Evanescence: Hello Meaning
Rain clouds come to play, again
Has no one told you she's not breathing?
Hello, I am your mind giving you someone to talk to... Hello
If I smile and don't believe
Soon I know I'll wake from this...
This song is about how her sister died when Amy was 6 and her sister was 3 she was first told that her sister had passed on while she was in the school yard this is shown in the first line ‘playground school bell rings again’ I think this song shows how when you are 6 you don’t quite understand what is going on and she didn’t quite believe what was happening ‘soon I know I’ll wake from this dream’ this song is basically how she coped with losing her sister at such a young age
I would also like to point out that on the open door there is a song called like you and I believe that song to also be about her sister and how much Amy misses her ‘I long to be like you, sis, lie cold in the ground like you dear, there's room inside for two, and I'm not grieving for you, and as we lay in silent bliss, I know you remember me’ I don’t think this is so much that she wants to die but that she wishes she could be with her sister.
Both these songs were written completely by Amy Lee when most evanescence songs are not just written by Amy. She put her soul into the song.
anonymous Mar 11th, 2006 3:03pm report
It's about how Amy Lee was feeling when her sister, Bonnie died.
Playground school bell rings again
rain clouds come to play again
That's about everything going on around her that used to go on when she wasn't feeling her pain.
has no one told you she's not breathing?
hello I'm your mind giving you someone to talk to
that's when Amy got the news that her sister was indeed unfortunantly dead. and her conscience is talking to her to try and calm her down.
if I smile and don't believe
soon I know I'll wake from this dream
that means that she doesn't believe it at first but then realizes it to be the truth. I feel bad for her... by the way ppls I"m her bigest fan, besides my buddie Jordan! ^_^
wow this is a beautiful song. It is about amy's 3 year old sister, bonnie dying. Amy lee was 6 at the time, and the opening line about the school and playground is because amy found out that she died at school out on the playground. Amy was mortified. She wrote this song trying to send an important message, which is kind of hidden. Sheis trying to say that if something hoorible happens in your life, you should try to 'wake up' from it, it happened already so it is true. This song has a lot of meaning. I don't want to be too full of myself but I am 99% positive that this 'interoetation' is correct. good day/night/morning/afternoon -- what everone fits best!
anonymous Mar 8th, 3:45am report
It's about someone dying and how the person deals with it. Simple as that.
anonymous Aug 30th, 2012 8:36pm report
This song i thought was about someone not knowing they were dead, but then i realised it was about Amy Lee's sister dying at age 3. :( R.I.P bonnie lee xx. but anyway i would like to tell you why i thought at first this song was about someone who didn't know they were dead. At the begining of the song the lyrics are " Play ground school bell rings, again, rain clouds come to play again, has no one told she's not breathing? Hello i am your mind giving you someone to talk to too, hello?" This part, makes me think that it was the start of the story, a person who is in a strange place at a school, she is describing the atmosphere, and she sees her mother tell her sister or perhaps a brother, any family member say "she's not coming back ever." ( it like a story in my head everytime i listen to the song, like a music video or a story to go with the music) Then when it comes to the Hello part, i think it is her trying to figure out why she is there and what's happening?
Then it comes to the part "If i smile and don't, believe, soon i know i'll awake from this dream, don't try to fix me i'm not broken, hello i am the lie living for you so you can hide... don't cry." I believe she thinks she is in a dream so decides to just smile an wait to wake up from her dream, because she has no clue she's dead yet. And also, she dosn't want help from anyone, ( like maybe another spirit is trying to convince her she is not in a dream and she's dead.) But then suddenly in her mind, she believes that it could be true, and her mind is thinking yh, u r dead, and she's trying not to break down and cry. The next part is when she says "auddenly i know i'm not sleeping, hello i'm still here, all that's left of yesturday..." she has finally realised the truth and knows she is not alive, but her mind dosn't want to believe it still sois saying "I'm still here" as in you will wake up, but on the other hand she knows she wont, and is left alone.... :( i'm very out there i know but oh well that's what i see and think in my mind, and if u see an interpretation like this one it is me again i wanted to improve on it :) thanks bye :)
anonymous Aug 30th, 2012 8:03pm report
I think this song is about someone who dosn't know they are dead? - i know it sounds wierd, but think about it? when she says " Hello, i am your mind, giving you someone to talk to? hello?" she can't talk to anyone else because she's not alive, so her mind talks to her to keep her company. she thinks it is a dream that no one can hear her and eventually she will wake up from sleeping and things will be normal again.... when she says "if i smile and don't believe, soon i know i'll awake, from this dream, don't try to fix me i'm not broken!" she's basically saying she will just ride it out and wait to wake up even though she thinks she's dead, she wont believe it. because she knows she'll wake up soon. and she dosn't want to be helped by any one like perhaps another ghost? because she still dosn't believe it is real. "Hello i am the lie, living for you so you can hide... don't cry" this tells me she is telling herself that it might be true and she may need to face it, and she is trying not to break down and cry because of it. "Suddenly i know i'm not sleeping, hello, i'm still here all that's left of yesturday" she has finally realised the truth that she is no longer alive, but her mind is denying this saying just wait longer you will wake up! but it never will because she is not alive. i hope that made scence to you guys, let me know if it is a good interpretation thanks ;) x
anonymous Feb 10th, 2012 2:13pm report
When I fisrt heard it I thought it was writted from someone else's prespective about loosing their girlfriend or someone they loved but it's about Amy's sister, Bonnie dying when she was young.
