Sometimes it makes me wonder
Sometimes it makes me question
Sometimes it makes me saddened
Always it makes me angry but

When you can see it happening
The madness that's all around you
Nobody seems to worry
The world seems so powerless to act

It's out of control
Blood on the world's hands
Each day a new toll

Another assassination
The same day a new creation
But what are they coming into
Security of a world that brings

One day another killing
Somewhere there's someone starving
Another a savage raping
Meanwhile there's someone laughing at us

It's out of control
Blood on the world's hands
Each day it goes on

Blood on the world's hands
Blood on the world's hands
Blood on the world's hands
Blood on the world's hands

Yeah
Blood on the world's hands
Blood on the world's hands
Blood on the world's hands
Blood on the world's hands

Brutality and aggression
Tomorrow another lesson
Expecting another air raid
Praying for a ceasefire

They say things are getting better
No need to be complacent
There's chaos across the border
And one day it could be happening to us

It's out of control
Blood on the world's hands
It's our epitaph
It's out of control
Someone should know
Blood on the world's hands

Someone should


Lyrics submitted by numb

Blood on the World's Hands Lyrics as written by Stephen Percy Harris

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Blood On The World's Hands song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

7 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment

    It's strange that no one posted a comment, even if heavier songs are what most people like, but a song full of nice meaning and imagery, is a nice song as well, not to mention that the lyrics and music are still very nice.

    Chumplumpon August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I agree. Even if the songs on X Factor are not as fast and heavy, or without Bruce, I still believe they are very, very good songs. Very emotionally driven. Especially this.

    DragonWing85on August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i completly agree with dragonwing this album fuckin rocks. and this song is so true about the world we live in, its quite shocking, but i dont think some of the little bass bits in the intro really fit the song so well

    skater-maton September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The world we live in is FUCKED because of the corrupt sons of bitches who rule and allow everything to fail, like the gun stuff in manchester (if anyone doesn't know anything about it don't worry it's a british thing where teenagers are getting guns so fucking easily) and how to say we're supposedly living in a civilised world alot of people are getting raped, mugged, murdered and other shit, WE NEED VIGILANTES AND WE NEED THEM NOW!

    Xenimmeon May 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Great song, really true.Too much violence in the streets these days and no one really does something about it. Blaze's albums are 2 of Maidens best, especially with the lyrics about war and violence which really fit his voice.

    HavocNLon January 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Apart from the lyrics, this song is awesome. The bass solo in the beginning, the slow start, and the beautiful solo. It took me several hearings before I started to like this song, but it is perfect. I love it.

    Proctoron February 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    nice song .. i like the live version more...

    ironmaideniston January 18, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Fast Car
Tracy Chapman
"Fast car" is kind of a continuation of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." It has all the clawing your way to a better life, but in this case the protagonist never makes it with her love; in fact she is dragged back down by him. There is still an amazing amount of hope and will in the lyrics; and the lyrics themselve rank and easy five. If only music was stronger it would be one of those great radio songs that you hear once a week 20 years after it was released. The imagery is almost tear-jerking ("City lights lay out before us", "Speeds so fast felt like I was drunk"), and the idea of starting from nothing and just driving and working and denigrating yourself for a chance at being just above poverty, then losing in the end is just painful and inspiring at the same time.
Album art
Holiday
Bee Gees
@[Diderik:33655] "Your a holiday!" Was a popular term used in the 50s/60s to compliment someone on their all around. For example, not only are they beautiful, but they are fun and kind too ... just an all around "holiday". I think your first comment is closer to being accurate. The singer/song writers state "Millions of eyes can see, yet why am i so blind!? When the someone else is me, its unkind its unkind". I believe hes referring to the girl toying with him and using him. He wants something deeper with her, thats why he allows himself to be as a puppet (even though for her fun and games) as long as it makes her happy. But he knows deep down that she doesnt really want to be serious with him and thats what makes him.
Album art
Mountain Song
Jane's Addiction
Jane's Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell gives Adam Reader some heartfelt insight into Jane’s Addiction's hard rock manifesto "Mountain Song", which was the second single from their revolutionary album Nothing's Shocking. Mountain song was first recorded in 1986 and appeared on the soundtrack to the film Dudes starring Jon Cryer. The version on Nothing's Shocking was re-recorded in 1988. "'Mountain Song' was actually about... I hate to say it but... drugs. Climbing this mountain and getting as high as you can, and then coming down that mountain," reveals Farrell. "What it feels to descend from the mountain top... not easy at all. The ascension is tough but exhilarating. Getting down is... it's a real bummer. Drugs is not for everybody obviously. For me, I wanted to experience the heights, and the lows come along with it." "There's a part - 'Cash in now honey, cash in Miss Smith.' Miss Smith is my Mother; our last name was Smith. Cashing in when she cashed in her life. So... she decided that, to her... at that time, she was desperate. Life wasn't worth it for her, that was her opinion. Some people think, never take your life, and some people find that their life isn't worth living. She was in love with my Dad, and my Dad was not faithful to her, and it broke her heart. She was very desperate and she did something that I know she regrets."
Album art
Page
Ed Sheeran
There aren’t many things that’ll hurt more than giving love a chance against your better judgement only to have your heart crushed yet again. Ed Sheeran tells such a story on “Page.” On this track, he is devastated to have lost his lover and even more saddened by the feeling that he may never move on from this.
Album art
Plastic Bag
Ed Sheeran
“Plastic Bag” is a song about searching for an escape from personal problems and hoping to find it in the lively atmosphere of a Saturday night party. Ed Sheeran tells the story of his friend and the myriad of troubles he is going through. Unable to find any solutions, this friend seeks a last resort in a party and the vanity that comes with it. “I overthink and have trouble sleepin’ / All purpose gone and don’t have a reason / And there’s no doctor to stop this bleedin’ / So I left home and jumped in the deep end,” Ed Sheeran sings in verse one. He continues by adding that this person is feeling the weight of having disappointed his father and doesn’t have any friends to rely on in this difficult moment. In the second verse, Ed sings about the role of grief in his friend’s plight and his dwindling faith in prayer. “Saturday night is givin’ me a reason to rely on the strobe lights / The lifeline of a promise in a shot glass, and I’ll take that / If you’re givin’ out love from a plastic bag,” Ed sings on the chorus, as his friend turns to new vices in hopes of feeling better.