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Evanescence – My Immortal lyrics
I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears

And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone


These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase


[Chorus:]
When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of me


You used to captivate me
By your resonating light
Now I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts
My once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away
All the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

[Chorus]
When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your
fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of
me

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me
I've been alone all
along

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held you hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of meeee
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  • EmoChick190
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    EmoChick190
    This is a song that means losing someone you loved so much and even though they are gone you can't seem to forget about them no matter how hard you try to. I love this song, but it makes me cry everytime I hear it, because of my ex bf. This song reminds me of my ex boyfriend. He hurt me bad but I just have to let go and move on.
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    cipher
    Think it would be fair to say I relate to what you say - I've lost my father as well - almost 10 years now - and I'm now 29. Although I've never really questioned the cause of his death - but on reflection - it may well have been an act of free will! However, the reason I chose to post this note is because of the stark contrast in perception. When I listen to this song I feel as though my father is trying to meaningfully communicate to me! I swear I'm so sorry for the grief I still cause him - for all the times he found me miserable and alone.
    With all my heart and soul - your presence - I appreciate.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    I am about to cry after reading all these sad, sad comments. I feel bad for each and every one of you. Evanescence's 'Haunted' is similar to this song. It's like someone's ghost is still with her. I love Evanescance's songs because they're my only way to escape from the world. All types of music are actually. But these songs. They're. Special. It's like a brief description of my life. My life is dying in a way. It's really hard to explain. Anyways, my condolences go to you guys, your loved ones, and the one who passed away. I hope you get over your lose as soon as you can. Stressing about things like that (and blaming yourselves for them) aren't good for you (mentally and physically). If you keep worrying about it, you'll be too busy worrying than doing anything else. I don't mean to boss you around or anything but still. Don't stress yourselves. At least that person is in a better place now.
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  • a
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    antigen
    Tarheelhippiechick- I just want you to know that I hope things get easier for you its really not easy to lose someone you love so dearly to suicide its an awful feeling - it is so painful I really feel for you because I know what it feels like I'm 19 now and just over 2 years ago my best friend killed herself the other day it was her birthday she would have bn 19 also we had known eachother since we were 5, - I'm sorry you had to go through what you have bn and I sincerely hope it gets easier for you.
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  • a
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    antigen
    I don't know, this song is so full of truth - kinda a look at all the things you never realised u'd miss about a person until they aren't there anymore.
    You love so many things about the people you are close to and when they're gone you realise once and for all that the little things were as important if not more so as anything they were there for in your life. And it really hurts to know that they wont be there to do those things withyou or for you anymore.
    In loving memory Of my best friend Ashlea.
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    Nami-Chan01
    I agree with both of you. I lost my dad when I was six (I'm 14 now) and this song has been the only thing I could ever think of when it came to him and his wise words. "don't do what i have done" and then he died. I miss him so much but I know he died fr a reason. Its one I just don't know yet. I love you daddy!
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    I think it means that you are there for your mate and take care of their needs. Your mate isn't there for you when you need them. Even though you are together, you feel like you are living alone. You wish that they would leave if they can't care for you but, you still love them and they will always be in your heart. You can't heal as long as they are there, not caring for you.
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  • AntiqueSister
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    AntiqueSister
    When I read some comments and heard the song, I felt how unlucky and lucky some of us are. Evanecense's voice captures all the emotion you can find in a song like this. I feel sorry for all those people who have lost anything precious like a good friend or a family member. I know how it feels because my mum's dad died and I didn't want to take it in at all. He died bfore I was born which made me want to lock myself and cry. Evanecense, hang in there and don't give up your job and continue spreading you soothing voice to the world.
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  • U
    + 1
    Unregistered
