Blade

Album: Dopamine (2015)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • "Blade" is the ninth track on Third Eye Blind's fifth album, Dopamine.

    The edgy song is reminiscent of "Sharp Knife" from their 2009 release, Ursa Major. In his Songfacts interview, lead singer Stephan Jenkins, explained: "I've always had a reoccurring image in my head - and in dreams - of cutting through from tension or whatever my nightmare is about and just trying to get through that nightmare. I was always trying to cut through it."
  • Speaking about this song's meaning, Jenkins told us: "'Blade' is really about being in some kind of dreamy state. It's a jealousy dream. So in the dream I stab a person but it doesn't have any effect on them. They're still there. The blade won't cut, people slip away through trapped doors, they swing away from you, and everything is just like that kind of sensation."
  • This song was supposed to be called "Dream Sequence," but Jenkins wrote down the wrong title and it was too late to fix once he noticed the mistake.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Charlie Daniels

Charlie DanielsSongwriter Interviews

Charlie discusses the songs that made him a Southern Rock icon, and settles the Devil vs. Johnny argument once and for all.

Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues

Justin Hayward of The Moody BluesSongwriter Interviews

Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.

Does Jimmy Page Worship The Devil? A Look at Satanism in Rock

Does Jimmy Page Worship The Devil? A Look at Satanism in RockSong Writing

We ring the Hell's Bells to see what songs and rockers are sincere in their Satanism, and how much of it is an act.

Jon Anderson of Yes

Jon Anderson of YesSongwriter Interviews

From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon Anderson talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes.

Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoungSongwriter Interviews

Dennis DeYoung explains why "Mr. Roboto" is the defining Styx song, and what the "gathering of angels" represents in "Come Sail Away."

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")Song Writing

Nick made some of the biggest videos on MTV, including "The Final Countdown," "Heaven" and "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)."