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Catch me as I fall.
Say you're here, and it's all over now.
Speaking to the atmosphere.
No one's here, and I fall into myself.
This truth drives me into madness.
I know I can stop the pain if I will it all away.

(Chorus)
Don't turn away.
Don't give in to the pain.
Don't try to hide,
Though they're screaming your name.
Don't close your eyes!
GOD knows what lies behind them.
Don't turn out the light.
Never sleep, never die.

I'm frightened by what I see,
But somehow I know that there's much more to come.
Immobilized by my fear,
And soon to be blinded by tears
I can stop the pain if I will it all away.

(Chorus)
Don't turn away.
Don't give in to the pain.
Don't try to hide,
Though they're screaming your name.
Don't close your eyes!
GOD knows what lies behind them.
Don't turn out the light.
Never sleep, never die.

Fallen angels at my feet;
Whispered voices at my ear;
Death before my eyes;
Lying next to me I fear;
She beckons me shall I give in
Upon my end shall I begin,
Forsakin all I've fallen for I rise to meet the end.

(Chorus)
Don't turn away.
Don't give in to the pain.
Don't try to hide,
Though they're screaming your name.
Don't close you're eyes!
GOD knows what lies behind them.
Don't turn out the light.
Never sleep, never die.

Servatis a periculum
Servatis a maleficum...



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    klacoolNov 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    I believe that this song is having a sixth sense and all the spirits are messing with her head because she is new at all of this. For example, "Speaking to the atmosphere" is a reference to talking to something that others can't see in which case clairvoyance would be involved. "Fallen angels at my feet" since clairvoyance attracts spirits this could be referencing to demons that have made themselves known. "Whispered voices at my ear Death before my eyes" Spirits like to get right next to you and start talking, and death before my eyes could mean the spirits seen right in front of her. And lastly, "I know I can stop the pain, if I will it all away" is true for clairvoyance, if you don't want it and just will for the ability not to be there then eventually the ability and all that comes with it will go away. :)
  • RockinMetalLuvr
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    RockinMetalLuvrAug 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    this song is awesome and it's basically impossible for me to get tired of it. i love evanescence so much, but i heard something that sucks (at least for me, u might like it). on the band website amy lee went into interview for a new album, and the style is gonna be electro-pop. i like more rock & metal (duh) so yah...
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    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    I found a really interesting interpretation of this song on some site. I'll just copy it here. =)

    >i was talking with a friend, and he had a really cool interpretation of what "whisper" is about: jesus' crucifixion and descent into hell.

    Now, before everyone freaks out :-), i read an interview with ben, in which he was saying they are not a christian band, and he said the two main songs with spiritual meaning were tourniquet and whisper. Tourniquet is easy - amy said in an interview it was about the southern baptist doctrine that if you commit suicide, you automatically go to hell, so this song was about someone committing suicide and then wondering if god would still accept them. But i could never figure out how whisper was spiritual, and what it meant.

    If you saw the passion recently, you might remember - when jesus is on the cross, god has to abandon him so that he can take on the sin of the world. Jesus cries out "my god why have you forsaken me? " that's the "speaking to the atmosphere no one's here and i fall into myself" certainly the pain must have been incredible ... Etc. When christ descends into hell, that's the "fallen angels at my feet" etc. Anyway, if you think about it this way, it's a very humanizing way to think about how jesus must have felt, with pain and fear.

    Just an idea, something to think about! My friend certainly got me thinking about it!
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    SooldJan 5, 2011 at 5:50 am
    Keep your eyes open. Even at deaths (End) you will go on. The song speaks to the eternal life within. (never sleep, never die) Fear is present at death but can be a choice. (Death before my eyes)

    Question of at the end of my life shall I begin? Seems to be asking about afterlife or maybe a belief in reincarnation.

    Save us from danger, save us from evil to the Latin at the end is encouragement to me as a prayer.

    Love the song. Amy Lee rocks and such a Diva...reminds me of young Elizabeth Taylor(Helen of Troy).

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