Looking into Train’s Song {bruises}

We hear thousands of songs on the radio, in commercials, movies, etc, during our lifetime.  Maybe even longer.  There’s artists that pour their souls into their songs, and yet in an instance we can see ourselves in the songs.  I’m 31 years old, and Jon and I always feel as if we’re learning more, growing, changing.  But our past is something that will always be, and is the roots to where we’ll grow.

If you’ve never heard the song Bruises by Train, here’s the video:


First, I thought they were talking in person.  I wish maybe I didn’t watch this. LOL. I envisioned them chatting it up at a high school reunion in a dark corner chatting about their lives.  Also? They seem older than 28….Anyways.

They chat about the bruises they’ve encountered over their lifetime.  At the end they comment about how they want to change each other, and at the same time tell each other not to change.


These bruises make for better conversation
Loses the vibe that separates
It’s good to let you in again
You’re not alone in how you’ve been
Everybody loses, we all got bruises
We all got bruises

I would love to fix it all for you
I would love to fix you too
Please don’t fix a thing whatever you do


Right now Jon and I are in a marriage oneness class with church, and one of the topics he and I have discussed is how we’ve changed over the 8 years we’ve been together.  13 if you go back to when we knew each other in high school.  The way we were then (either place – 13 or 8 years) had us tumble a lot.  We got bruises from experiences we went through, trials we suffered.  But neither of us would change what happened because we wouldn’t be us today.

I love this song. Not all the lyrics apply, but I just find it so warm – 2 old friends catching up (apparently through written letters and not in person) about their life experiences, and both coming to the conclusion that we are who we are because of the past that molded us.

What did you take away from this song? Also, I wish I could play guitar like her 🙂 


  1. says

    I love this song! Have you heard the second version of it? They also recorded a version with a French Canadian singer named Marilou and she sings most of the girl parts in French and it’s interesting. She has a different singing style.

    Also, I love that venue they recorded parts of the video in. Red Rocks in Colorado. So stunning. I would love to see a concert there.

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