"My Immortal (Piano - Vocal Version)" as written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges....
I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now, I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me, I've been alone all along

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
You still have all of me, me, me


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"My Immortal" as written by David Hodges Ben Moody

Lyrics © Reservoir One Music, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

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    General CommentI wish people would start to understand that these boards are NOT the place for arguments, debates, or all-out verbal attacks, on other reviewers or bands/songwriter. It's incredibly immature when someone feels free to verbally abuse others, safe under the relative anonynimity a username allows.
    These boards are places to discuss the MEANING of the songs, NOTHING ELSE!!!

    Kay. Now onto Dark Phoenix's interpretation, previous comments disregarded.
    ---I think it's about Amy Lee losing (in death) someone she loved. A child, maybe, but I prefer to think her love. The loneliness is eating away at her, to the point that she's "tired" of life. The expression, "You still have all of me" refers to her heart still captive by her dead love.
    ---A thought... Nobody else seemed to notice in the video, the bandages on her wrists and ankles. Is this to suggest self mutilation? Or to symbolize bondage (captivity) to her lost love?
    dark_phoenixon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is definatly one of my favorite songs on this cd...but i am have trouble deciding what it meens.. i think she lost somone very close to her and it having trouble dealing with it.. but my sister said that this guy cheated on her and shes just shaken and upset about it..i cant believe im the only one writeing for this song but if anyone can tell me what this meens that would be awesome
    summerbreeze23on June 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love to walk away and pull myself out of the rain
    But I can't leave without you
    I love to live without the constant fear and endless doubt
    But I can't live without you

    Whats with this part?? this isnt in this song,....... unless its a remix. hmmmmm...
    escenceon June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo it is the original when they were just starting out as evanescence it was recorded in 1997 but cut prerelease from Evanescence EP
    emblenjon June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI downloaded this song forever ago, and I still love it, especiall that "id love to walk away...but i cant live without you" part...it reminds me of my love for this one guy...I know he'll never love me, and i need to get over it...but i cant cause i cant leave what all might of been behind cause thats hard for me for some reason
    DementedCheezzeon June 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdementedcheezze, does he kno how u feel bout him? (unless ur a guy then i think u should tell him how u feel, ull regret it if u dont)
    MetaLLiCA-FRkon June 15, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"I’m so tired of being here
    Suppressed by all my childish fears"-
    Tired of being alive because I'm afraid to live...
    "And if you have to leave
    I wish that you would just leave"
    If I have to get over you, then just go
    "'cause your presence still lingers here
    And it won't leave me alone"
    All that I see around me reminds me of you
    "You used to captivate me
    By your resonating light
    Now I’m bound by the life you left behind"
    I fell so in love with you, our love became a child.
    "Your face, it haunts
    My once pleasant dreams "
    Everytime I look at our child, I'm haunted by the dreams we had together... He looks like you.
    "Your voice, it's chased away
    All the sanity in me"
    I believed in your promises---
    "I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
    But though you're still with me
    I've been alone all along"
    --- It's hard to give up on the hopes and dreams that I have made with you. You are always in my heart but I'm living half a life, with half a dream. "These wounds won't seem to heal
    This pain is just too real
    There’s just too much that time cannot erase"
    The hurt isn't visible but it is very real, and time can't erase suicide
    "When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
    When you'd scream I’d fight away all of your fears
    I held your hand through all of these years
    But you still have...all of me"
    I tried to save you from yourself, and I find I'm still trying.



    What a fool I am to hope!
    morriganmoonfireon June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOH yeah, When I hear this song I want to laugh and I want to cry.
    My first love is no longer with me due to his untimely death and we we together long enough to have children.
    This song, it's a perfect portrait of my situation.
    Applying to all versions or it.
    A twisted co dependency on a deceased love, strange things happen.
    Once I get my life going again, he shows up in spirit form and it triggers happiness because i miss him and I'm glad he is around...but also, He is as real as the pain I feel. Sometimes I think I am going to go crazy.
    The difference between being in love with a spirit and a physical person is that in the physical world you have to live a life,generally, and you wish to share all of the sensations life has to offer with your soul mate.
    If your soul mate passes away at a very young age, you're left with a half life.
    I thought I was the only person in the world who felt this way.
    I'm very tired of grieving, but the love I feel will not let me stop. If I let go of the pain, perhaps the love I feel will disappear?
    I feel him in spirit all around me.
    "letting go" is a two way thing. I can't say "I don't love you, I don't miss you, I don't need you" when he comes to me.
    I want him around- but it is depressing, as I miss his touch, I miss his face...
    He is around, (and I have hard evidence in the form of a photograph, if anyone's interested in seeing it)
    morriganmoonfireon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentonce again,fans are wrong about our music.It's abou abuse.He(ben,the guy at the piano)was once her friend.Then boyfriend.Then raper.
    Evanescenceon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentevanescence, your full of shit and you are not a member of the band. get out of your schitzophrenic delusion and get a life.
    IAmTheEvenstaron September 21, 2004   Link

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