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Evanescence: Bring Me To Life Meaning

Song Released: 2003

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Bring Me To Life Lyrics

How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core
Where I’ve become so numb
Without a soul
My spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside


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    Oct 8th, 2011 10:10pm report

    I think this is about the singer being someone she doesn't want to be.
    "I've been living a lie'=She was weak agenst peer presure when she was young or something. So, she becomes or does what everyone else is doing
    'There's nothing inside'= After years, when she moves on or something, she's so just to being like everyone else, two faced.There's nothing unique about her anymore because she's like everyone else
    'Bring me to life'= She realizes she doesn't want to be like everyone else. She wants to be herself, but needs help from someone because she's scared of being bullied again.


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    Apr 27th, 2011 4:50am report

    this song is about someone being able to easily see into you, see who you really are instead of who you pretend to be. A person that is dead inside and frozen in the numbness of death. This person can bring you out, open up who you trully are and "bring you to life"


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    Apr 23rd, 2011 4:54am report

    I agree with what everyone else is saying about this song.
    But this song really hits me as a.. wake up call. Reminding anyone that is alive, but isn't really living? To Wake up, and realize that they're just living a fake life without meaning.

    The beginning starts off with a "How can you see into my eyes like open doors"
    and continues with "...without a soul, my spirit sleeping somewhere cold."

    I think this part really shows how Amy or anyone who can relate to it is.. empty on the inside, and doesn't really have a purpose in life and can be easily read.
    without a soul, the person is just sleeping and wasting his or her life in an area cold.

    Another part that i really felt was..
    "Save me from the nothing I've Become"

    this reminded me of a time where I just sat there.. watching TV, gloating of all the pain i didn't want to face in real life.
    Or when I just went to school did my work, hung out a bit, then went to sleep and did the same thing over and over again.

    I think the repetitiveness of amy falling off the building backs me up in saying that.
    We go in circles when we don't truly live.

    So we need to take extremes sometimes.

    That's my interpretation ^-^


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    Apr 11th, 2011 4:38pm report

    well this song has many meaning i think.
    first off i think its about a girl whos in love with this man but he doesnt love her back.shes unhappy and she wants him to help her be happy.in the end he sees that he DOES love her.
    he is loving her.
    it could also be about how shes unhappy and he makes her happy but leaves her.
    theirs no right answer tho.only the song writer can tell us.


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    Mar 19th, 2011 3:16am report

    She is clearly saying she sold her soul to the devil an how she has become cold inside. 2 pac says in a song " am I just cold or is it cause I sold my soul! Listen to my immortal an imagine she is talking to satin an it will blow your mind an hopefully open up your eyes to all of the fast idols in Hollywood. Don't think this shits real listen to these songs by eminem; 25 to life; say goodbye to Hollywood; my darling. Also get on YouTube an research the Illuminati! Then if that's not enough also on YouTube watch the 11 part series called" the music industry exposed" an soon it will all make sense people. Believe in God an Jesus. An not Hollywood's God aka satin!


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    Dec 5th, 2010 12:44pm report

    I think that she's singing to the god of death, Hades or Orisis


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    Nov 15th, 2010 11:56pm report

    I know that this song may have a lot of meaning to the writer and many of you as well.

    I have heard this song many times on the radio without any thought to it.

    Two weeks ago I was on Duty as a EMT and lost a 59 year old patient.
    We did everything we could to save him. My shirt was soaking wet from doing compressions only stopping to shock his heart five times. We ended in the ER with the family watching. When the Doctor called it there was wailing and screaming. You never forget the sounds!

    I hear the song and all I could do is see his face as we worked on him.

    Now go back and listen to the song as if it were some one helpless and wanting to be saved in an ambulance!


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    Aug 13th, 2010 8:22pm report

    This song is in fact about Amy Lee and Josh(ua) Hartzler's rekationship. You see, before she married him, she felt lifeless and basically sick of being alone. But,after she married Josh, She felt as though she had been brought to life. If that makes sense...


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    Jul 13th, 2010 7:31am report

    she is prolly talking about how shes possessed. shes basically not alive anymore. she wants someone to wake her up. "bid my blood to run" she wants to kill herself but her state of pssession wont let her. she needs someone to save her from the dark. darkness is usually referred to as satan. she says she needs to be saved from the darkness. "save me from the nothing ive become" she wants to be saved from being souless she has become empty from possession. she needs someone powerful enough to save her from this state of disturbia as say jesus. this song can be view as begging jesus to save her from the evil entity that has cosumed her soul and left her empty. she is saying that she wants to be awakened, or brought back to life the "darkness" has left her dead. she is being controlled by this entity. she cant do anything for herself because she is vulnerable. she is not herself anymore she does know who she is and she cant wake up from possession. this is how i view the song. to me it makes the most sense if u think about it.
    JESUS SAVES LIFES, HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIGHT. THE COMING MESSIAH AND THE FLESH OF GOD. HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH AS THOSE WHO DO NOT. HE IS COMING. BE READY. "For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that those who believe in him shall not perish, ut have eternal life."
    by: A.R. age:12 christian believer :)


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    May 3rd, 2010 5:21pm report

    Amy wrote the song because she was in a unhappy relationship and the relationship was making her really miserable but she hid what she was feeling. This random person came up to her in a restaurant and looked at her and said are you happy so it's like the person knew she was unhappy just by looking in her eyes hence the "how can you see into my eyes like open doors" part.

    Amy said that bring me to life is about "Open-mindedness. It's about waking up to all the things you've been missing for so long. One day someone said something that made my heart race for a second and I realized that for months I'd been numb, just going through the motions of life."


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    Feb 9th, 2010 2:57pm report

    She feels dead and that she needs to be woken up "wake me up inside" she wants to feel alive and feel the blood in her "bid my blood to run" she thinks she is nothing and wants to be saved "save me from the nothing I've become" she is hoping someone will wake her up from the numb dead feeling and will help her get her life back how she lost it I don't know

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    Jan 23rd, 2010 1:31pm report

    Personally I thought this song was about someone has died and you want them to come back to life like there speaking to you "bring me to life save me from the nothing I've become."

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    Jan 21st, 2010 1:37pm report

    I think I means that she is not sane because when she says "bid my blood to run", I think she's talking about killing herself

    I also think she understands she's kind of out of it because she's asking sumone to save her from the nuthin I've become.

    That's what I came up with.

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    Nov 13th, 2009 11:26pm report

    I think she is a prospective vampire and the man she is talking to is the one to turn her.


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    Nov 6th, 2009 11:37pm report

    The first time I heard this song I thought it was about someone in a coma. Oftentimes you hear about people who have been in a coma for weeks/months/years and when they come out of it, they have expressed that while they couldn't move, talk, or communicate, they were partially conscious of what was going on around them. I can only imagine what that must feel like...silently begging someone who is right in front of you to wake you up. I know this is more of a literal (rather than figurative) interpretation, but since no one mentioned it already, I thought I'd throw it in here!

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