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Metallica: Bleeding Me Meaning


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Song Released: 1997

Bleeding Me Lyrics

I'm digging my way
I'm digging my way to something
I'm digging my way to something better

I'm pushing to stay
I'm pushing to stay with something
I'm pushing to stay with something better

I'm sowing the seeds
I'm sowing the seeds I've...


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    Jun 26th 2013 report

    This is one of the best lyrical songs of metallica. The repetitiveness of "I'm digging my way..." "I'm pushing to stay..." indicates a habit or routine of how he is living his life. More so searching for something better rather than striving for it. The next two verses indicate a sense of reflection and enlightenment. He realises that in his life what he is searching for cannot be found because he continues to make the same mistakes. We all know the saying "we reap what we sow". It's almost as if he is saying I had no idea the seeds I planted would give me so much but what comes with that is also the burden he bares. The leeches in his life are the people constantly wanting more from him and sucking the life out of him. Then he describes how he is asking for a cure or a way for it to stop. "Caught under wheels roll" clearly to me identifies he has no cure or answer to his problem so the cycle continues. That's why the song ends the way it starts.

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2020 report

    To me its about james having a drinking problem.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 26th 2019 report

    it sounds like he is feeding his divorced wife. feeding his wife bleeding himself...wife aka beast u motherfuckers should know

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2016 report

    The leech is at the bottom of a tequila bottle.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 19th 2014 report

    This song is clearly about addiction. I can relate to that.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2013 report

    James actually said in an interview that the song was about his therapy for his alcohol addiction.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2013 report

    It's about James' drinking issue. "digging my way to something better" James' drinking was destroying his family. "I take the leash that's leading me" he wants help but has no idea how to get it, so he let's his life take him there.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2011 report

    This song sounds to me like someone who is breaking a law or rule to do something that is actually right.When i first heard the song i thought of Farenhieght 451 and how ( spoilers ) Guy wanted to go against his own job to read books and break the law to create a better future and " Burn Bright. "

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  9. wildcapri
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    Jul 10th 2009 report

    "this thorn on my side , this thorn on my side is from the tree i 've planted it tears & i bleed" ,fantastic clearly shows a betrayal.

    "Caught on the wheel roll i take that leech am bleeding me cant stop to save my soul i take that leech thatz leading me am bleeding me " i think james tried to convey a message to all metallica fans that life is nothing but a perfect roller coster ride where u may have compramise in certain situations where u might make some personal gains but you may have take a decision which u dont agree , the word leech clearly indicates greed which i think is an eveil cause.

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