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Evanescence: Call Me When You're Sober Meaning

Song Released: 2006


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Don't cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
You want me,
Come find me.
Make up your mind.

Should I let you fall?
Lose it all?
So maybe you can remember yourself.
Can't keep believing,
We're only deceiving ourselves...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd, 2006 11:50pm report


    I think she's talking to a guy who only comes to her when he's needy, because he's with another girl (the one he's with when he's "sober").

    It's hard for her to tell him to make up his mind, because deep inside, she knows he'll choose the other girl, and when amy and him are together, it's a "paradise" for her.

    After a time, though, she gets "sick of the lie" and finally tells him to decide. Amy loves him, but if he doesn't love her, she's better alone.

    The guy knows she loves him, so he took advantage of it, but she surprises him with a sudden firmness.

    This is for one of my dearest friends. There's no reason to suffer for someone who doesn't really love you.



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    Evanescencefreak
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    Aug 11th, 2006 8:03pm report


    I htink this song is about a state of confusion for whoever she's with. He says he loves her, but he won't take whatever "the next step" may be. And how, amy loves him, but if he doesn't "make up his mind" then she has to leave, which is what she doesn't want to happen. He has no idea whether he loves her so she has to let him go

    "can't keep believing
    we're only deciving ourselves
    and I'm sick of this lie"

    and she's upset that she has to leave him. When he was apparently drunk, he says he loves her, but when he's sober, he nver tells her that he loves her, and never calls back or whatever. I really hope that made sense.

    Letting go is hard for her,

    "how could I have burned paradise"

    should I let you fall
    lose it all

    he's evrything in the world to her but he doens't love her, she has no choice. That's my interpretaton anyway.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 15th, 08:48 report


    she bitching about relationship and she fed up with him using and abuse her she feels it over because cant make his mind whatever be in relationship- kinda my EX we was together but didnt want be offical and didnt know what so fed left him so this song reminds of him



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    anonymous
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    Jun 23rd, 2014 6:48pm report


    The song is rumored to be about her ex Shaun Morgan from Seether. In the song, she's basically calling him an alcoholic. He was always drunk, so he never took her seriously.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 16th, 2014 6:38pm report


    It's about Amy and her boyfriend at that time.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 24th, 2012 12:44am report


    i think this song is about her boyfriend choosing alcohol over her



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    anonymous
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    Feb 8th, 2012 2:44pm report


    Its just so beautiful. To me, it is about the tragic love that she feels for her partner, but in some way, he is REAALLLLY letting her down. I mean, love is a sacred thing, and it cannot be taken for granted.
    Don't cry to me.
    If you loved me,
    You would be here with me.
    You want me,
    Come find me.
    Make up your mind.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 25th, 2011 12:18pm report


    the song is about the relationship between Amy Lee and Shaun Morgan (Seether). I honestly though Shaun went to rehab for alcohol abuse. so he went to rehab for drug use?



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    men7al77
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    May 17th, 2011 5:54am report


    Shes in relationship where either there both under drugs and shes in illusions and video shows her flying can represent drugs or something out of control etc?

    She was in unfit relationship and very distrub partner who had addictions and they would always get closer together during this raids of madness.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 2011 3:56am report


    oh please guys.
    hell with Shaun.
    it's definitely the story of Adam and Lucifer
    here is my proof:
    -at the start when Lucifer(red dressed lady)
    bid Adam to decide(make-up your mind) he
    eats apple(the "forbidden fruit"). and -Lucifer says you ate apple because you love me and wants to deceive him again after paradise fall(should i let you Fall,lose it all) and because of that says:
    "you want me. come find me."
    -she is sick of the lie which is the "Truth" that Adam is God's substitute on earth.
    -and she says: "must be exhausting to lose your own game" which means Lucifer is right about the "Truth" being lie because she won man in lots of time.
    -and after undressing herself of red cape (unmasking) she says "you can't play the victim this time".and you know Lucifer because of your fall; so if you obey him/her this time that's only ur fault.
    -of course u don't call Lucifer when you're sober
    -"how could i burn paradise". that's very clear.she says ur fall was not my fault but whom you belong to("you were never mine")
    -in the end; she "has made up your mind"
    means you will fall again.
    it was so obvious, wasn't it?



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    anonymous
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    Mar 12th, 2011 3:57am report


    For me it is simple, she loves someone, they claim to lover her back, she still needs/wants him, he yet again claims to love her, she gets back with him, break up again, she then realizes that he never wanted her when he was fine, only when he was "drunk" with some emotion, maybe sadness.

    I relate to this 'cause my ex claims to still love me^, broke my heart twice, yet I still want them.

    Regards, Heartbroken Lover



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    anonymous
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    Sep 11th, 2010 9:07pm report


    It is about Amy's ex Shaun Morgan(singer of seether)and his drinking problems. what im not sure about is which interpretation it is because there's a few interpretations you could get from this 1)he might disappear and when he comes home he's drunk and she finds out he cheated on her. 2)or he might do stupid things when he's drunk and she wants him to stop and he says he will but then she finds him drunk again 3)He might want to have sex with her when he's drunk and says he loves her but when he's sober he might abuse her or be a bastard to her or he might just disappear for a long time without telling her where he's been.
    maybe? I only am positive that it's about his drinking problems because amy says so herself.



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    kgprettywest
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    Apr 8th, 2010 4:40pm report


    okay.
    i think that she is saying that she still loves him but he doesnt WANT to love her back, because he thinks that she doesnt love him, so he isnt clear on his mind. now,she is saying that since you havent done anything and youre denying the fact that you love me, it time to leave.

    well thats what i think



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    anonymous
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    Mar 11th, 2010 3:25am report


    This song is the one song on the album that needs absolutely no interpretation.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 3rd, 2009 12:09pm report


    I wrote the freakin' song,It's about waiting.I can't believe this junk.It'sone thing to eavesdrop...but she left me standing and waiting...again. Still love her though. ...David



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    anonymous
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    Nov 17th, 2009 11:11am report


    Amy said in an Australian show that this song is for her ex... and that every time she sings this song, she let off steam... now you can make your own interpretations... ;)



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    partysince96
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    Aug 16th, 2009 8:37pm report


    Well, this is song is kind of a given. I interpret it as a girl friend breaking up with her boyfriend because of alcohol abuse. It is a very catchy song though, and when she sings those harmony's it gives me chills.



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