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Shawn Mendes: In My Blood Meaning


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Song Released: 2018

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Help me, it's like the walls are caving in
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I just can't
It isn't in my blood
Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing
I'm overwhelmed and insecure, give me something
I could take to ease my mind...


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    Aug 28th, 8:20pm report

    I think In My Blood is about the dark times and places we all experience in our lifetimes. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and one can feel trapped, alone, frightened with no answers or end in sight. But if we are hopeful and determined even in the face of anxiety and weakness, then we can get through to the other side where things make sense again. It’s the human condition where it’s always the darkest before the dawn. All of us, if honest, can relate to the emotions expressed and the belief that we are all capable of rising up again in light and hope.


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    Feb 16th, 2019 2:48pm report

    I'm not assuming how the writer felt when he wrote this song, that is obviously ridiculous. However, mabye the song is about the writer thinking "giving up" but then he remembers the struggles his ancestors went through. So, he continues to fight his mental health problems for if they could go through times where life was much harder, he can go through his problems too. After all, the song's title and chorus read, "In my blood," not "In My Mind," "In My Soul," nor "In My Heart," it says, "In My Blood," and blood often represents your heritage, such as in words like "bloodline."

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    Sep 10th, 2018 9:41am report

    Shawn said in a interview that In My Blood is about his struggles with anxiety,
    there's a mention to his drinking problem in the song as well,
    Shawn has struggle with anxiety for many years,
    he said that it does get to a point when he just wants to give up,
    but that is what the song is about,
    overcoming anxiety,
    not giving up,


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    Sep 8th, 2018 9:14am report

    It's about not killing himself because he's struggling.


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    Jul 8th, 2018 7:05am report

    This song I would say is about his struggles with anxiety and othe forms of mental health. And how he’s had to tackle these throughout his career. As many people don’t understand what it feels like he’s expressed his elf through this music to show us how he really feels and how others feel


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    Apr 17th, 2018 4:49pm report

    So I feel this song-like the first theory- is definitely about mental health and honestly I think he’s finally addressing a possible internal fight with coming to terms to sexuality.If whatever he is talking about is constantly burning at him then everything he’s talking about doing like alcohol and drugs are numbing solutions.IE: “just take her home and you’ll feel better”


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    Apr 9th, 2018 4:12pm report

    As Shawn had mentioned In my Blood is one of the most personal songs he has written and it’s the closest to him which is probably why he released it first looking at the lyrics he’s saying sometimes I feel like giving up but I just can’t it isn’t in my blood meaning although sometimes he feels like giving up he never will because he knows he is strong enough to get through anything this song i feel like is about his mental health as he brings up drinking but at the same time he feels as though he should give up

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