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Evanescence: Everybody's Fool Meaning

Song Released: 2004

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Perfect by nature
Icons of self indulgence
Just what we all need
More lies about a world that

Never was and never will be
Have you no shame don't you see me?
You know you've got everybody fooled

Look here she comes now
Bow down and...


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    Jan 7th, 2007 1:53am report

    I believe this song is about celebrities that lie, or make themselves seem better (hence, the mask = hiding who they really are). Also, in my world, I can connect to popular people. They aren't perfect, and I can see through them.
    People love them because they seem so great, but others see that they are not as great as they appear. Mainly, Amy MIGHT feel that a lot of people are very insecure, and they "put on masks" to make themselves feel better.


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    Jan 20th, 2006 1:20pm report

    I can't do a logical interpretation of this song justice. The music video might help you in understanding it. Signifigant is the focus of the movie on herself. The use of the mirror, her hating what was in the mirror; she hurts herself with what she sees. She tries to 'wash herself clean' in the bathtub, it would seem.

    This song is about herself. She's singing to herself. She's lied to everyone about who she is, including herself. And when she sees it...

    "I know the truth now
    I know who you are
    And I don't love you anymore"

    Notice the line,

    "But now I know she..."


    "Don't you see me?"

    "You don't know how you betrayed me."

    The other part of this is she knows her worldview was totally skewed, and now she sees clearly; a paradigm shift, if you will.

    She is singing to herself. She betrayed herself; She hates who she was and who it made her. She recognizes she was fake and despises it, and knows that sho she pretended to be 'never was and never will be.'

    Here's to you Daniel; You fooled us all.


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    Apr 8th, 2006 4:12pm report

    I don't know exactly what the song is really suppose to mean, but I just think it means that Amy(I'm not saying this is about her, but it could possibly be. I don't know) is sick and tired of her lies. She's not herself anymore, and when she looks into the mirror she sees all the lies. You know that saying, "the mirror never lies", well that really say a lot in this song. Whenever I listen to the song, it reminds me of myself, and how I keep fooling others every single day. It gets to you after a while, because even though you can fool everybody else, you can't fool yourself. You know who you really are.


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    Apr 1st, 2017 4:04pm report

    In the music video, Amy portrays a celebrity with a double life. She looks pretty and perfect for the camera. However, on the inside she is unhappy with herself. Being famous only means telling lies to the public and forming an empty void in your life.


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    Jan 20th, 2016 1:12am report

    I believe this video is not only about lying to yourself as a person or a celebrity about who they really are, as most interpretations say.
    I also believe it brings this idea across about depression or mental illness.
    Having to smile everyday and fool everyone into thinking you are okay.
    Lying to yourself saying things such as the lyric: Worthless.
    This, to me shows the inner struggle of depression and how it makes people feel and think.
    People don't know what do to or say to friends with an illness, so it is up to that person so convince everyone they are okay, but on the inside they are screaming for help. Which I think is what this video and lyrics are about.


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    Jun 4th, 2015 6:46pm report

    I believe this song is directed to the society view of how women are suppose to look and be, in particular, supermodels. Perfect by nature, icons of self indulgence. That pretty much nails it on the head. The fact that magazine covers are airbrushed to look perfect, and makeup covers all the flaws. But women all over the planet will compare themselves to what the magazine indicates what she should look like. The "perfect" woman is 5'9, 98lbs, has perfect teeth, perfect hair, perfect body, has her own fortune 500 company, a stud husband, a mansion, 3 perfectly angelic children and can juggle it all and still have time to be the PTO president, charity coordinator and still get in 5 workouts a week. Reality? I think not! But women will kill themselves to be that and do whatever it takes to get there, even if it puts them in the grave. I think this song is your typical woman breaking free from the media and society lies of being perfect and just becoming herself and embracing the perfection of just being her. Flaw and all.
    I love the "without the mask, where will you hide, can't find yourself, lost in your lies". Because take away the make up and hair dressers, they look like the rest of us. Stretch marks, wrinkles and all!


