"All That I'm Living For" as written by Amy Lee and John Lecompt....
All that I'm living for
All that I'm dying for
All that I can't ignore alone at night

I can feel the night beginning
Separate me from the living
Understanding me
After all I've seen
Piecing every thought together
Find the words to make me better
If I only knew how to pull myself apart

All that I'm living for
All that I'm dying for
All that I can't ignore alone at night
All that I'm wanted for
Although I wanted more
Lock the last open door, my ghosts are gaining on me

I believe that dreams are sacred
Take my darkest fears and play them
Like a lullaby
Like a reason why
Like a play of my obsessions
Make me understand the lesson
So I'll find myself
So I won't be lost again

All that I'm living for
All that I'm dying for
All that I can't ignore alone at night
All that I'm wanted for
Although I wanted more
Lock the last open door, my ghosts are gaining on me

Guess I thought I'd have to change the world
To make you see me
To be the one
I could have run forever
But how for would I have come
Without mourning your love

All that I'm living for
All that I'm dying for
All that I can't ignore alone at night
All that I'm wanted for
Although I wanted more
Lock the last open door, my ghosts are gaining on me

Should it hurt to love you
Should I feel like I do
Should I lock the last open door, my ghosts are gaining on me


Lyrics submitted by Liquid-Spear-Waltz

"All That I'm Living For" as written by John Le Compt Amy Lee

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  • +4
    General CommentSHES "THE ARTIST"
    ppluvinon July 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI actually love this song, like load!
    One of my faves on the new album XD
    dark_n_depressedon September 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree totally with Liquid-Spear-Waltz. sometimes music can be your only escape, if you don't release it somehow your problems will soon catch up to you-- your ghosts.
    Being able to pull yourself apart and piece together rhymes about it like a puzzle must be extremely difficult, but according to Amy (&band, of course) it's worth it.
    junkie-egoon October 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentQUOTE FROM AMY ON VH1:

    "I love that song. It feels really different for us. The lyrics are about my writing process-how I put the song together, why I do it, and how I'm trying to fix all the things that are wrong with me through music. The first line says, 'Save me from the night again/ I can feel the separation from the living.' It's always night time when I start writing, just as the dusk is setting."
    mexican_missezon April 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmy has said this song is about the band - that one day she realised the band was her life, all that she thought about, and that she has a love/hate relationship with it.

    I believe that dreams are sacred
    take my darkest fears and play them
    like a lullaby
    like a reason why
    like a play of my obsessions
    make me understand the lesson
    so I'll find myself
    so I wont be lost again

    I think that verse is talking about how writing music is therapy for her. I don't know what the love she's mourning is.

    The open door seems to be a lot more personal than fallen. With fallen a lot of the stories were fictional (like haunted or my immortal) or their message was obscured (whisper) but here most of the songs you can put to events in Amy's life we've heard about.
    Liquid-Spear-Waltzon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song Owns!!!I love this song!!!This album Rocks!!!!!
    Justanotherejecton September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat all seems pretty right Liquid. Except keep in mind that this one was written by John.
    midnightfairy25on September 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, the song was written by john. Amy wrote all the lyrics on the album as far as I'm aware though.
    Liquid-Spear-Waltzon September 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song a lot.
    Paige712on September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Open Door's third single!
    thickerthanwateron September 20, 2006   Link

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