You don't say much of anything
When questioned of your whereabouts
It's evident
It's right in front of me in black and white and red

And I don't believe in much of anything
I'm glad I have people I call friends
If it was up to me I'd never have to miss you
It's for the better and the bitter and I guess you know the best

You have every right to be
This appalled with me
Join the club
I signed up a long time ago and I know how you feel

And when you decked me
You left me knocked out on the floor
I came too bloodied up, but you weren't around
I picked my teeth off the ground like they'd been there before


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Bloodied Up [Previously Unreleased Track] Lyrics as written by Matthew Thomas Skiba Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General CommentFuck 2018 right now. Dunno what drew me to digging out this out of moth balls tonight but its been a while. Anyway, I had a good laugh at the interpretations, lost love, fighting with a friend etc etc that people claim in every ALK3 track. Fact is their lyrics are pretty simple and straightforward most of the time.

    Either Matt(or someone close to him) was smashing into the hammer AKA heroin.

    Black = black tar heroin(dirty ass Mexican shit that's common in the USA. It's low grade, low purity, cut cat piss. Asia, Australia, Europe get the bee's knees 'China White' due to the proximity with the Golden Triangle.

    White = the syringe. The word 'clear' or 'transparent' doesn't fit as syringes are usually clear but anyways.

    Red = Obviously a reference to blood keeping in line with intravenous drug use and the indication of the bloody mouth which ill explain below..

    You don't say much of anything
    When questioned of your whereabouts = obviously the 'chasing' process. Ringing different dealers etc. Inanimate object thus it can't answer.

    And I don't believe in much of anything = depression/jaded/disillusioned etc. Common psychological traits of a user

    It's for the better and the bitter and I guess you know the best = Again the psychological trait with 'bitter'. 'Better' indicating self medication.

    You have every right to be
    This appalled with me
    Join the club
    I signed up a long time ago and I know how you feel = Referring to it as if its a friend, which in an addiction to the user it is of course. Acknowledging he knows its the wrong path and his disappointment at knowingly selecting a short term fix to nowhere.

    And when you decked me
    You left me knocked out on the floor
    I came too bloodied up, but you weren't around
    I picked my teeth off the ground like they'd been there before
    = self explanatory. Following a fix, its kicked in and his gone on the nod and fallen off the chair, bed, benchtop etc. Woke up to a bloody mouth and broken tooth back at the beginning of the cycle needing to score as it was all gone(you weren't around)

    Easy as fuck folks. Just like sundials, a song cunts would analyze with like some deep dark esoteric meaning behind it, yet it is just literally about a fucking rental apartment with no fucking windows ....the meaning is in the lyrics, it's not some cryptic mind twister.
    methcokenghbon April 29, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song purely kicks ass, saw trio live.....awesome!
    jindivikon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalk3 rocks my world. this is the first song i ever heard by them, but it was definetly NOT the last...bloodied up opened up a whole new world for me...as far as alkaline trio goes...i hope to see them at warped tour in july!
    EndIsForever98on June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i picked up my teeth off the ground, like they'd been there before"... such wonderufl lyrics i love alk3 their brilliant
    empty_satireon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"if it was up to me, i'd never have to miss you...."
    "i came to bloodied up, but you weren't around. i picked my teeth off the ground like they'd been there before."
    such great lines. i absolutely adore this song.
    chloroformxxperfumeon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song too, especially where it breaks down then picks up with "it's right fucking there in black and white and red" . . . . there are no words to describe alk3
    finchguyon July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song freaking rocks. "and you have every right to be this apalled with me join the club." Its so easy to relate to. I agree with finchguy.........your left with your jaw dropped listening to these guys.
    TrioPunkon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so good, could mean a lot of different things. I love it so much, I lvoe the "I'd never have to miss you part", so great. ALK3 is friggin awesome
    Madcappunkon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese guys are so good..."if it was upto me, I'd never have to miss you"...i love that line....
    bloodyperfectionon August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a good song to listen to when u hate urself!
    hayakidon September 04, 2002   Link

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