365 Days, the song I See Red: the lyrics and meaning

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As it happened some years before with 50 Shades of Grey, the Netflix trilogy of 365 Days triggered the passionate side of viewers all around the globe. The story is about love, sex, and fighting against life to have the person you want next to you. Besides looking for the explanation of the movies, people also liked the soundtrack. One song, in particular, caught the attention of everybody in the trilogy’s first movie: I See Red, and we will discover more about the lyrics and their meaning in this article.

You can find the official trailer of The Next 365 Days, the last movie of the trilogy, here on Youtube.

I See Red, the song in the movie 365 Days: the lyrics and their meaning

I See Red is a song released by the American duo Everybody Loves an Outlaw in 2018. It’s their debut track, which went viral precisely thanks to the movie 365 Days in 2020. After the success over the internet, the band got an important music contract with Columbia and started to release more songs. You can find the official lyric video of the song below.

Everybody Loves An Outlaw - I See Red (Official Lyric Video)
Watch this video on YouTube.

I See Red is about the revenge a girl wants after being cheated on by her man. “Seeing red” means being extremely angry, as bulls are after seeing the red muleta. The girl is furious with her man and screams her anger against him.

Did you really think
I’d just forgive and forget, no
After catching you with her
Your blood should run cold, so cold

The threat is clear: she wants him to die, there won’t be forgiveness or understanding. And anything he would say would just make it worse. The man seems to try to justify his behavior, but she clearly states that there is no chance of making it look better.

You, you two-timing, cheap lying, wannabe
You’re a fool if you thought that I’d just let this go

In the chorus, we can see the singer going deep in her revenge fantasy, making explicit the wish for his death:

I see red, red, oh red
A gun to your head, head, to your head, oh
Executioner style, and there won’t be no trial
Don’t you know that you’re better off dead
All I see is red, red, oh red
Now all I see is

In some of the song’s verses, the singer tries to respond to his justifications. And it looks clear that whatever he says will increase her anger. In cases like this, you better recognize that nothing can be saved, as a sign of honesty towards ourselves and respect towards others.

Did you really just say
She didn’t mean anything, oh
I’ll remember those words
When I come for your soul, your soul

That’s therefore the explicit meaning of the lyrics inside I See Red: you cheated on me, and you will get my worst revenge, as you no longer deserve to live. The song represents the strongest feeling you can have when your partner betrays you.

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The complete lyrics

Did you really think
I’d just forgive and forget, no
After catching you with her
Your blood should run cold, so cold

You, you two-timing, cheap lying, wannabe
You’re a fool if you thought that I’d just let this go

I see red, red, oh red
A gun to your head, head, to your head
Now all I see is red, red, red

Did you really just say
She didn’t mean anything, oh
I’ll remember those words
When I come for your soul, your soul

Know that you, you dug your own grave, now lie in it
You’re so cruel, but revenge is a dish best served cold

I see red, red, oh red
A gun to your head, head, to your head, oh
Executioner style, and there won’t be no trial
Don’t you know that you’re better off dead
All I see is red, red, oh red
Now all I see is

Run, hide
Oh, you’re so done
Better sleep with one eye open tonight

I see red, red, oh red, oh
A gun to your head, head, to your head, oh
Executioner style, and there won’t be no trial
Don’t you know that you’re better off dead
All I see is red, red, oh red
Now all I see is red, red