"Sick" as written by and Terry Balsamo Amy Lee....
Embrace the silence
'Cause there's nothing that can change the way I feel
Taken all that you wanted
Now there's nothing that can change the way I feel

Hold on, little girl
The end is soon to come

Sick of it all, sick of it all
We will not follow
Sick of it all, sick of it all
They don't understand how
Sick we are, sick we are
Of this bottomless pit of lies behind closed eyes

Oceans between us
And there's nothing that can change the way I feel
I can still taste the poison of every fall
Every breath, our ways to heal

Hold on, little girl
The end is soon to come

Sick of it all, sick of it all
We will not follow
Sick of it all, sick of it all
They don't understand how
Sick we are, sick we are
Of this bottomless pit of lies behind closed eyes

Someday you'll know the peace
Someday the light will break through
And nothing you tell yourself
Will save us from the truth

Screamin' out
Sick of it all, sick of it all
We will not follow
Sick of it all, sick of it all
They don't understand how
Sick we are, sick we are
Of this bottomless pit of lies behind closed eyes


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"Sick" as written by William Barry Hunt Terry Balsamo

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    General CommentSeems to like she's sick of soceity's bullshit norms and the fakes we have running around, claiming to be real ("Sick of it all, sick of it all, sick of it all. We will not follow)
    And she's saying to those that feel like they should succumb to the pressures of soceity that they should hang on, and the time will come when they no longer have to feel pressured ("Hold on, lttle girl. The end is soon to come")
    The poison she mentions could be the media and tabloids.
    (",)
    DarkWizardChildon November 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningas u see the song is all about "girls power" and it has such a huge female energy in it..it just show u the way to leave a man or a boyfriend you know like getting tough and confidant...etc (the usual girls issues)

    i kinda like the song despite the fact that im a guy lol
    Op3ton October 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionCorrected lyrics:

    Embrace the silence
    'Cause there's nothing that can change the way I feel
    Taken all that you wanted
    Now there's nothing that can change the way I feel

    Hold on little girl
    The end is soon to come

    Sick of it all, sick of it all
    We will not follow
    Sick of it all, sick of it all
    They will understand how
    Sick we are, sick we are
    Of this bottomless pit of lies
    Behind closed eyes

    Oceans between us
    And there's nothing that can change the way I feel
    I can still taste the poison
    Of every thought, every breath
    I've taken here

    Hold on little girl
    The end is soon to come

    Sick of it all, sick of it all
    We will not follow
    Sick of it all, sick of it all
    They will understand how
    Sick we are, sick we are
    Of this bottomless pit of lies
    Behind closed eyes

    Someday you'll know the pain
    Someday the light will bleed through
    And nothing you tell yourself
    Will save us from the truth
    Screaming out

    Sick of it all, sick of it all
    We will not follow
    Sick of it all, sick of it all
    They will understand how
    Sick we are, sick we are
    Of this bottomless pit of lies
    Behind closed eyes
    Cirafly24on October 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song does not at all seem to be about getting the "strength" to "leave a boyfriend". (I'm pretty sure five years after she broke up with that dude, she's not writing another song about him). I don't see it as a song to one specific person at all, but rather she is speaking to the way the world dismisses her and people like her...because she rocks out she must hate pop artists. Because the lyrics are sad rather than angry (most of the time) she's not really part of the metal scene. etc.

    I've noticed a lot of the time people describe her by, judge her, see her as, and base her personality on how she is "not like those other female pop/rock stars". Because the world is sexist she can't have her own identity. She can't just be that person who's always been into music and heavy metal and who sings about the pain of her sister's death and her abusive boyfriend.
    One day the world will see that she is a rocker and rocks out for fun not always trying to be anti-this or (ugh) girl-power that.

    And I think the people she's had problems with (i.e Ben Moody, John LeCompt, and her ex) latch on to those same claims during disagreements. And she's sick of the same tired shit being thrown in her face. That's what the song says to me.
    MaryOrJoshon October 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about being tired of the pressures of the media, and stress caused by lots of things.
    The power and aggressivness of the song suggests that it's a feeling that's been bottled up for a long time, but she's had enough and lets it out in this song. The line "Taken all that you wanted/ Now there's nothing that can change the way I feel" suggests that she's put up with it for a long time, but isn't gonna take it any more. This is supported by the explosion of the powerful, cathartic chorus - Great song! :)
    BiancaEv1993on November 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTo the guy in the first post, you don't have to feel guilty about likeing this song because it's not about a man.
    It has been said in interview by Amy herself, that this song is about the pressures of the label and the music industry itself.
    It's about being SICK of being fed lies and to be told to "hold on, little girl".
    It was written about that period of time when the label didn't feel confident engh about Evanescence (Terry and Amy's TOD era) and its work. They rejected the project at first and were kind of skeptycal all along.
    This song along with New Way to Bleed were of the first ever written for this album and both deal with the same subject, hence why only one of them made it into the standard record.
    ALSO, songs where a band uses the "we" during verses are usually written that way for fans to sing along easily. It's an anthemic resource.

    Also here's a little speech amy gave during an Athen show that I think sums up a lot of it:
    "Are you sick of being told who to be?!
    What do?!
    What to fu**ing say?!"
    LMIKE30on August 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike everyone's said that it's about the record deal... but one thing I would like to add... Even though Amy has already said that it wasn't her intent -- it does sound like a political stand. Also I think this song should've been on Underworld instead of "Made of Stone" Cirafly24 it's "They don't understand how"
    aniron1on January 16, 2013   Link

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