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Bring Me to Life
Evanescence Lyrics


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How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core
Where I've become so numb
Without a soul
My spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

(Wake me up) wake me up inside (I can't wake up)
Wake me up inside (save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark (wake me up)
Bid my blood to run (I can't wake up)
Before I come undone (save me)
Save me from the nothing I've become

Now that I know what I'm without
You can't just leave me
Breathe into me and make me real
Bring (bring) me (me) to life

(Wake me up) wake me up inside (I can't wake up)
Wake me up inside (save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark (wake me up)
Bid my blood to run (I can't wake up)
Before I come undone (save me)
Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life
I've been living a lie
There's nothing inside
Bring me to life

Frozen (frozen) inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
Only (only) you are the life among the dead

All of this time, I can't believe I couldn't see
Kept in the dark, but you were there in front of me
I've been sleeping a thousand years, it seems
Got to open my eyes to everything
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
Don't let me die here
(There must be something more) bring me to life

(Wake me up) wake me up inside (I can't wake up)
Wake me up inside (save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark (wake me up)
Bid my blood to run (I can't wake up)
Before I come undone (save me)
Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life
I've been living a lie
There's nothing inside
Bring me to life

Overall Meaning

The opening line of Evanescence's hit song Bring Me to Life is a metaphor for the vulnerability of the soul. The singer is asking how can anyone see through their dark interior and unravel the chaos of endless possibilities. She implores for help to find her inner identity which she has lost track of. With wounded pride and a crushed soul, the singer can't seem to heal, and so she implores another person or a higher power to come to her aid to save her from a deep abyss of darkness.


The lyrics in Bring Me to Life speak about how hopeless it is for the singer to try and find meaning in a detached reality. It describes the pain of an existence devoid of emotions or a sense of self-worth. She feels empty, lifeless, and without substance, which she hopes someone else can bring back to her, in their wake, by "bringing her to life." The song is powerful in illustrating how the singer is lost and helpless, and is in dire need to be guided back into the light of hope.


Line by Line Meaning

How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
How are you able to understand my inner feelings and thoughts so easily?


Leading you down into my core
I am showing you the deepest parts of myself


Where I've become so numb
I have been feeling nothing and disconnected from the world around me.


Without a soul
I have lost my sense of self and who I am


My spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
I feel like a part of me is missing or hibernating, causing me to feel lifeless and cold emotionally


Until you find it there and lead it back home
You have the ability to help me find my sense of self and bring me back to life


(Wake me up) wake me up inside (I can't wake up)
I am asking you to help me awaken from this numbness and find meaning again


Call my name and save me from the dark (wake me up)
I need your help to save me from feeling trapped and lost


Bid my blood to run (I can't wake up)
I feel stagnant and lifeless, and need you to reinvigorate my spirit


Before I come undone (save me)
Please help me before I completely fall apart and lose myself for good


Save me from the nothing I've become
I need your help to pull me out of this emotional emptiness that I have found myself in


Now that I know what I'm without
I am beginning to understand what I have lost, and what I need to get back


You can't just leave me
I cannot go back to the way things were before, and need your help now more than ever


Breathe into me and make me real
Help me feel alive and present in the moment again


Bring (bring) me (me) to life
Help me awaken from this slumber and bring me back to the land of the living


Frozen (frozen) inside without your touch
I feel completely stuck and empty without your love or support


Without your love, darling
I need your affection and help to find myself again


Only (only) you are the life among the dead
You are the only thing that can help bring me back to life and out of this lifeless state


All of this time, I can't believe I couldn't see
I am realizing that I have been blind to the help that you have been trying to give me all along


Kept in the dark, but you were there in front of me
I have been lost and confused, but you have been there all along trying to help me find my way


I've been sleeping a thousand years, it seems
I have been feeling lifeless and disconnected for what seems like an impossibly long time


Got to open my eyes to everything
I need to start seeing the world around me clearly in order to find myself again


Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
I have been feeling completely empty and lost without my sense of self and purpose


Don't let me die here
I need your help to avoid losing myself completely


(There must be something more) bring me to life
There has to be something more than this emptiness, and I need your help to find it and come back to life


Bring me to life
Please help me find my way back to feeling alive and present in the world


I've been living a lie
I have been pretending that everything is okay, when really I have been struggling internally


There's nothing inside
I feel empty and lost, without any sense of self or purpose




Lyrics © Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: David Hodges, Ben Moody, Amy Lee

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Marie McLellan-Hasty

Frozen inside without your touch, Without your love...All this time, I can't believe I couldn't see..you were there in front of me. Bring me to life, I've been living a lie, there's nothing left inside...Save me from the nothing I've become.

Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@Christi4nBR

How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core where I've become so numb
Without a soul (soul), my spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) wake me up inside
(Save me) call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) before I come undone
(Save me) save me from the nothing I've become

Now that I know what I'm without, you can't just leave me
Breathe into me and make me real
Bring (bring) me (me) to life

wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) wake me up inside
(Save me) call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) before I come undone
(Save me) save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life
I've been living a lie
There's nothing inside

Bring me to life
Frozen inside without your touch, without your love
Darling, only you are the life among the dead

All this time, I can't believe I couldn't see
Kept in the dark, but you were there in front of me

I've been sleeping a thousand years, it seems
Got to open my eyes to everything
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
Don't let me die here, there must be something more

Bring me to life

wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) wake me up inside
(Save me) call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) before I come undone
(Save me) save me from the nothing I've become
Bring me to life
I've been living a lie (bring me to life)
There's nothing inside
Bring me to life



All comments from YouTube:

@Linz22

To the next generation, don't let this track die

@blackangel303

If I ever have children, I will raise them with music like this

@fazriahsaragih

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@Relecovery

ESTA CANCION ES ESENCIAL

@DANIELCHUKWUKERE

Already on it, I will play this to my first child as his lullaby

@db7nrs649da8

exactamente

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@Christi4nBR

How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core where I've become so numb
Without a soul (soul), my spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) wake me up inside
(Save me) call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) before I come undone
(Save me) save me from the nothing I've become

Now that I know what I'm without, you can't just leave me
Breathe into me and make me real
Bring (bring) me (me) to life

wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) wake me up inside
(Save me) call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) before I come undone
(Save me) save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life
I've been living a lie
There's nothing inside

Bring me to life
Frozen inside without your touch, without your love
Darling, only you are the life among the dead

All this time, I can't believe I couldn't see
Kept in the dark, but you were there in front of me

I've been sleeping a thousand years, it seems
Got to open my eyes to everything
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
Don't let me die here, there must be something more

Bring me to life

wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) wake me up inside
(Save me) call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) before I come undone
(Save me) save me from the nothing I've become
Bring me to life
I've been living a lie (bring me to life)
There's nothing inside
Bring me to life

@donnaknudson7296

Thanks for doing this!

@yunikartika738

Thank u so much

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