Evanescence: Everybody's Fool Meaning
Song Released: 2004
Everybody's Fool Lyrics
Icons of self indulgence
Just what we all need
More lies about a world that
Never was and never will be
Have you no shame don't you see me?
You know you've got everybody fooled
Look here she comes now
Bow down and...
AvengingSpirit12 Jan 7th 2007, 04:53 report
I believe this song is about celebrities that lie, or make themselves seem better (hence, the mask = hiding who they really are). Also, in my world, I can connect to popular people. They aren't perfect, and I can see through them.
People love them because they seem so great, but others see that they are not as great as they appear. Mainly, Amy MIGHT feel that a lot of people are very insecure, and they "put on masks" to make themselves feel better.
anonymous Jan 20th 2006, 14:20 report
I can't do a logical interpretation of this song justice. The music video might help you in understanding it. Signifigant is the focus of the movie on herself. The use of the mirror, her hating what was in the mirror; she hurts herself with what she sees. She tries to 'wash herself clean' in the bathtub, it would seem.
This song is about herself. She's singing to herself. She's lied to everyone about who she is, including herself. And when she sees it...
"I know the truth now
I know who you are
And I don't love you anymore"
Notice the line,
"But now I know she..."
"Don't you see me?"
"You don't know how you betrayed me."
The other part of this is she knows her worldview was totally skewed, and now she sees clearly; a paradigm shift, if you will.
She is singing to herself. She betrayed herself; She hates who she was and who it made her. She recognizes she was fake and despises it, and knows that sho she pretended to be 'never was and never will be.'
Here's to you Daniel; You fooled us all.
anonymous Apr 8th 2006, 14:12 report
I don't know exactly what the song is really suppose to mean, but I just think it means that Amy(I'm not saying this is about her, but it could possibly be. I don't know) is sick and tired of her lies. She's not herself anymore, and when she looks into the mirror she sees all the lies. You know that saying, "the mirror never lies", well that really say a lot in this song. Whenever I listen to the song, it reminds me of myself, and how I keep fooling others every single day. It gets to you after a while, because even though you can fool everybody else, you can't fool yourself. You know who you really are.
anonymous May 4th, 03:22 report
I love this song becuase of its deep meaning . i will try to explain this from my point of view, bt i think the message she is sending is pretty clear. (Perfect by nature , icons of self indulgence just what we all need more lies about a world that never was and never will be) she is reffering to the alter ego of her that the music industry has made , she is saying the alter ego is perfect and shows no flaws but its all a lie and the world is full of these lies that the media is buildin. Then ..(have you no shame dont u see me u know youve got everybody fooled) shes asking her alter ego have u no shame in seeing what im rlly becoming underneath this fakeness or fake mask. And then she's trying to say youre not worried because you know that everyone is fooled by the lies and the fake version of me . (look here she comes now bow down and stare in wonder oh how we love you no flaws when youre pretending) here she is talking about how people who see her on television and other actors and singers theyre practically worshipping these celebs. And once again no flaws when youre pretending reffering to more lies about who she rlly is. ( but now i know she never was and never will be you dont know how youve betrayed me and somehow youve got everybody fooled) meaning now she realizes that the fake her will never become the real her and she can never truly be happy and careless like the media shows , all glammed up and perky or watevr, and shes shocked at how easily the image of the fake her or alter ego can fool everyone so easily , so basically shocked at how blind people are that they dont see right through all the acts. (without the mask , where will you hide cant find yourself lost in your lies)
meaning without the fake mask she puts on in public , without that side of her she doesnt know who else to be and she is lost in without the fake side and lost in the lie and doesnt even know who she really is anymore.( i know the truth now i know who you are and i dont love you anymore ) she means that she knows that the image the music company made of her is a total lie and she is saying that she doesnt love that fake side of her anymore ...maybe in the beginning she did bcus of the glamour and all but now she sees that its all just lies and deceit. And then in the music video they show her in commercials and they label her as worthless and ugly ..the symbolism here is that the alter ego that acts so perfect is worthless and ugly and the real you is the good you. (youre not real and you cant save me , and somehow now youre everybodys fool) i think this last part refers to once again her alter side and how its all just one big lie and that the fake her cant save the real her and what shes like on the inside which is depressed and broken and possibly also meaning cant save her soul. And somehow now youre everybodys fool meaning and now youre the laughing stock of the company and the music industry that owns you and controls you and what you do.
anonymous Dec 13th 2012, 06:06 report
I used to think this song was about a girl who loved someone who seems to be perfect, but really he's a cheat and a liar but everyone else dosn't and she tries to tell them, but trying to prove it everyone turns on her and she is then left alone.
