"Bring Me To Life" as written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges....
How can you see into my eyes, like open doors
Leading you down into my core
Where I've become so numb, without a soul
My spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

Wake me up, wake me up inside I can't wake up,
Wake me up inside, save me,
Call my name and save me from the dark, wake me up
Bid my blood to run, I can't wake up
Before I come undone, save me
Save me from the nothing I've become

Now that I know what I'm without
You can't just leave me
Breathe into me and make me real, bring me to life

Wake me up, wake me up inside I can't wake up,
Wake me up inside, save me,
Call my name and save me from the dark, wake me up
Bid my blood to run, I can't wake up
Before I come undone, save me
Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life, I've been living a lie
There's nothing inside, bring me to life

Frozen inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
Only you are the life among the dead

All this time, I can't believe I couldn't see
Kept in the dark, but you were there in front of me

I've been sleeping a thousand years it seems
I've got to open my eyes to everything

Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul

Don't let me die here
There must be something wrong, bring me to life

Wake me up, wake me up inside I can't wake up,
Wake me up inside, save me,
Call my name and save me from the dark, wake me up
Bid my blood to run, I can't wake up
Before I come undone, save me
Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life, I've been living a lie, there's nothing inside
Bring me to life


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"Bring Me to Life" as written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody, David Hodges

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  • +11
    General CommentI love the music video. It even has a moral: never go sleepwalking out of your apartment window with only a hot guitarist to save you, for he will drop you and leave you plummeting to your death, especially if you are both singing while this is going on.
    Raven92on May 08, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationWe all have our opnions and i like to dumb them down cause personally its easier for me so..yeah XP

    How can you see into my eyes like open doors?(someone understands him/her)
    Leading you down into my core where I’ve become so numb((s)he finds his/her deepest emotions where as now (s)he doesnt have any anymore...as in numb)
    Without a soul my spirit's sleeping somewhere cold (his/her true emotion or self is somewhere else..deeper inside them)
    until you find it there and lead it back home (help him/her out in being their true selves again)

    (Wake me up) (help them out)
    Wake me up inside(find their true potential)
    (I can’t wake up)(cant wake up without that special someone)
    Wake me up inside(find their true potential)
    (Save me)(save him/her from being consumed by something theyre not)
    call my name and save me from the dark(call them by the person (s)he really is from the dark..as in..Satan or the side thats not them)
    (Wake me up)(help them out)
    bid my blood to run(get their real selves)
    (I can’t wake up)(cant wake up without a special someone)
    before I come undone(before the fake him/her takes over)
    (Save me)(save him/her from being consumed by something theyre not)
    save me from the nothing I’ve become(save them from the someone theyre not)

    now that I know what I’m without((s)he knows theyre without a special someone)
    you can't just leave me(literal)
    breathe into me and make me real(...maybe literal)
    bring me to life(life as in theyre real selves)

    (Look at top for chorus)

    Bring me to life(as in their real selves)
    (I've been living a lie, there's nothing inside)(lie as in theyre not their true selves)
    Bring me to life(bring their real selves back)

    Frozen inside without your touch(literal)
    Without your love, darling (literal)
    only you are the life among the dead(dead as in dead in spirit..true self)

    all this time I can't believe I couldn't see(couldnt see his/her special one)
    kept in the dark but you were there in front of me(kept in Satans arms or the fake them the sadness and emotion and (s)he cant see theyre real them and their special one)
    I’ve been sleeping a thousand years it seems(metaphor)
    got to open my eyes to everything(literal)
    Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul(literal)
    don't let me die here(dont let them die in their emotion and sadness and thoughts and so on)
    there must be something more(more to than what meets the eye)
    bring me to life(life as in true self)

    (look at the top for chorus)

    (Bring me to life)(bring the real me back)
    I’ve been living a lie, there’s nothing inside (living as someone else not the real me)
    (Bring me to life) (bring the real me back)

    we all have our own opinions/interperation so yay!!! XP
    tribalwolf12on June 22, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Commentto me its very much about finding god or being rescued by someone from some dark place (drug habit,bad relationship ect) its amazing that its a bit heavier than most songs and it becasme so popular with so many people.
    there are a few versions the one with the guy singing as well is the best one.
    great song
    happyloveon January 18, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsorry if i'm wrong, guys. since nobody can REALLY know what the meaning of the song is unless you're the one who wrote it O,o .... yeah so none of us really know, we all have our opinions though. this is mine so... yeahh i hope you like it.

