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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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    Feb 27th, 2010 2:47pm report


    The song was original written by Ben Moody who wrote this song when he was 15 years old. It's based on a ghost whoes presence is still there after the person has died.
    In the video of My Immortal Amy never touches the ground (almost) and is dressed in white which symbolize her death (ghost). And The guy who is wearing the suit in the beginning looks to be that he just came from the funeral of his wife or girlfriend. He is frustated and angry that he can't move on and sick of feeling these things. He is blaming the person who died for it that he can't move on. Oh and by the way Ben Moody also wrote another song for Amy. Hope it helps :)



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    anonymous
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    Feb 25th, 2010 2:27pm report


    i have no idea what this song is about, but to me this song is dedicated to my best friend and first love Jeyson. In late 2007, Jeyson put the knife to his throat to call it quits. He could not bear the pain of rape from his father, the pain of loss from his mother, the whole incestual marriage between his father and his aunt and just...did it. He and I were in deep love with eachother. I too was raped, molested and hurt by my father. In the 2nd grade, when we met we clicked. He and I did EVERYTHING together. Eat the same food, dance in the rain, roll down hills, catch fireflies and shared our first kiss. To me, he was and still is my everything. When I pray, I pray to GOD and him. I sang this song at his ash spreading...his rebirth. I miss him each day, but this was our song. The first time I ever sang in front of people was this song at his ash spreading... --Amaya Devi Amane--



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    anonymous
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    Jan 31st, 2010 1:45pm report


    This song seems like it can be molded to fit any life situation. Right now, this is the one it fits perfectly for me.

    I thinks it's about a guy (I'm aware she didn't write it) who is very close to Amy(<-- for story's sake). They're very close friends, or at least she thought they were. The problem is that she loves him and he knows it. And he loves someone else and she knows it. And even through him loving someone else, she stayed close friends with him. She was the one he turned to when the girl he loves left him. He shared everything with her. She wiped away his tears and held his hand, all caused by the girl he loved. She sacraficed her well being for his, and no matter how much it hurt to help him through his pain, shed rather be in pain than him. Then in the end, she finds out that their friendship may be a lie. It wasn't as much of a relationship as she wanted, bu it was all she had. To find out it was a lie hurt her so much. He was only using her for his benefit, because he knew she loved him and would do anything for him. Now that he's done suffering, she's left to take his place. She wonders if he knows that he causes her the pain that the girl he loved caused him. And even though she held his hand through it, he just walked away. He always had all of her, first of love and friendship, now of the memories that she knows were lies. She tries to forget him, but she's been blinded by his light, she cants see anything else now. She's dug herself into a hole that she will never be able to get out of. She regrets believing everything he said.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 18th, 2009 12:37pm report


    When you'd cry I'd wipe away all of your tears,
    When 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

    This could mean that she did everything for this person, and in return all he/she did was leave; taking her life with them and causing her pain

    There's too much that time cannot erase

    Could mean that time cannot make her forget all her pain



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    gager
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    Dec 18th, 2009 12:31am report


    I believe that this song is about her relationship with God, how He has been there with her through everything in her life, even when she didn't want Him. The chorus is God telling her....

    "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
    But you still have
    All of me"

    ....he is telling her that through it all, He was still there.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Dec 5th, 2009 12:00am report


    My ex boyfriend is who this reminds me of. We were together for about three years. When he was alive he said this song reminded him of me...why I don't know, but now after hearing it, it hit me like a ton of bricks. We had a deep passionate love in the beginning. Then he became physically abusive. I stayed after numerous attacks because of love and children. Then it came to be too much after he broke my back along my spine. I've had multiple surgeries and am forever hurt. I was angry for so long, but ended up befriending him because I still loved him. We moved on in our lives, I got married and he had other girlfriends etc. But, his exwife moved away w/their three children, his relationship ended, and he ended up taking his own life. This song reminds me of our relationship and the fact that I still have dreams of him and the pain and hurt is always here and time will never take away the memories.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 1st, 2009 9:29pm report


    meaning for IMMORTAL: Not mortal; exempt from liability to die; undying; imperishable; lasting forever; having unlimited, or eternal, existance.
    this song defines a person who left physically but continues to live with thru every emotions felt, good or bad....



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    sledgehammer
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    Jul 27th, 2009 7:28pm report


    This song seems obvious when you've seen someone loose their spouse after many years of marriage. My father died after he and my mother had been married for 51 years. Every day for her is spent thinking about him. Psychologists say that you can become so angry and hurt about someone who has gone that you may actually blame and be angry at the person who died. You did all these things for them, you took care of them, the least they could do is stick around. One of the reasons why I think the song is so beautiful is because it describes so well a feeling that is so hard to describe. You loved the person more than life itself, they were part of you, they're dead and now you feel as if there is nothing left of you but the past.



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    UchihaXion20
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    Jul 5th, 2009 7:13pm report


    I believe that the song is about Amy losing someone, but not in death. I think it means she lost someone in a relationship, or the person literally went insane.



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    anonymous
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    May 5th, 2009 5:00pm report


    i think this song has a wide possibility of meanings. i think it gives a hint of the narrators meaning however it can relate to everyone in a way which makes this song really special. it lets you have your own meaning to the song and i think it w=is truly a great song.



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    anonymous
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    May 5th, 2009 5:55am report


    this song reminds me of my father. he is horrible, a druggy and a bully and just messed up i the head. i feel that this song says it all tbh. the memory haunts me and i will never be able to move on or forget and forget "these wounds wont seem to heal, this pain is just too real, theres just too much that time cannot erase". my sister sees him now, i dont know how she can look at him. i feel like i have no one to talk to hence the reason im telling all of you lot! :L i think this is a good song for me cuz my 6 year old self remembers it and it will stay with me for eternity.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 1st, 2009 4:33am report


    My Addict boyfriend who i devoted my being to, left me and i can't put it behind me.
    every word in this song rings true to the core

    I think that everyone should take from the song as they feel rings true to them. thats the beauty of music, it speaks to everyone differently



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    anonymous
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    Jan 18th, 2009 1:22pm report


    I think its about being in love with someone that they have lost or cant have because they dont feel the same way i see it as not being able to have that person you love because they dont feel the same way but thtas my thought.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 31st, 2008 12:49pm report


    I think that It could be about someone cheating I suppose. "I've been alone all along." I dunno...that line just seems to hit me with "CHEATER" because like...the artist could've really liked the person, and their heart was broken by them.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 19th, 2008 12:19pm report


    i think that this song has a lot of meaning to it. She has gone throught a lot. I think that someone that she has been friends with and more than friends with for a very long time is pasing away. This person wasent just some ordinary person. They understod each other. Best friends. There is something that she also regreats doing. She thinks that the death of this person is her fault. But in reality it isnt...she is wanting someone else to reach out and help her through these ttimes






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