You came to me like a dream.
The kind that always leaves
Just as the best part starts.
It ends so abruptly
And leaves you stunned and naked
In your bedroom all alone.
It's kinda funny how something so soothing
Gets interrupted by the ring of a telephone.

And you broke me like the cigarette
That I busted on the day I quit.
But now that I've been drinkin'
I'm out of smokes and I wish that I had it.
Woke up to my daily headache
And the realization that you are gone.
Oh my sweet darling happiness
You've been away from me all along.

One thing that I never said
I'm truly happy in my heart and in my head.
A lonely liver suspended in liquid.

You came to me like a dream
The kind that always leaves.
Just as the best part starts
It ends so abruptly.
And leaves you stunned and naked
In your bedroom all alone.
Kind of funny how something so soothing
Gets interrupted by the ring of a telephone.

One thing that I never said
I'm truly happy in my heart and in my head
A lonely liver suspended in liquid.
It's one thing that I never did was swallow.
Missing a case
Lacking a lid
My heart bleeds for what you never did.
Never did.

It's one thing that I never said
I'm truly happy in my heart and in my head
A lonely liver suspended in liquid
It's one thing that I never did was swallow.
Missing a case
Lacking a lid
My heart bleeds for what you never did.
My heart bleeds for what you never did until now


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Bleeder Lyrics as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General Commenti love this song! alk3 has some of the best lyrics ever - they're incredibly poetic and speak volumes. i just saw them live the other day and they were amazing!
    Bella00on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song too.....in fact i love all alkaline trio songs....this a brilliant song. i think he's realising that it wasn't the girlfriend who has just left thats making him sad he's realised that he's just unhappy and that the girl was a distraction but he thinks he needs the distraction. hmm just my opinion...xxxxxxxxx
    sKeMo_kidon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've always seen this song as him realizing that it was because of something he did that she left him... nonetheless alk3 is absolutely great
    .one.last.try.on May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthats nice.
    dr.jacobon May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentalk3 is awesome and this is one of my fave alk3 songs.
    you came to me like a dream the kind that always leaves, just as the best part starts
    god, that's so beautiful. alk3 lyrics are amazing. always...
    needingpoisonon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my ex-boyfriend. we never really acted like a couple. we didn't do anything that couples do. we were more of just friends, but for some reason we were together for 2 years. it still baffles me. but the line "My heart bleeds for what you never did" is so true for me.
    cursivesailoron May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song has some of the best lyrics ive ever heard. "woke up to my daily headache and the realization that you are gone" It dosnt get more true for me.this song means how you love someone so much that it seem like you need them but they always go away but when they are gone you realize you didnt need them as much as you thought you did. Learn to be happy with yourself.
    yumcherry56on June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. I listen to it all the time and it never gets old or played out, they do have some of the best lyrics of any band I've ever heard. Alk 3 owns!
    BlondeAlk3Sweetnesson June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentas an avid (and i stress the word avid) alkaline trio fan, i would say "bleeder" is surely one of their best litereary works. but i do have to admit that i like the hot water music cover a lot better. as beautifaul as the lyrics are, the trio just doesn't seem to have any emotion during this song. i hate to say it, but this song is flat. hot water music carries the emotion much nicer.
    KAT1Eon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMan, I love this song! The lyrics are so poetic and true. Love the music, too. Alk3 rocks.
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on June 16, 2002   Link

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