"Imaginary (Fallen version)" as written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges....
I linger in the doorway
Of alarm clock screaming monsters calling my name
Let me stay
Where the wind will whisper to me
Where the raindrops as they're falling tell a story

In my field of paper flowers
And candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

Don't say I'm out of touch
With this rampant chaos your reality
I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge
The nightmare I built my own world to escape

In my field of paper flowers
And candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming
Cannot cease for the fear of silent nights
Oh how I long for the deep sleep dreaming
The goddess of imaginary light


Lyrics submitted by Juddc3891, edited by Angelja

"Imaginary" as written by Ben Moody Amy Lee

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is of someone's inner imagination. Their dreamland, that's my perception...She's asleep, but then again she's not..."I lie inside myself for hours..."She's dreaming of her own imaginary world escapimg our reality....I love this song!!!
    fairy_of_lighton December 25, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentokay. this has to be one of my faves on fallen. here's my opinion on what the song means:

    VERSE:
    "I linger in the doorway
    Of alarm clock screaming monsters calling my name
    Let me stay
    Where the wind will whisper to me
    Where the raindrops as they're falling tell a story"

    MEANING:
    you're sleeping. dreaming. fantasizing. all of a better world. a better place. a better time. you all of a sudden wake up to your alarm clock screaming at you. it brings you back to the cruelty and coldness of
    reality. a place you would rather not be.

    CHORUS:
    "In my field of paper flowers
    And candy clouds of lullaby
    I lie inside myself for hours
    And watch my purple sky fly over me"

    MEANING:
    this is the description of your alternate reality. pretty paper flowers. the sweetness of candy clouds that keep you in your silent sleep. you can find yourself lying there for all eternity as you watch the beautiful purple sky fly over you.

    VERSE 2:
    "Don't say I'm out of touch
    With this rampant chaos - your reality
    I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge
    The nightmare - I built my own world to escape"

    MEANING:
    even though you love dreaming more than living in such a cruel world, you can still tell the difference between dreams and reality. but reality is a nightmare. and you know how to escape. the only way is to dream something better than the world you know.

    (repeat chorus)

    BRIDGE:
    "Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming
    Cannot cease for the fear of silent nights
    Oh how I long for the deep sleep dreaming
    The goddess of imaginary light"

    MEANING:
    when you awaken, all your fears are real. right before your eyes. all you want is to leave the harshness of real life. you long for your dreams. you crave them. they are the only thing that keeps you from losing yourself.

    (repeat chorus)
    MeetMeInWonderlandon June 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA true artist! I am so like this! There would be times (especially after a bad break-up) where I would just sleep on my couch all day dreaming of a better place.

    To me life is so torturous at times. And ironically like this song the monsters in fairy tales are existent in this world, while my little place inside my heart is so safe and full of love.

    There is another song I'd like to quote as a part of this interpretation. It's called Sleep from the Conjure One CD.
    It goes:

    "Without sleep there
    are no dreams
    Withour dreams
    we fall apart at the seams"

    I seriously love to dream. I love to be in my own world where reality can't come and whisk away your loved ones with its deathly grip, where a person cannot be stand wrongly accused and suffer for it, where supposed lovers cannot turn their back on you when you've needed them the most, when you've been there for them, and of course, where hate and lies does not coat this world in bitter darkness.
    chino69on June 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEVANESCENCE ROX!
    darksoulon November 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShe doesn't want to wake up to our cold reality..
    fairy_of_lighton December 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDon't you think that this song should have gotten a video? It would have been awesome.

    It's still an amazing song, and I love it.
    Raven92on June 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the contstruction of this version (backing vocals, the tie to tourniquet, etc) but perfer the lyrical structure of the previous version... ah, to each his own. FALLEN is an absolute awesome album... one of the top 5 i own.
    estocopathon March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song...estocopath, i'm curious or just stupid...what do you mean by "ties to tourniquet"? I don't think they're lyrically or stylistically that similar...maybe i'm just an idiot :)
    kellymac23on March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, she does make refrences to "screaming" in both *shrugs* maybe that's what he/she meant?
    hirotheavitaron March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy those ties, i'm refering to the musical fade (outro of tourniquet/intro of imaginary) on the cd "FALLEN." i just loved the way they worked that on the cd.
    estocopathon March 25, 2003   Link

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