I listened to this song the first time at the listening party and my first reaction was: “Heart wrenching. LOVE it”.
The lyrics killed me when I first heard the song in full. I drew many connections:
- The feeling of losing is one I have felt quite a many times in my battle with depression. I’ve spoken openly about that fight before. “There's no one left to lay you down. Or say it's okay”
- The song also brings hope. ‘We’ll go out punching”. It inspires me. The good guys can and DO win.
-The second connection was one of a recent break up with a guy I loved with everything I had, leaving nothing for myself. I related to Darren being that strength to me. ‘Even when you fall apart, I’ll pick up your bloodstained heart”
It’s a beautiful song that often reduces me to tears within 40 seconds of my hitting play. I have a very strong reaction and connection to the song.
The lyrics video floored me. I was stunned. Lost for words. In tears. It was just simple, beautiful, genius.
The music video is beautiful, elegant, and a little bit ambiguous. But it showed emotion, connection and endless love and respect for someone who was very sick. It made me very emotional watching it.
It’s been a while since I’ve had such a strong reaction to a song the way I have with bloodstained Heart. Both the song and Darren Hayes are very special to me.
This song is an example of my connection to Darren and why I hold that so close my heart.