    In "My Immortal" lyrics, I feel the loss of both of my daughters who passed to the other side. I want to be with them in heaven. All their childhood and through adult illness we so close and even though their spirits and love are still here with me, I feel so alone. Evanescence songs help me express some of my sorrow and sense of loss through the music.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts everyone. I was young when this song first came out, perhaps 15 or so I think. It was powerful then and two decades later, powerful still. What it means is unique to every listener; only the singer knows her original intention, or lyricist. To me, it is simply about loss of a friend o are lover, and having to go on without them, which can be very difficult, to say the least.
    Without such emotions as this song helps us feel, we wouldn't really be human. By feeling such pain, we know we are alive. Make the most of life :) Like a flower, we only bloom for a little while, then pass. A century or a few years, in the scale of long time are little different.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    I just want to say, being married for almost 3 yrs but living with my husband going on 8 yrs, that this song relates to us to a "t". We are right now as we speak going through what you would call a "7 yr itch". I never knew about or even heard of 7 yr itch until this yr. I'm hoping and praying for the best for us, and it's been a very tough year. So as I listen to this song, which I have done a lot this year, describes the way I feel and I do believe that the song means she was with this one guy, she fell in love, until they hit the bumpy path. She lets it be known to him if he has to leave she wishes he would do it now bc with him there or not, it's just hurting her more. She is stuck with the life he leaves behind, which could be all the fun, love, fights and memories they have shared. Maybe both of them or one or the other isn't in love no more. Period!
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  • 1
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    19gabs72
    This is one of my fav Evanescence songs. Tarhealhippiechick, I know how much you're hurting and I wish nobody had to ever feel like this but this is such a cruel world! It's always the best people that death steals away from us first! Our situation is the meaning to this song. I've almost went insane by loosing 2 of my best friends this way and it doesn't seem to get any easier as time goes by, nothing and no-one will ever replace them. But you must try and take comfort in your good memories of the time you spent together. My heart goes out to you! I think Amy Lee is the only person that could sing this song well enough to convey the feelings of loosing someone so close to us. May all your days be happier ones. X
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    For me, when I hear this, I think of a woman, speaking to her younger self. Abused and silenced, she never spoke up. And because she never did, as an adult she is so consumed by the silence that’s she still unable to speak up. “I’m still bound by, the life you left behind) <= She’s grown because of the abuse in childhood, that despite being an adult (leaving her child self behind) she’s still bound to it. Her momroies control her, she wipes the tears of her child self when she remembers the things in her last etc.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    It isn't about a ghost or death. In fact, I believe the entire time she is talking to a love right in front of her. Your presence still lingers here and it won't leave me alone. She is so detached and so hurt by the love that once was, and she is right in front of him, telling him goodbye. She tells him that when he was weak, you cried, I wiped away all your tears, and I held your hand through all these years, he is right in front of her and she is saying goodbye. My immortal, my love, the one I will always remember, but I must forget.
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    Empathi
    Growing up with a parent and/or sibling that has a mental illness, you gain a lot of "childhood fears". If they become their parent's caretaker, there is a very real possibility of losing oneself. In the lowest of times there is nothing you can do but hold them while they cry and in the manic times try to ease their fears. All you can do is pray for a good day and hold their hand through it all.
    It is very possible for a caretaker to become so lost within that person's care and needs that when they are gone, you do not have any idea what to do. You have no clue who you are, where to turn, you see that person in your dreams, you hear their voice, you fear for your own sanity. "Now I'm bound to the life you left behind". It is very, very tiring. It is almost as if they are still there, "But you still have all of me..."
    Even the title of the song brings this to mind. I am my mother's daughter.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    It's about a woman struggling with losing her partner. I think he left her because of the way she speaks. She gave everything and he left anyway. The comment near the end that she has been alone all along suggests that even though she gave everything, he never saw it and never gave back.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    1st paragraph: she has been abandoned, in childhood (most likely a father) and again now by another man whom she let into her heart. She had prob never let another man "in" or allowed herself to completely fall & TRUST another man. She did & now her fears as a child & growing up have all come true. You see, when your father abandons you its very difficult to ever trust another man, because if your own father left you then surely all other men would too. We want to avoid being hurt so we build a wall. As soon as anyone gets too close we find a way to end things. If you ever do finally let your wall down & love & trust its a daily battle you have to constantly, quietly, assure yourself that even though abandonment is a womans worst fear, allowing TRUE LOVE, regardless of the trueness or not of love from another, we cannot deny ourselves the chance to love & be loved. The sperm donor, father, and/or abandoner, is the one who has lost in this situation. Don't allow his lack of care be what you take from the experience. Instead, love like its the last day on earth. Love & accept another with unconditional love. Give what you want in return. The world WILL return it.
