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Evanescence: Forgive Me Meaning

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Can you forgive me again?
I don't know what I said
But I didn't mean to hurt you

I heard the words come out
I felt that I would die
It hurt so much to hurt you

Then you look at me
You're not shouting anymore
You're silently...


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    Oct 4th, 2012 10:38pm report

    Forgive Me is about Evanescence hurting her boyfriend multiple times. She didn't realize the words she had spoken, but when she was able to open her eyes and reflect on the conversation, she sees her mistake. It has a while since the fight so Evanescence doesn't know what to say, but her mind, body, and soul are screaming sorry. She believes the guy would never leave her truly. Her pain at hurting him makes her say she can't live life without him. In the end, it seems Evanescence's boyfriend forgives her and she says that he is her truest friend.


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    Oct 4th, 2012 10:05pm report

    well, just like the title of the song says, this song is mostly about forgiveness, its a beautiful love song, i love it just for that.
    she asks for forgiveness here but he gives her way more than that.. he gives her love and respect. how beautiful is that? i mean really, how many men would treat their girl like that? that's just so beautiful!


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    May 20th, 2011 5:33pm report

    AH! this song reminds me of my ex....i broke up with him and i would take it back in a heartbeat,but hes already dating this other chick and im moving :(

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    Mar 12th, 2011 3:29am report

    I think that maybe, someone told a friends deepest secret, and didn't realize at the time, and she just wants forgiveness, I can relate to this song.
    "I heard the words come out
    I felt that I would die
    It hurt so much to hurt you"

    She said the secret, she felt aweful and thought that she needed to be punished in some form, and that hurting this person hurts her 'cause she loved them.

    But in the end she is forgiven, because they are good friends and the other knew that it was an accident.

    I relate to that interpretation, that is why I interpret it that way.

    Regards, Heartbroken Lover.


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    Dec 31st, 2007 12:55am report

    Groveling for forgiveness to something that was regrettably said and done, overwhelming guilt.


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    Nov 2nd, 2007 11:33am report

    I think it's about someone who realized her mistakes too late(I don't know what I said), and the one she loves has given up on her. You only shout at people generally if there is some emotion there. I think and I know you'll never leave me is just repetition of the lines he's told her before. But he will, hence why she is begging for forgiveness.


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    Sep 6th, 2007 9:31am report

    It could be that this song's about hurting someone, and wanting to be forgiven for it.


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    Aug 12th, 2006 8:09pm report

    I think this song is about how she made another mistake and she wants to be forgiven. But she just makes more, because she says she knows he will never leave her. And when she's says

    "yo're not shouting anymore
    you're silently broken"

    yelling to him is useless now, so he's just keeping the pain inside.


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    Aug 3rd, 2006 8:16pm report

    It's about a person who let herself drift away from the person they loved and said some regretful things. They feel terrible, and want to be forgiven, they want them to know this time, they won't mess up, and they won't stray.


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    Apr 11th, 2006 4:19pm report

    I think this song is definently about wanting to be forgiven(Which is obvious because of the title). I think that the person in this song knows they did something very wrong, and is asking for forgivness with all their heart for it. I know for a fact that when you've done something wrong to somebody, it takes a lot of courage to apologize, and ask for forgivness. This song is a great song to relate to, for anyone that has taken their anger out on somebody, when they didn't mean it. I love this song, and I just love hearing Amy sing it.


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    Mar 3rd, 2006 3:32am report

    It's more likley to be about lovers more than friends. She made another mistake and she's asking for another chance.

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