and alcohol.
    jakewilson32on April 07, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentObviously about taking drugs of some kind, no interpretation really needed ("I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream"). Such a good song, in my opinion one of his best.
    goldentrio15on July 23, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentobviously its about drugs and other substances but by the lyric "I’ve been sitting here for ages ripping out pages how'd I get so faded" i think is about someone being known and loved and falling into being forgotten and 'faded' from everyone's memory and dealing by using drugs, women and alcohol.
    carleyisabellaon March 31, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me this song is about a man who has faded from everyones memory/ he has no one left that cares about him so he is trying to commit suicide through drugs and or alcohol (hence the lyrics; I feel the chemicals burn Iin my bloodstream/ tell me when it kicks in.
    OmegaAlpha0106on May 17, 2015   Link

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