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Bleeding Me is the seventh song from Metallica's sixth album Load. It was written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett.

About

In "Bleeding Me", the lyrical theme, as recounted by Jason Newsted, is said to be about mental torture. The phrase "Caught under wheels, roll" is meant to have an implication that the suffering never ceases. The other theme is James Hetfield's problem with alcohol, how he dealt with it. James said in the 2001 Playboy interview that he'd shed a tear, and the other guys wouldn't care.

Live

  • "Bleeding Me" was first performed live on September 6, 1996, in Vienna, Austria
  • As of November 2018, the song has been played live 161 times.

Trivia

Lyrics

    I'm digging my way
    I'm digging my way to something
    I'm digging my way to something better
    
    I'm pushing to stay
    I'm pushing to stay with something
    I'm pushing to stay with something better
    
    I'm sowing the seeds
    I'm sowing the seeds I've taken
    I'm sowing the seeds I take for granted
    
    This thorn in my side
    This thorn in my side is from the tree
    This thorn in my side is from the tree I've planted
    
    It tears me and I bleed
    And I bleed
    
         Caught under wheels' roll
         I take the leech, I'm bleeding me
         Can't stop to save my soul
         I take the leash that's leading me
         I'm bleeding me
         I can't take it
         Caught under wheels' roll
         The bleeding of me
         Of me
         The bleeding of me
    
    I am the beast that feeds the feast
    I am the blood, I am release
    
    Come make me pure
    Bleed me a cure
    I'm caught, I'm caught, I'm caught under
    
         Caught under wheels' roll
         I take the leech, I'm bleeding me
         Can't stop to save my soul
         I take the leash that's leading me
         I'm bleeding me
         I can't take it
         Caught under wheels' roll
         The bleeding of me
         Of me
         The bleeding of me
    
    I'm digging my way
    I'm digging my way to something
    I'm digging my way to something better
    
    I'm pushing to stay
    I'm pushing to stay with something
    I'm pushing to stay with something better
    With something better

References


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Load
Songs Ain't My Bitch2 X 4The House Jack BuiltUntil It SleepsKing NothingHero of the DayBleeding MeCurePoor Twisted MeWasting My HateMama SaidThorn WithinRonnieThe Outlaw Torn
Members James HetfieldLars UlrichKirk HammettJason Newsted
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S&M
Songs The Ecstasy of GoldThe Call of KtuluMaster of PuppetsOf Wolf and ManThe Thing That Should Not BeFuelThe Memory RemainsNo Leaf CloverHero of the DayDevil's DanceBleeding MeNothing Else MattersUntil it SleepsFor Whom the Bell Tolls- HumanWherever I May RoamThe Outlaw TornSad But TrueOneEnter SandmanBattery
Members James HetfieldLars UlrichKirk HammettJason Newsted
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