EVANESCENCE Lyrics
from http://endor.org/evanescence

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SWEET SACRIFICE on Open Door

It's true, we're all a little insane
But its so clear
Now that I'm unchained

Fear is only in our minds
Taking over all the time
Fear is only in our minds 
But its taking over all the time

You poor sweet innocent thing
Dry your eyes and testify
You know you live to break me don't deny
Sweet sacrifice

One day I'm gonna forget your name
And one sweet day
You're gonna drown in my lost pain

Fear is only in our minds
Taking over all the time
Fear is only in our minds 
But its taking over all the time

You poor sweet innocent thing
Dry your eyes and testify
And oh you love to hate me don't you honey
I'm your sacrifice

(I dream in darkness
 I sleep to die
 erase the silence
 erase my life
 our burning ashes
 blacken the day
 a world of nothingness
 blow me away]

Do you wonder why you hate
Are you still too weak to survive your mistakes

You poor sweet innocent thing
Dry your eyes and testify
You know you live to break me don't deny
Sweet sacrifice

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CALL ME WHEN YOU'RE SOBER on Open Door

Don't cry to me
If you loved me
You would be here with me
You want me
Come find me
Make up your mind

Should have let you fall
Lose it all
So maybe you can remember yourself
Can't keep believing we're only deceiving ourselves
And I'm sick of the lie
And you're too late

Don't cry to me
If you loved me
You would be here with me
You want me
Come find me
Make up your mind

Couldn't take the blame
Sick with shame
Must be exhausting to lose your own game
Selfishly hated
No wonder you're jaded
You can't play the victim this time
And you're too late

So don't cry to me
If you loved me
You would be here with me
You want me
Come find me
Make up your mind

You never call me when you're sober
You only want it cause it's over - It's over
How could I have burned paradise
How could I - You were never mine

So don't cry to me
If you loved me
You would be here with me
Don't lie to me
Just get your things
I've made up your mind

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WEIGHT OF THE WORLD on Open Door

Feels like the weight of the world
Like God in heaven gave me a turn
Don't cling to me
I swear I can't fix you
Still in the dark
Can you fix me

Freefall
Freefall
All through life

If you love me 
Then let go of me
I wont be held down by who I used to be
She's nothing to me

Feels like the weight of the world
Like all my screaming has gone unheard
And oh I know you don't believe in me
Safe in the dark
How can you see

Freefall
Freefall
All through life

If you love me
Then let go of me
I wont be held down by who I used to be

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LITHIUM on Open Door

Lithium
Don't want to lock me up inside
Lithium
Don't want to forget how it feels without
Lithium
I want to stay in love with my sorrow
Oh but God I want to let it go

Come to bed, don't make me sleep alone
Couldn't hide the emptiness you let it show
Never wanted it to be so cold
Just didn't drink enough to say you love me

I can't hold on to me
Wonder what's wrong with me

Lithium
Don't want to lock me up inside
Lithium
Don't want to forget how it feels without
Lithium
I want to stay in love with my sorrow

Don't want to let it lay me down this time
Drown my will to fly
Here in the darkness I know myself
Can't break free until I let it go
Let me go

Darling, I forgive you after all
Anything is better than to be alone
And in the end I guess I had to fall
Always find my place among the ashes

I can't hold on to me
Wonder what's wrong with me

Lithium
Don't want to lock me up inside
lithium
Don't want to forget how it feels without
Lithium
I want to stay in love with you
Oh I'm gonna to let it go

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CLOUD NINE on Open Door

If you want to live let live
If you want to go let go
I'm not afraid to dream to sleep sleep forever
I don't need to touch the sky
I just want to feel that high
And you refuse to lift me

Guess it wasn't real after all
Guess it wasn't real all along

If I fall and all is lost
Its where I belong

If you want to live let live
If you want to go let go
I'm never gonna be your sweet sweet surrender

Guess it wasn't real after all
Guess it wasn't real all along

If I fall and all is lost
No light to lead the way
Remember that all alone is where I belong

In a dream
Will you give your love to me
Beg my broken heart to beat
Save my life
Change my mind

If I fall and all is lost
No light to lead the way
Remember that all alone is where I belong

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SNOW WHITE QUEEN on Open Door

Stoplight lock the door
Don't look back
Undress in the dark
And hide from you
All of you

You'll never know the way your words have haunted me
I can't believe you'd ask these things of me
You don't know me

