"Like You" as written by and Amy Lee....
Stay alive, soft, dark and dreamless
Far beneath my nightmares and loneliness
I hate me for breathing without you
I don't want to feel anymore for you

Grieving for you, I'm not grieving for you
Nothing real love can't undo
And though I may have lost my way
All paths lead straight to you

I long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you

Halo blinding wall between us
Melt away and leave us alone again
Humming haunted somewhere out there
I believe our love can see us through in death

I long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you
There's room inside for two
And I'm not grieving for you
I'm coming for you

You're not alone
No matter what they told you
You're not alone
I'll be right beside you forevermore

I long to be like you, sis
Lie cold in the ground like you did
There's room inside for two
And I'm not grieving for you

And as we lay in silent bliss
I know you remember me

I long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you
There's room inside for two
And I'm not grieving for you
I'm coming for you

Lyrics submitted by Liquid-Spear-Waltz, edited by rabbitheartedkid

"Like You" as written by Amy Lee


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  • +7
    General CommentHah, at the risk of sounding insensitive, I love this song for the sheer creepiness of it (like the suicide references). I've lost very dearly loved ones before (and had those "long to be like you" moments), but I still can't cry when I hear this song. It's not a sad song for me. I mean, afterall, "all paths lead straight to you". We'll be together again one day... It almost makes me want to smile, "I'm not grieving for you, I'm coming for you."
    AboveThePainon December 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was written about Amy's little sister.

    Amy describes it as the "Hello" of this album.

    I think by reading the lyrics, and keeping in mind who Amy was writing them for, it's very evident what their about. A kind of love and missing of remarkable streangths. It's powerful.
    midnightfairy25on September 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah I don't know whether to just say what this song is about, but seeing as how Amy has told the press, I think it's ok. Basically when Amy was 6 her little sister died (at the age of three.) This song is written from the perspective of herself as a child, feeling the emotions she did when it happened. It's wierd sitting in the silence after you've listened to this song - it really is a very moving song.
    Liquid-Spear-Waltzon September 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat's true about this song.
    It's sad.
    It almost mad me cry.
    Her voice is so sad and dark.
    heavenly_creatureon September 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo intense. I think it's less poetic but in a way more mature than Hello on fallen. The singing and melody is more mellow, thuse less powerful than on Hello, but the music itself and the vibe is a lot more complexed and interesting than Fallen.
    Wakeboard_Snufkinon September 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've heard soooo many evanescence song (every song) that this just feels like a remix of everything i've heard.

    i agree, this is the "hello" of the album.

    i've always liked how Evanescence combined major and minor chords. but in this album, they do it differently, so it sounds "mysterious" and somewhat like lacuna coil.
    hooglion September 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFunny, I got a Lacuna Coil impression from the album too.
    Not that it's a carbon copy in any sense, simply that Amy's incorporated a lot of the same elements LC use.

    "I long to be like you
    lie cold in the ground like you"
    Oooh, a suicidal aspect.
    LaDiabloon September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs soon as I heard that song, I knew it was about her younger sister.
    I definitney felt it was another version of "Hello."
    FemmeMrbdon September 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere can i listen to it at? From the lyrics I would def. say it is related to "hello"
    Paige712on September 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI listened to it. And i have to say this is one of the better ones. It makes sense that it is about her sister that died. I like the beat too
    Paige712on September 19, 2006   Link

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