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Evanescence: Missing Meaning

Song Released: 2004


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Please, please forgive me,
But I won't be home again.
Maybe someday you'll look up,
And, barely conscious, you'll say to no one:
"Isn't something missing?"

You won't cry for my absence, I know -
You forgot me long ago.
Am I that...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 14th, 2006 9:42am report


    I think it's about feeling alone and in the dark and feeling like no one cares about you. Like...If you were gone, missing would anyone care?

    And btw not every fricken song is about a realtionship people! There are other things you can sing about in a god damn song!



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    anonymous
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    Nov 6th, 2016 11:29pm report


    To me, this song reminds me after my friend moved away. I had no other friends and so I felt like everytime I walked in the halls of my highschool, no one would care if I was dead. I feel Amy Lee may have felt the same way, after losing something she loved and not sure how to function without it.



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    KathrinaDarkStar
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    Jun 24th, 2013 6:05pm report


    I think it's about being cut off from your loved ones. As you leave them for the last time you wonder, will I be missed? You wonder, do they really love me? In desperation and loneliness you think, I could be gone forever and no one would care, they despise me, I am an outsider and soon it will be like I never existed. You think, I would die to know someone truly cared.



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    RedFoxy
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    Feb 25th, 2013 2:03am report


    To me, this song is about someones thoughts if they "walk away" from life as they know it, one way or another. And NO, this is not a direct reference to suicide. As they walk away, they think "Will I be missed?" I feel this is true because I think about this a lot: If I leave, what impact will that leave on the ones I know?



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    anonymous
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    Dec 21st, 2012 12:10pm report


    The song talks about how depressing it is to love someone and not receiving that love in return. This applies to everyone: boyfriends, girlfriends, parents, brothers, sisters, friends.
    "(Can you stop the fire? (Please))
    (Can you stand to fight her? (Please))
    (You can't stop the fire, (please))
    (You won't say the words, (please, please))"
    - here, she asks how far the person would go to save her, to stop her pain (the fire), or to defend her from another person ('her'). She also states he (I'll put he for instance) won't say the words (I love you)
    "Please, please, forgive me
    But I won't be home again
    Maybe someday you'll look up
    And, barely conscious, you'll say to no one:
    Isn't something missing?"
    - now, she states how she could leave and he wouldn't notice or even care. She goes further and with sarcasm says how he would totally forget and just feel a small void.
    "You won't cry for my absence, I know
    You forgot me long ago
    Am I that unimportant?
    Am I so insignificant?
    Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?"
    - This part only strenghtens what I've said: he wouldn't feel her absence nor care for it. She says, hypothetically gone, how he would ask himself: "isn't something missing?".
    "Even though I'd be sacrifice
    You won't try for me, not now
    Though I'd die to know you loved me, I'm all alone
    Isn't someone missing me?"
    - She states that he would not protect her from evil, and that she would die only to see if he loves her and misses her. Now, we get to know why she "won't be home again": she will kill herself.
    "I know what you do to yourself
    I breathe deep and cry out:
    Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?"
    - She knows he does not care for her and repeats the same line.
    "And if I bleed, I'll bleed
    Knowing you don't care
    And if I sleep just to dream of you
    I'll wake without you there
    Isn't something missing?
    Isn't something..."
    - In the bridge (what would be the "3rd verse"), she says she could bleed to death without him helping her. She says that she sleeps just to dream of him, (she loves him very much) but she wakes without him there (he doesn't love her at all)



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    anonymous
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    Aug 12th, 2012 8:56pm report


    This song is about how the person feels that their loved one pays no attention to them and soon they will be gone because the decisions that the other person is making is driving them apart and how one day they will come to realize that they are missing from their life when any says " even though I'm the sacrifice you won't try for me" its like saying you won't change your ways even for me



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    anonymous
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    Jun 16th, 2012 6:11am report


    this song is not about suicide its about the pain of loosing the person u love to another and that feeling of missing in your heart and how lonely u feel like apart of u is gone and all u want is someone to notice how hurt u are and how u feel like you are missing a piece of yourself hence the name missing



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    Hannah Kessler
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    Apr 13th, 2012 4:59pm report


    All of evanescences songs are perceived differently by different people depending on their experiences. Therefore amy lee's meaning could be different. Might be similar in some ways but everyone has their own individual experiences. This is the beauty of their music, so many people can relate to it.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 14th, 2012 3:14pm report


    This song could possibly reflect on the feeling of loneliness. The painful, unbearable sensation of agonizing solitude makes you feel as if you are neglected by everyone. Also, with a close friend or relative no longer physically present, that person may believe they have no one else to speak to, as if they were the only one left in the world. Believe me, I bet plenteous amounts of people feel this way every now and then.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 18th, 2012 1:51pm report


    when ever i hear this song it makes me think about the relationship i had/have with my mother. even before i left it was almost like i wasn't even there and then i left and everything is exactly the same as if i never left, or never was born. i know every song has a different meaning to different people. this is the meaning of this song towards me. :)



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    Amy Taylor
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    Jan 18th, 2012 1:46pm report


    i dont know the meaning but im thinking she has to escape from the life she is in and the only way she knows is running away\ suicide... i dont really care about the meaning to much but the whole song i have allways loved for 11yeas



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    anonymous
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    Jan 4th, 2012 1:19pm report


    I have two ideas:

    One, is that it's about someone running away and no one missing them.

    Two, is that the protagonist is in a dark time and feels as if they are changing and going into the dark and no one notices.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 11th, 2011 11:30am report


    This song is about breaking up. No sucide hints here. No one will committ sucide because they do not care or listen. If one person ask to be listen to, or cries out that she is being ignored, she cares about the other one, about being heard. No sucide cares about being heard, they feel life has no sense at all, so no affection is given to any of life matters.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 1st, 2011 11:50am report


    this song is about her soul mate who has been her lover in every lifetime but in this life time her soul mate forget about her and has no thought of finding her for this life time...even though she give her life away to her love in a old past life... her soul mate is fading away



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    anonymous
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    Aug 8th, 2011 8:53am report


    At the beginning of the song. It sounds like she is saying " it's so impossible and in the background it's saying. "you can say it". For me the song interprets.....She is leaving a relatonship with someone who has an addiction....she asking him to forgive her for leaving. After he realizes she is not there...he will ask isn't something missing....isnt she missing him. And then she tells how she feels because he hasnt call her



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    anonymous
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    Aug 1st, 2011 8:53am report


    I believe this song Is about a Girl (maybe amy, maybe not) Planning on leaving home And fears that no one will miss her when she is gone.

    "maybe some day you'll look up and barely conscious you'll say to no one"
    in hope that maybe someday you will realize she isn't here anymore.

    It may even possibly be about someone dying and not leaving a mark on the earth and is worried no one will miss her.



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