Evanescence: Before The Dawn Meaning
Before The Dawn Lyrics
I want nothing more than to see you there
And maybe tonight, we'll fly so far away
We'll be lost before the dawn
If only night can hold you where i can see you, my love
Then let me never ever wake...
maxxum_007 Nov 17th, 2012 11:48am report
I listened to this song when my husband was deployed two years ago. To me it was about both of us being asleep and once we were in our dreams we could meet up on well, in my head, it was Aladdin's carpet, but we would surf the stars together until the morning when we had to wake up back to reality. Since we could not physically be together at that time, this song helped a little I guess. This song probably and obviously has many different meanings to other people but thought I would share mine :).
anonymous Apr 14th, 2012 4:15am report
I think it's like Anywhere. Two people are secretly dating, but they don't want it to have to be secret, so they run away together.
anonymous Jul 17th, 2010 7:14am report
I think this song is about a love, that may or may not be romantic. It can also be the love or passion we feel for something, a dream we wish to achieve, a person we want to love...Whatever be that, that is denied to us virtually or directly by the situation we are in, by the people around us, the society...that is why ' i can meet him in the dark' in the 'dreams i have', not in reality. But this longing, this passion is so great we cannot live without it. Find reality impossible without this fantasy of ours. So we decide to escape so far away where we won't be restricted. Maybe die, maybe move away from all the restrictions imposed on us to be finally free and united with our love. it maybe about committing suicide maybe about rediscovering ourselves by discarding the old jacket.
asterodera Jan 11th, 2009 1:35pm report
This song leads me to debate whether it is a story of forbidden love or a love fantasy.
Whether one fantasies of someone she knows but can't have, or someone she wishes to be real it is all within the dreaming concept the lines "somehow I know that I can't wake again from this dream, it's not real but it's mine/ours" suggests this.
anonymous Jul 16th, 2007 7:50pm report
It's like Romeo and Juliette.
anonymous Jul 8th, 2007 7:09pm report
This is quite an easy one to understand. She loves someone who exists only in her dreams and she knows that by waking up she'll leave 'im
anonymous May 25th, 2007 5:42pm report
My interpretation would be that a couple so madly in love but are not excepted decide to both commit suicide thus "and maybe tonight we'll fly so faraway we'll be lost before the dawn" they keep trying and trying but just can't bring themselves to finish it.
anonymous May 17th, 2007 5:45am report
I personally think that it's about a forbidden love story.They can only meet at nights, though maybe its just metaphorical and it means they can only meet at specific times and places wich no one can see them. But this time they "fly too far", and decide to take some risk to be together. They dream to be together one day,they know this is not possible and its just a dream but it's theirs and it keeps them happy and hopeful.
anonymous Oct 7th, 2006 10:35pm report
Well, I think that this person she loves is just a man in her dreams.
"meet me after dark again and I'll hold you"
when it's dark (night) you sleep.
"we'll be lost before the dawn"
dawn is when people awaken.
"if only night can hold you where I can see you, my love
then let me never ever wake again"
she doesn't want to wake from her dream of him because she knows he isn't real.
"somehow I know that we can't wake again from this dream
it's not real, but it's ours "
that's the part that makes me think of her dreaming up a man.
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