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    Ann Reynolds
    I think the song is talking about a loved one who has an addiction, and even though they are not able to be "present" mind, body and sole for her, she has given them all of her. She says she tried so hard to tell herself that they were gone, but though they are still with her, she has been alone. I think she is saying that the addict has taken over and the person she once loved and still loved was no longer there. The face that once had a resonating light now haunts her dreams because that person no longer exists.
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    sealpup11881
    This is one of the sadess song I ever heard. To me, the woman sing feels her and her partner are growing apart, and she will soon lose his love, or his life. When my hamster died, I cloud barely make it through that, I can't imagine what it would be like to lose someone close. This song represents loss, loss of love, or the loss of a loved one. The world is not fair, and no matter how good things seem, it could be gone in a second.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    I loved a girl with all of my heart, she was my everything. After we broke up unexpectedly I always wished we could get back together, I heard this song and it touched me. I called her "my immortal". We did get back together, after 3 years apart. I hold her hand though all of these years and she still has all of me. I fell like this song was written for us, thank you evanesence.
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    Unregistered
    I think it means that you are there for your mate and take care of their needs. Your mate isn't there for you when you need them. Even though you are together, you feel like you are living alone. You wish that they would leave if they can't care for you but, you still love them and they will always be in your heart. You can't heal al long as they are there, not caring for you.
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  • scenechick101
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    scenechick101
    This song speaks to me about my ex boyfriend, we had a great relationship, untill I found him cheating on me with my best friend and she even knew this was happening! But I broke down almost died for him, but this song basicly means you lost someone you l(oh)ve so much! And you did everything to make him happy but he still didn't l(oh)ve like you did!
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  • snake101
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    snake101
    This is my favorite song by Evanescence, not that long ago I lost my closet friend that was always there for me, he was the only man I trust, I never trust my family the way I trusted this man, then when he was in his 40's he just dies from cardiac arrest. Now I'm all alone but he's still with me just not physically there. This song and what I have to remember him by are the only thing that keep me going.
    R.I.P. My true good friend.
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    _dEMOnangel2143_
    Err, for me the meaning of this song is loosing someone very important to us. And because it's so hard to believe we had some wounds in our hearts. The pain is getting stronger than it was before. And time cannot take away what had happened. It also means that she cared dearly for that person, and she did everything for it. When that person died, she had a hard time to move on. Knowing that "someone" is truly gone. I think the last lyrics " you still have all of me" means that the person she loves so much that important person she's telling him that she's still he's and she will never forget. They will watch over each other. Thank You very much for reading of what I think to this song. Actually I really love this song I sung many times. Bye :)
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    TheSyner
    Woweee
    I love this song.
    I think this song is about when she helped someone so much and after all these years, he or she still isn't gratefull and doesn't appreciate what she's done. And he are she jsut left her like that.
    But she's also saying that if he or she apologizes and wants to come back into her life she'll willingly allow them to and except them, hence the line "but u still have all of me"
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    Ann Wick
    I believe it means that someone she loved, committed suicide. Why do I say this? Because I think of my brother who did, and these lyrics tell the story of someone in horrible pain. And, although you loved, it was not in a way that could help or, I just didn't see. And, her lyric: "Now I am bound by the life you left behind." That, Is where the truth lies. And, that, Is where I am.
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    darsi
    This song talks about the singer&#146; s lost lover. &#147; Your presence still lingers here. And it won&#146; t leave me alone,&#148; she was angry that he left, but she still thought about him. &#147; These wounds won&#146; t seem to heal this pain is just to real there is just to much that time cannot erase,&#148; she is trying to forget all the time she spent with him, but she can&#146; t because she fills his mind. In the past, she stood by him through the good times and the bad times but he still left. She is frustrated because he used to occupy her mind all of the time. Hi Ms. Lee =_=.
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      This is a song that means losing someone you loved so much and even though they are gone you can't... Read more →
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