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    Apr 8th, 2015 4:54am report

    i believe that this song is about how fake some people are.
    X Without the mask where will you hide?
    Can't find yourself, lost in your lies

    I know the truth now
    I know who you are
    And I don't love you anymore

    It never was and never will be
    You don't know how you've betrayed me
    And somehow you've got everybody fooled
    this basically means you are lying and were eventually caught in your lies. A little white lie can be bigger than anything. Your lies eventually catch up with you.


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    Apr 5th, 2015 4:07am report

    I Don't think this song has to refer just to the Muisc Industry and Celebrities. There are people who are fake EVERYWHERE! You can't escape that. But that doesn't man it doesn't suck any less. I Think evreyone does need to just love themselves the way they are and just because someone we think is "Perfect" does something does not mean we need to do it. NOBODY is perfect and to tell yourself that there are perfect people is lying to yourself.

    As for those who thought the song was about Hating God, I Honestly thought the same thing when I heard it the first time, but God isn't a she (Which the whole second verse of the song refers to this person who Betrays her as a she)and also Amy Lee, (Writer of the song) Clearly states that it's not about God. And if your still confused about the fact the she says "Your not real and you can't save me" God isn't the only Being we can refer to as savng someone. Why do girls say "I'm waiting for my prince to come save me" Representing a Man? In The song Wonderwall by Oasis, he States in his Lyrics "Maybe, your gunna be the one that saves me" And I Know he isn't talking about God. Just because Evanescence does not want to be classified as a Christian band (I'm assuming because of how Dark their Music can be and for flexibility in lyrics) Does NOT mean they are Bashing God on any Level. Listen to some of their other songs and see for yourself that some of them are talking about God on a good level, why would they Trash him at the same time?

    My opinions, Hope I Helped! (:


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    Mar 20th, 2015 3:11pm report

    I think this song is mostly about how some celebrities become completely different people after becoming famous. I think the storyline of the video is basically about a celebrity realising that fame has ruined her and has to constantly seem perfect in front of everyone, which is probably the way most fake celebrities feel on the inside, but they have been that person for so long it's too late to stop.


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    Jun 27th, 2014 6:14pm report

    For whoever thought this song was about hating God, my interpretation is slightly different: This song is about the church, about how she has disguised itself to fit in modern world and becoming something without a real meaning.

    "You're not real and you can't save me.
    Somehow now you're everybody's fool"

    Religions don't save, churches are meaningless if you don't know the truth wich is Jesus Christ.


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    Jun 16th, 2014 6:43pm report

    she is telling everybody to stop acting like the person tat they want to be and that they should not lie and be themselves.


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    May 8th, 2014 5:53pm report

    I think this song is an epic tale that invokes so many different interpretations about the same problems so characteristic of the world in which we live...

    ...A world that seeks to blind us to the truth...

    ...A world that seeks to eviscerate our moral perceptions by exploiting our youth...

    ...A world ruled by Satan---the original man-slayer---the Father of the Great Lie...Gog of Magog...

    One can interpret this song however they like, yet at the very heart of all these sentiments is one very salient and resonating accord---The Devil's wicked influence has tainted this world so much that we have become slaves to its devices and really have no way out of this misery except to put faith in the true God, whom will destroy the Devil and his followers...

    "I will call for a sword against him on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah...I will bring my judgment against him with pestilence and bloodshed; and I will rain down a torrential downpour and hailstones and fire and sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many peoples with him. And I will certainly magnify myself and sanctify myself and make myself known before the eyes of many nations; and they will have to know that I am Jehovah." (Ezekiel 38:21-23)

    'This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: "I am against you, Gog,...I will knock your bow our of your left hand and make your arrows fall from your right hand...I will give you as food to all kinds of birds of prey and the wild beasts of the field...You will fall on the open field, for I myself have spoken,' declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah." (Ezekiel 39:1-5)