anonymous Feb 8th, 2012 2:40pm report
Itz a sad song that Amy wrote based on the horrible event of Bonnie drowning n the bath tub :-[ (playground skool bellz ring) Amy waz told of her sissy dying in skool (hello im ur mind giving u someone to talk 2) she waz alone in her mind without her sister (suddenly i know That im not sleeping) amy comes to realization of the death and that it is true.
anonymous Nov 1st, 2011 11:21pm report
This song was written by Amy about her sister dying due to epilepsy. She never actually wanted this song to be put on the album Fallen because its a deep personal song. This song is never performed at concerts because she fears of disappointing her fans by breaking down into tears on stage.
Alan Johnston Oct 4th, 2011 10:19am report
Its about her litle sister dying from an unknown caurse and she was told about it on the playground when she was six. She has tried to play it live once but couldn't cos she was crying and couldnt sing it. The song on the cd took over 500 goes to get what u hear on the cd cos all she did was cry though it. It has that much meaning to it. She sometimes sings it to herself when she is depressed.
anonymous Jun 4th, 2011 6:25pm report
Yeh, guys, it's definitely about her sister. Amy wrote it about her sister, Bonnie, who died age 3. Amy was 6 at the time, and this song is about how she coped.
Has no one told you she's not breathing? - obvious, thats the sister
Hello I am your mind giving you someone to talk to - trying to comfort herself
If I smile and don't believe
Soon I know I'll wake from this dream - shes saying that if she believes hard enough and just tries to not accept what's happened, she can make it so it didn't
Don't try to fix me, I'm not broken - shes either saying leave me because i want to cope on my own, or she's saying leave me, im not broken, its my sister whos broken help her instead
Hello I am the lie living for you so you can hide - i think this is definitely about herself saying 'dont worry, you can pretend this didn't happen'. the lie,obviously pretending that it didn't happen, so you can hide, forget it and remain in her child's world where no-one dies
Suddenly I know I'm not sleeping - suddenly she knows that what's happened is real and its not going to change
Hello I'm still here - this is her saying that she's still going to be okay
All that's left of yesterday - yesterday is the time before her sister died. she's saying that she'll remember her sister
anonymous May 9th, 2011 5:41am report
This song is about her little sister Bonnie dying at the age of 3 when Amy was 6 & how she coped with it.
anonymous Apr 11th, 2011 4:10am report
The song is dedicated to her little sister Bonnie who happened to die when she was at the age of 3 & Amy was 6. When she says "playground school bell rings again, rain clouds come to play again." she's saying that she got the news while she was in school & she's describing all that's surrounding her. "has no one told you she's not breathing? Hello I'm you're mind giving you someone to talk to hello" she's saying that her teacher/principal told her about her sister officially passing away and that she's trying to calm herself down from that. "if I smile and don't believe, soon I'll wake from this dream" she's not believing it at first so she smiles as if it were a dream and that she'll soon wake up. "Don't try to fix me I'm not broken, hello I'm the lie living for you so you can hide don't cry" means that everyone talks and treats her special or different as if her heart were broken and that she's lying to herself to keep from crying or showing her pain. "Suddenly I know I'm not sleeping hello I'm still here all that's left of yesterday." means that she knew after a while that it was true..that her sis really did died and that people are talking about her as if she weren't there and that she would forever remember her last day with her sis.
anonymous Jan 1st, 2011 1:43pm report
Although I DO know that it's about her little sister, I always imagined that at the begining she was in a hospital room and could feel the death of someone's loved one in the room.
though she didn't know that person she tried talking to them and they were not respondent, eventually she tried to comfort them and her hand goes through Their shoulder. She looks at the
anonymous Dec 28th, 2010 12:09pm report
it is really deep,and not deep too
It is amy feel,about love,about memory of love and love her memories.
