Evanescence: My Last Breath Meaning
My Last Breath Lyrics
you know i can't stay long
all i wanted to say was i love you and i'm not afraid
can you hear me?
can you feel me in your arms?
holding my last breath
safe inside myself
are all my thoughts of you
sweet raptured light...
This is the best evanescence song for me.it's about dying. It's very passionate and sad. I like the lines 'safe inside myself are all my thoughts of you sweet raptured light it ends here tonight.' it's like all the memories and thoughts of the one you love will always be with you even in the end. but the lines 'but still you wake and know the truth... no one's there. I think that in reality when you are still here and you're alone. I would like to quote this on my deathbed if only I have someone I can say this to.
anonymous Dec 31st, 2007 12:37am report
Like everyone else, I think this is someone's last words to their lover before they die in their arms.
I'd also like to offer a (slightly) different interpretation - Romeo & Juliet. A slight twist on dying in someone's arms - Juliet wakes up to find Romeo dead, and these are her last thoughts or whispered words as she stabs herself and dies. In particular, I think the line, "Can you hear me?" fits well with this - she wakes up to find him dead, and knows she will never be able to talk to him again.
This would make the bridge be from Juliet's point of view. She goes to sleep in the tomb and wakes to have her worst fear confirmed - the plan has gone wrong, and Romeo is dead. Admittedly this is a kind of weird way to see the bridge.
Just thought I'd offer this up.
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anonymous Jan 6th, 2007 1:40pm report
This song is about a woman dying in the arms of her lover.
I think it's some sort of accident in which they can't see each other. Perhaps a car accident with smoke etc., or a fire. That's why she asks, "Can you feel me in your arms?" because they can't see each other even though she's in his arms.
I have puzzled over the "white forest" comment. My first reaction was the Chronicles of Narnia. The children enter Narnia, find a white forest (because it's winter and everything is covered in snow), and go inside a hollow treat to have tea with a forest animal. Given that she says "I'll miss the winter," this is sort of a wish/hope that in the next life, she'll still be able to enjoy what she loves, and she thinks about her favorite childhood story about winter, about the children playing in the white forest and hiding inside the hollow tree. It's sort of a belief that the next life will be happy and she can be free like a child again.
Given that the band does have a Christian background (I am not saying they are a "Christian" band, but they do clearly have some background in church), and the Chronicles of Narnia is a classic children's story by CS Lewis, I think this fits.
The bridge, where it talks about the guy wishing that his dreams would leave him here, and then waking up and finding that no one's left -- I think this is him really wanting her to still be alive (which is why he wants to stay there), but when he wakes up from the trauma, he finds that the ones he loved are gone - "no one's left."
anonymous Nov 26th, 2006 11:11pm report
this song means so many things to me.it is about a forbidden love,a love that can never be true.so amy has to leave her love because some situations, some other forces make her go away from him but she doesn't want to leave him.so she's going to the world of death that nothing compares to him.despite this, she will hold in her memory all the moments that had together.she will never forget him
anonymous Sep 24th, 2006 9:10am report
This song is from the point of view of someone who's dying and one of the most powerful on the cd - maybe because no one gets to hear a dying person's thoughts. But whatever reason (and death in itself is haunting >.<) the pov is from a dying person (we automatically assume it's a girl) and ... Yeah. Very moving song.
Evanescencefreak Aug 14th, 2006 8:32pm report
It sounds to me like she's talking to someone because she's about to die.....?
"hold on to me love
you know I can't stay long
all I wanted to say was I love you
and I'm not afraid oh"
maybe about somone who's dying in the arms of someone they love the most, and is holding her last breath to be with that person. I think this song is hard to interpret. But that's what I think anyway.
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