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Bleed [A Song]

July 7, 2009
By KassyElizabeth DIAMOND, Argyle, New York
KassyElizabeth DIAMOND, Argyle, New York
65 articles 14 photos 30 comments

Just Let Go.

Did you see me?
Did you see me cry?
Will you watch me?
Will you watch me die?


Did you love me?
Or was it a lie?
Did you need me?
Or was I just a good time?

Well Now.
We’ll find out.
I stand here.
Split Open.
Tears Streaming.
Blood Flowing.


As I,
Will you just watch
Will you walk
Or will you stop the
Darlin’ will you


Crimson red.
Color of roses.
Color of death.

Hold me or let me go?
No more games,
Ive got to

Come on Come on.
You gonna stop the flow?
Come on Come on.
Let me know.
Don’t have much time.
Tell me please,
Before I die.

Wont you hold me close?

As I
I cant
As I
As I,

Don’t Leave Me In The Dark…

The author's comments:
Once Again, this is a it may be written to indicate how some parts wound be sung...such as the word in all caps , they would be screamed rather than sang.

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Starshines1 said...
on Sep. 6 2018 at 11:15 am
Starshines1, Norfolk, Virginia
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I used to cut so I feel your words. As i sit in my room crying hoping noone comes in , listing to music to fit my mood, I simply was letting life crush my soul . stay strong and look up to the sky. the sun is shinning .

on Aug. 25 2018 at 12:18 pm
natalie_reed13 GOLD, Blair, Nebraska
16 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't play normal, play exceptionally.

I know exactly how you feel. Like last night. When you hold the blade in your hand and before you start you just hope to God that nobody will find you, that nobody will figure out. When I was sitting here I sang it the second time through and my gosh it was amazing. I just threw all the horrible feelings I have into it pretending it was my own cause it's how I also feel and I just thank you for that experience. Hold on;stay strong

on Jun. 11 2018 at 7:32 pm
QueenofAwkwardness BRONZE, Belding, Michigan
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments
I love it. it's deep. So stay strong I understand what ever your going through completely cuz I used to and I struggle with people accepting and understanding me. So I'm here if you need anything . But seriously I was singing the lyrics as I imagined them and o thought how is this not an existing song already it's brilliant.

on Jun. 4 2016 at 3:31 pm
socialkaysualty PLATINUM, Dover, Delaware
25 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table;
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question ...
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.

In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.

The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,
The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes,
Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,
Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains,
Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,
Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,
And seeing that it was a soft October night,
Curled once about the house, and fell asleep.

And indeed there will be time
For the yellow smoke that slides along the street,
Rubbing its back upon the window-panes;
There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.

In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.

And indeed there will be time
To wonder, “Do I dare?” and, “Do I dare?”
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
With a bald spot in the middle of my hair —
(They will say: “How his hair is growing thin!”)
My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin,
My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin —
(They will say: “But how his arms and legs are thin!”)
Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

For I have known them all already, known them all:
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.

So how should I presume?

And I have known the eyes already, known them all—
The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase,
And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin,
When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,
Then how should I begin
To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways?

And how should I presume?

And I have known the arms already, known them all—
Arms that are braceleted and white and bare
(But in the lamplight, downed with light brown hair!)
Is it perfume from a dress
That makes me so digress?
Arms that lie along a table, or wrap about a shawl.

And should I then presume?

And how should I begin?

Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets
And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes
Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows? ...

I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.

And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully!
Smoothed by long fingers,
Asleep ... tired ... or it malingers,
Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me.
Should I, after tea and cakes and ices,
Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed,
Though I have seen my head (grown slightly bald) brought in upon a platter,
I am no prophet — and here’s no great matter;
I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,
And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker,
And in short, I was afraid.

And would it have been worth it, after all,
After the cups, the marmalade, the tea,
Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me,
Would it have been worth while,
To have bitten off the matter with a smile,
To have squeezed the universe into a ball
To roll it towards some overwhelming question,
To say: “I am Lazarus, come from the dead,
Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all”—
If one, settling a pillow by her head

Should say: “That is not what I meant at all;

That is not it, at all.”

