You've been hanging 'round
With an enemy of the state
Come with me
To the building
That no-one stops to watch

C'mon bleed
C'mon bleed
C'mon bleed
Bleed for me

We'll strap you to a pipe
Electrodes on your balls
C'mon scream
C'mon writhe
Face down in a pool of piss

C'mon bleed
C'mon bleed
C'mon bleed
Bleed for me

In the name of world peace
In the name of world profits
America pumps up our secret police
America wants fuel
To get it, it needs puppets
So what's ten million dead if it's keeping out the Russians?

We're well-trained by the CIA with Yankee tax money in Ft. Bragg
The Peace Corps builds US labor camps when they think they're building schools, ha!

When cowboy Ronnie comes to town
Forks out his tongue at human rights
Sit down, enjoy our ethnic meal
Dine on some charbroiled nuns
Try a medal on
Smile at the mirror as the cameras click
And make big business happy

Anytime
Anywhere
Maybe you'll just disappear

C'mon bleed
C'mon bleed
C'mon bleed
Bleed for me


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Bleed for Me Lyrics as written by Jello Biafra Klaus Flouride

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  • +2
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    noleegurl really over-smiplified what DK songs mean. Most of them are politicial, sure, but generalizing like that just glosses over the individual meanings, a lot of which are really important. And anyway, their songs usually have more to do with society as a whole than just politics. Check out Terminal Preppie, Well Paid Scientist, Insight, I Fought The Law, Nazi Punks Fuck Off, Moral Majority, Trust your Mechanic, Religious Vomit................ for examples.

    shadowwiththeeyeson October 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    If you don't know what it means..why post?

    Jello doesn't think the US government sucks either, it's the people he dislikes.

    "Bleed For Me" basically describes how we take away the rights of the accused simply because they're accused. Guilty until proven innocent.

    Ioka420on June 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    This song is about the Nicaraguan Contras and other criminal groups that the US funded to take out governments, democratically elected or not, that we opposed for whatever reason (usually allied with the Soviets).

    posterwithnonameon May 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Here's a bit of useless trivia: Bleed For Me is the song playing in the background in Kinky Sex Makes the World Go 'Round.

    Ageless_strangeron June 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    Cowboy Ronnie is Righ Wing American President Ronald Regan, who was in power during the time of Plastic Surgery Disasters (the album featuring Bleed for Me). He was a former actor in Western films. Thus I've always figured it was to do with his warmongering ways, america's 'unofficial' buisiness in thrid world countries and less than savoury activites involving sercret services and people he considered threats...

    dwitefryon July 09, 2009   Link
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    In the recording I have Jello says 'when Mrs Carter comes to town, she comes to check on human rights. We herd to our favorite spot [and get her] infectious smile for the camera...' instead of Cowboy Ronnie etc etc. also it says 'san antonio' instead of fort bragg. It is also a live version where Jello says in the intro: 'Lets go on a trip with mum and dad in the car, down to scenic Argentina. One wrong move and away you go. They'll melt you, burn you, shoot you, bury you for opening your mouth, and they learned it all from the United States Marines. There's no Punk Rock in Argentina. Theres no Punk Rock in Afghanistan, Russia, Czekoslovakia, Iran, Nebraska. If you dont keep your eyes open there wont be anything like that here either. You'll be forced to buy, by skinny tie wearing [..?..] and pop fans. [Oh how] rock n' roll. You'll do it'. This is on my copy of the plastic surgery/in god double album. Is this on all these albums or do I have some kind of rarity???

    rockerrockeron August 19, 2009   Link
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    How eerily relevant is this song now that torture has become a hot button issue in America? The more things change, the more they stay the same... awesome song.

    freehat17on September 27, 2005   Link
  • -1
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    I think it's "Dine on some chargrilled nun".

    MountainJewon March 22, 2003   Link
  • -1
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    Noleegurl28 ur stupidity frightens me...

    gofuckyourselfon February 12, 2005   Link
  • -3
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    i have no clue what it means but its basically got the exact same meaning as any other dead kennedys song... america's government sucksand they dont give a shit about the people living in the country... DEAD KENNEDYS ROCK!! JELLO BIAFRA FOR PREZ 2004!

    noleegurl28on June 29, 2003   Link

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