Lies
Evanescence Lyrics


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Bound at every limb by my shackles of fear
Sealed with lies through so many tears
Lost from within, pursuing the end
I fight for the chance to be lied to again

You never were strong enough
You you never were good enough
You were never conceived in love
You will not rise above

They'll never see
I'll never be
I'll struggle on and on to feed this hunger
Burning deep inside of me

But through my tears breaks a blinding light
Birthing a dawn to this endless night
Arms outstretched, awaiting me
An open embrace upon a bleeding tree

Rest in me and I'll comfort you
I have lived and I died for you
Abide in me and I vow to you
I will never forsake you

They'll never see
I'll never be
I'll struggle on and on to feed this hunger
Burning deep inside of me

They'll never see
I'll never be




I'll struggle on and on to feed this hunger
Burning deep inside of me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Evanescence's song Lies speak of the suffocating feelings of fear, being trapped, and struggling to find a way out of a dark and lonely place. The singer is bound by their own fears and trapped in a cycle of lies and tears. They are lost from within and are fighting to find a way out of the darkness, even if that means being lied to once again.


The song suggests that the singer never felt strong enough or good enough and perhaps was not even conceived in love. They are struggling with a hunger that is burning deep inside of them, and they are willing to fight through their tears to find a way to satisfy it. However, through their struggle, there is a glimmer of hope in the form of a blinding light that is breaking through the endless night. This light brings them to an open embrace that awaits them upon a bleeding tree.


The embrace on the bleeding tree symbolizes Christ's crucifixion, where Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice for humanity. The singer is being called to find rest in Jesus Christ, who will offer comfort and never forsake them. This act of redemption will help them to rise above their pain and be free from their fears, something that they have never been able to achieve on their own.


Overall, the song Lies is a powerful message of finding hope and redemption in the midst of darkness and despair. It is a call to seek comfort in a higher power and to not be afraid to ask for help when one feels trapped and lost.


Line by Line Meaning

Bound at every limb by my shackles of fear
I feel trapped and limited by my own fears and doubts


Sealed with lies through so many tears
These fears have been reinforced by lies that have caused me a lot of pain


Lost from within, pursuing the end
I feel aimless and empty, searching for something to give my life meaning


I fight for the chance to be lied to again
Despite the pain, I would rather believe a comforting lie than face a harsh truth


You never were strong enough
Someone close to me was not strong enough to support me through my struggles


You never were good enough
The same person was not good enough to meet my expectations or needs


You were never conceived in love
I feel unloved and unwanted, as if I was never meant to exist


You will not rise above
These negative feelings and limitations will continue to hold me back


They'll never see
Other people cannot fully understand or relate to my struggles


I'll never be
I feel like I can never fully escape my feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness


I'll struggle on and on to feed this hunger
Despite everything, I am driven to pursue something that will make me feel fulfilled and complete


Burning deep inside of me
This desire is powerful and intense, a constant source of pain and longing


But through my tears breaks a blinding light
Despite my struggles, there is still hope and something positive on the horizon


Birthing a dawn to this endless night
This hope represents a new beginning after a period of darkness


Arms outstretched, awaiting me
There is someone or something waiting for me with open arms, ready to offer comfort and support


An open embrace upon a bleeding tree
This support comes at great cost, but is still willingly offered to me


Rest in me and I'll comfort you
This source of support is willing and able to offer me peace and comfort


I have lived and I died for you
This support is based on a deep sacrificial love and commitment


Abide in me and I vow to you
I can trust in this source of support and rely on it for my well-being


I will never forsake you
Despite my past experiences and fears, this support will always be there for me




Lyrics © Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: AMY LEE, BEN MOODY

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@IlluminaAssel

@NightsXGames no.. they just went older. The reason why the lyrics changed, where no where to be find in Ben's splitting from the band.
Also it has nothing to do with their decision to leave that Christianity rock bullshit lable aside..

It's because when you get older, you think that these lyrics are cringe... don't get me wrong, I love fallen and I live origin, but just let us be serious for a moment.. origin is the ultimate symbol for teenage angst and no one can feel my pain cringe. It's well written and very good produced cringe, but especially from. The perspective of the writer, these lyrics are pure puberty and pain.

So if puberty and pain are the two main ingredients for these lyrics and you are thinking that they should have stayed like this 4 ever, tell me..

Do you want them to stay in puberty for ever or do you want them to feel never ending pain?
The reson why they changed their sound is because bem left and yeah, that's sad, but what should they do about it? But the reason why the lyrics and the style itself changed never had anything to do with commercial product design, but with getting older and moving on. The songs for fallen where written between Amy's 14 and 19 birthday.. the most of them before she went 18. You must be very young to not understand the difference between the feelings and the mindset of a person under 18 and a person over 20. The second album came when she was 25, so between some of the lyrics there wherefore than 10 years of time. It's absolutely clear that she changed. It wouldn't be normal the other way around



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@MellowKeith

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@SladesGirl

They should really re-release this album now. I imagine it would fly off the shelves with how they've risen in popularity again. I definitely would love a remastered version of Origin!

@silentkonami8056

If I remember correctly Amy lee didnt like the album herself and considering a big part of evanescence is gone considering Ben left I think that same edge

@liebling8560

This song has strong Christian psychological underpinnings to it, and I suspect it makes the remaining band members uncomfortable. They moved away from that explicitly religious theme once Ben left in the schism.

@nightsxgames

@@liebling8560 yep when they decided mainstream popularity was more important than good music. Their stuff hasn't been the same since. Which is fine, that's their choice, but the music did suffer for it after Origin and Fallen.

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