Taking Over Me
Evanescence Lyrics


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You don't remember me, but I remember you
I lie awake and try so hard not to think of you
But who can decide what they dream?
And dream I do

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live to breathe
You're taking over me

Have you forgotten all I know
And all we had?
You saw me mourning my love for you
And touched my hand
I knew you loved me then

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live to breathe
You're taking over me

I look in the mirror and see your face
If I look deep enough
So many things inside that are just like you are taking over

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live to breathe
You're taking over me

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live to breathe
You're taking over me
You're taking over me





Taking over me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Evanescence's song "Taking Over Me" depict a passionate devotion towards a lost love. The song expresses a feeling of an overwhelming desire to be reunited with that special someone. The chorus of the song emphasizes the intensity of the feeling by saying "I believe in you, I'll give up everything just to find you, I have to be with you to live to breathe, you're taking over me." This signifies the strong emotional bond that the singer still feels towards the lost love and how they are unable to resist their pull.


The verses of the song give us insight into the singer's struggles in forgetting the lost love. They try to distract themselves from thoughts of the person but are unable to do so as they dream about them. The line "You saw me mourning my love for you and touched my hand, I knew you loved me then," suggests that the love between the two was not one-sided but also felt by the other person. The bridge of the song, "I look in the mirror and see your face, if I look deep enough so many things inside that are just like you are taking over," depicts how the memories of the person begin to control the singer's thoughts and emotions.


Overall, the song "Taking Over Me" is about the emotional struggles of being unable to let go of a past love and the all-consuming desire to be reunited with that person.


Line by Line Meaning

You don't remember me, but I remember you
The singer recalls a past relationship where the other person has forgotten about them, but the singer still holds on to the memory.


I lie awake and try so hard not to think of you
Despite efforts to move on, the singer cannot help but constantly think about the other person.


But who can decide what they dream?
The singer realizes that even in their subconscious mind, they cannot control their thoughts and dreams about the other person.


And dream I do
The singer cannot escape their dreams about the other person and it continues to plague their thoughts.


I believe in you
The singer still has unwavering faith in the other person despite the obstacle of the relationship ending.


I'll give up everything just to find you
The singer is willing to sacrifice everything in order to reunite with the other person.


I have to be with you to live to breathe
The singer feels like they cannot truly live or survive without the other person in their life.


You're taking over me
The other person's presence is overwhelming and the singer cannot escape their grip on their thoughts and feelings.


Have you forgotten all I know and all we had?
The singer wonders if the other person has completely forgotten about the relationship and everything they shared together.


You saw me mourning my love for you and touched my hand
The other person was there for the singer during a difficult time, but the singer still mourns the lost love for them.


I knew you loved me then
The singer realizes that the other person did genuinely love them at some point in time.


I look in the mirror and see your face
The singer is reminded of the other person through their own reflection.


If I look deep enough
If the singer takes time to truly examine their own thoughts and feelings, they will find that they are heavily influenced by the other person.


So many things inside that are just like you are taking over
The other person has left such a strong impact on the singer that their own thoughts and feelings are beginning to resemble the other person's.


Taking over me
The other person's presence in the singer's life is all-consuming and the singer feels like they are losing control.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, BMG Rights Management, Royalty Network, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: Amy Lee, Ben Moody, David Hodges, John Le Compt

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@bryanrandrad9577

Lyrics:

You don't remember me
But I remember you
I lie awake and try so hard
Not to think of you
But who can decide what they dream?
And dream I do

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you
To live, to breathe
You're taking over me

Have you forgotten all I know
And all we had?
You saw me mourning my love for you
And touched my hand
I knew you loved me then

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you
To live, to breathe
You're taking over me

I look in the mirror and see your face
If I look deep enough
So many things inside
That are just like you are taking over

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you
To live, to breathe
You're taking over me

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you
To live, to breathe
You're taking over me

(Taking over me)
You're taking over me
(Taking over me)
Taking over me



@Clauder.