And would it have been worth it, after all,
Would it have been worth while,
After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,
After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor—
And this, and so much more?—
It is impossible to say just what I mean!
But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen:
Would it have been worth while
If one, settling a pillow or throwing off a shawl,
And turning toward the window, should say:

“That is not it at all,

That is not what I meant, at all.”

No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—
Almost, at times, the Fool.

I grow old ... I grow old ...
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.

I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

stay strong, riley

on May. 13 2016 at 1:16 pm
Tylersaysrawr GOLD, Lyons, New York
11 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Smile little princess things get better" <3

@chris709 its a relief you wouldnt understand unless you do it yourself

on Jul. 29 2015 at 7:17 pm
Life_line BRONZE, White Plains, Maryland
2 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"

-Bob Marley

I really liked it!! I think that you have talent and i hope you keep writing songs

chris709 said...
on Jul. 29 2015 at 4:08 am
Why would you cut yourself?

on Jun. 10 2015 at 12:13 pm
xrileysykesx BRONZE, New York City, New York
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"i wake up go to school hang out and come home nothing even changes not even when your gone. im making my way into this life i dont really want to say goodbye. youre forever in my heart nothing will change not even the pain you gave anyway."

I like it I might be late with this but im a cutter so I undersand this feeling 100%

on Dec. 31 2014 at 9:26 pm
Sarelle PLATINUM, Winslow, Maine
21 articles 3 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream like you will live forever,
Live like you will die tomorrow.

this was... amazing... I really can't express with words how much I loved this. Thank you for sharing your work!

on Oct. 25 2014 at 2:08 am
ShadowBlossom ELITE, Boca Raton, Florida
122 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
Memento Mori- It means that nothing lasts forever, no one is immortal, sooner or later you will die and things will come to an end. It also helps you realize that while you are living you should do the most with your life, live life to the fullest.

The song is very good, creative, and I could imagine the pain and anger put into the song, the betrayl and heart ache or break. Yet if you added or had a chorus that repeated itself in the lyrics it would be even better.

USMClover said...
on Feb. 21 2014 at 10:48 am
USMClover, Sumerville, South Carolina
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I really like this song. You should make it into an actual song.

USMClover said...
on Feb. 21 2014 at 10:47 am
USMClover, Sumerville, South Carolina
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Oops. Sorry. I meant to press new comment. Not reply.

USMClover said...
on Feb. 21 2014 at 10:45 am
USMClover, Sumerville, South Carolina
0 articles 0 photos 7 comments
I really like this song. You should make it an actual song.

Asherton said...
on Jan. 22 2014 at 8:23 am
Asherton, Brooksville, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single footstep.

I really like it ,and i just think tht there should be a little more chorus somewhere in there <3

on Jul. 21 2013 at 6:26 pm
BlackRosetears BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
4 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never Give In"

This was so awesome! I wish i could write a song soo good (Jellous) keep wrting

m3g_30 BRONZE said...
on May. 7 2013 at 3:33 am
m3g_30 BRONZE, Coronado, California
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment
This song was amazing, it is simaler to songs i have written in the past. I really loved it. Keep up the good work!! :)

xo_zozo GOLD said...
on Apr. 29 2013 at 10:53 am
xo_zozo GOLD, Rochester, Vermont
13 articles 2 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
--Dr. Seuss

Oh my gosh, this is so good!!!!!!  :)  Love it!!!

on Apr. 29 2013 at 9:24 am
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

I really liked it, but it seemed a bit shallow/repetitive. It's almost as if you were just repeating the same thing, but I can also see how that could initiate power on your end. That's just my opinion, though! You have every right to disagree.

on Apr. 24 2013 at 4:05 pm
gothgirl99 BRONZE, Manvel, Texas
1 article 0 photos 2 comments
i looooovve this :)))) its really awesome

Lynn7 SILVER said...
on Dec. 6 2012 at 9:24 am
Lynn7 SILVER, Charlotte, North Carolina
5 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Have confidence in yourself...if you believe they'll believe. -Yuani (me)

I truly love this piece. Its so deep. I love writing songs and singing them. So this is a request for you to sing this song. PLs! Thanks