Everybody's Fool
Evanescence Lyrics


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Perfect by nature
Icons of self indulgence
Just what we all need
More lies about a world that

Never was and never will be
Have you no shame don't you see me
You know you've got everybody fooled

Look here she comes now
Bow down and stare in wonder
Oh how we love you
No flaws when you're pretending
But now I know she

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you've got everybody fooled

Without the mask where will you hide
Can't find yourself lost in your lie

I know the truth now
I know who you are
And I don't love you anymore

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you have everybody fooled

It never was and never will be




You're not real and you can't save me
Somehow now you're everybody's fool

Overall Meaning

In "Everybody's Fool", a song by Evanescence, the lyrics describe the hypocrisy of society's idols and the disillusionment that follows when they are revealed to be unauthentic. The song implies that we, as a society, have created these idols, who are "perfect by nature" and "icons of self indulgence", to cater to our own need for perfection. These idols, however, are flawed when they're not pretending to be perfect, and the singer of the song sees through the charade. The chorus "Never was and never will be/You don't know how you've betrayed me/And somehow you've got everybody fooled" emphasizes the dishonesty and manipulation of these so-called idols.


The second verse offers a closer look at the idol, specifically a female one, and the attention she garners from her admirers. The singer sees through her facade and understands that she is not real, that she is just as flawed as any other human being, but she continues to deceive her fans. The bridge "Without the mask where will you hide/Can't find yourself lost in your lie" further emphasizes the lack of authenticity in this idol's persona. The final verse features the singer coming to terms with the truth and realizing that even though society's idols have failed her, she no longer needs them. "I know the truth now/I know who you are/And I don't love you anymore" shows that the singer has moved on and is no longer willing to deceive herself.


Line by Line Meaning

Perfect by nature
Flawless in form and feature.


Icons of self indulgence
People who excessively indulge in themselves and their own desires, considered worthy of being admired.


Just what we all need
Something that everyone wants or desires.


More lies about a world that
Additional false concepts and beliefs about a world that


Never was and never will be
Will never exist in reality.


Have you no shame don't you see me
Don't you feel guilty or remorseful for deceiving me?


You know you've got everybody fooled
You are aware that everyone believes your facade.


Look here she comes now
Visually observe here, she is arriving at this moment.


Bow down and stare in wonder
Show submission and amazement in her presence.


Oh how we love you
You are adored.


No flaws when you're pretending
There are no imperfections when you are acting as someone else.


But now I know she
However, I am now aware that she


Never was and never will be
Was never genuine and will never be sincere.


You don't know how you've betrayed me
You have no idea how you have deceived and harmed me.


And somehow you've got everybody fooled
Despite this, everyone is still unaware and deceived by your alter ego.


Without the mask where will you hide
Once your facade is removed, where will you find refuge and secrecy?


Can't find yourself lost in your lie
Unable to recover your true identity from the deception you continue to perpetuate.


I know the truth now
I am now aware of the reality and facts.


I know who you are
I now know your true self.


And I don't love you anymore
As a result, my feelings towards you have changed and I no longer hold affection for you.


You're not real and you can't save me
You are not authentic and you cannot provide me protection.


Somehow now you're everybody's fool
Paradoxically, you have become the target of everyone's deception and manipulation.




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

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LYRICS

Perfect by nature
Icons of self indulgence
Just what we all need
More lies about a world that

Never was and never will be
Have you no shame don't you see me
You know you've got everybody fooled

Look here she comes now
Bow down and stare in wonder
Oh how we love you
No flaws when you're pretending
But now I know she

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you've got everybody fooled

Without the mask where will you hide
Can't find yourself lost in your lie

I know the truth now
I know who you are
And I don't love you anymore

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you have everybody fooled

It never was and never will be
You're not real and you can't save me
Somehow now you're everybody's fool



@vinvass2674

This is the song and vid that Britney Lucky was trying to be

Britney learnt the hard way later

Amy already knew

You're not Real
And you can't save me

Britney looked at a picture of herself in character and knew/said/felt that



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@aysenurkaraguney7299

evanescence hits different when you are not 9 anymore

@jrgarza1964

Ayşe Nur Sarı Well yeah its every song. Even ones you can relate to.

@Shiner-1234

Ikr

@escselena5750

Türk birini bulmak ne güzel

@b.s.2482

Aaaa ayşukta dinliyomuş h.g.

@Monik995

Indeed

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@ArdaKaraduman

I cant believe Amy Lee hasnt acted in any movies. She's a natural.

@sirratsush3964

Arda Karaduman i agree

@sirratsush3964

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@lionelrich-tea2696

She was a "natural" at portraying these emotions because she's obviously felt like this at some point in her life. Hopefully she doesn't feel that way anymore

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