Em meio ao turbilhão de emoções que compõe a alma humana, "Taking Over Me", da banda Evanescence, emerge como uma sinfonia melancólica, tecendo uma narrativa de dor, desejo e esperança. Mais do que uma simples canção, é uma jornada introspectiva pelas profundezas do coração, convidando-nos a mergulhar em um mar de sentimentos complexos e arrebatadores.

A melodia sombria e os vocais carregados de emoção da vocalista Amy Lee nos transportam para um universo onde a dor da perda reina suprema. O eu lírico se encontra em um estado de desespero, consumido pela ausência de um amor que outrora preenchia sua vida.

Através de versos poéticos e evocativos, a canção nos leva a uma jornada pelas memórias fragmentadas da protagonista. Momentos felizes com o amor perdido se entrelaçam com a angústia da separação, criando um retrato vívido da saudade e da solidão que consomem seu ser.

A letra revela um amor que foi corrompido pela escuridão, marcado por traições, decepções e mágoas. A protagonista se vê presa em um ciclo de sofrimento, questionando as razões pelas quais o amor que tanto almejava se desintegrou.

Apesar da dor que a consome, a protagonista se recusa a sucumbir à desesperança. Em meio à escuridão, ela busca um raio de esperança, agarrando-se à lembrança do amor que um dia sentiu.

O refrão da canção se torna um clamor por redenção, um pedido desesperado para que o amor perdido retorne e traga consigo a paz e a felicidade que foram roubadas. A voz poderosa de Amy Lee ecoa a angústia da protagonista, transmitindo a intensidade de suas emoções.

"Taking Over Me" explora a luta interna entre o amor e a dor que dilacera a alma da protagonista. Ela se encontra dividida entre o desejo de reaver o amor perdido e a aceitação da realidade cruel que a cerca.

Mais do que uma simples canção, "Taking Over Me" é um legado de emoção atemporal que nos convida a refletir sobre a complexa natureza do amor, da perda e da esperança. É um hino para aqueles que já experimentaram a dor do coração partido e que lutam para encontrar a força para seguir em frente. É um lembrete de que, mesmo nos momentos mais sombrios, sempre há um raio de esperança que pode nos guiar para um futuro melhor.



@alex_harnar_618

Evanescence on ‘Fallen’ (2003) is
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Amy Lee: Vocals 🎤
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Ben Moody: Guitars 🎸
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David Hodges: Piano/Keyboards🎹
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Francesco DiCosmo: Bass Guitar
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Josh Freese: Drums 🥁
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All Strings Arranged by David Campbell & Graeme Revell
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@TheAdministrativo

This woman marked my childhood and made me have this incredible taste in music!

@QuantumFoxGaming

She melted my heart the first time i heard her....Still same effect 20 years later

@jayschofield2472

Her voice is captivating isn't it? ❤

@TheAdministrativo

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@StevePrice-wu5hk

I agree she has that kinda magical way about her... Truly Blessed my life with her words that some...most of the time cut like a knife in me...

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@joeyverra6192

I can have this song on repeat for hours and never get tired of it. It is the best song on the whole album IMHO

@andreluissoriano

This is just what I was thinking the whole day today when I just had this on repeat. I think it’s objectively the best song in the album. The structure, the lyrics, the chorus, and that quick but powerful bridge.

@bryanrandrad9577

Lyrics:

You don't remember me
But I remember you
I lie awake and try so hard
Not to think of you
But who can decide what they dream?
And dream I do

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you
To live, to breathe
You're taking over me

Have you forgotten all I know
And all we had?
You saw me mourning my love for you
And touched my hand
I knew you loved me then

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you
To live, to breathe
You're taking over me

I look in the mirror and see your face
If I look deep enough
So many things inside
That are just like you are taking over

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you
To live, to breathe
You're taking over me

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you
To live, to breathe
You're taking over me

(Taking over me)
You're taking over me
(Taking over me)
Taking over me

@toneloke5023

the most beautiful lyrics ever I married the most beautiful woman ever and had a band rock this out

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