Going Under
Evanescence Lyrics


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Now I will tell you what I've done for you
Fifty thousand tears I've cried
Screaming, deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won't hear me

(Going under)

Don't want your hand this time, I'll save myself
Maybe I'll wake up for once (wake up for once)
Not tormented, daily defeated by you
Just when I thought I'd reached the bottom

I'm dying again

I'm going under (going under)
Drowning in you (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever (falling forever)
I've got to break through, I'm going under

Blurring and stirring the truth and the lies
(So I don't know what's real)
So I don't know what's real and what's not
(Don't know what's real and what's not)
Always confusing the thoughts in my head (oh)
So I can't trust myself anymore

I'm dying again

I'm going under (going under)
Drowning in you (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever (falling forever)
I've got to break through, I'm

So go on and scream
Scream at me, I'm so far away (so far away)
I won't be broken again (again)
I've got to breathe, I can't keep going under

I'm dying again

I'm going under (going under)
Drowning in you (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever (falling forever)
I've got to break through, I'm going under (going under)





Going under (drowning in you)
I'm going under

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Evanescence's song "Going Under" speak of a toxic and emotionally abusive relationship. The singer addresses the person they are in the relationship with, claiming to have given everything they had to make it work, but to no avail. Despite their begging and pleading, their partner refuses to listen to them or acknowledge their feelings. The singer feels overwhelmed and drowning in the relationship, and seems to have lost their sense of self in the process. They are no longer able to distinguish truth from lies or trust their own thoughts.


However, the singer ultimately decides that they cannot rely on their partner to save them from their misery. They state that they will have to save themselves this time around and that they need to break through this toxic cycle. Although they still feel like they are falling and dying, they are determined to overcome their situation and go under no longer.


Overall, the lyrics to "Going Under" depict a disturbed mind in a tumultuous relationship. The singer feels trapped and submerging in this relationship, constantly suffering and tortured by their partner.


Line by Line Meaning

Now I will tell you what I've done for you
I have done a lot for you, and now I want to tell you about it


Fifty thousand tears I've cried
I have shed many tears because of you


Screaming, deceiving and bleeding for you
I have screamed, lied, and hurt myself for your sake


And you still won't hear me
Despite all I've done, you still won't listen to me


Don't want your hand this time, I'll save myself
I don't need your help anymore, I can save myself


Maybe I'll wake up for once (wake up for once)
Maybe I'll finally see the truth about you


Not tormented, daily defeated by you
I don't want to be tormented and defeated by you every day


Just when I thought I'd reached the bottom
Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse


I'm dying again
I am feeling hopeless and helpless again


I'm going under (going under)
I am sinking deeper into despair


Drowning in you (drowning in you)
I feel like I am suffocating because of you


I'm falling forever (falling forever)
I feel like I am falling without any hope of stopping


I've got to break through, I'm going under
I need to find a way to keep going and not give up


Blurring and stirring the truth and the lies
I am mixing up what is real and what is not


(So I don't know what's real)
I am confused and unsure of what is true


Always confusing the thoughts in my head (oh)
My thoughts are jumbled and I can't think clearly


So I can't trust myself anymore
I have lost faith in my own judgement


So go on and scream
You can yell and scream all you want


Scream at me, I'm so far away (so far away)
You can yell all you want, but I am emotionally distant


I won't be broken again (again)
I refuse to be hurt like this again


I've got to breathe, I can't keep going under
I need to take a deep breath and find a way to keep moving forward




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

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@melusamosa1883

SONG LYRICS :D
Now I will tell you what I've done for you
Fifty thousand tears I've cried
Screaming deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won't hear me
Don't want your hand this time I'll save myself
Maybe I'll wake up for once
Not tormented daily defeated by you
Just when I thought I'd reached the bottom
I'm dying again
I'm going under, (going under)
Drowning in you, (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever, (falling forever)
I've got to break through, I'm going under
Blurring and stirring the truth and the lies
So I don't know what's real and what's not
Always confusing the thoughts in my head
So I can't trust myself anymore
I'm dying again
I'm going under, (going under)
Drowning in you, (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever, (falling forever)
I've got to break through, I'm
So go on and scream
Scream at me I'm so far away
I won't be broken again
I've got to breathe I can't keep going under
I'm dying again
I'm going under, (going under)
Drowning in you, (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever, (falling forever)
I've got to break through, I'm going under
Going under
I'm going under
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@DaddyFutbol

Its amazing that 20 years later this song still holds up. The whole album still slaps. Aging like fine wine

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Fine wine just like her i suppose.
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Yeah man I listened to this in the 5th grade, and here I am 18 years later listening to it again and it STILL hits

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