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Playground school bell rings again.
Rain clouds come to play again.
Has no one told you she's not breathing?
Hello, I'm your mind giving you
Someone to talk to.
Hello.

If I smile, and don't believe
Soon I know I'll wake from this dream
Don't try to fix me, I'm not broken.
Hello, I'm the lie living for you so you can hide.
Don't cry.

Suddenly I know I'm not sleeping
Hello, I'm still here.
All that's left of yesterday.



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    Krazi_KrysMar 28, 2008 at 2:50 pm
    Here is what I think (by the way I have terrible spelling):

    I think that this song is about a girl who is still in school or elemenatry school and she has no friends the reason why she likes playing in the rain. The line "she's not breathing" can mean so many things. It can be literal or metaphorically. I think it is meant metaphorically and that she has Schizophrenia, that's why the line "Hello, I'm your mind giving you someone to talk to" comes into place. It goes to her basically saying, don't belive me if I smile cause it's a lie and that she is going to wake up from this "dream" she is having. The line "Don't try to fix me, I'm not
    broken" could mean that she doesn't want any medications to "fix" her and that she wants to "fix" it herself. Then it goes into the voice talking to her and telling her to be quite so she can live
    for her, but don't cry about it. Out of no where she figures out it really is her life and she really isn't sleeping, that she is still here with all that was left in the past.
    That is a big read in to it and taking a psych class kinda helps. haha

    It also could mean that:

    A girl had no friends and she finally gets sick of playing alone so she develops a "new" her. Everyone liking that "new" her means she got lots of friends, if not some. Then she realizes that the lies aren't helping and her "friends" really aren't her friends, they just like her for who she is pretending to be, but she can't stop the lie and she can't cry. Finally she realizes that she can
    get rid of the lies and be herself finally getting friends that like her for her, and she is still like she was in the past, just with friends.

    There can be lots of meanings. I hope to be able to read what others thing it means also.
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    Lyoness13Jan 23, 2010 at 1:21 am
    I think this song is about her little sister who died when she was young. I've listened to it so many times and it still makes me want to cry. It's so sad, but it's just so... This is gonna sound cheesy, but I have no other way to say it, it's amazing.
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    NiNoOooJan 26, 2009 at 6:40 am
    the song is really melancholic. it touches the feeling and I find a purgation of my soul after hearing this song. her voice is very impressive. Peace be upon her sister and God bless her.
  • neoyello124
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    neoyello124Dec 30, 2009 at 3:55 am
    This song is just completely amazing. It's sad, yes. The first time I listened to it, the part when her voice goes really really high and really really pretty from the deeper sound (which is also pretty :)) sent chills down my spine. I don't cry or I try not to, so that's really all your going to get out of me, but, I've lost a lot in my life, -never really a death, but I've lost a lot- and this song always makes me feel better. THANX EVANESCENCE :)
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    myvampirethingDec 19, 2009 at 3:31 am
    i know 4 a fact that this song is about her little sister that dyed when she was in school.well,acually i just saw the comments made by people on youtube.but still,you can tell its about her little sister dying.two songs that almost get me cring is my immortal,hello,and breath no more.i alsom like to hear bring me to life,going under,sweet sacrifice,lies,everybodys fool,andall tha im living for.really great songs,you should listen to them.awesome.PEACE and LOL SMILEYZ FACE!

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