Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran



The Experience: We all want to be famous, but Bloodstream reminds us what often is going behind the scenes in the seemingly perfect lives of the powerful and famous. This is how it ends, I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream...


Music video: The video follows the lonely life of a wealthy and famous rock star whose time of popularity has now passed. He was once "loved" by everyone. Now he is utterly alone and the only company he can get he has to buy (call-girls, a horse, alcohol). As the video continues his desperation grows and he consequently sinks deeper and deeper into his pain and alcoholism trying desperately to find something to fill the void inside him. Sadly the video ends with him alone and drunk, with noone their to help him break free of his pain and start again.


The Meaning: The rich and famous in our world are just as human as the rest of us ...I've been looking for a lover... and the isolation their wealth and fame brings them ultimately destroys them. To dull the pain they often run to all kinds of extremes (drugs, sex, alcohol, etc.) ...couple women by my side, I got sinning on my mind, sipping on red wine... in pursuit of the love and happiness they thought they would find in their fame ...oh, no, no, don't leave me alone lonely now..., but this only causes them more suffering and traps them in an endless circle of pain as they sink into loneliness and despair. This is how it ends. I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream, fading out again, ...so tell me when it kicks in.

Ask yourself: Where do I run when I am in pain?



LYRICS:

I've been spinning now for time
Couple women by my side
I got sinning on my mind
Sipping on red wine
I've been sitting here for ages
Ripping out the pages
How'd I get so faded?
How'd I get so faded?

Oh, no, no, don't leave me alone lonely now
If you loved me how'd you never learn?
Oh, coloured crimson in my eyes
One or two could free my mind
This is how it ends.
I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
Fading out again.
I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
So tell me when it kicks in.

Well, tell me when it kicks in.
Well, tell me when it kicks in.

I've been looking for a lover
Thought I'd find her in a bottle
God, make me another one
I'll be feeling this tomorrow
Lord, forgive me for the things I've done
I was never meant to hurt no one
I saw scars upon a broken-hearted lover.

This is how it ends.
I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
Fading out again.
I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
So tell me when it kicks in.

So tell me when it kicks in.
No no no no no
No no no no no
No no no no noo....

(Repeating over and over in the background)
All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line

(Ed Sheeran)
I saw scars upon her
Broken hearted
I saw scars upon her
Broken hearted
I saw scars upon her
Broken hearted
I saw scars upon her
Broken hearted
I saw scars upon her
Broken hearted
I saw scars upon her
Broken hearted

So tell me when it kicks in
Ahhh
Tell me when it kicks in
Ahh
Tell me when it kicks in
No no no no no
No no no no no
No no no no noo....
Tell me when it kicks in

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