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Hemorrhage (In My Hands)

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Released  September 14, 2000
Genre  Post-grunge
Label  Epic
Format  CD
Length  3:57
Writer(s)  Carl Bell

"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.

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.

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

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


Carl Bell explained on an episode of VH1 Storytellers in 2001 stating

"This is as deep as it goes, for me. When I was younger, my grandmother got cancer. By the time they found it, it was much too late. Instead of sitting in some hospital, she wanted to go home and be home. And my mother and my aunts and their husbands went to sit with her at home. A few months passed, and the cancer had spread, it had eaten up most of her body and all of her hope, and it was a bad time. One particular day was a really bad day for her. My mother was sitting with her that evening, and she turned to my mom, and said, 'How do you die?' It crushed my mom, and it's still crushing me."

American Idol

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. 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..." Daughtry, although flattered, eventually declined the offer, opting to form his own band, Daughtry, instead.

Video Games

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

Music Video

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

Track listing

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)


Hemorrhage (In My Hands) Wikipedia

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