"Taking Over Me" as written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody, David Hodges and John Lecompt....
You don't remember me, but I remember you
I lie awake and try so hard not to think of you
But who can decide what they dream?
And dream I do

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live to breathe
You're taking over me

Have you forgotten all I know
And all we had?
You saw me mourning my love for you
And touched my hand
I knew you loved me then

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live to breathe
You're taking over me

I look in the mirror and see your face
If I look deep enough
So many things inside that are just like you are taking over

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live to breathe
You're taking over me

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live to breathe
You're taking over me
You're taking over me


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"Taking Over Me" as written by Amy Lee Ben Moody

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  • +5
    General CommentGod bothers eh! You guys can see deity in anything.

    It's nice that people are seeing love and cuddles in this song, but it seems clearly to be about an obsessive person. I suspect that it would be Amy-Lee's experience with a single or maybe even an amalgam of Evanescense fans.

    Take the first verse:
    "You don't remember me, but I remember you
    I lie awake and try so hard not to think of you"

    It speaks of someone in the first person. The person is aware of another who, in turn, is not aware they exist - such as a fan and Amy.

    Then there is the chorus:
    "I believe in you
    I'll give up everything just to find you
    I have to be with you
    To live, to breathe
    You're taking over me"

    Obsessing much?! Or perhaps fanatical.

    Next we have this:
    "Have you forgotten all I know, and all we had"

    Note the "all I know" ('I' being the pronoun to note) and then the switch to 'we' in the "all we had". The statement suggests an obsessive fan that Amy has never met and so has no shared experiences except perhaps a concert the fan has attended. In other words the fan knows a lot about Amy, but of course Amy knows nothing of the fan.

    Lastly there is:
    You saw me mourning my love for you, and touched my hand
    I knew you loved me then

    Can't you just picture it. Some fan looking needy, so Amy sings an autograph book, hands the book back to the fan and the briefest of hand touches is had... Oooh! Sounds like true love to me.

    Anyway I can't see a flaw in my logic. Songs are just about experiences after all. Lithium, for example, is about her sister whom uses lithium because of a condition she suffers (saw an interview - not psychic).
    oneWithTheEarthon September 28, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis is my personal interpretation, you don't agree, fine. This is just what _I_ feel what it's saying.

    Someone keeps remembering someone else (their soul mate, past life lover, etc.) and can't get him/her out of his/her head. He/She has a feeling that he/she might be going crazy (after all, how can you remember someone you've never met?) but since his/her life is without love, he/she believes in the existance of this soulmate/reincarnation. And this belief grows into an obsession ("taking over me") to the point where he/she is looking for this person because he/she believes that life isn't worth living without this special someone. In the lines where she sings "Have you forgotten all I know and all we had" plays upon my theory that he/she is wondering why his/her soulmate has not come searching for him/her. But deep within him/herself, he/she realizes that he/she is going crazy from want of love ("you're taking over me, I look in the mirror and see your face").
    Death_Cryon May 17, 2004   Link
  • +4
    General CommentAmy Lee had a little sister that died at the age of 3.

    "You don't remember me, but I remember you
    I lie awake and try so hard not to think of you"

    "I believe in you
    I'll give up everything just to find you
    I have to be with you, to live, to breathe
    You're taking over me"

    This basically is her way of saying she wants nothing more than to be with her sister again.

    Everyone is entitled to thinking what they want about what the meaning behind a song really is, but Amy Lee has written a few songs about her little sister and how much she misses her little sister.
    Kranenion May 11, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's funny how people think everyone else is stupid just because they don't agree with their own opinion. It's an OPINION. Everyone is entitled to one. Deal with it.
    scum_angelon February 09, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI find this song very moving, as I am in a similar position myself. It describes how desire for someone else can make it almost impossible to live life when everything you see or hear reminds you of that person. You need that person to fill a void in your life.
    Tremadogon February 24, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt' about obsession with someone that loves so much it occupies her brain in a way that she stands still daydreaming about it, thus losing control aka "taking over me".
    Kthnxbye.
    Madvilon November 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song...I love this whole album, actually! This song means more to me than anyone could ever know. This describes my current situation, which to say the least is odd. I'm in love with a man who has lost his identity. He moved out & I miss him dearly. I see him all the time in waking & sleep & I can't live without him. I believe that one day he can find himself & we can be happy once more. Amy Lee does rule!
    Arwenelleon November 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG! this is oneo my favorite songs, i cant believe no ones commented. I dont know what it means, but to me this song is about 2 people who knew eachother a while back, and one is very in love with the other, and later they meet and they are still in love with that person, but the person still doesnt love them and everything reminds that person of the other person
    DementedCheezzeon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDementedCheezze, You said it best when you described this song. That is the same way I feel about the song. It has such a strong meaning in my life because I can relate to that so much and I didn't think anyone else got the same meaning out of this song.
    mistress_69on July 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is prlby one of my fav songs off the album.some of the songs on it remind me of a fantasy book about morgan le fay for some reason... but to me their songs just seem like fairy tale fantasy songs and you just get lost in their story. i love the line:"you saw me mourning my love for you,and touched my hand,i knew you loved me then" its just so bittersweet...LOVE THIS SONG!!
    deepdivineon May 24, 2004   Link

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