Understanding

Evanescence

(An unknown person): 
"You hold the answers deep within your own mind.
Consciously, you've forgotten it.
That's the way the human mind works.
Whenever something is too unpleasant, to shameful for us
to entertain, we reject it.
We erase it from our memories.
But the answer is always there."


Girl:
(Can't wash it all away)
(Can't Wish it all away)
(Can't hope it all away)
(Can't cry it all away)

The pain that grips you
The fear that binds you
Releases life in me
In our mutual
Shame we idolize
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

(An unknown person): "We're supposed to try and be real.
And I feel alone, and we're not together. And that is real."

Girl:
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 life 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 will die for you
Cast me not away
Say you'll be with me
For I know I cannot
Bear it all alone

(A man): "You're not alone, honey"
"Never... Never."

Girl:
Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away, No

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

(Can't fight it all away)
(Can't hope it all away)
Can't scream it all away
Ooh, it all away
Ooh, it all away

(Unknown person): "But the answer is always there. Nothing is ever really forgotten."

Girl:
(Whisperly)god please dont leave me, because i'll die if you do
i'll die if you do
i'll die if you do
i'll die if you do
i'll die if you do
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Bony Yousuf says:
17 Dec, 2007 01:02 PM

Before saying anything about this song I wanna say that this song means a lot to me. Everytime when I feel a river is coming out of eyes, I hear this song continuously. And let the river come out gently. This song is like a true friend to me who never leaves me when I am in pain. This song heals me and my soul. I have got so many memories with this song which I can?t even begin to explain. I didn?t know a symbol of sadness can be this much beautiful??.

This song has a great story and the lyric writer has described it like a riddle. Which I think has made this song even more beautiful and thoughtful. Coz every time a person will hear this song he will obviously be thinking that there is something missing with the story or something that he isn?t understanding and that will make him hear this again and again. And that?s how this song never gets old. I actually don?t know the story of this song, all I am going to say is just my guess. Which I want to share with u. Again I have nothing to prove that I am right its just my guess.

The theme of this song is love. This is about two people who love each other a lot. But they happened to be separated by their society or their culture or other thing. But the separation of sight doesn?t separate them from their mind. The girl wanted to move on with her life. She tried everything to get rid of this pain but there is nothing that works. She can?t forget the pain no matter what she does.
The intro of this song means the same things. It means if something terrible happens to u, If u get pain somehow u would try to get over it and sometime u may success, u may even erase it from your memory. But whatever u do this pain will never completely go away. It will always be hiding in some corner of your heart. And then the chorus of this song starts.

?(Can't wash it all away)
(Can't Wish it all away)
(Can't hope it all away)
(Can't cry it all away)?

This means she is doing everything to forget the wretched pain but nothing really helps here.

The first verse of this song is quite amazing. At the middle of the verse she wants to tell her boyfriend not to worry about anything coz she believes a day will come when their love will not be forbidden. Everyone will understand the glory of their love. And that means the sun will rise and make the darkness (bad times) go away breaking the silence. She also wants her boyfriend to know that he doesn?t have to worry about when the sun (good day) will rise. Coz her love won?t be dead against the race of time. Coz her love grows for him everyday. This is the thing which she will keep doing until her final time (death).


The second verse is my favorite. Here she wants to hear about love from her bf not from his mouth (speak to me of love without a sound) just from his heart. She wants to know that her bf will live through this hard time, this pain. Coz she can accept her own death not her bf?s. She also wants her bf to be with her, she doesn?t wanna be cast away coz this pain she can never bear alone. And then her bf lets her know

"You're not alone, honey."
"Never... Never."

And then the chorus starts again and again. At the last part a man voice lets her know that this pain is never really forgotten.
And then she prays to god not to leave her for going against the rule of society for her love. Coz she can?t help herself from loving him. She prays to god
?God please don?t leave me, because i'll die if you do...
i'll die if you do
i'll die if you do
i'll die if you do?????

I love this song so much. I can love no other band more than evanescence just because of their great music and lyrics.

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kailash mili says:
10 Mar, 2011 11:57 PM

" i have nothing much to say.... all i want to say is ...let your tears flow....!!!
sadness is also a kind of beauty, that lets you know yourself inside your heart.... its just like... humesha forever.....it wont leave you neither you can leave it... this song is really a good sad song... it will stay humesha forever in my heart"

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John says:
12 Mar, 2011 03:44 AM

this song is one of my fav and always will be.

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Nikita says:
15 Oct, 2012 03:34 PM

This song is so full of meaning its so sad.It reminds me of so much,i like sad music for many reasons other than depression,my mom died 5 years ago and i still cry every night,i just discovered this website like30 mins ago and i swear i'm in love with it.I am at school right now in the library where i help out.This is so beautiful i cant stop crying,i am getting stared at but who cares.This is truly one of the best songs the world can ever hear.Thank you Amy Lee and the rest of Evanscence.Thank you.

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Takies says:
12 Dec, 2012 06:54 AM

To me this song is about two people that silently love eachother, he is probably married and she doesn't want him to leave her so she will hide the truth one final time ... And yeah the chorus is about her love...it's strage but his guilt makes her feel powerful, releases life in her. When see eachother on the hallway all they can do is hide their eyes, they feel shame. he is a good person but she ruled him into infidelity... Love without a sound

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Bony Yousuf says:
13 Dec, 2012 08:49 PM

Yeah, yours makes the most sense

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