Evanescence: Snow White Queen Meaning
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Snow White Queen Lyrics
Don't look back.
Undress in the dark,
And hide from you,
All of you.
You'll never know the way your words have haunted me.
I can't believe you'd ask these things of me.
You don't own me, now or ever
Evanescencefreak Sep 27th, 2006 9:38pm report
Track number six on their seventh album "the open door" in a recent interview, amy lee explained the meaning of this song.
"I went through some weird experiences with stalkers. It's weird how it works. My lyrics are so intimate that people feel like they really know me, and I don't know them at all. My privacy had been completely invaded and there were a couple of nights where I couldn't stay at my house. So I wrote a song about it through the eyes of the stalker, and with my perspective, too."
There it is, I'm not trying to prove anyone wrong, but that was her reason for writing the song....Pretty much about how it feels being stalked,even though it's written from the stalkers and her point of view at the same time. Which explains the lines
"stoplight, lock the door"
i think this is pretty self explanitory.
"you belong to me
my snow white queen
there's nowhere to run so let's just get it over
soon my love you'll see
you're just like me
don't scream anymore my love
cuz all I want is you"
this is out of the view of the stalker, he wants her so bad, her feels like he knows her so well. So there you have it.
anonymous Feb 7th, 2007 2:05am report
On December 1, 2005, former Evanescence manager Dennis Rider filed a lawsuit against Lee for breach of contract. The suit claims Rider was prematurely and unjustly terminated from his position as manager of Evanescence.
In return, Lee filed a counter-suit against Rider for "breach of fiduciary duty, sexual assault and battery, professional negligence, currency conversion, and other charges". The suit also claims Rider "neglected Lee's career and business and has focused his efforts on having extramarital affairs, hiding them from his wife, becoming intoxicated during business meetings, physically abusing women and boasting about it, making repeated unwelcome sexual advances toward Lee, receiving fees in excess of what was provided for in his management agreement and using Lee's corporate credit card to purchase gifts for his mistress."
I believe snow white queen is about Amy's former mamanger who sexually assulted her, and was physically abusive toward her.
"You'll never know the way, your words have haunted me, I can't believe you'd ask these things of me, you don't know me."
"Wake up in a dream, frozen fear, all your hands on me, I can't scream. I can't escape the twisted way you think of me, I feel you in my dreams, and I don't sleep."
And also the Chourus expresses the advances made toward amy by her past manager, and her feeling of being owned. "You belong to me, my snow white queen."
anonymous Apr 22nd, 2007 4:40pm report
I know what Amy Lee has said about it being about stalkers but I look at it another way.
I think it is about a girl being raped by an alcoholic. And the alcoholic or a drug addict is her father or her boyfriend (most likely her boyfriend because she has a good relationship with her father). He happens to be controlling too.
Unfortunately, I think I can make some personal connections.
"stoplight lock the door
undress in the dark
and hide from you
all of you"
When I felt like I was being watched, I locked the door, undressed quickly and hid under the blankets.
"You'll never know the way your words have haunted me
I can't believe you'd ask these things of me
You don't know me"
The girl still loves him but when someone speaks to you in an unpleasant way like rape, it stays in your mind. And the girl can't believe someone would ask her to do that.
"You belong to me, my snow white queen
There's nowhere to run, so let's just get it over
Soon I know you'll see you're just like me
Don't scream anymore my love, cause all I want is you"
I think this is the boyfriend/father saying this. He is saying you are mine and he finally has her in a room where she can't escape. And she is screaming but all he wants sex.
"Wake up in a dream
Frozen in fear
All your hands on me
I can't scream"
This is a time where the girl wakes up and sees him on top of her.
"I can't escape the twisted way you think of me
I feel you in my dreams and I don't sleep"
It is twisted to think about raping someone. And she can barely sleep because she is afraid.
"I can't save your life
Though nothing I bleed for is more tormenting
I'm losing my mind and you just stand there and stare
As my world divides"
She can't help is alcohol/drug problem and she fears it's going to be the end of the person. She feels like she is falling into a black hole right before his eyes and he isn't helping her.
That is just my interpretation though. Feel free to critique it.
anonymous Feb 22nd, 2013 2:27am report
I believe that this song is not about an abusive relationship or a stalker. i believe it is about the illuminati approaching her and asking her to join theyre ranks,and she says no.
