Away From Me
Evanescence Lyrics


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I hold my breath as this life starts to take its toll
I hide behind a smile as this perfect plan unfolds
But oh, God, I feel I've been lied to
Lost all faith in the things I have achieved
And I

I've woken now to find myself
In the shadows of all I have created
I'm longing to be lost in you
(away from this place I have made)
Won't you take me away from me

Crawling through this world as disease flows through my veins
I look into myself, but my own heart has been changed
I can't go on like this
I loathe all I've become

I've woken now to find myself
In the shadows of all I have created
I'm longing to be lost in you
(away from this place I have made)
Won't you take me away from me

Lost in a dying world I reach for something more
I have grown so weary of this lie I live

I've woken now to find myself
In the shadows of all I have created
I'm longing to be lost in you




(away from this place I have made)
Won't you take me away from me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Evanescence's "Away From Me" describe the singer's sense of disillusionment with their own life. The first verse expresses a feeling of suffocation as the weight of life begins to take its toll. Despite outward appearances, the singer is not content with the way their life is unfolding, and feels as though they've been lied to about what success and achievement really mean. The chorus is a plea to be released from the singer's own creation - a life that they've built but no longer want to be a part of.


The second verse deepens the sense of despair, as the singer describes feeling diseased and changed at their core. The repetition of "I've woken now" signals a break from denial as the singer acknowledges that they are not happy with the life they've created. The "shadows" in which they find themselves indicate a sense of darkness and emptiness. The third verse provides a slightly hopeful shift, with the singer expressing a desire for something more than the lie they've been living. The song ends with a repetition of the chorus, with the singer's plea to be taken away from themselves indicating a desire to escape themselves.


Overall, the lyrics to "Away From Me" portray a sense of disillusionment and a longing for something more meaningful than the life the singer has created for themselves. It's a song that many people can relate to, as it taps into universal themes of feeling lost or stuck in a life that isn't fulfilling.


Line by Line Meaning

I hold my breath as this life starts to take its toll
I'm barely keeping it together as life becomes overwhelming


I hide behind a smile as this perfect plan unfolds
I pretend everything is fine as my plan for life comes to fruition


But oh, God, I feel I've been lied to
Despite my success, I feel like I've been tricked or deceived


Lost all faith in the things I have achieved
I don't believe in or value my accomplishments anymore


And I


I've woken now to find myself
I've finally realized the reality of my situation


In the shadows of all I have created
I'm living in the consequences of my actions and decisions


I'm longing to be lost in you
I crave a way to escape and start anew


(away from this place I have made)


Won't you take me away from me
I'm asking for something, or someone, to rescue me from myself


Crawling through this world as disease flows through my veins
I feel infected by the negativity of the world around me


I look into myself, but my own heart has been changed
I've lost touch with myself and the things I once believed in


I can't go on like this
I can't continue living my life the way it is


I loathe all I've become
I hate the person I've turned into and the life I've created


Lost in a dying world I reach for something more
Feeling hopeless in a world that seems to be fading, I search for something better


I have grown so weary of this lie I live
I'm tired of pretending that everything is okay and that I'm happy with my life




Lyrics © RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
Written by: AMY LEE, BEN MOODY, DAVID HODGES

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@archir6875

Honestly, it's not just the fact that they were pretty much teenagers when they made this album, but also that they were teenagers when they wrote this beautiful, dark lyrics that amazes me.

@eliasflores640

Ñ

@suelenmartins

Folgado Elias

@DavonteoftheMist

Seriously!! Can't get over that

@carpediemearth

They're all Amy's lyrics.

@michelehersey5818

Kinda makes you feel like a failure lol

Hayley Williams wrote Misery Business when she was 13 hahaha it's over for the rest of us

@darchangel2136

Still gives me those SUBLIME chills as always... been an Evanescence fan for 15 years now, and will be for the rest of my days

@katiedfairy

Memories of my teenage years, discovering these songs and now I'm in my 30s and back here in 2021. Evanescence forever!! ❤❤❤

@teslemoumar5781

I’m 2024

@michelehersey5818

Same!! Loved this album when I was 13 and I'm back at 29 baybeee

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