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Lithium, don't want to lock me up inside.
Lithium, don't want to forget how it feels without...
Lithium, I want to stay in love with my sorrow.
Oh, but God, I want to let it go.

Come to bed, don't make me sleep alone.
Couldn't hide the emptiness, you let it show.
Never wanted it to be so cold.
Just didn't drink enough to say you love me.

I can't hold on to me,
Wonder what's wrong with me.

Lithium, don't want to lock me up inside.
Lithium, don't want to forget how it feels without...
Lithium, I want to stay in love with my sorrow.

Don't want to let it lay me down this time.
Drown my will to fly.
Here in the darkness I know myself.
Can't break free until I let it go.
Let me go.

Darling, I forgive you after all.
Anything is better than to be alone.
And in the end I guess I had to fall.
Always find my place among the ashes.

I can't hold on to me,
Wonder what's wrong with me.

Lithium, don't want to lock me up inside.
Lithium, don't want to forget how it feels without...
Lithium, I want to stay in love with my sorrow
Oh, but I'm gonna let it go



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  • goth_girl1525
    +10
    goth_girl1525May 17, 2008 at 6:31 am
    This song is about losing the comfort of sorrow
    Having sorrow for so long then trying to let it go would be like losing a part of yourself.

    I love this song it makes me cry everytime I listen to its just so pretty and Amy's voice is so amazing Evanescence Rocks!!!
  • s
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    spacoliemusicNov 26, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    I agree with goth girl. The song is about losing the comfort of sorrow. I also think that she uses "lithium" to describe a cage. (i think)

    Anyway..this is definently one of her best songs in my opinion.
  • s
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    sappire_roseApr 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Lithium is used in anti-depressants and is used to stabilize moods. She is singing about how she wants to live in her world of sadness, but, wants to leave it at the same time. It is similar to being in love with a person and torn between the two.
  • augustmoon00
    +3
    augustmoon00Mar 12, 2009 at 3:14 am
    i love this song sooo much! cant stop listening to it! it actually kind of reminds me of my life right now.. this song is sort of like being addicted to something, example would be drugs or something like that, and how you wanna keep using it, but at the same time you wanna let it go..
  • b
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    brilovejusOct 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    I love this song! I've been in love with it since the first time i heard it! I like it so much! Anyways, I love this song and alll her others. Keep up with the amazing job!

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