Shawn Mendes: Stitches Meaning
But no one's ever left me quite this sore
Your words cut deeper than a knife
Now I need someone to breathe me back to life
Got a feeling that I'm going under
But I know that I'll make it out alive
anonymous Nov 16th, 2015 11:54pm report
Honestly, I have a different view of this song than most. I think the "love" he's referring to is an alter ego trying to change his mind. When he says, "Can't get you out of my head", it's a psychological breakdown where he can't get this voice trying to steer his relationships out of his head.
If you've seen the music video, he's being hit and thrown by an unknown force. This force is his ego, trying to get him to listen to his conscience and stop being in hard relationships.
In most music videos, when the person doesn't agree with the other, or the relationship is failing, the significant other is always in the video too.
Hes ALONE in the music video. When he says, "You watch me bleed until I can't breathe", the only person who's watching him is his own conscience or alter ego, trying to control his life in relationships.
anonymous Apr 15th, 4:31pm report
anonymous Apr 13th, 4:48pm report
Suicide. Every time. Thought I was the only person who got this-no one else has that I've spoken to. He's split up with a partner and he wants to die.
anonymous Jun 28th, 2016 6:48pm report
This is about a breakup and that he needs help moving on.
anonymous Apr 27th, 2016 4:41pm report
A purely "heartbroken" explanation doesn't make that much sense. We typically don't refer to feelings of loss or rejection with cutting except a heart being cut into pieces. However, the fact he continually repeats, "gonna wind up dead," would indicate something more serious than hurt feelings.
I think the song refers to a person slitting their wrists due to a bad breakup. Typically survivors of this type of suicide attempt will end up with stitches from the laceration. He also states, "I'm left seeing red on my own," as a person committing suicide in this way would see a lot of blood and would do it alone. Furthermore, the phrase "going under" can refer to drowning or anesthesia, but in this context it would be "going under the knife". Also, "begging you to come help," refers to suicide being a "cry for help".
anonymous Apr 24th, 2016 4:08am report
It's definitely about heroin. Most heroin users refer to the drug as the thing they loved more then family, friends or a gf,bf. It's all they think about. So i know ill make it out alive if i quit calling u my lover, (stop taking heroin i qont die he is saying he knows he is stronger then the drug)move on. Needle and the thread...the needle and the band to wrap your arm. Bleed until I can't breathe (inject and hit a vein, u bleed and heroine users overdose and die mostly by respretory failure) Aching begging you to come help (withdrawl body aches begging heroin or a dealer to come help)
anonymous Apr 6th, 2016 4:27pm report
This song is about heroin.
anonymous Apr 4th, 2016 4:29pm report
From My view it sounds like Shawn is singing about how a girl dumped him or it's about jealousy on how he's jealous of that girl who he really likes but she doesn't like her.
anonymous Feb 3rd, 2016 2:54pm report
Well in my opinion i think that he had his heart
Broken by a person who he was really in love with
And she left him to pick up the pieces all on his own
And he feels that with out this person he is hurt and
Thats why he says " you watch me bleed until i cant breathe
And now that I'm without you're kisses ill be needing stitches"
anonymous Nov 16th, 2015 11:52am report
This song is about how when Shawn is broken up with a girl, he is heartbroken,and he can't get over the break up, hence "needle and the thread gotta get you out of my head, needle and the thread gonna wind up dead" he needs to get over the break up to STITCH his "wound" of the break up, or he will die.Evidence could be "I thought that I've been hurt before But no one's ever left me quite this sore" for the break up, as this is his worst one.
anonymous Oct 28th, 2015 10:38pm report
i beleive if you listen closley its about a drug.
Part of me wants to say that this song is about somebody who hurts themselves while in a relationship, where the other lover looks down on them for that reason, doesn't care at all, or is the cause for the self-harm.
But it could also could be about a girl who broke the guy's heart so much, that he feels as if he was hurt and abandoned.
anonymous Jul 13th, 2015 7:57pm report
This is about a girl who completely broke this boy's heart. He is saying that now that I'm down with your kisses, I'll be needing stitches. Since she is not going to be there for him anymore he is totally heart broken and hurt.
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