"Blood Runs Cold" as written by and Elliott/collen....
I heard this line one time 'bout tryin' to save the world
But have you ever tried to save yourself
A wide-eyed suicide drive
Remains a fake
As if you'd ever
Ever go and make the same mistake
Strung out as the night comes crawlin'
Your halo of thorns is fallin'

[Chorus]
Blood runs cold
I feel it in my bones
But you don't know your time is up
Blood runs cold

Somebody somewhere is screamin' out the words
But do they ever really ease the pain
I guess what I'm trying to say
Is whose life is it anyway because livin'
Living is the best revenge
You can play
This fall from grace
I see your face
It's over

[Chorus]

From you love was kind
Resolved left scarred and blind
Wasted and naked in the wings

Denying twist of fate
Demanding Heaven's gate
Lying in wait above the wind

Strung out as the night comes crawlin'
Your halo of thorns is fallin'

[Chorus]

Blood runs cold
Blood runs cold


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    General CommentAn amazing tribute to Steve Clark. I get tears in my eyes every time I hear it. Joe's voice is so amazing on this one, and so full of emotion. The guitar solo gives me chills. This is one of the most meaningful songs they've ever written.
    msleppon August 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song kicks ass supposed to be related to boondock saints( kickass movie) kick ass song too great power ballad
    grant889on September 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with mslepp that this is one of the most meaningful songs they've ever written. "White Lightning" dealt with their anger and frustration over losing Steve to his alcohol addiction, and this one is more about the pain they felt about it and the sense of despair when they realized there was nothing that could be done. I just think it's so great that the band stuck with him through it all, when a lot of people would've given up.
    DefLepRockeron July 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGosh! i just love this song! def leppard is so timeless....and this song is so deep and full of emotion! it brings me to tears every time!
    chelsear_2011on November 21, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I guess what I'm trying to say is whose life is it anyway
    Because livin', living is the best revenge you can play"

    love the truth in this... by far the best lyrics in this song.
    Robinseggon March 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionAlthough Steve Clark's death wasn't a suicide, he did have "suicide drive" behavior before sadly losing his life in 1991. Maybe that what "You don't know your time is up" signifies.

    In this song, Joe Elliot and Phil Collin are sharing their feelings of losing their good friend. Perhaps the songwriters are also giving advice to people considering taking their own lives: "as if you'd ever go and make that same mistake." The cold running blood in this song belongs to the songwriters who say "I feel it in my bones." A reminder that suicide inflicts pain on the living. Powerful imagery. This song could be stronger with an anti-suicide message -- after the end of the guitar solo, instead of repeating "Strung out as the night comes crawlin' / Your halo of thorns is fallin'" the lyrics could repeat : "...because livin' / Livin' is the best revenge you can play." Emphasizing the optimistic and hope for the living, inspite of Steve's death.
    lyricalONEon July 16, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song kicks ass supposed to be related to boondock saints( kickass movie) kick ass song too great power ballad
    grant889on September 22, 2007   Link

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