"Everybody's Fool" as written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges....
Perfect by nature
Icons of self indulgence
Just what we all need
More lies about a world that

Never was and never will be
Have you no shame don't you see me
You know you've got everybody fooled

Look here she comes now
Bow down and stare in wonder
Oh how we love you
No flaws when you're pretending
But now I know she

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you've got everybody fooled

Without the mask where will you hide
Can't find yourself lost in your lie

I know the truth now
I know who you are
And I don't love you anymore

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you have everybody fooled

It never was and never will be
You're not real and you can't save me
Somehow now you're everybody's fool

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"Everybody's Fool" as written by Amy Lee Ben Moody


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  • +11
    Song MeaningDuring an interview, Lee explained: "My little sister was really getting into these, I don't want to offend anyone, but like really fake, cheesy, slutty female cracker-box idols, and it really pissed me off. She started dressing like them and she was like 8 years old. So I gave her the talk and I wrote a song." She later revealed that the song was written for American pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera adding, "At this point, everybody knows that Britney is fake. The song is not about Britney Spears; it's about a lot of people in this industry. It's so fake, the whole Hollywood thing. 'Look at how perfect I am!' Nobody looks like that. It's all fake and it's really hurting a lot of girls' and women's self images. Where are all the normal people?"
    musicallyhiddenon March 07, 2012   Link
  • +5
    General Commentshes talking about herself..to herself..shes living a lie and hates herself for it but has to upkeep her "image", hasnt anyone seen the music video?!?

    but thats just my interpretation cauz thats kinda my situation and no one has mentioned anything about that type of one yet..
    DyingNovaeon May 14, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe part of the song where Amy Lee sings "I Know The Truth Now..." is awesome.
    MrKASADYon April 08, 2004   Link
  • +2
    this song reminds me of somebody who pretended to be my friend, he did this for three months before telling me that he hated me the entire time. He is a worthless liar and a piece of shit. This song describes it so perfectly. I dedicated it to the person that hurt me, and he actually congratulated me for picking such a fitting song... and told me to drop dead, so, thank you Evanescence, and fuck you skyler
    hallowedon April 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've listened to this song so many times not because it's her greatest song ever (even thought it's definitely up there) but it's the ultimate "tell a person off" song!

    This is about a person that everyone sees as so perfect on the outside but by superficial nature this person is lost in fear and the uglyness is kept underneath a shell--a "flawless" facade.

    And so while so many people like sheep "Bow down and stare in wonder" this person knows the truth of her.

    Over and over I can relate to this and that's why I'm always going back to listening to this song. I'm a person who is empathic (able to detect other people's feelings -- kind of like psychic except on an emotional level) and so I see so much of the truth of others. Especially somebody I'm in a relationship with. And most of the time I can see how they appear so strong and beautiful, but inside they have internal conflicts and uglyness.

    Everyone holds things inside of them to a certain degree. If it's not dealt with sometime in their life then it starts to fester and eat them alive. A person can only hide for so long.

    "You don't know how you've betrayed me "

    This person was hurt by this "perfect" person. And she sees just how ugly the person is.

    I love the ending to this song. Because now the person will sooner or later be exposed and now she is "everybody's fool"

    Uglyness can seriously be dealt with. I have taken a long journey inside of me to deal with past regrets, suffering, and aggression. From the time you're a child depending on who you are, you carry the pain within you and sometimes it never heals. Not until you deal with it. It takes time but it is so worth it.
    chino69on June 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti believe this song is about the popular one everyone knows and loves, and how someone discovers that persons deepest secret: s/he is really an insecure and depressed and scared little child.
    goldengoaliex910on July 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUmmmm no it's definitley about herself. She's tired of faking and pretending to be beautiful and talented when really she hates herself. The music video illustrates this amazingly, especially where she's in all the commercials, and where she's yelling at herself in the mirror. If you look at the lyrics it can go both ways, but the video really shows her self hatred and that where she seems to be mocking pop icons, she's really mocking herself.
    perfectimperfectionon May 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song makes me think of a girl who sees everything on tv, in magazines, at the mall, movies, everything and anything that advertising what a girl should look like and be. She realizes she can try and try but will never become the 'ideal' woman. She learns the truth, that there is no 'perfect' woman and these ads are just a bunch of lies, fakes, fooling everyone into thinking this is what society really is like when it is not. The song is very powerful, very inspirational, and probably one of the best songs I've heard yet.
    naojackalon August 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt means she is masking the true her she's hiding behind a mask. She in the public eye has to be perfect and she has to live this "perfect image" to the public eye and they believe it so does she but she realizes along with others how she isn't the person she's portraying and how she is living this image that is a lie to herself and others. She disappointed herself and others because she isn't really that perfect person that others see.
    Asialynnson April 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a person who evry1 loves, but you know is superficial ('No flaws when you're pretending', 'Without the mask where will you hide') and is pulling the wool over evry1's eyes.
    profsketton June 23, 2003   Link

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