    "'Yes, this is coming, and it will be done,' declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. 'This is the day I have spoken about...On that day I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel, in the valley of those who travel east of the sea...That is where they will bury Gog and all his hordes, and they will call it the Valley of Hamon-Gog..." (Ezekiel 39:8-11)

    "Men will be assigned to pass through the land constantly and bury the bodies left remaining on the surface of the earth, in order to cleanse it...I will display my glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the judgment that I have executed and the power that I have demonstrated among them..." (Ezekiel 39:14-21)

    "I saw heaven opened, and look! a white horse. And the one seated on it is called Faithful and True, and he judges and carries on war in righteousness...He has a name written that no one knows but he himself, and he is clothed with an outer garment stained with blood, and he is called by the name The Word of God. Also, the armies in heaven were following him on white horses, and they were clothed in white, clean, fine linen. And out of his mouth protrudes a sharp, long sword with which to strike the nations, and he will shepherd them with a rod of iron...he treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his outer garment, he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords." (Revelation 19:11-16)

    "And I saw the wild beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the one seated on the horse...And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who worship its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur..." (Revelation 19:19,20)


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    Apr 17th, 2014 4:33am report

    This song has a lot of different meanings.amy wrote this song about her sister who would dress up as Brittany spears and christina aguilera, but it can also be about creating an image of someone you're not, and finding it hard to be who you truly are ,which is a lot about the video I guess


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    Jul 18th, 2013 7:40pm report

    Well, in the being in the video, Amy dress up like some regular teen girl blue dress, brown short curly hair (witch you all know THATS not Amy.) Amy: dinners ready! Boy #1: Pizza! Boy #2:(I forgot the pizza topping...)Mom: And you made all by yourself? That's are girl! Amy: There's nothing better then a good LIE! the pizza was called 'LIES'. The jewelry, soda, and I think the doll. then I notice.... the word 'lies' were right by her! UGLY: All the wigs, make up ,outfits. WORTHLESS: foods, jewelry, clothes. LIES: Personality, looks,! what Amy trying to say is... ' who CARES what anybody thinks about you! its you so be you! take off your mask! follow the RIGHT path.


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    Jun 21st, 2013 6:31pm report

    What this song means to me is it's about a girl who loved a guy who-figuratively or literally wasn't who he said he was, he betrayed her in an extreme way, and she made the difficult decision to let go of him. ("I know the truth now, I know who you are and I don't love you anymore.")


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    May 4th, 2013 5:22am report

    I love this song becuase of its deep meaning . i will try to explain this from my point of view, bt i think the message she is sending is pretty clear. (Perfect by nature , icons of self indulgence just what we all need more lies about a world that never was and never will be) she is reffering to the alter ego of her that the music industry has made , she is saying the alter ego is perfect and shows no flaws but its all a lie and the world is full of these lies that the media is buildin. Then ..(have you no shame dont u see me u know youve got everybody fooled) shes asking her alter ego have u no shame in seeing what im rlly becoming underneath this fakeness or fake mask. And then she's trying to say youre not worried because you know that everyone is fooled by the lies and the fake version of me . (look here she comes now bow down and stare in wonder oh how we love you no flaws when youre pretending) here she is talking about how people who see her on television and other actors and singers theyre practically worshipping these celebs. And once again no flaws when youre pretending reffering to more lies about who she rlly is. ( but now i know she never was and never will be you dont know how youve betrayed me and somehow youve got everybody fooled) meaning now she realizes that the fake her will never become the real her and she can never truly be happy and careless like the media shows , all glammed up and perky or watevr, and shes shocked at how easily the image of the fake her or alter ego can fool everyone so easily , so basically shocked at how blind people are that they dont see right through all the acts. (without the mask , where will you hide cant find yourself lost in your lies)
    meaning without the fake mask she puts on in public , without that side of her she doesnt know who else to be and she is lost in without the fake side and lost in the lie and doesnt even know who she really is anymore.( i know the truth now i know who you are and i dont love you anymore ) she means that she knows that the image the music company made of her is a total lie and she is saying that she doesnt love that fake side of her anymore ...maybe in the beginning she did bcus of the glamour and all but now she sees that its all just lies and deceit. And then in the music video they show her in commercials and they label her as worthless and ugly ..the symbolism here is that the alter ego that acts so perfect is worthless and ugly and the real you is the good you. (youre not real and you cant save me , and somehow now youre everybodys fool) i think this last part refers to once again her alter side and how its all just one big lie and that the fake her cant save the real her and what shes like on the inside which is depressed and broken and possibly also meaning cant save her soul. And somehow now youre everybodys fool meaning and now youre the laughing stock of the company and the music industry that owns you and controls you and what you do.