You belong to me
My snow white queen
There's nowhere to run
So lets just get it over
Soon I know you'll see
You're just like me
Don't scream anymore my love
Cause all I want is you

Wake up in a dream
Frozen fear
All your hands on me
I can't scream

I can't escape the twisted way you think of me
I feel you in my dreams and I don't sleep

You belong to me
My snow white queen
There's nowhere to run
So lets just get it over
Soon I know you'll see
You're just like me
Don't scream anymore my love
Cause all I want is you

I can't save your life
Though nothing I bleed for is more tormenting
I'm losing my mind 
And you just stand there and stare 
As my world divides

You belong to me
My snow white queen
There's nowhere to run
So lets just get it over
Soon I know you'll see
You're just like me
Don't scream anymore my love
Cause all I want is you

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LACRYMOSA on Open Door

Out on your own
Cold and alone again
Can this be what you really wanted baby

Blame it on me
Set your guilt free
Nothing can hold you back now

Now that you're gone
I feel like myself again
Grieving the things I can't repair and willing

To let you blame it on me
And set your guilt free
I don't want to hold you back now love

I can't change who I am
Not this time
I wont lie to keep you near me
And in this short life
There's no time to waste on giving up
My love wasn't enough

And you can blame it on me
Just set your guilt free honey
I don't want to hold you back now love

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LIKE YOU on Open Door

Stay low
Soft dark and dreamless
Far beneath my nightmares and loneliness
I hate me
For breathing without you
I don't want to feel anymore for you

Grieving for you
I'm not grieving for you
Nothing real love can't undo
And though I may have lost my way
All paths lead straight to you

I long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you

Halo
Blinding wall between us
Melt away and leave us alone again
Humming haunted somewhere out there
I believe our love can see us through in death

I long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you
There's room inside for two 
And I'm not grieving for you
I'm coming for you

You're not alone
No matter what they told you you're not alone
I'll be right beside you forevermore

I long to be like you sis
Lie cold in the ground like you did
There's room inside for two 
And I'm not grieving for you
And as we lay in silent bliss
I know you remember me

I long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you
There's room inside for two 
And I'm not grieving for you
I'm coming for you


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LOOSE CONTROL on Open Door

You don't remember my name
I don't really care
Can we play the game your way
Can I really lose control

Just once in my life
I think it'd be nice
Just to lose control just once
With all the pretty flowers in the dust

Mary had a lamb
His eyes black as coals
If we play very quiet my lamb
Mary never has to know

Just once in my life
I think it'd be nice
Just to lose control just once

If I cut you down to a thing I can use
I fear there will be nothing good left of you

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THE ONLY ONE on Open Door

When they all come crashing down midflight
You know you're not the only one
When they're so alone they find a back door out of life
you know you're not the only one

We're all grieving
Lost and bleeding

All our lives
We've been waiting
For someone to call our leader
All your lies
I'm not believing
Heaven shine a light down on me

So afraid to open your eyes hypnotized
You know you're not the only one
Never understood this life
And you're right I don't deserve 
But you know I'm not the only one

We're all grieving
Lost and bleeding

All our lives
We've been waiting
For someone to call our leader
All your lies
I'm not believing
Heaven shine a light down on me

Don't look down
Don't look into the eyes of the world beneath you
Don't look down you'll fall down
You'll become their sacrifice
Right or wrong
Can't hold onto the fear that I'm lost without you
If I can't feel I'm not mine
I'm not real

All our lives
We've been waiting
For someone to call our leader
All your lies
I'm not believing
Heaven shine a light down on me

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YOUR STAR on Open Door

I can't see your star
I can't see your star
Though I patiently waited bedside
For the death of today
I can't see your star
The mechanical lights of Lisbon frightened it away

And I'm alone now
Me and all I stood for
We're wandering now
All in parts in pieces swim lonely
Find your own way out

I can't see your star
I can't see your star
How can the darkness feel so wrong

And I'm alone now
Me and all I stood for
We're wandering now
All in parts in pieces swim lonely
Find your own way out

So far away
Its growing colder without your love
Why can't you feel me calling your name
Can't break the silence
Its breaking me
All my fears turn to rage

And I'm alone now me
And all I stood for
We're wandering now
All in parts and pieces swim lonely
Find your own way out

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ALL THAT I'M LIVING FOR on Open Door

All that I'm living for
All that I'm dying for
All that I can't ignore alone at night

