What does My Bloody Valentine mean?

Good Charlotte: My Bloody Valentine Meaning

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My Bloody Valentine Lyrics

Oh, my love
Please don't cry
I'll wash my bloody hands and
We'll start a new life

I ripped out
His throat
And called you on the telephone
To take off
My disguise
Just in time to hear you cry when you...

You mourn the death of...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 13th 2007 !⃝

    The song strongly suggests that he is very much in love with a girl and wants to have her no matter the cost. The only problem is that she has a boyfriend, and she either loves him, or is attached to him by some means. Then during the night, after he followed the boyfriend home, he kills the boyfriend making either one the "bloody valentine". The song, however, seems to point to the original boyfriend as the bloody valentine, "you mourn the death of your bloody valentine". But the only thing is is that there is no proof that the girl actually wants to be with her bloody valentine's murderer anyways.
    It's a very good song, quite sad, and almost points me into the direction of Macbeth's themes and how Lady Macbeth had "blood" on her hands that she "couldn't wash off." Although I could definitely be reading way too much into it... but you never know.

  2. dustinw90
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    Dec 15th 2012 !⃝

    there are so many, there could be the one that everyone has been saying of him loving this girl so much that he decides to take matters into his own hands by killing her boyfriend to make it that he can be with her.
    There is also another interpretation of her being abused by her boyfriend and he cant stand seeing her hurt, so he decides to kill the abusive person in her life.
    Good Charlotte has always been kind of an emo-punk band who sings about past experiences and in my belief it is he liked this girl very much in some point of his teen years (Benji Madden even though it doesnt explain who it is I believe Benji wrote the song) and she was being abused by either her father or her boyfriend and he imagines calling her telling her that everything will be ok, and in turn ends up killing that person, the problem is he says "there was police and flashing lights" he makes no notion that he had been arrested for a murder so maybe she commited suicide i dont know it is a very emotionally scarring song

  3. T.j. Morrill
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    Jul 18th 2011 !⃝

    I think there's more to this song than what lies on the surface. The obvious interpretation is "it's about a guy killing a girl's boyfriend to get with her" but I'm not so sure I buy that.

    When I hear this song I think of the opening line being not a murderer comforting the woman but rather the woman trying to keep her lover from taking his own life.

    Taking off his disguise suggests to me that he's letting her know he hasn't been himself and that he doesn't really think he's good enough for her.

    The verse about following him home and standing outside the window is what I think confirms to most people that it is homicide and not suicide. When I hear this I think of him having mixed emotions. The side that "follows him home" is the side that wants to get rid of himself because he isn't good enough for the one he loves so he wants her free of commitment to find someone good enough.

    Begging him not to do it is his way of saying he didn't want to do it but he had to because he thought he was doing the right thing for the woman.

    The line "wash my bloody hands and we'll start a new life" suggests to me that the woman cheated on him which may be why the man feels unworthy. "don't know wrong from right" seems to mean that she didn't know what she was doing because of the heat of the moment. Seems like an apology and last ditch effort to convince him not to kill himself.

    "what I knew I had to do because I'm so in love with you" makes me think of him realizing he has to do it to make the woman feel free to find a worthy partner.

    Really a sad song, very depressing but also a very good song. Lot's of emotion, only Good Charlotte song I can really stand quite honestly.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2011 !⃝

    that he loves a girl so much that he will be with her art any cost and killed her boyfriend so he would have a shot...not necessarily that he will anyways!

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 12th 2010 !⃝

    I think this song is about a boy who is madly in love with a girl and kills her boyfriend because he's so in love with her.

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 12th 2009 !⃝

    The basic message of this song is fairly simple. Someone kills a girl's boyfriend because of how much he loves the girl.

    If you do a little research you will find that the lyrics are based on the the poem "The Telltale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe.

    The title is a play on the love song "My Funny Valentine," a standard that had been recorded by hundreds of singers.

  7. zachlovesnirvana
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    Dec 7th 2008 !⃝

    This song is about a guy who loves a girl so much that he kills her boyfriend so he could have her. The alternate meaning is that he killed a part of himself and decided to show the real him to the girl the line "I'll wash my bloody hands and we'll start a new life" hints at that.

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2008 !⃝

    Suggests that he is really in love with a girl and will do anything to get her even murder the other guy who seems to be her boyfriend. This is a great song and very addictive. I love it.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2007 !⃝

    The singer wants a girl really bad, but she already has a boyfriend, so he decides to kill the boyfriend. He then left the body for her to find, being the "bloody valentine".
    "A tell-tale heart was left for you to find"

    He then expects her to get over it, and go out with him instead.
    "I'll wash my bloody hands and/We'll start a new life"

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 22nd 2007 !⃝

    Yea on the one hand it could be that he loves this girl so much that he kills her boyfriend so he can have her all 2 him self ... or it could b that the boyfriend he kills is him and he loves her so much he is taking off his diguise for her to show her the real him and stop pretending to be some thing he isn't , na I know its not but just think about it

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2007 !⃝

    This is based on an Edgar Allen Poe poem. Can't remember which one. Check it out.

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 26th 2006 !⃝

    I think this song is about him loving this one girl so much, but she's going out with someone else. He's talking about how he went out one night after her boyfriend dropped her off and he murdered him.

    Or on the other hand, it could be merely figurative. Im not quite sure which one I believe yet.

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