the pain that grips you, the fear that binds me
oh, well, this is life indeed
in our mutual shame we hide our eyes
to blind them from the truth that finds a way from who we are
please don't be afraid when the darkness fades away
the dawn will break the silence screaming in our hearts
my love for you still grows, this i do for you
before i try to fight the truth my final time

can't wash it all away, can't wish it all away
can't cry it all away, can't scratch it all away

lying beside you, listening to you breathe
the light that flows inside of you burns inside of me
hold and speak to me of love without a sound
tell me you will live through this and i would die for you
cast me not away...say you'll be with me
for i know i cannot bear it all alone

can't fight it all away, can't hope it all away
can't scream it all away, it just won't fade away

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    General Commentis there anywhere i can find these on kazaa? i like the lyrics figure i should try the music, but nothing seems to come up on my searches.. what kind of music is it anyways?
    lay entwinedon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's kind of a classical music/goth/electronic-rock mix. Every now and then, KaZaA will return some Evanescence. I've actually downloaded their entire Origin album plus some of their original demo tape stuff all from KaZaA.
    StarGazingJaverton August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Comment...of course, I still plan on buying the album whe it's released! :)
    StarGazingJaverton September 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is really called understanding
    evilangel009on March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThere were multiple versions of this song... Understanding was the first version
    StarGazingJaverton March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti am with the star gazer its alot of things and its just one of those bands who sound someway creepy but when you really get to know them they are great!!
    bornonaugust10thon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is also called Understanding. Its an amazing song, and There is quote in this song that is just so true...They are great....and my favorite band....<333
    DaniChik117on April 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song by my favorite band and I was going to add it but i noticed that it was under the parenthesized name...the song is mostly known as Understanding..... to tell you the truth I really don't know exactly what it is talking guess is it is about guilt..maybe someone did something with someone that they shouldn't have and they know that that person cares nothing about them..u know what i mean.....I am not sure about is justa guess...but it is obviously about guilt........
    lostinadyingworldon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, what i think it's about is that she's dying and she's trying to tell her boyfriend this, she's trying to make him "understand".
    Dee d.on April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI see this as how eternal light will always be reaching out for you. No matter how hard you feel life is, no matter how bitter you become, the light will wash away all the pain, and purify you once again.

    Usually as I walk through my path in life I find that I learn the most by relating things. Take the light and the darkness for instance. Or good and evil. The Darkness is never able to get rid of the light. It can only cover it up. Bury and hide it. But the light is capable of destroying the darkness. As the truth is able to dispel the lie.

    As it means to me, I see this song basically saying that we've all lived in darkness too long. We've worn the cloak that shadows the inner light of our souls, binding us.

    But the light is what will bring us together. It will reach and connect our hearts. I so believe this :)
    chino69on June 10, 2003   Link

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