Hemorrhage (In My Hands)

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"Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"
Single by Fuel
from the album Something Like Human
Released September 14, 2000
Format CD
Genre Post-grunge, hard rock
Length 3:57
Label Epic
Writer(s) Carl Bell
Fuel singles chronology
"Jesus or a Gun"
"Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"
Music video
"Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" on YouTube

"Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" is a song by the rock band Fuel, released as the first single from their second album Something Like Human. The song has surpassed "Shimmer" to be Fuel's biggest hit to date. The single was #1 for 12 weeks on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart and is the band's most successful song to date. An acoustic version is a bonus track on the special edition. It also hit #2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, also their highest charting single on the chart.

The song was also Billboard magazine's #5 Rock Song of the Decade according to their Best of the 2000s Rock Songs chart.[1]

In 2013 "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" became the No.6 Alternative Rock song of the past 25 years according to Billboard's Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs.[2]

To date, "Hemorrhage" is Fuel's highest charting single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #30.[3] It also peaked #17 on the Adult Top 40 chart and #22 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.

[The first verse] deals with the male point of view of a relationship that you've gotten burned on, and the person has come back to you. But by then, there's been damage beyond repair. The second verse kind of shows the vulnerability of the girl...It's always an interesting situation and a pretty wrenching one as well."[4]

The string section featured on the electric version was arranged by David Campbell.

Chris Daughtry performed this song on American Idol as a contestant in early 2006, which was during the period after longtime singer/guitarist Brett Scallions had left the group, prompting Fuel bassist Jeff Abercrombie and guitarist/songwriter Carl Bell to publicly ask Daughtry to be their new lead singer on the television show Extra.[5] On the show Abercrombie stated "Chris, if you are watching, we've talked about this before, and if you want to entertain it again we'll take it and go..."[5] Daughtry, although flattered, eventually declined the offer, opting to form his own band, Daughtry, instead.[6]

The song appears on the game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore.

In the music video "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)", the red car is a 1971 Buick Riviera.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Carl Bell except where noted.

  1. "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"
  2. "Easy"
  3. "Stripped Away"
  4. "Going to California" (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant)


  1. ^ "Billboard Best of the 2000s Rock Songs chart". Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/5687158/alternative-chart-25th-anniversary-top-100-songs?list_page=9
  3. ^ "Billboard Chart History". Retrieved June 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ Pesselnick, Jill (September 16, 2000). "THE MODERN AGE Carl Bell interview". Billboard 112 (38): 83. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Hartsoe, Steve (May 12, 2006). "Chris Daughtry Gets Job Offer From Fuel". San Francisco Chronicle. Associated Press. Archived from the original on January 18, 2008. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Hemorrhage (In My Hands) at AllMusic. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
Preceded by
"Minority" by Green Day
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
November 4, 2000 - January 20, 2001
Succeeded by
"Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse

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