"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


Lyrics submitted by Juddc3891, edited by numbtoothache

"Going Under" as written by Amy Lee David Hodges

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Reservoir One Music

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  • +5
    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
  • +2
    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
  • +2
    General CommentIsn't it "I dive again"?
    Letmeinon December 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentandrophobic, i think the intrepretation of:

    "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 "

    Is about someone in denial and cannot find the right and wrong thing to do about someone. It is about a person whom is hurting someone, but this person still loves him/her. Hence, this person is in a state of confusion.
    I really think that this particular part of the song is so powerful. I would have to agree that Evanescence is a genius. Basically, anyone could put any situation in their songs and relate to them.
    traciebearon April 22, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI see this song as being about unrequited love. The "narrator" has been strung along by someone who doesn't love her, but is amused by playing with her emotions. She has finally realized what is going on and is telling the guy that although she's been through hell for him, she won't tolerate being used anymore.
    imaginarylighton April 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI absolutely agree with imaginarylight...about the unrequited love...about how badly she's been treated by a guy who only uses her, and doesn't really seem to care about her.She feels cheated and decieved, but now shes turned the tables on him and told him she won't take it any more his crap anymore.
    growling_fruitcakeon May 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is scarily accurate about me n my ex. I'm the same as kellymac, I like certain parts of songs too. My ex n his mates r making my life hell, they take every opportunity to hurt me, and r telling me so many lies and stories that I have no idea who to trust and who not to. V similar to "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." My ex used to think I was indispensible to him ("Don't want your hand this time I'll save myself") I love this song and can't begin to say how accurate this is about the situation with my ex.
    Surrenderyouregoon June 23, 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

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