Sometimes we all need a good cry, and this song will help you get through those nights.
“Hurting, bleeding” is extremely open and honest, reading almost like a diary entry. It’s a song about licking your open wounds and experiencing pain. You can actually feel how tired she is of all the hurting. Maybe that's why she doesn't strain her voice or belt out at any point in the song.
Cassie McMillan uses the acoustic guitar as her weapon, which to most may seem like too soft of an instrument to combat harsh emotions, but she does it with grace and fervor.
Instead of a final verse or repeat of the chorus, the song ends with a sad voicemail recording. It beautifully sums up the torment she's expressing, especially since the person speaking on the other end is clearly crying, as they catch their breath and speak in between sniffles.