Amy is so emotional like me,and her feels is beautiful like herself.
anonymous Dec 13th, 2010 12:00am report
I am performing this song for a school concert next week. I was unaware of its meaning, but now that I am, I will do my best not to hurt it...
anonymous Oct 10th, 2010 10:30am report
This song is, indeed about how Amy's little sister dying when she was six.
"Playground...school bell rings...again.
Those lines describe the day and setting where her sister died-- on the playground on a rainy day.
"Has no one told you she's not breathing?"
Amy learns of her sisters death.
I'm your mind... giving you someone to talk to
She's in shock so she tries to talk it all out in her head.
"If I smile and don't believe,
Soon I know I'll wake from this dream."
She refuses to believe it, so she smiles to cheer herself up and pretends that this is all a dream that she will wake up from. She convinces herself successfully.
"Don't try to fix me!
I'm not broken!"
This line could have several different meanings. It could be people being sorry for her loss, people comforting her and she doesn't know why, if this is all just a dream...
It could also mean people think she's crazy because she hasn't reacted to her sisters death, and they try to seek her some help.
I'm the lie, living for you so you can hide."
She is still convinced that this will all be over, living a lie so she can hide from the reality that she refuses to believe.
"Suddenly, I know I'm not sleeping."
She finally peels back her protective cover of comforting lies and faces the truth-- this isn't really a dream. She's indeed awake, and her sisters never, ever coming back.
"Hello!? I'm still here! All that's left of yesturday."
I interpurt that line as her yelling for her sister. "Hello? I'm still here, on Earth, without you. I'm all that's left of yesturday. Out of you and me, I'm all that's left."
But the song can also be from her sisters point of view. She dies, doesn't think it's real, finds out it is, then screams to be noticed. That she's not really gone, not really.
So, in short, this song could be either sisters talking to themselves as well as their sister. It could very well be both.
anonymous May 30th, 2010 5:09am report
My interpretation is that this is a song of heart break... I know everyone says it is about the sis but I'm just saying how I interpret it... I think that it is about a heart break among a teen... "Playground school bell rings again, Rain clouds come to play again" suggest a school kid and when the "bell" rings to release the kids, the one that has been hurt before can't face others because they can't trust them and the way I think when I was hurt was that I was always clouded, that rain represented best how I felt.. "Has no one told you she's not breathing?" When you face heartbreak, you feel like you are dead, that no one could ever understand you. your dead but no one will ever know so they have to be told and not breathing also represents death at times... "Hello I'm your mind giving you someone to talk to, Hello" When you feel heartbreak, again I say, you feel alone. you start to think more and in a sense "talk" to yourself to try and figure out what happened and why... "If I smile and don't believe, Soon I know I'll wake from this dream" most people deal with heartbreak by trying to show the cause that they are better off without them and put on a smile. It is also a self denial, because you think if you can lie to others so easily about it maybe you can convince yourself that everything is all right, that it is just a bad dream and it will pass... "Don't try to fix me, I'm not broken" is also part of the denial or trying to show your alright. If you repeat a lie so many times, eventual you CAN convince yourself that the lie is true so it is the person that is hurt trying to convince themself... "Hello I am the lie living for you so you can hide, Don't cry" is them reassuring the cause that they don't need to blame themselves for hurting the teen that hurts, that they will lie. It could also mean that the hurt one is starting to stop lying to themselves because they know that no matter how hard they try they can't believe it and it is a last attempt to belive it... "Suddenly I know I'm not sleeping" is the person finally accepting the fact that they arent loved anymore and it is the worst part of the heartbreak cause it causes the most self hatred... "Hello I'm still here" is the last call for help, the last call because they don't think themselves worthy enough to be helped but it is a try for help, the last hope that someone still loves them somewhere.... "All that's left of yesterday " in history, all we know is the writings and artifacts from "yesterday". likewise the hurt person is basically saying that only the physical body remains, that they are slowly dying on the inside.... my interpretation might be wrong, but I think this every time I hear the song.. Its probably stupid but hey, its all I got...
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