"Lost in Paradise" as written by and Amy Lee....
I've been believing in something so distant as if I was human
And I've been denying this feeling of hopelessness
In me, in me

All the promises I made just to let you down
You believed in me, but I'm broken
I have nothing left
And all I feel is this cruel wanting
We've been falling for all this time
And now I'm lost in paradise

As much as I'd like the past not to exist it still does
And as much as I'd like to feel like I belong here
I'm just as scared as you

I have nothing left
And all I feel is this cruel wanting
We've been falling for all this time
And now I'm lost in paradise

Run away, run away
One day we won't feel this pain anymore
Take it all the way
Shadows of you
'Cause they won't let me go

So I have nothing left
And all I feel is this cruel wanting
We've been falling for all this time
And now I'm lost in paradise

Alone, and lost in paradise


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"Lost in Paradise" as written by Amy Lee

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  • +5
    General CommentI heard Amy said this song is about her relashionship with the fans, she's kind of apologizing for having made them wait for so long for a new album, and if you take a look at the lyrics, this makes sense.

    In

    I've been believing
    In something so distant
    As if I was human
    And I've been denying
    This feeling of hopelessness
    In me, in me

    The reason why fans love Evanescence is because the songs are about pain, frustration, hopelesness... but it's like she gave up on these feelings and has accepted to be happy, but that at the same time makes her distant from her fans, because they loved her because of her pain.

    All the promises I've made
    Just to let you down
    You believed in me
    But I'm broken

    In this part she's kind of apologizing to her fans. She "promised" she would make sad songs, but she spent a long time without giving the fans songs, and the fans believed she would write songs about their suffering, but she didn't.

    I have nothing left
    And all I feel is this cruel
    Wanting
    We've been falling for all this time
    And now, I'm lost in paradise

    I think she's saying here that she lost her inspiration, that she has nothing to write about because now she's happy, at the same time she feels kinda bad about it because she can't write songs about misery for her fans. She's lost in paradise because she's happy, but at the same time it's sad because she can't write beautiful sad songs.

    As much as I'd like
    The past not to exist
    It still does
    And as much as I'd like
    To feel like I belong here
    I'm just as scared as you

    Here I think she's kinda talking about the old band, she wanted the band's past not to exist maybe so she didn't have the pressure to outdo herself musically, but the past still does. And as much as she wants to feel that she's good enough to make good music, she's insecure like "what if the music I make now is bad?".


    Run away, run away
    One day we won't feel this pain anymore
    Take it all away
    Shadows of you
    'Cause they won't let me go

    Here is like she's saying to the fans to let go of the pain that she and they share, and that she has to accept to be happy so she can move on, even if it can put her musical creativity and her art commitment at stake.


    juliabandonnion November 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh ! the lyrics is " take it all away shadows of you " ..I think !
    Nekeshon September 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favourite song in the album, you can really feel amy lee's emotion, the lyrics are great I think she is talking to herself, she had a belief maybe better things would come, things she wished for but those things are so distant, almost human it's like she doesn't deserve for her dreams to happen like everyone else "as if i was human", she lived in denial, denying this hopelessness she feels.. I think the promises she made and broke was for herself, she didn't became better as she wished to be. so she has nothing left, feeling the cruelty of the world, everyone was falling, she is lost in paradise : even though everyone sees her life as a paradise she is lost in it .. the past still exist and she wants to feel like she belong to this world, she can't, she remain so scared like so many of us.
    One day we won't feel this pain anymore, when we will runaway to a better place, and the shadows of the past will be taken away so she can let it all go and be free ..
    great song :)
    seekingangelon September 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell ,this song is AMAZING I can't stop listening to it... I think it's talking about someone believed in her and she let him down and she feel guilty about it..she missing them too :(
    Nekeshon September 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrected lyrics:

    I've been believing
    In something so distant
    As if I was human
    And I've been denying
    This feeling of hopelessness
    In me, in me

    All the promises I've made
    Just to let you down
    You believed in me
    But I'm broken

    I have nothing left
    And all I feel is this cruel
    Wanting
    We've been falling for all this time
    And now, I'm lost in paradise

    As much as I'd like
    The past not to exist
    It still does
    And as much as I'd like
    To feel like I belong here
    I'm just as scared as you

    I have nothing left
    And all I feel is this cruel
    Wanting
    We've been falling for all this time
    And now, I'm lost in paradise

    Run away, run away
    One day we won't feel this pain anymore
    Take it all away
    Shadows of you
    'Cause they won't let me go

    I have nothing left
    And all I feel is this cruel
    Wanting
    We've been falling for all this time
    And now, I'm lost in paradise

    Alone, and lost in paradise

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    Amy Lee has said in an interview with NME that Lost in Paradise is sort of an apology to the fans for being gone so long. It's a very beautiful song, in my opinion.
    Cirafly24on September 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love The band more, everytime I hear their songs...
    Plz do mercy on us, keep good work coming...

    5 Stars
    I love this song so much.
    pandyamon October 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningthis song came out when she felt lost and at war within herself
    skyfin16on April 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis, to me, is the saddest of all the songs ever written by Amy Lee/Evanescence. The songs is an apology to all of the fans of the band for being absent for so long, but also for not being able to write the same type of sad songs that they used to. Being "Lost in Paradise" is a metaphor for being happy to be where they are today, but at the same time they are "alone" because after all that they had done to build themselves up, they are not the same people they once were.
    death1ordon March 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSo, this song is basically about death, as far as I understand it.

    I've been believing in something so distant as if I was human
    And I've been denying this feeling of hopelessness
    In me, in me

    (When she was alive, she would deny the feelings of hopelessness, depression and loneliness in her)

    All the promises I made just to let you down
    You believed in me, but I'm broken
    I have nothing left

    (She promised her relatives/friends she would recover, what did not work, she failed. They believed in her, but she was too broken, and didn't see the point of living her life anymore. She believed she had lost everything important to her "I have nothing left")

    And all I feel is this cruel wanting
    We've been falling for all this time
    And now I'm lost in paradise

    (She has had suicidal thoughts and probably some other self-destructive urges, which made her feel guilty. Now she's dead, as she wishes, but does not feel happy)

    As much as I'd like the past not to exist it still does
    And as much as I'd like to feel like I belong here
    I'm just as scared as you

    (She wishes, her unhappy past not to exist, or possibly regrets killing herself, she knows she can't undo anything that has been done. She wishes she could belong, and is as scared of death as the people she was close to)

    I have nothing left
    And all I feel is this cruel wanting
    We've been falling for all this time
    And now I'm lost in paradise

    Run away, run away
    One day we won't feel this pain anymore
    Take it all the way
    Shadows of you
    'Cause they won't let me go

    (She tried to run away from all the pain, believing that after death she would be freed from it. She falls into drugs/alcohol, as it provides her with some relief. The shadows of depression and desire of death don't leave her, won't let her go.

    So I have nothing left
    And all I feel is this cruel wanting
    We've been falling for all this time
    And now I'm lost in paradise

    Alone, and lost in paradise

    (She is now in heaven, alone)
    Floyderon February 04, 2014   Link

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