I cant believe youd ask these things of me. you dont own me. now or ever. and the chorus is the illuminati or the devil talking to her saying she belongs to him.
anonymous Jul 11th, 2012 7:42pm report
I think the reason why she wrote "undress in the dark and hide from you, all of you" is cuz she had to prepare herself out of the view that might be able tobe seen by her stalkers... nothing about being raped... you ppl has twisted minds O_O
anonymous Jan 24th, 2012 1:24am report
So I have different interpretation with the others o.O
My interpretation was the chorus part was a girl who hold a grudge against the "snow white queen"'s thoughts. "All I want is you" she hated the girl so much that she wants to take a revenge.
anonymous Jul 3rd, 2011 7:39pm report
Actually, Amy also writes about stories or poems she makes up. So the father/daughter thing could be possible. It doesn't mean her own father, just someone she made up.
anonymous Jun 18th, 2011 6:54pm report
i think that its about her manager beathing her and raping her and she wrote this song. Amy lee's songs come from something that happened to her sometimes or sometimes its just pure insperation and thats why she formed the band evanescence and thats why she writes the songs too.
anonymous Dec 15th, 2010 12:12am report
Maybe its the sorrow saying you belong to me my snow white queen
anonymous Mar 21st, 2010 3:06pm report
When I 1st listened to this song i kind of thought it was about a girl...like the verses where about the emotional pressure she was under and then in the chorus she bursted about her emotions for that girl,especialy with the lines 'you belong to me,my snow white queen' it's like she was talking to her..
I'm not talking about something clearly lesbian,but maybe an occasional lust for an other girl,let's say.
But after i read the meanings you've posted here,and also the Amy's explanation about the song,I now believe it's about a stalker or somekind of abuse...Anyway,what i strongly believe is that lyrics have a magical way to transform into whatever anyone thinks,so they express any feeling or thought. It's up to everyone's mind.Evanescence has achieved this one more time,I really love them..
anonymous Nov 30th, 2009 11:48pm report
Well, Amy Lee is a christian. Satan trying to take you out of your relationship with God for himself can feel like you're being stalked by temptation. He comes for you in many ways and at any time.
anonymous Oct 4th, 2009 10:37am report
Well, there were some pretty interesting interpretations, but for me, the main reasons for the song was about stalkers and/or rape.
I've always found the song haunting and inspiring at the same time (novelist with twisted murder and mayhem stories...hehe...)
The most far fetched interpretation I have heard so far is the Meth idea... -.- I personally have no idea where it could be about drugs (I'm a novelist, I don't like interpreting things too deeply, and man! That is deep!).
Therefore, I've no sound interpretation.
anonymous Aug 27th, 2009 8:56pm report
Well, I don't know about you guys, but when I first heard it I thought by 'Snow white queen' they meant someone innocent, who is untainted and spotless and has never done any wrong to the world. And by saying "You belong to me, my snow white queen" they wanted that person's innocence, and were calling them their queen as either a sign of mockery or they meant the person is better then they are by never doing any wrong. And they want to kill the snow white queen, so that maybe some of her innocence will belong to them too.
Reminds me of the plot for Broken Pieces, where a killer/ rapist whispers in the ear of the girl "Now I have a piece of you." And also of a book I forget the name of but it was about a woman of royalty who met a man in her garden and he told her how to live forever and never get old, so she could be with him. The way of that was to kill a young girl and bathe in her blood or just bathing in a young girl's blood in general. She used it in her make up and had girls she called 'my girls' and the bottom pages of the book were made to look bloodstained. In the end she gets caught though. But this song totally made me think of that.
Anyway, that's what I thought. I know it's wrong but I like that better then just a stalker or the common rapist theory... Though it makes sense its not using much imagination lol
anonymous Aug 16th, 2009 8:08am report
While the most literal explanation (and that of Amy Lee herself) is one of stalkers, I think there could also be an alternate explanation, which is baisicly about how critics/paparazzi are always trying to get into famous peoples (Amy Lee's?) life, and how the public feel like they own the lives of famous people
I don't know about the rest of you, but I see it a little different. The first time I heard the song, it did seem like an abusive relationship, but, after a couple of times of listening to it, I heard it differently.
The song, and the way she sings it, seems to change tenor. Like one moment it's the 'victim', so meek and upset, and then the 'attacker', cool and controlled.
I was just wondering if anyone sort of found this to be a thing of dominance? Like a master/slave situation? It seems like it to me, but I have heard here that people hear what they know...
Does anyone else hear this note?
anonymous Jun 15th, 2009 6:12am report
I reckon this song is pretty much open to interpretation, it seems to be about some form of abuser or a person who causes this person to feel insecure i mean there's plenty of evidence of it being about a stalker "You don't know me" and it being a sexual abuser "nothing i've bled for is more tormenting" It was most likely about the stalker but a good artist, and that be poet, author, or painter, tend to leave their work open to alternative interpretation. Evanescence rock big time!
songinterpreter95 May 9th, 2009 5:42pm report
I was quite suprised when I heard that this song was based off of a stalker experience. I have always thought of it as a rape song... When I saw this website with all of the different interpretations, it blew me away! It changed my perspective and I could see it all of the ways that it was portrayed. Still, most of the lyrics could be used to describe a rape experience. Either way, I think that Amy Lee has now written the most controversial song that I have ever heard!
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