I can feel the night beginning
Separate me from the living
Understanding me
After all I've seen
Piecing every thought together
Find the words to make me better
If I only knew how to pull myself apart

All that I'm living for
All that I'm dying for
All that I can't ignore alone at night
All that I'm wanted for
Although I wanted more
Lock the last open door
My ghosts are gaining on me

I believe that dreams are sacred
Take my darkest fears and play them
Like a lullaby
Like a reason why
Like a play of my obsessions
Make me understand the lesson
So I'll find myself
So I wont be lost again

All that I'm living for
All that I'm dying for
All that I can't ignore alone at night
All that I'm wanted for
Although I wanted more
Lock the last open door
My ghosts are gaining on me

Guess I thought I'd have to change the world
To make you see me
To be the one
I could have run forever
But how for would I have come
Without mourning your love

All that I'm living for
All that I'm dying for
All that I can't ignore alone at night
All that I'm wanted for
Although I wanted more
Lock the last open door
My ghosts are gaining on me

Should it hurt to love you
Should I feel like I do
Should I lock the last open door
My ghosts are gaining on me

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GOOD ENOUGH on Open Door

Under your spell again
I can't say no to you
Crave my heart and its bleeding in your hand
I can't say no to you

Shouldn't have let you torture me so sweetly
Now I can't let go of this dream
I can't breathe but I feel

Good enough
I feel good enough for you

Drink up sweet decadence
I can't say no to you
And I've completely lost myself and I don't mind
I can't say no to you

Shouldn't have let you conquer me completely
Now I can't let go of this dream
Can't believe that I feel

Good enough
I feel good enough
Its been such a long time coming, but I feel good

And I'm still waiting for the rain to fall
Pour real life down on me
Cause I can't hold on to anything this good enough
Am I good enough
For you to love me too

So take care what you ask of me
Cause I can't say no

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EVERYTHING BURNS FEATURING BEN MOODY on Fantastic Four Soundtrack



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BREATHE NO MORE on Elektra Soundtrack

I've been looking in the mirror for so long.
That I've come to believe my soul's on the other side.
All the little pieces falling, shatter.
Shards of me,
Too sharp to put back together.
Too small to matter,
But big enough to cut me into so many little pieces.
If I try to touch her,
And I bleed,
I bleed,
And I breathe,
I breathe no more. 

Take a breath and I try to draw from my spirits well.
Yet again you refuse to drink like a stubborn child.
Lie to me,
Convince me that I've been sick forever.
And all of this,
Will make sense when I get better.
But I know the difference,
Between myself and my reflection.
I just can't help but to wonder,
Which of us do you love.
So I bleed,
I bleed,
And I breathe,
I breathe no...
Bleed,
I bleed,
And I breathe,
I breathe,
I breathe-
I breathe no more.

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GOING UNDER on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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BRING ME TO LIFE on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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EVERYBODY'S FOOL on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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MY IMMORTAL on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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HAUNTED on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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TOURNIQUET on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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IMAGINARY on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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TAKING OVER ME on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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HELLO on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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MY LAST BREATH on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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WHISPER on Eclipse: Piano Tribute to Evanescence



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HAUNTED on Anywhere But Home

Long lost words whisper slowly to me
Still can't find what keeps me here
When all this time I've been so hollow inside
I know you're still there

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let you pull me down

Hunting you, I can smell you alive
Your heart pounding in my head

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Saving me, raping me
Watching me

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let you pull me down

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GOING UNDER on Anywhere But Home

Now I will tell you what I've done for you
50,000 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 reach the bottom

I'm dying again
I'm going under
Drowning in you
I'm 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
Drowning in you
I'm 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
Drowning in you
I'm falling forever
I've got to break through, I'm
Going under
Going under
I'm going under

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TAKING OVER ME on Anywhere But Home

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
You're taking over me

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EVERYBODY€S FOOL on Anywhere But Home

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

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

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THOUGHTLESS on Anywhere But Home

All of my hate cannot be bound
I will not be drowned by your thoughtless scheming
Now you can try to tear me down
Beat me to the ground, I will see you screaming

Thumbing through the pages of my fantasies
Pushing all the mercy down, down, down
I want to see you try to take a swing at me
Come on, going to put you on the ground, ground, ground

Why are you trying to make fun of me
You think it's funny, what the fuck you think it's doing to me
You take your turn lashing out at me
I want you crying with your dirty ass in front of me

