"Going Under" as written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges....
Now I will tell you what I've done for you
Fifty thousand tears I've cried
Screaming deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won't hear me

(I'm going under)

Don't want your hand this time I'll save myself
Maybe I'll wake up for once
Not tormented daily defeated by you
Just when I thought I'd reached the bottom
I'm dying again

I'm going under, (going under)
Drowning in you, (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever, (falling forever)
I've got to break through, I'm going under

Blurring and stirring the truth and the lies
So I don't know what's real and what's not
Always confusing the thoughts in my head
So I can't trust myself anymore
I'm dying again

I'm going under, (going under)
Drowning in you, (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever, (falling forever)
I've got to break through, I'm

So go on and scream
Scream at me I'm so far away
I won't be broken again
I've got to breathe I can't keep going under

I'm dying again
I'm going under, (going under)
Drowning in you, (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever, (falling forever)
I've got to break through, I'm going under
Going under
I'm going under

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"Going Under" as written by David Hodges Ben Moody


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  • +4
    General CommentI LOOOOVE this song. I always get obsessed with a really really small part of songs, and in this one it's how amy sings "maybe i'll wake up for once" and then the echo comes...I love it! Anyway, I feel this song points on some level to abuse...she's trying so hard to escape, to "breathe" and "break through" but his abuse is so overpowering that she can't help "going under" and drowning. Sad.
    kellymac23on March 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBasically it is talkign abotu someone who is constantly putting them down in some way or another..they want a way to end the misery.
    lostinadyingworldon March 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song, i love all of evanescence songs!! and i agree with lostinadyingworld, but i think it also has to do with someone whos been broken up with cause of the 'fifty thousand tears ive cried' part
    nobodysfool16on March 16, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is talking about someone who is always doing something for someone else (be it a freind, family member, boyfriend, ect.) but she needs them too and they are never there for her when she needs it. She's controlled by them, does everything they ask, but they are never there for her, so she is trying to get out. "So go on and scream...scream at me...I'm so far away...I won't be broken again...I've got to breathe..I can't keep going under" I think that part she is talking about how they can keep trying to controll her, but she isn't listening anymore, she's trying to help herself and get out.
    blind lemmonon July 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCorrect me if I'm wrong, but I think I can clearly hear: I dive again, drowning with you (not I'm dying again, drowning in you).
    What do you think?
    erkuron September 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the lyrics :)
    The first verse really just says it all.

    "Don't want your hand this time i'll save myself
    Maybe i'll wake up for once" --

    -- my favourite line of the whooole song :)
    Princesszeldaon February 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIsn't it "I dive again"?
    Letmeinon December 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a girl who is in love with someone who makes her unhappy. She needs to stop forgiving and save herself from this miseray because she is dying inside.
    Ive been through this with a man. I listen to this song and it tears me up because I can relate so muc to the lyrics.
    seattlee81on February 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is mainly about trying to break through from something that needs to be escaped...Amy Lee is a Genius along with the rest of Evanescence. Amazing isnt even the word to describe the music written and performed by Evanescence. Iam above and beyond their biggest fan ALIVE
    DaniChik117on March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not positive yet... though that may be because I'm looking at this song from a Christian standpoint. But hey, we do agree on the fact that evanescence is AMAZING, and Amy Lee is indeed a genius. I love the whole band though, they wouldn't be as good as they are without each other and they'll tell you the same thing.
    MusicGeek2on March 30, 2003   Link

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