    "How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
    Leading you down into my core
    Where I've become so numb"
    this is her saying how someone she knows can see the real her so easily,
    can see her deepest feelings so well, the person can see her very core,
    which is where ones deepest feelings are, the ones that control
    your life, except this is where she's become numb, like she can
    almost not feel anymore, like in depression she doesn't feel
    joy anymore, no exitement, nothing. only sadness.

    "Without a soul
    My spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
    Until you find it there and lead it back home"
    this is her saying that she feels like she has no soul anymore
    cuz it seems that her spirit just fel asleep and leaves
    her lost with nothing but coldness. but this person seeems
    to find her soul where it is and brings it back to her
    so she can feel right again.


    "Wake me up inside
    Wake me up inside
    Call my name and save me from the dark"
    she's telling the person to wake her up from this sleep
    that her spirit's in. to wake her up from the darkness and
    sadness that she's been in lately.

    "Bid my blood to run
    Before I come undone
    Save me from the nothing I've become
    Bring me to life"
    she needs this person to save her and love her before she
    completely breaks down (some form of suicidal thingy)
    she needs the person to save her from what she's become.
    which is her being kinda oblivious to the world (numb)
    so all in all she wants the person to bring her to life.

    "Now that I know what I'm without
    You can't just leave me"
    now she sees that what she needed to help her be happy is this
    person. now she knows what she's been living without so she's
    saying that this person can't just leave her alone now that
    she's happy finally.

    "Breathe into me and make me real
    Bring me to life"
    she wants this person to kinda... how do i put this... breath
    into her as in show her how to be herself again, kind of breath
    the energy back into her and help her live again.

    "Frozen inside without your touch
    Without your love - darling
    Only you are the life among the dead"
    this is her when she's not with the person, she goes
    back to being numb again, kinda frozen inside. like she's
    so cold, she stops living. she's frozen in time a little.
    and only this person is the happiness in all her sadness.


    yeah... at least that's what i got out of it. so all in all she's feelingg depressed. she doesn't know what's come over her, but this person seems to be the only one who can make her happy again. i'm sure plenty of us can relate ;)
    musicchick4525on August 06, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me, this song is about depression or feeling trapped in a dark place in your mind, the opening line "How can you see into my eyes like open doors?" Suggests that she has felt this way for a long time, but someone comes along who can really see that she is unhappy. Even though she is used to bottling it all up, and no one noticing.
    The rest of the song then seems to be about her trying to get a hold of herself again and 'bring herself to life' (out of the depression.) It's almost as though the one person noticing her sadness has sparked her determination to save herself and break free.
    This is just my personal interpretation, amazing song.
    BiancaEv1993on November 14, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIt sounds like she is in a dark place, in deep depression, and has just met someone special. She wants to escape from this depression for both of them, but feels she can't do it on her own, that she needs his help to 'bring her to life' again. Epic music video by the way.
    manic4manicson February 06, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I first met my friend, we were both planning a way out if you catch my drift. We saved each other from ourselves, and this song is about that in my view.
    Jeremyjeffon July 21, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI only recently heard this song after a friend sent it to me. It's one of the best songs I've heard in a while; I plan to find many other songs by this artist.

    This song is about someone feeling empty inside until a mysertious, sharming individual (ex in Daredevil) takes her by surprise, and desires to feel "alive" again. At least, that's what I get from it.
    anifinderon March 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay...THANKS for adding the lyrics coz i've been waiting for this song.. this is one great catchy tune and i cant juz get over singin the 'wake me up inside' part :D i love this...
    |mesh|on March 11, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreeat song .the intro is so cool
    fungion December 21, 2009   Link

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