Evanescence: Bring Me To Life Meaning
Song Released: 2003
Bring Me To Life Lyrics
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
anonymous Oct 6th, 2009 10:21am report
i think that what evanescence is trying to say is that you know when your asleep its like your dead because you dont know whats going on around you, and when your awake your alive because your awake and you do know what going on around you. well...in the video clip its like shes trying to wake up from that nightmare which means she wants that guy to safe her and bring her back to life, like wake her up and stop her from dreaming :)
anonymous Jul 1st, 2009 7:07am report
Like many others, I have a different interpretation of this song. I consider this as being my Evanescence theme song because it fits how I feel very well. Here's what the lyrics mean to me:
"How can you see into my eyes, like open doors? Leading you down into my core, where I've become so numb."
To me, this means: People will look into my eyes like open doors but will miss my emotion and the real me hidden behind my eyes. It'll lead them down into my core but they won't feel how numb I feel without myself.
"Without a soul, my spirit's sleeping somewhere cold. Until you find it there and lead it back home."
To me, this means: I usually feel without a soul. I feel like my spirit's somewhere. In a way, I'd say my spirit's in the computer. This is where I am awake. But it's like being awake in a dream. It's like my spirit's lost, not with me and needs to be led back to me.
"Wake me up. Wake me up inside. I can't wake up. Wake me up inside. Save me. Call my name and save me from the dark. Wake me up. Bid my blood to run. I can't wake up. Before I come undone. Save me. Save me from the nothing I've become."
To me, this means: I feel like I need to wake up. I feel like I'm asleep. I feel like I need to be waken up inside where my soul is sleeping. But I also feel like I can't wake up. I also feel like I need to be saved. I feel like my blood is frozen inside my veins and I need it to run before I truly become unreal. I feel like I've become nothing. I feel like without my soul, I'm truly nothing.
"Now that I know what I'm without, you can't just leave me. Breathe into me and make me real. Bring me to life."
To me, this means: I've learned that I'm without my soul and that the people in my life and myself can't leave me. I feel like I need to be made real. Like my soul needs to be brought to life, bringing me to life.
"Bring me to life. I've been livin' a lie. There's nothing inside. Bring me to life. Frozen inside without your touch, without your love darling. Only you are the life among the dead."
To me, this means: I feel like I need to be brought to life. That I've been living a lie. I feel like there's nothing inside. I feel frozen without my soul and without its love. But my soul is the life among the dead in a way.
"All this time, I can't believe I couldn't see. Kept in the dark, but you were right in front of me. I've been sleeping a thousand years it seems, got to open my eyes to everything. Without a thought, without a soul, without a life, don't let me die here. There must be something more."
To me, this means: For years I couldn't see who I really was. So to speak, I was "kept in the dark" but my soul was "right in front of me". Knowing who I was made me feel like I'd been asleep one thousand years and that I have to open my eyes, finally. I feel without a thought, without a soul, and without a lie and I don't want my soul to die. I know there must be something more for my soul.
Well, that was my interpretation on the song...
A girl who fears of her loneliness. It says "wake me up," several times, so I assume she wants to feel alive again - M
It's about someone who was dumped. She is asking for someone else to get with her because it says "breathe into me" and then she says "don't let me die here. There must be something more." That means that she doesn't want to end her life there, just because she got dumped. - L
I think she's really unhappy and after she found what she was looking for she doesn't want to lose him, or what she is missing, because then she is going to be unhappy and have a dull life. For example: "Now that I know that I'm without you can't just leave me. Breathe into me and make me real." - Z
anonymous May 21st, 2009 5:46pm report
I say its about Ben Moody, if anyone here thinks there was never anything more than friendship there.. well then your nuts, but it is SOOO not about GOD!!!
Oh and also Evanescence was at one point labelled a Christian rock band, although basically they said that wasn't what their intentions were. On the other hand heaps of their songs can be viewed in a Christian viewpoint which is interesting. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
anonymous Nov 21st, 2008 11:09am report
even though i know Evanescance isn't a christian band, i can't help but think in a way this song is written to god,though in no way is it to glorify him.
anonymous Oct 2nd, 2008 10:29pm report
I just want to add to the last person....the "empty" inside, the numbness...it's someone with BPD Borderline Personality Disorder. They are looking for someone to save them because they have an empty soul.
someonesister Sep 21st, 2008 9:38am report
This song is about numbness. Depersonalization that you get. It makes you feel dead inside. Unreal. Afraid.
Wanting someone to reach in and take you out of the void you are in.
It is emptiness. "Save me from the nothing I've become".
"I've been living a lie....there's nothing inside"
it is terrifying. why can everyone else feel and you can't.
anonymous May 19th, 2008 5:15pm report
I think it's about a guy who she loves and he's taking over her. But...He doesn't lover her back. ya know,
without a soul
my spirit sleeping somewhere cold
UNTIL U FIND IT THERE AND LEAD IT BACK HOME!
and the don't let me die here part? She means she can't live without him! If he's not here? What's she gonna do? That's my interpretation. DEAL WIT IT!
anonymous Jan 3rd, 2008 1:53pm report
To be honest, I really think the song title kind of speaks for itself. That is what I think.
anonymous Dec 9th, 2007 12:07am report
"Bring Me to Life", is inspired by an incident that occurred while she was sitting in a restaurant. Lee has also recently stated that the song was written about her old friend, and now husband, Josh.
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