"My Heart Is Broken" as written by and Zach Williams Tim Mccord....
I will wander 'til the end of time, torn away from you

I pull away to face the pain
I close my eyes and drift away
Over the fear that I will never find
A way to heal my soul
And I will wander 'til the end of time
Torn away from you

My heart is broken
Sweet sleep, my dark angel
Deliver us from sorrow's hold
Or from my hard heart

I can't go on living this way
And I can't go back the way I came
Shamed of this fear that I will never find
A way to heal my soul
And I will wander 'til the end of time
Half a life without you

My heart is broken
Sweet sleep, my dark angel
Deliver us, change, open your eyes to the light
I denied it all so long, oh so long
Say goodbye, goodbye

My heart is broken
Release me, I can't hold on
Deliver us, my heart is broken
Sweet sleep, my dark angel
Deliver us, my heart is broken
Sweet sleep, my dark angel
Deliver us from sorrow's hold


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"My Heart Is Broken" as written by Zach Williams Tim Mccord

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  • +2
    My OpinionThis is one of my absolute favourite songs by Evanescence. I think this is the most beautiful, emotional, most haunting song I have ever heard and I can relate to every word. In my opinion, this song is about the pain of having to let go of someone you love with all your heart, or losing them from your life and there's nothing you can do about it. Hence, "I will wander 'til the end of time, torn away from you." I think it's about the suffering felt because of losing someone you love, and you know your heart is so broken that you feel like you cannot go on. On top of this, the fear of not ever being able to escape the feeling of sadness haunts you. You are scared of the possibility that you'll feel like this forever and all you want is to feel happiness again. You are chained to the depression you feel, you can't let go of it. "Chained to this fear that I will never find a way to heal my soul."

    In my opinion, I think "my dark angel" mentioned in this song is the person you can't let go of. The person who has caused your heart to be broken. You still love them, and in the dark of the night you know you will always love them, even though they have caused you heartache. "Sweet sleep, my dark angel". You still wish them happiness and a life of sweetness and joy. You are prepared to suffer through the pain but you still want them to be happy. "Deliver us from sorrow's hold". This line to me is a plea to the "dark angel" (loved one) to free you from the sadness you are feeling. You want them to help you let go of the sorrow you are so attached to. I think the word "us" is used to symbolise everyone who has ever felt like this. All you want is to be free again and not chained to the darkness caused by your heartache. "My heart is broken" - I think the fact this line is repeated so much is very effective in the song, as it is so straightforward and honest. It's like there is no denying that your heart is torn in two from the pain you are feeling.

    Overall, I love this song so much and it really touches my soul. When I listen to this song I feel like I am in another world and every single word describes perfectly how I have felt in my past. Amy Lee's lyrics never fail to make me feel extremely emotional and reflective. A brilliant song, and definitely one of my favourites.
    sapphire14on November 16, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionCorrected lyrics:

    I will wander 'til the end of time
    Torn away from you

    I pulled away to face the pain
    I close my eyes and drift away
    Over the fear
    That I will never find a way to heal my soul
    And I will wander 'til the end of time
    Torn away from you

    My heart is broken
    Sweet sleep, my dark angel
    Deliver us from sorrow's hold

    And from my heart, heart
    I can't go on living this way
    But I can't go back the way I came
    Chained to this fear
    That I will never find a way to heal my soul
    And I will wander 'til the end of time
    Half alive without you

    My heart is broken
    Sweet sleep, my dark angel
    Deliver us

    Change, open your eyes to the light
    I denied it oh so long, oh so long
    Say goodbye, goodbye

    My heart is broken
    Release me, I can't hold on
    Deliver us
    My heart is broken
    Sweet sleep, my dark angel
    Deliver us
    My heart is broken
    Sweet sleep, my dark angel
    Deliver us from sorrow's hold
    Cirafly24on October 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningQuote from Amy from Kerrang!Issue Number 1384 about My Heart Is Broken.

    "A good friend of mine heads up an organisation in New York that rescues victims of sex trafficking, my husband and I got involved and were really moved and horrified. As I was writing the song I was putting myself in that place - what would it be like to be trapped? Threatened? Alone? Unable to tell anyone what was happening because you're afraid of what would happen?"

    One of the best songs on the album!
    roxyandmaion October 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning"Sweet Sleep" is probably referring to death, aka dark angel, as that would release them from that fate.
    taikyosanon November 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningits my favorite song in the whole album..and i think its about how it hurts to be apart of ur beloved ones and how confused you get in ur life when she/he is not there with u

    but i would really like some more explaination because the song is really hard to understand i mean the angel and the delivery thing its just confusing
    Op3ton October 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was, without a doubt, written about amy's younger sister who passed away from an unidentified illness when she was very young
    ev4everon October 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this whole album... well I think that this song is about what they used to be, I mean the last Evanescence that we all fans knew... she's crying out because the band is no the same... and DARK ANGEL means the person Amy used to be in FALLEN (always sad, gloomy, etc), actually this entire album is trying to tell us the change about this band they can't return to what they used to be, I think that for more nformation you have to listen THE CHANGE that song explains everything... but in the CD these songs are linked and I think they both have a message in commun... Well that's my interpretation n.n
    Voldyon January 26, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningthis song is about taking the listener through a journey of escape. it was inspired by victims of sex traficking and its about trying to find your way out.
    skyfin16on April 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And I will wander 'til the end of time
    Half a life without you"
    wander half a life without you - lover, sibling?

    "Over the fear that I will never find
    A way to heal my soul"
    Something done which tarnish the purity of soul...

    I think its about a human feeling in terms of something done in fit of anger, deperation or frustation and regretted later. Maybe failed marriage, broken relationships between siblings etc...

    sorry my interpretation...
    pandyamon May 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Link(s)The interview with Amy Lee asking her what this song was about. She compares it to Imaginary from her Fallen album.

    youtube.com/…

    Basically she says it was about creating an imaginary world to escape hard things in life and then breaking through that withdrawn state and returning to reality.
    nimbiceon January 10, 2014   Link

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