Evanescence: Going Under Meaning
Song Released: 2003
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Going Under Lyrics
Fifty thousand tears I've cried
Screaming, deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won't hear me, going under
Don't want your hand this time, I'll save myself
Maybe I'll wake up for once
Okay, I am hearing some wacky interpretations, and imo, you shouldn't be fighting over which interpretation is correct.
The obvious thing is that it's about someone who is trying to break free of someone (or something) that is controlling them.
I like this song because it can be related to almost anything (yes, including ed!), and most importantly, anyone and relate themselves to it. What makes this song so powerful is that it touches us personally in many different ways.
Whatever amy was writing about shouldn't matter so much. If she were, in fact, talking about a relationship, it doesn't mean it has to be that way.
This song is versatile.
It's okay if this means something different to amy than you. Just...Chill.
anonymous Apr 8th, 2006 4:21pm report
I think this song has many different meanings, but I'll stick with this one. In think the song is describing depression. I think that she is angry with herself, and she's drowing in herself, because of it. The line "I'm dying again" might desribe how she is dying inside.
Evanescencefreak Jul 12th, 2006 7:22am report
I think it's about maybe how she's trying to prove herself to this one guy (they're together, and she wants to keep his interest) and she's done so many things
"screaming decieving and bleeding for you"
to try to, again, keep his interest, but he won't pay attention, er, I dunno exactly how to put this in words...she feels she's losing him, because he's not acknowledging anything she's done
"and you still won't hear me"
and when she thinks it can't get any worse, it does
"just when I thought i'd reached the bottom
I'm dying again"
so when she says
"drowning in you
i'm falling forever
i've got to break through
i'm going under"
she's doing so much to keep him, but she realizes nothing will do that. "i'm falling forever" she's gonna do this until the day she dies, It's not going to end. So she decides she has to give up and leave him be, because nothing will make what she wants happen. She's gonna stop being molded by some guy. because that's not who she is
anonymous Nov 3rd, 11:11pm report
I think Amy is trying to tell people about all the struggles in life. She's gone through many struggles of her own and is informing others about the dangers and how they made her feel. Amy doesn't want someone to make the same mistakes she did.
anonymous Nov 3rd, 11:03pm report
I think Amy is trying to tell people about all the struggles in life. She's gone through many struggles of her own and is informing others about the dangers and how they made her feel. Amy just wants someone to make the same mistakes she did.
anonymous Jan 17th, 2017 1:51am report
This song is about depression
"Not tormented to daily defeated by you " means she is tormented every day by her thoughts and she is feeling like she is dying "I'm dying again " and when she finally said "I can't keep going under " she needs to breathe beneath the depression and anxiety - everything so she will fight with her demos so "I will wake up for ounce "
This song is very dark and meaningful
anonymous Apr 5th, 2015 4:04pm report
This song isn't about Ben, its about a past relationship she did have but not about Ben...lol
anonymous Jun 17th, 2014 6:12am report
She is trying to get this guy's atteion but he is turning his atteion some where else. She is telling the guy what she has done for him. She is telling him how she feels about him.
anonymous Jun 16th, 2014 6:01am report
Its about a relationship. Come on now! I'm an occultist who believes that there is a lot of artists out there who have "alter egos" and artists who contact their "muse" in special rooms in the dark. It shows in the symbology of the song and its apparent in her lyrics she's trying to reform from something.
anonymous Apr 28th, 2014 4:34pm report
This is clearly about a relationship amy had , pretty sure it's got alot or is entirely about the relationship she had with ben moody . She fell for him and they started going out hence the line ' i'm falling forever ' she was really loved him , but things started goin down hill after awhile ' don't hold your hand out this time i'll save myself , maybe i'll wake up for once ' and she probably got abused by ben verbally or physically because she says ' tormented daily by you ' , come on people can torment others and it can be in more than one way . This whole crap about about amy choosing to work for the devil or god putting her through the bad relationship is bull crap , plus the tag even on the song is bull crap too , however i can understand because of the picture chosen for the album and the video but the song really is about amy's relationship with ben moody . Also a lil heads up she was raised or still is a PENTECOSTAL , the skirt and long hair is a big indication to me cause i am a pentecostal and this is what you normally when you look at a pentecostal woman or girl . Thing is she prolly doesn't practice PROBABLY , she might still practice just doesn't go to church .
anonymous Jan 2nd, 2013 1:54am report
I think its very obvious what she's singing about, watch the music video. Listen to the lyrics of all her songs she constantly sings about god/ jesus, demons, fallen angels and Satan. The song is about her having been born within satanic surroundings, being possessed by demons through trauma and all the people around her are possessed too, that's why there faces look the way they do, her handlers and so called friends are all living to her, she's falling and fallen the name of one of her albums because she choose to work for Satan for fame but she regrets it she was tricked and she wants out. She tormented by demons all the time, she's physically abused she's forced into things all the time her life is one sad story and most of her fans are dumb sheeple who have no idea about her life or what she's singing about or what she's been through.
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ok Ive been reading a lot of interpratations for this song on the official Evanescence website it says this song is about the break up of a destructive relationship its also about how she is wanting to get over it
dont want your hand this time
Ill save myself
maybe Ill wake up for once
anonymous Aug 18th, 2012 8:11pm report
Okay this is a bit of a guess, but I think it's about Ben Moody. I read on Evanescence Reference that Amy hinted that The Last Song I'm Wasting On You was about Ben, and I've always felt that there's a connection between the songs, Going Under written when she was still struggling against an abusive partner, and TLSIWOY after, when she's rid of it. I mean, TLSIWOY was written around the time Ben left. I also automatically thought of the song being about Ben when I saw the music video, how in the beginning he seemed overwhelmed and at the end his face flashed to that creepy one, and she looked scared. I think that might represent that when he's overwhelmed or depressed or something just isn't perfect for him, he takes it out on her. That's just what I think, I don't mean to offend anyone with it, it makes sense to me, so I'm saying it. Thanks:)
anonymous Jul 20th, 2012 7:23pm report
I have read a lot of your comments, to me it seems she is in love with him and he doesnt return the feeling, leaving her feeling unloved and with a yearning for him. She may feel God has done this to her so she decieves Him. As for the screaming and bleeding part, maybe she slits her wrist in attempt to let the pain flow out in blood. She is drowning or falling further for this guy driving her further from God. And she cant let this love keep driving her away from God and other loved ones. Or in other words... She cant keep going under.
Im just guessing thia becuz I have fallen for a guy. And it hurt when my bff asked him out. But i never revolted against The Lord.
anonymous Jul 10th, 2012 7:13am report
i think that the soong means either one of two things:
she is sick and tired of people using her for who she is and what she has or
she is bieng over powered by a boyfriend that wont listen to her.
anonymous Jun 24th, 2012 6:27pm report
This song has always seemed like it's me singing to my Eating Disoreder & Self-Harm issues. When I read/sing these lyrics it feels like I am telling my demons how I feel. I'm a musician and no song has ever spoken to me like this one has.
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