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    Dec 13th, 2012 12:06am report

    I used to think this song was about a girl who loved someone who seems to be perfect, but really he's a cheat and a liar but everyone else dosn't and she tries to tell them, but trying to prove it everyone turns on her and she is then left alone.

    But then i realized that it was about someone lying about their appearance and fame is taking over them so yh... lol!


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    Sep 7th, 2012 9:02pm report

    It's about someone who's fake,like the first line says "perfect by nature,icons of self-indurgence" that means,we are human and we are icons of self-indurgence,and we all care about being happy. "Just what we all need,more lies about a world" which means she had been lied to before. "that never was and never will be,have you no shame,don't you see me? You know you've got everybody fooled" which means,the person's world and life is entirely fake,and the person never sees Amy. And,that,the person knows she's/he's got everybody fooled,but goes on with the lies. Well,i suppose it's a girl,because the 2nd verse starts with "Look,here SHE comes now,bow down and stare in wonder,oh,how we love you,no flaws when your pretending" Which i think means the fake girl's walking towards people,and Amy says to bow down because the person acts better then everybody else. And when she says stare in wonder,she means to think "How is she so perfect? How did she become like this?" and that the girl has many flaws,so she pretended to be someone she's not,just to erase those flaws. And that the girl has fans,and people adoring her,so Amy says "Oh,how we love you." Nextly she said "But now i know SHE,never was and never will be,you don't know how you've betrayed me,and somehow you've got everybody fooled." which i found out means Amy believed the girl was perfect,until she escaped the lie,and is saying the girl never was and never will be perfect,and that Amy feels betrayed,because the girl fooled her,and made her feel small,and that she has no idea how the girl made everyone believe she was perfect. "Without the mask,where will you hide,can't find yourself,lost in your lie." i asked my teacher (who's a total Evanescence/Amy Lee lover) and she told me what it means. She said Amy is telling the fake girl what would happen if people stopped believing her,and discovered the truth,and that she'd have nowhere to hide,if she got caught. And,the girl got so caught up in being perfect and loveable,she lost herself in the lie,and she doesn't know who she is anymore. "I know the truth now,i know who you are and i don't love you anymore" and i also got the answer from my teacher,and she told me Amy found out the entire truth of the girl,Amy knows who the girl really is,and that the love Amy once had for the fakeness,was gone,and she didn't like what the girl had become. "Never was and never will be,you don't know how you've betrayed me,and somehow you've got everybody fooled" which is just a repeat,except the betrayed part now means "You had everybody caught in your lie,including me,and i don't know how you got everybody fooled,when really,you had yourself fooled all along,and your not real anymore." and my fave part when she says "It never was and never will be,your not real,and you can't save me." means Amy knew everything about the girl,and she wasn't real. Her true self was hidden in the back of the girl's mind,and might never come back. The girl tried to make Amy into a lie,but Amy wouldn't let her. "And somehow now your everybody's fool..." which means Amy and the girl used to be really close friends,until the lie disappeared,and everybody found out the truth,causing the girl to be hated. And now she's everybody's fool...sorry it's so long,we had a project about Evanescence (Once again,teacher,Evanescence/Amy Lee fool)

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