But then i realized that it was about someone lying about their appearance and fame is taking over them so yh... lol!
anonymous Sep 7th 2012, 17:02 report
It's about someone who's fake,like the first line says "perfect by nature,icons of self-indurgence" that means,we are human and we are icons of self-indurgence,and we all care about being happy. "Just what we all need,more lies about a world" which means she had been lied to before. "that never was and never will be,have you no shame,don't you see me? You know you've got everybody fooled" which means,the person's world and life is entirely fake,and the person never sees Amy. And,that,the person knows she's/he's got everybody fooled,but goes on with the lies. Well,i suppose it's a girl,because the 2nd verse starts with "Look,here SHE comes now,bow down and stare in wonder,oh,how we love you,no flaws when your pretending" Which i think means the fake girl's walking towards people,and Amy says to bow down because the person acts better then everybody else. And when she says stare in wonder,she means to think "How is she so perfect? How did she become like this?" and that the girl has many flaws,so she pretended to be someone she's not,just to erase those flaws. And that the girl has fans,and people adoring her,so Amy says "Oh,how we love you." Nextly she said "But now i know SHE,never was and never will be,you don't know how you've betrayed me,and somehow you've got everybody fooled." which i found out means Amy believed the girl was perfect,until she escaped the lie,and is saying the girl never was and never will be perfect,and that Amy feels betrayed,because the girl fooled her,and made her feel small,and that she has no idea how the girl made everyone believe she was perfect. "Without the mask,where will you hide,can't find yourself,lost in your lie." i asked my teacher (who's a total Evanescence/Amy Lee lover) and she told me what it means. She said Amy is telling the fake girl what would happen if people stopped believing her,and discovered the truth,and that she'd have nowhere to hide,if she got caught. And,the girl got so caught up in being perfect and loveable,she lost herself in the lie,and she doesn't know who she is anymore. "I know the truth now,i know who you are and i don't love you anymore" and i also got the answer from my teacher,and she told me Amy found out the entire truth of the girl,Amy knows who the girl really is,and that the love Amy once had for the fakeness,was gone,and she didn't like what the girl had become. "Never was and never will be,you don't know how you've betrayed me,and somehow you've got everybody fooled" which is just a repeat,except the betrayed part now means "You had everybody caught in your lie,including me,and i don't know how you got everybody fooled,when really,you had yourself fooled all along,and your not real anymore." and my fave part when she says "It never was and never will be,your not real,and you can't save me." means Amy knew everything about the girl,and she wasn't real. Her true self was hidden in the back of the girl's mind,and might never come back. The girl tried to make Amy into a lie,but Amy wouldn't let her. "And somehow now your everybody's fool..." which means Amy and the girl used to be really close friends,until the lie disappeared,and everybody found out the truth,causing the girl to be hated. And now she's everybody's fool...sorry it's so long,we had a project about Evanescence (Once again,teacher,Evanescence/Amy Lee fool)
anonymous Jul 17th 2012, 13:22 report
amy told that this song was written when she saw that her sister wanted to be like britney spears and she had singed this song for britney and people like her...dirty and deciever.....plz talk from their interviews not............
anonymous Jun 10th 2012, 15:52 report
She wrote this song to convince her sister to stop acting like britany spears.
anonymous May 14th 2012, 00:22 report
I always thought this was a song about somebody hating GOd for not taking care of His children like He promised. This is the reason it gets skipped when I listen to the album...
anonymous May 11th 2012, 02:26 report
when she says "your not real and you can't save me" Amy's telling the person she's become that no matter how bad Amy's life is, the person can't save her
anonymous May 11th 2012, 02:24 report
I think it's about a girl who pretends to be someone she's not. Like, wearing wigs and lots of makeup. At the beginning of the music video it's a pizza commerical and she's wearing a blonde wig and then she says "there's nothing better then a good lie" and she realizes she's lying and that's why she stopped smiling. But when she says "And i don't love you anymore" Amy sees the truth and she's full of hate towards the person she's become and she smashes the mirror. But then she's screaming (well, singing) at an ad that says "lies: follow your passion" and she's singing "Your not real and you can't save me and somehow now your everybody's fool" So it's clearly about being someone your not and then she thinks the person is real and that person is taking over her.
anonymous May 5th 2012, 17:57 report
I strongly believe she was with a very selfish, egocentric, perfect on the out side as in beautiful or handsome yet insecure in the inside, therfore resembling that mask that fools everyone to believe in them. The typical narcasist fits this kind of person the most. Charming to everyones eyes. Greatness, superior they feel. Trying to keep an image that is flawless. Using the ones who are closest to them yet to take advantage and thier goals reguardless of the emotional conseqenses. Like a toxic love that fooled you but you dont like the price you paid for by living it on a daily basis. She's tired of it yet it's difficult to let go of this. But according to her lyrics she has to cut it off. She was a fool but stood her ground by waking up to unmask that person whom she love. To not love them anymore. I speak true from my heart because I strongly love one that fits the lyrics to the T. Because the weakness of this kind of person underneath that mask. Once the truth is known there's no where to hide yet that person will be humiliated wanting to dissapear. If I'm wrong then at least it was my belief & strong opinion to pour it out. The music impacts on ones emotions to the core.
