Bleed American (song)

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"Bleed American/Salt Sweat Sugar"
Single by Jimmy Eat World
from the album Bleed American
Released September 24, 2001
Format CD
Genre Pop punk, emo
Length 3:43
Label DreamWorks R6538
Writer(s) Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World singles chronology
"Bleed American"
"The Middle"
Cover for the UK single, retitled "Salt Sweat Sugar"

"Bleed American" is the first track on Jimmy Eat World's album Bleed American (retitled Jimmy Eat World). It was featured in the film National Lampoon's Van Wilder, the game Guitar Hero 5 and was released as downloadable content for Rock Band. The song was originally titled "Bleed American", but similar to the name change of the album after the September 11 attacks, the song was retitled "Salt Sweat Sugar" after the first line in the song's chorus.

Music video[edit]

The music video features the band playing a live gig, filmed from various angles onstage.

Track listing[edit]

CDN promo

  1. "Bleed American" (album version)
  2. "Your Home" (mis-titled demo rock version)


  1. "Salt Sweat Sugar" (re-titled album version)
  2. "(Splash) Turn, Twist" (non-album)
  3. "Your House" (demo rock version)
  4. "Salt Sweat Sugar" (video)


Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 18
UK Singles Chart 60