"Saw Red" as written by Bradley James Nowell and Barrington Ainsworth Levy....
Every day I love him a little bit more
A little bit more, a little bit more
Every day I love him just a little bit more
And he loves me the same

Every day I love her a little bit more
A little bit more, a little bit more
Every day I love her just a little bit more
And she loves me the same

Baby if ya wanna get on, baby if ya wanna get off
It makes no sense at all, I saw red, I saw red, I saw red
One more secret lover that I shot dead

Every day I wake up, just a little bit more
Feelin' like a dog in the yard because it's just how we are

And every day I wonder if it's over
When I wake up I realize no it isn't, and break down the wall

You say it's black but I just can't believe you

And if I say it's white say I'm just trying to deceive you

And baby, I'm aware of the high and the low
And I'll be waiting for you in the middle, but I just lack control

Baby if ya wanna get low, baby if ya wanna get high
It makes no sense at all, I saw red, I saw red
One more secret lover that I shot dead

Girls don't go crazy, girls don't go crazy, oh girls don't crazy when the men use you

Women hold your men tight, if it makes you feel all right
It's your own life


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"Saw Red" as written by Barrington Levy Bradley Nowell

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  • +1
    General CommentOk this song is just about a bad relationship,

    And not about black and white babies...jesus put down the crack pipe.
    That's just an argument, And he is saying with the line that they are just arguing for arguings sake.
    I'll say white so you say black....Kinda like I say up so you say Down. Seeing Red is anger.
    When Someone says I saw Red it means that they are really angry.

    Every day I wake up, just a little bit more
    feelin' like a dog in the yard
    Because thats just how we are
    And every day I wonder if it's over
    When I wake up I realizin that WE HATE
    And I break down the wall...


    And in the end "It's your own life." (so do what you are gonna do) Rufff
    Fatrickon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks this song isn't just about a relationship? Seeing red could easily be a reference to shooting heroin (when you find a vein, you check to "see red" at the base of the needle so that you know). It also includes lines like:

    "And baby, I'm aware of the high and the low
    And I'll be waithing in the middle
    But I just lack control"

    Which could easily be a reference to the effects of the drug. I'm not sure if I want to say the song is about a relationship between users, or if the relationship is a metaphor for drugs... but either way, it seems to me that drug usage/addiction probably plays a part in the meaning.
    NTFGon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think NTFG is write about shotting up with drawing blood in the syringe when shooting up and that the highs and the lows are the swings that he goes through when shooting up because of his relationship issues
    ajw1988on February 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about heroine
    jello is right

    seeing red is a death sentence
    vivaemilyon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about heroin addiction. i made an account just to comment this, lol.

    Every day I love her a little bit more
    A little bit more, a little bit more
    And she loves me the same
    ------he's using a girl to describe heroin. he gets more and more addicted, but of course, heroin remains the same.

    Baby if ya wanna get low
    Baby if ya wanna get high
    It makes no sense at all
    ------when you get high on heroin, people call it getting low.

    I saw red
    I saw red
    I saw red
    One more secret lover that I shot dead
    -------i read something on here that said shooting up h and seeing red means you fucked it up, and thats what bradley's singing about. i've heard of some heroin turning brownish/red like blood when it's cooked down.


    Every day I wake up, just a little bit more
    feelin' like a dog in the yard
    Because it's just how we are
    And every day I wonder if it's over
    When I wake up I realize that it not
    And I break down the wall
    --------a day not doing heroin "wake up just a little bit more" can make you sick "feeling like a dog in the yard cause thats just how we are"

    You say it's black but I can't believe you
    And if I say it's white say I'm just trying to decieve you
    And baby, I'm aware of the high and the low
    And I'll be waiting in the middle
    But I just lack control
    ---------heroin can be white (china) black (tar)... he's aware of the highs it'll give him either way, bc he's a heroin addict and just 'lacks control'

    Baby if ya wanna get low
    Baby if ya wanna get high
    It makes no sense at all
    I saw red
    I saw red
    I saw red
    One more secret lover that I shot dead

    Girls don't go crazy
    Girls don't go crazy
    Oh girls don't crazy when the men use you oh
    Women hold your men tight
    -------"girls" dont go crazy when the men use "you" = heroin. hold your men tight....

    If it makes you feel alright
    It's your own life
    -------- self explainatory
    tcarpon June 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWORST SUBLIME SONG EVER!!

    RIP bradley. We still miss you over 15 years later.
    MarkCox11on June 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmmm this song makes me crazy! its unbelievably good and i just wish i could've shaken brad's hand. love
    kalion May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, I like it better with Gwen too, it is a great song. I think this song has to do with cheating, Im not sure because I think Brad and his girl been cheating on eachother so maybe its about that.
    X.kRystLe.Xon May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like it better without gwen. i think it has more felling that way. with her its just tring to sell albams. but i still love ya brad
    ks7702on May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like it better without gwen. i think it has more felling that way. with her its just tring to sell albams. but i still love ya brad
    ks7702on May 22, 2002   Link

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