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Shawn Mendes – Stitches lyrics

[Verse 1]
I thought that I've been hurt before
But no one's ever left me quite this sore
Your words cut deeper than a knife
Now I need someone to breathe me back to life


[Pre-Chorus]
Got a feeling that I'm going under
But I know that I'll make it out alive
If I quit calling you my lover
And move on


[Chorus]
You watch me bleed until I can't breathe
I'm shaking
Falling onto my knees
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches

Tripping over myself
Aching
Begging you to come help
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches


[Verse 2]
Just like a moth
Drawn to a flame
Oh, you lured me in
I couldn't sense the pain

Your bitter heart cold to the touch
Now I'm gonna reap what I sow
I'm left seeing red on my own


[Pre-Chorus]
Got a feeling that I'm going under
But I know that I'll make it out alive

If I quit calling you my lover
And move on

[Chorus]
You watch me bleed
Until I can't breathe
I'm shaking
Falling onto my knees


And now that I'm
Without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches
Tripping over myself


Aching
Begging you to come help
And now that I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches

[Bridge]
Needle and the thread,
Gotta get you out of my head
Needle and the thread,
Gonna wind up dead


Needle and the thread
Gotta get you out of my head
Needle and the thread
Gonna wind up dead


Needle and the thread
Gotta get you out of my head
Needle and the thread
Gonna wind up dead


Needle and the thread,
Gotta get you out of my head
Get you out of my head

[Chorus]
You watch me bleed
Until I can't breathe
I'm shaking
Falling onto my knees (falling on my knees)


And now that I'm
Without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches (and I'll be needing stitches)

Tripping over myself
Aching
Begging you to come help
(begging, "Baby, please.")

And now that I'm
Without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches


[Outro]
(And now that)
I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches
(And now that)
I'm without your kisses
I'll be needing stitches



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/shawn_mendes/stitches.html

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    +20
    maylin-chan
    The singer is expressing how hard he fell for her, and then she hurts him by words. Quoting the lyric "Your words cut deeper than a knife." He feels like he's being pulled down without her, and he wants to stop thinking about her. What he's trying to get through the people who are reading the lyrics right now is that "Not everyone is as they seem." The term called "catfishing". Catfishing is used quite often in Social Media cases. It means to lure somebody in with a fake or phony personality. They make people believe that they actually have that personality, and in some cases, they meet in real, and they're not what they seem. Like the girl in this song, he wants her back, but he knows what her true colors are, and knows not to get hurt again by the same person. "Needle and the thread, gotta get you outta my head. Needle and the thread, gonna wind up dead." is trying to express that he wants to get her out of his mind, but if he doesn't, it's just going to hurt him even more than he is hurting now. The singer sings to us, "Oh, you lured me in; I couldn't sense the pain." Which supports the catfishing deal. She lured him in with a fake personality.
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  • n
    +9
    northcoast
    He feels like a man drowning, similar to a man drowning in water, but he is drowning in a "sea of love" for her. He can't keep his head above water because all his thoughts are about her. She's not in love with him anymore and he wants to make it out alive by getting his feet back on solid ground. Then he can move on with his life, quit drowning himself with thoughts and remembrances of her.
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    cierrama101
    Shawn Mendes is in love with a girl and he is trying to get her back but she doesn't love him anymore. So he tries to clear everything about her out of his mind while trying to win her heart back. An old saying that I heard was, "If you fail, that doesn't mean to give up. You'll have to try harder." And I believe that Shawn was trying harder to win his girl back.
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  • u
    +5
    Unregistered
    In this song, Shawn is talking about how past breakups have hurt him but once this breakup happened, he didn't even know what pain was until he had experienced this. The words of this girl have really digged in and he needs someone else to make him better. "Got a feeling that I'm going under" means that he feels everything is getting worse by the minute, but if he stops calling that girl his "lover" and if he moves on he'll feel better. The person he loved kept torturing him and he is so heartbroken. When he says "Tripping over myself" he means he is so lost in thoughts about that girl. The point of stitches is healing him.
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    +3
    Lava_Divilia
    He never been loved before and this was his first time. He fell in love and dated her, but he got turned down. He is depress and feels like he is being pushed away. He wants to be loved by only her, but it was not turning out well. He tries to push back from her and move on, but it was difficult to stop thinking about her. He cannot seem to go away and keep on getting hurt by words and stuck in tragedy. He endlessly hopes that she will love him again, but she cannot except. He just loved her, now he is being pushed away like a lonely pet who needs a cuddle. He wants her, but it would not work out between them. His heart breaks more and more each and everytime he comes back to try to get her again. Eventually, his heart will break and sink into a hole of depression and sadness takes through. Even though he learned a lesson, he still feels bad about the difficulties he faced. He wanted her, she did not like her back. It was not meant to be, but a first break up is likely the most heart breaking one. There is an endless depression in each hole. He just wanted to have love from the one he loves. It would be perfect to get the right boy/girl as a date. Not everything is meant to be. I love this song and it was great knowing people. Hope you understand. Bye.
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