Bad Blood - Bastille


The Experience: All this bad blood here, won't you let it dry? Bastille sings about trying to overcome resentment and the hurts that define us forever.  

Music Video: Bastille's ex is trapped by her own guilt. The TV tells us he's missing. She knows how he drowned. She keeps seeing him. She can't leave their house, leave those memories and all that bad blood behind - so she lets the mourning flowers wilt outside the door and the food rots in her refrigerator. Finally, she runs from it all, burns his/their stuff on the beach and drowns herself where he died.


The Meaning of Bad Blood is past hurts, and the quest to overcome them. Bastille remembers their failures with the lines we were young and drinking, how were we to know? Love that was meant to bind us together, define us forever... But what ended up defining them forever is how friendship goes, resentment grows. Love lived wrong becomes our own worst enemy. 

Ask Yourself: Do I live trapped in past bad blood and resentment? Do I realize that if we're only ever looking back we will drive ourselves insane? 


LYRICS:
We were young and drinking in the park
There was nowhere else to go
And you said you always had my back
Oh but how were we to know?

That these are the days 
That bind you together, forever
And these little things define you forever, forever

All this bad blood here, won't you let it dry?
It's been cold for years, won't you let it lie?

If we're only ever looking back
We will drive ourselves insane
As the friendship goes resentment grows
We will walk our different ways

But those are the days that bind us together, forever
And those little things define us forever, forever

All this bad blood here, won't you let it dry?
It's been cold for years, won't you let it lie?

And I don't wanna hear about the bad blood anymore
I don't wanna hear you talk about it anymore
I don't wanna hear about the bad blood anymore
I don't wanna hear you talk about it anymore

All this bad blood here, won't you let it dry?
It's been cold for years, won't you let it lie?

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