"Imaginary" as written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges....
I linger in the doorway
Of alarm clock screaming monsters calling my name
Let me stay
Where the wind will whisper to me
Where the raindrops as they're falling tell a story

In my field of paper flowers
And candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

Don't say I'm out of touch
With this rampant chaos your reality
I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge
The nightmare I built my own world to escape

In my field of paper flowers
And candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming
Cannot cease for the fear of silent nights
Oh how I long for the deep sleep dreaming
The goddess of imaginary light


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"Imaginary" as written by Ben Moody Amy Lee

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  • +4
    Song MeaningHiding from an abusive world. I don't believe that she ever really dreams in the lyrics, per se. I think that she is only able to feebly block out the rest of the world although it comes crashing down no matter what she does (the chorus's loudness in contrast to the verses and bridges). "Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming, cannot cease for the fear of silent nights" - If she was able to build her own world away from the one that antagonizes her, wouldn't she not be screaming? That's just my thought on this.
    LithiumCarbonateon May 23, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this means that she would rather be thinking in this imaginary world rather than having to deal with this cruel and vicious world we live in today
    Nicki9600on April 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love dreaming :-D
    Billy_Lightneron March 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshe has an amazing voice
    Billy_Lightneron March 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthumm just so youall know, this version of the song is not on the fallen cd. this is the version that is hard to get ahold of. it is on the album named Origin. personally i like thisone much better. the album however is real hard to come across. evanescence has alot of music out before the fallen album.
    dillusionon May 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song . i see it's about day dreaming & dreaming ( in your sleeping) that take you away from the hectic chaotic world you live in to a beautiful world .
    my favorite lines are :
    "if you need to leave the world you live in"
    "lay your head down and stay awhile"
    "though you may not remember dreaming"
    "something waits for you to breathe again"
    i see they mean that if you need to get away from the busy world you live in , all you have to do is just lay your head on the pillow and start dreaming , maybe when you wake up you won't remember what you dreamt but surely you will dream (something waits for you to dream again) : something is waiting for you to sleep in order to make it alive again with your dreams.
    nelpyon September 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song, probably one of my favorites of all of theirs.
    To the meaning... Actually, yes, it is pretty self-explanatory. The way I see it is that she doesn't want to live in reality and just needs a refuge, whether she has to make it up or not.
    And for the first time (out of all of their songs) I can actually really relate to this song. It's so amazing... <3
    MuggleMagicon March 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song lyric gave me these feelings:
    I do think that the lyric composer made
    some christian beliefs held within the song.
    But you can disagree with me.
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    I linger in the doorway (knocking on the heaven door)
    of alarmclock screaming monsters calling my name
    let me stay...where the wind will whisper to me (spirits can speak thru the wind)
    where the raindrops as they're falling tell a story (the story, the rain, implied Christ, HIS STORY)

    if you need to leave the world you live in (we r just a traveler in this world)
    lay your head down and stay awhile
    though you may not remember dreaming (life is just like a dream)
    something waits for you to breathe again (there is life after death)

    in my field of paper flowers
    and candy clouds of lullaby
    i lie inside myself for hours
    and watch my purple sky fly over me
    mody1982on July 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy favorite version of imaginary is definetely the EP version. i think its kinda boring, but i still love it <3
    kaylathecannonon August 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a really good song I like it and hope that everyone who listens tot his band will like it too....
    MomoLoveron April 20, 2014   Link

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