My Immortal
Evanescence Lyrics


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I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now, I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
And you still have all of me

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me, I've been alone all along

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears




I held your hand through all of these years
You still have all of me ah, me ah, me ah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Evanescence's My Immortal express the pain of losing someone who was once a significant part of the singer's life. The beginning of the song shows this person wishing for the other to leave because their "presence still lingers here and it won't leave me alone," showing the overpowering nature of their feelings. The singer is "suppressed by all [their] childish fears," which suggests a deep sense of vulnerability and possibly a dependence on the other person's support. The lyrics go on to describe the difficulty of moving on from this loss as "these wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real."


Throughout the song, the singer reminisces about their past interactions with the other person, describing how they "captivated" them and how they held their hand through "all of these years." The pain that comes from the loss is so intense that their once "pleasant dreams" are now haunted by the other person's face and voice. Despite trying to convince themselves that the other person is gone, the singer realizes that they're "still with [them]," but they feel alone. The lyrics show a deep sense of grief and a struggle to let go of someone who was once a major part of their life.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm so tired of being here
I am exhausted from being stuck in this state of mind


Suppressed by all my childish fears
My irrational anxieties have been holding me back


And if you have to leave
In the inevitable event that you must depart


I wish that you would just leave
I desire a clean break rather than a painful prolonged separation


'Cause your presence still lingers here
I am haunted by memories of you


And it won't leave me alone
These thoughts and feelings won't go away


These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
The emotional damage is deep and continues to hurt


There's just too much that time cannot erase
The passing of time does not make the pain go away


When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
I used to comfort and support you when you were upset


When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
I used to protect and defend you from your anxieties


And I held your hand through all of these years
I was there for you through all of your struggles and difficulties


But you still have all of me
Even though you are gone, my love for you remains


You used to captivate me by your resonating light
I was deeply attracted and inspired by your positive energy


Now, I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your absence has left me feeling trapped in the past


Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
The image of your face now disturbs my formerly peaceful sleep


Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me
The sound of your voice drove me to madness


I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
I have made a concerted effort to accept the reality of your absence


But though you're still with me, I've been alone, I'm alone
But despite the fact that I still think about you, I feel incredibly isolated and lonely




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

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Marie McLellan-Hasty

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real. There's too much that time cannot erase...But you still have all of me

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@twins_gymnastics5052

Lyrics for anyone who would like them💖:

I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now, I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me, I've been alone all along
When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
You still have all of me, me, me

Your welcome ❤️ :)

Btw I have made some Evanescence lyric videos that are on my channel if you would like to check them out 💞



@moviestube5046

I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone
These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now, I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me
These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me, I've been alone all along
When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
You still have all of me, me, me



@RRLyrics

Here are the lyrics of this song, now you can sing it:

I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now, I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me, I've been alone all along

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
You still have all of me, me, me



@mandatory210

"I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now, I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
And you still have all of me

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me, I've been alone, I'm alone

When you cried, I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream, I'd fight away all of your fears
I held your hand through all of these years
You still have all of me ah, me ah, me ah"



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@liammark96

So hard to find songs like this anymore

@sanoober

Right?

@ermergerdjesse2810

so true

@nano_ranger

Correct

@caztaylor706

it's not so hard it's impossible

@sofedup5657

i know

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@selinfenette3694

To everyone who's hiding all their pain with a smile ,I love you and I'm glad you're here 🖤🖤🖤

@algypan

Too many people say things and don't mean it...

@daniellewatson9969

Thankyou for your reassurance Selin.

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