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Imagine Dragons: Bleeding Out Meaning

Song Released: 2012

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Bleeding Out Lyrics

I'm bleeding out
So if the last thing that I do
Is bring you down
I'll bleed out for you
So I bare my skin
And I count my sins
And I close my eyes and I take it in
I'm bleeding out
I'm bleeding out for you
For you

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    Nov 30th, 2013 11:31pm report

    I think it's about depression and self harm. Some one is hurting him and he will bring them down no matter what; even if that means cutting himself (or bleeding out) to get through it. I listened to this song several times to understand what the lyrics meant. I found that he is cutting himself: /so I bare my skin/ and I count my sins/ and I close my eyes/ and I take it in/


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    Oct 16th, 2013 10:46pm report

    I think the song lines "I bare my skin and I count my skin and I close my eyes and I take it in" is talking about just giving up and facing the music (no pun intended)

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    Sep 29th, 2013 9:01pm report

    I think it's about going all the way for someone even if they don't love you the same way you love them...and yes, there is some self harm in this song I think, but mostly I think its about sacrificing yourself for the ones you love and escaping when you feel the most empty...


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    Aug 6th, 2013 8:51pm report

    i think its about selfharm, feeling empty inside, hating yourself and thinking that you are not worth living.
    He kind of talks about how everything has droven him to that moment in which he
    "So I bare my skin
    And I count my sins
    And I close my eyes
    And I take it in
    And Im bleeding out" which is basicly describing how he cuts himself.


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    Jul 23rd, 2013 7:53pm report

    This song makes me think of my younger brother. There's a bit of an age difference between us & our mother was never around, so I'm his 'mom,' sister & friend all in one. He very recently turned 18 and moved out of my house to join the military. I'm absolutely heartbroken and terrified. I'd move heaven & earth, I'd go through hell & back again to protect him, to keep him safe. But he's 18, he needs to make his own decisions and live his life for him.

    And it makes me think of self-harm as well, which I've turned to as a coping mechanism. I'm so worried & I miss him so much...


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    Jul 20th, 2013 7:50pm report

    This song is about self harm. "I Bare my skin" he takes his arm "count my sins close my eyes and I take it in, I'm bleeding out" he cuts himself, then it starts to bleed. Then throughout the song, it talks about how he feels like a failure.


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    Jul 4th, 2013 7:06am report

    I feel like this song is about someone who will do anything to make someone he loves not have to feel the pain of life. He will jump in front of anything for the one he loves without complaining. But no matter what he does, the person keeps feeling the pain but he keeps trying to jump in front. He wants to make sure that the one he loves isn't blamed for anything and doesn't get hurt. But again, he does it all without complaining (he closes his eyes and takes it in)


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    Jun 27th, 2013 6:36pm report

    It reminds me of SelfHarm... thats why it helps me even if it isnt that.


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    Jun 22nd, 2013 6:49pm report

    I think it's about someone making a sacrifice, perhaps of his life, to keep a promise to someone- "So if the last thing that I do, is to bring it down, I'll bleed out for you, for you."


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    Jun 20th, 2013 6:21pm report

    I think it could be about being a soldier sacrificing themselves in war for their country.


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    May 31st, 2013 5:39am report

    I think this song can be interpreted in two ways:
    1. as a partially suicidal mission to stop this person, either literally or sacrificing social life for someone.
    2. as a suicide note, about cutting because feels like he is ruining someone's life.
    Also, could be singing about that he would do anything for either revenge on this person or to save them.


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    May 24th, 2013 5:55pm report

    I think this song has to do with him falling in love with a girl who may not love him back, or may always make him feel like he is inadequate. He feels as though as he is being pushed away then brought back, but he doesnt care. He is hopelessly in love and professes that no matter what he will do anything to keep her happy, even though it is never enough.


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    May 21st, 2013 5:28am report

    I believe it points to Jesus for these reasons "I'm bleeding out for you" He did bleed for us he counted his sins and took up ours and when it says the scarecrow part Jesus hung on the cross like a scarecrow


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    May 8th, 2013 5:15pm report

    The way I interpreted it was that he was sacrificing himself to stop/take down the person: "so if the last thing that I do, is bring you down, then I'll bleed out for you". There are also clues that he has bad feelings for that person/maybe even betrayed by that person: "but innocence is gone, and what was right is wrong". And this line may be taken as either he is protecting the person or his job is to scare the person away: "When your eyes are red, and emptiness is all you know, with the darkness fed, I will be your scarecrow."


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    May 6th, 2013 5:42pm report

    this song is amazing but it kinda sounds like selfharming or something cause its like so i bare my skin and i count my sins and i close my eyes an i take it in but yeah thats just my opinion

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