Bring Me to Live
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 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 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
I've 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 wrong, 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

"Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence is a song about the awakening of a soul that has been left in darkness and numbness. The song starts with the chorus, with the lead vocals asking someone to bring them to life, saving them from being nothing but a soul sleeping somewhere cold without any feeling. The lyrics depict a sense of detachment from the real world, now that the soul has become numb and without feeling.


However, the singer acknowledges that a way to return to life exists, a path through which she could be awoken from her spiritual slumber. She asks for help from a being that has the power to rescue her by breathing life into her, ultimately bringing her back to reality. The lyricist emphasizes the importance of this being's involvement, stating that they are the only one that can make her real and bring her back to life.


The lyrics of the song also highlight the recognition of the value of love, which has the ability to reignite one's soul, and without which one feels frozen, as if living a lie. Throughout the song, the singer pleads for the other person to save them from the darkness that surrounds them, asking them to wake her up from her unconscious state and save her from the nothingness that she has become.


Line by Line Meaning

How can you see into my eyes, like open doors
Expresses the singer's surprise and awe at how the person can look into their eyes and truly see them, all the way to their core


Leading you down into my core
Describes the person's ability to delve deep into the singer's soul


Where I've become so numb, without a soul
Reveals the singer's emotional state, in which they feel numb and empty


My spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
Describes the singer's disconnected state, in which they feel lost and lifeless


Until you find it there and lead it back home
Asks the person to help the singer awaken from their slumber and guide them back to a fulfilling life


Wake me up, wake me up inside I can't wake up
Pleads for help to awaken from their emotional sleep and become alive again


Save me, Call my name and save me from the dark, wake me up
Requests for assistance to overcome their inner darkness and reclaim their life


Bid my blood to run
Asks to be able to feel emotions and experience life deeply


Before I come undone, save me
Asks for help before losing control and falling apart


Save me from the nothing I've become
Asks for help to escape the empty, disconnected, and unfulfilling life they're living


Now that I know what I'm without
Reflects on the emptiness of the singer's previous life, now that they've experienced something better


You can't just leave me
Begs the person not to abandon the singer now that they've found a better life


Breathe into me and make me real, bring me to life
Asks the person to help the singer feel alive and present in the world


Bring me to life, I've been living a lie
Admits to having lived a false and unfulfilling life until now


There's nothing inside, bring me to life
Describes the singer's emptiness, lack of spirit or soul, and asks for help to fill that void


Frozen inside without your touch
Describes the singer's previous emotional state


Without your love, darling
Acknowledges the important role of love in the singer's life and emotional healing


Only you are the life among the dead
Highlights the person's importance in the singer's life and how they bring vitality back to an otherwise lifeless existence


All this time, I can't believe I couldn't see
Regrets not having seen the person and their love before, despite it being right in front of the singer all along


Kept in the dark, but you were there in front of me
Reflects on how the singer was blind to the person's help and love, and how they now appreciate it and ask for it


I've been sleeping a thousand years it seems
Metaphorically describes the singer's disconnected state as a long, unfulfilling sleep


I've got to open my eyes to everything
Expresses the singer's desire to awaken to the world around them, to see and feel everything deeply


Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
Emphasizes the singer's emptiness and lack of connection to themselves


Don't let me die here
Pleads for help and support to avoid reaching an emotional rock bottom


There must be something wrong, bring me to life
Acknowledges the singer's emotional struggles and asks for help to resolve them and find a fulfilling life




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
Written by: BEN MOODY, DAVID HODGES

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Most interesting comments 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



@xespiralpiratax5892

Lyrics: 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 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 (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 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



All comments from YouTube:

@lessonsinlifestyle4709

Evanescence, when this came out I was homeless, on drugs, and then jail. I now have a house, job, and husband. This song and “Clover Cage - In the Moment” are the two songs that helped get rid of my depression. I just want to send love to everyone and I want everyone to know things will get better. We are in this together..I love you 💕

@Mans-wk1ww

meth is disgusting

@Morf44

чел ты же мужик,какой муж нахер?

@savagex5166

@@Morf44 🤣🤣🤣

@nrs649

hello

@vapepimp7777

That’s because you actually realized that this song is actually about God saving you. Evanescence was secretly a Christian band

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@isaisalmonte8470

That "Save me from the nothing I've become" really hits you.

@user-cy1hp6dz4h

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@TheTrueCaker

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@isaisalmonte8470

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