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Evanescence: My Immortal Meaning

Song Released: 2003


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My Immortal Lyrics

I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 30th, 2006 9:15am report


    It's about Amy Lee failing to let go of a lost love. She is alone though this person is still with her in a ghostly form in the heart.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 17th, 2006 8:53pm report


    Its about someone being in love with someone, but they can't have them. This person made a huge impact in their life, and they are always still apart of it so it's not like they can just erase them from their mind, because they are awlays there. And it's more of the angry side of that, telling that person to just go away. It goes with what that person said about the director and knowing the director.



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    Evanescencefreak
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    Aug 12th, 2006 8:00pm report


    I do think this song could be about her sister Bonnie, and how she died, and how she can't forget that day wehn her sister died. And the memory haunts her, evrywhere she goes.

    "you're face it haunts
    my once pleasant dreams"

    and how she'll never get over the fact that her sister is gone.

    "these wounds won't seem to heal"

    again, that's just my interpretation.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 11th, 2006 8:03pm report


    I always thought this song meant that there is a women that has been there for a man and they had a child together and she loves him very much but he never appreciated her and he took her for granted and then left her. But she has a child by him and is bound to him by their child and by the fact that she still loves him. So she can't ever forget and move on because the child is part of her life and that she is torn by her emotions..She wishes his presence will leave her alone (male might have been controlling) and yet she knows inside that even though he has done her wrong and there is too much pain to erase, he still has her and she would take him back if he came back to her. I know this is probably totally wrong but that's how I seem to see it.

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    anonymous
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    Jul 28th, 2006 7:58pm report


    It's about a woman who has a child with a guy whom she really loved. He is dead and gone, and she is still bound to him. She won't let go, she still has him in her head, and he is her only love.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 19th, 2006 7:37pm report


    This song is about her little sister who died, she was only a child when it happened and the memory of that day and her sister are still fresh in her memory, which explains these lyrics:

    "i'm so tired of being here
    suppressed by all my childish fears
    and if you have to leave
    i wish that you would just leave
    'cause your presence still lingers here
    and it won't leave me alone...

    These wounds won't seem to heal
    this pain is just too real
    there's just too much that time cannot erase"

    and these lyrics explain all the things an older sibling would do for a younger one:

    "when you cried i'd wipe away all of your tears
    when you'd scream i'd fight away all of your fears
    and I held your hand through all of these years"


    "you used to captivate me
    by your resonating light
    now I'm bound by the life you left behind
    your face it haunts
    my once pleasant dreams
    your voice it chased away
    all the sanity in me"

    that's self-explanitory...


    "i've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
    but though you're still with me
    i've been alone all along"

    and yea, that is about her sister's memory...



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    GerardLover123
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    May 8th, 2006 5:36pm report


    This song is simply about a loss. A great loss.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 2006 4:41am report


    This song is about someone who has died or left and this other person can't tell him/her how they feel.. If that makes any sence..
    "and if you have to leave I wish that you would just leave cause your presents still lingour here and it wontleave me alone"
    is saying the presents of another person is still with him/her and its invading their mind
    "your face it haunts, my once plesent dreams"
    is saying she/he can't even sleep without thinking of this person and they just want to get them out of their head to move on with their life.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 10th, 2006 4:09pm report


    I think that this song had plenty of different meanings. I had no idea that Amy didn't even write this song. I thought that this song was about Amy's little sister, but I really don't know anymore. The feeling I get everytime I listen to it is definently loss.

    (Theses wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just to real, there's just to much that time can not erase)

    I think that those lyrics explain the most. I think( Lets just say Amy) has lost someone extrememly close to her, and her wounds aren't healing from the loss, her pain is getting even stronger than it was before, and time cannnot take away what had happened.

    (You cried I'd wipe away all of your tears, you'd scream i'd fight away all of your fears, I held your hand through all of these years, but you still have all of me)

    I think those lyrics are juts saying that she cared dearly for that person, and that she did everything for them. When that person died, it was hard for Amy to move on knowing that she was truly gone I think the last part "You still have all of me" means that Amy lost that person, but that person is still watching over her, and still has all of her.

    This is on of the bands best songs, and I don't know what it's real meaning is, but it's a reall nice song to listen to. Amy's voice is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    anonymous
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    Feb 8th, 2006 2:27pm report


    Did anyone every think it could be about an abusive parent? Or maybe a mentally ill parent? Just a thought :)



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    anonymous
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    Feb 3rd, 2006 2:49pm report


    She's talking about a guy who used to be her light her everything until the day he left leaving her along ... It's possible that she's having trouble letting go but no matter what he will always have all of her.



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    lolabrt
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    Nov 2nd, 2005 11:16pm report


    This song is apparently about a deceased lover ("I tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone, but though you're still with me, I've been alone all along"), but singer Amy Lee can probably relate to most of the lyrics as her three-years-younger sister, Bonnie, tragically died when she was younger.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 5th, 2005 10:12pm report


    I believe the song is about someone who is actually still with their significant other, but they have hurt the narrator so much, the relationship is broken.



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    ThelyricalAlkemist
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    Sep 6th, 2005 9:45pm report


    This song is about someone who is so in love with someone that has broken up with them and the person is so in love they can't move on no matter wut the person they love still there. Everything that goes through the person's head is the one they love. They remember everything about them.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 19th, 2005 8:00pm report


    It's about a woman who has a child. She cares for him, wipes away his tears when he cries, and protects him when he screams out of fear. All those years of being a mother, it is hard to forget the child when he died.






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