"I kept thinking about being in love so much that it hurts. I was away from my girlfriend for four months at the time and I really wanted to quit and fly home. I was so in love that it was painful. It was like bleeding, it cut me open." - Jesse McCartney (songwriter)
''Lyrically, I wanted something visceral, visual, almost scary. I can’t remember who thought of the title, but we were both captivated with it. When you're burned enough in relationships, it takes someone extraordinary to re-open the veins to your heart. I was inspired by my wife. I had just gotten married and she was the first person I was able to let my guard down with in a long time.'' - Ryan Tedder (songwriter)
''Leona's voice just sounded unreal. From a writer's perspective, this girl – with or without a TV show – has one of the best voices I've ever heard" - Ryan Tedder (songwriter)
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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