anonymous Apr 21st 2012, 22:55 report
Well here's my idea its about that populars are perfect and icons of self indulgence and how your boyfriend dumps you for the perfect girl also you feel like everybodys fool and you really see what she's like and how you try to tell your ex and the the perfect girl is unmasked and becomes everybody's fool
anonymous Feb 17th 2012, 14:01 report
i think its about her lying to herself, and she's betrayed herself and now everyone can see thry her and she's a fool now
anonymous Jan 21st 2012, 11:54 report
I think that the song is about people( in this case some celebrities and others ) hiding who they truly are. In other words they are wearing a mask to make everyone think that they are perfect when deep down inside they really aren't. Over a long period of time it gets stressful looking at all the lies you have created to make yourself someone that doesn't even exist truly in you. Then you wonder how people will think of you if you show your real colors. So you end up hating what you have become and want to end it all but don't how. The fact that I am 13 and seeing this about most people including me it makes you think "what have I become" " how can I show people who I really am " and " should I or should I end it all" . But please don't answer or ask those questions just think about how you can make yourself you. This is what I think this song is about and it brings tears to my eyes everytime I see it because I don't know who I really am anymore but I know now.
anonymous Jan 6th 2012, 00:58 report
I think its about how some celebs are plain fake . And they hide behind there mask so they will seem perfect
anonymous Dec 29th 2011, 18:57 report
I think this song is about celebrities and how they have "great" lives but they don't cause they're not happy and their fake like brittany spears!.
anonymous Nov 29th 2011, 02:03 report
To Evanescence's Everybody's Fool is directed towards people who puts on facades, who are fake despite looking perfect on the outside.
This can be interpreted into many things, rivals, unfair figures of higher social standings. Mostly it speaks about how he/she puts on a mask so that everyone else would see just how great they are and to miss all their faults and wrong doings, which is unbelievably horrid. The lyrics also imply that this person did something hurtful and personal towards the singer so that he/she is considered a vendetta, unforgivable and unworthy of the current life they possess.
anonymous Oct 28th 2011, 12:55 report
I think the song is about people who pretend to be something they're not, which may fool some some people into thinking they're perfect while it just shows some people how much of a fool that person (the one who's pretending0 is a fool. Hence the name 'Everybody's Fool'.
anonymous Oct 16th 2011, 23:04 report
Can you really fool yourself? If you say it or think it enough, whether or not it is true or not, you will believe it eventually.
anonymous Oct 11th 2011, 05:58 report
I just LOVE Evanescence and Amy Lee. No frilly costumes, pink hair, ruffles or any of that shit. RAW and REAL.
Anyway this song is hard to interpret but I know it can be interpreted as someone who hates pretending or acting like "every things ok" when its not. A lot of people do this, including me around family and friends. No one wants to hear "Oh I am depressed" or "I so pissed about blah blah blah". They move on to another person that is more positive. (Either that, or they are faking too).
Or it can be interpreted as A relationship gone bad (as most of them do) and she is sick if it, and realizes she is nobody's fool.
anonymous Sep 27th 2011, 21:43 report
I believe the only true person who knows clearly what the meaning this song is about is .. the writer of course.
I'll be taking a guess on this meaning of the song though.
"perfect by nature
icons of self indulgence
just what we all need
more lies about a world that
never was and never will be"
- This part explains how you act perfect by nature even though your not and it's all lies.
"have you no shame don't you see me
you know you've got everybody fooled"
- I think it explains someone saying "Don't ignore me , you know you see me. How funny that you got everyone fooled. " to someone who acts perfect or not their true self and tat person doesn't notice the speaker.
"look here she comes now
bow down and stare in wonder
oh how we love you
no flaws when you're pretending
but now i know she
never was and never will be"
- Everyone has flaws but many hide the flaws with fake lies and I'm guessing this part is saying how that fake person was loved and now she wasn't real since she was fake. ( ex: A friend that tries everything to hide her true self and has everyone loving the fake her/him but you are the only one who sees her/him as their real self , your saying " Never was and never will be" explaining that fake person was never here and never will be since their friend is real but just locking their true self away.
"you don't know how you've betrayed me
and somehow you've got everybody fooled"
- This part explains being betrayed by someone or maybe your own self and somehow the person or you had everyone fooled by the fake.
Well to tie this up this person or yourself fooled everyone by acting the fool " Fake self " for everyone and didn't show much flaws until finally bursting and revealing them to everyone.
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