All of my hate cannot be bound
I will not be drowned by your thoughtless scheming
Now you can try to tear me down
Beat me to the ground, I will see you screaming

Thumbing through pages of my fantasies
I'm above you, smiling at you, drown, drown, drown
I want to kill and rape you the way you raped me
And I'll pull the trigger and you're down, down, down

Why are you trying to make fun of me
You think it's funny, what the fuck you think it's doing to me
You take your turn lashing out at me
I want you crying with your dirty ass in front of me

All of my hate cannot be bound
I will not be drowned by your thoughtless scheming
Now you can try to tear me down
Beat me to the ground, I will see you screaming

All my friends are gone
They died
They all screamed and cried
I'm going to take you down
Going to take you down
Going to take you down
Going to take you down

All of my hate cannot be bound
I will not be drowned by your thoughtless scheming
Now you can try to tear me down
Beat me to the ground, I will see you screaming now
All of my hate cannot be bound
I will not be drowned by your thoughtless scheming
Now you can try to tear me down
Beat me to the ground, I will see you screaming

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MY LAST BREATH on Anywhere But Home

Hold on to me, love
You know I can't stay long
All I wanted to say was I love you
And I'm not afraid
Can you hear me
Can you feel me in your arms

Holding my last breath
Safe inside myself
Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light
It ends here tonight

I'll miss the winter
A world of fragile things
Look for me in the white forest
Hiding in a hollow tree (come find me)
I know you hear me
I can taste it in your tears

Holding my last breath
Safe inside myself
Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light
It ends here tonight

Closing your eyes to disappear
You pray your dreams will leave you here
But still you wake and know the truth
No one's there

Say goodnight
Don't be afraid
Calling me, calling me
As you fade to black

Holding my last breath
Safe inside myself
Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light
It ends here tonight

Holding my last breath
Safe inside myself
Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light
It ends here tonight

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FARTHER AWAY on Anywhere But Home

I took their smiles and I made them mine
I sold my soul just to hide the light
And now I see what I really am
A thief, a whore, and a liar

I run to you (far away from this land)
Call out your name (giving up, giving in)
I see you there (still you are)
Farther away 

I'm numb to you, numb and deaf and blind
You give me all but the reason why
I reach but I feel only air at night
Not you, not love, just nothing

I run to you (far away from this land)
Call out your name (giving up, giving in)
I see you there (still you are)
Farther away 

Try to forget you
But without you I feel nothing
Don't leave me here, by myself
I can't breathe

I run to you (far away from this land)
Call out your name (giving up, giving in)
I see you there (still you are)
Farther away 
Farther away
Farther away
Farther away
Farther away
Farther away

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BREATHE NO MORE on Anywhere But Home

I've been looking in the mirror for so long.
That I've come to believe my soul's on the other side.
All the little pieces falling, shatter.
Shards of me,
Too sharp to put back together.
Too small to matter,
But big enough to cut me into so many little pieces.
If I try to touch her,
And I bleed,
I bleed,
And I breathe,
I breathe no more. 

Take a breath and I try to draw from my spirits well.
Yet again you refuse to drink like a stubborn child.
Lie to me,
Convince me that I've been sick forever.
And all of this,
Will make sense when I get better.
But I know the difference,
Between myself and my reflection.
I just can't help but to wonder,
Which of us do you love.
So I bleed,
I bleed,
And I breathe,
I breathe no...
Bleed,
I bleed,
And I breathe,
I breathe,
I breathe-
I breathe no more.

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MY IMMORTAL on Anywhere But Home

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 can not 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 can not 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
I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

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BRING ME TO LIFE on Anywhere But Home

How can you see into my eyes like open doors
Leading you down into my core
Where I've become so numb
Without a soul
My spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

(Wake me up) Wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) Wake me up inside
(Save me) Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) Bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) Before I come undone
(Save me) Save me from the nothing I've become

Now that I know what I'm without
You can't just leave me
Breathe into me and make me real
Bring me to life

(Wake me up) Wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) Wake me up inside
(Save me) Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) Bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) Before I come undone
(Save me) Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life
I've been living a lie
There's nothing inside
Bring me to life

Frozen inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
Only you are the life among the dead

All of this time, I can't believe I couldn't see
Kept in the dark, but you were there in front of me
I've been sleeping a thousand years it seems 
Got to open my eyes to everything
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
Don't let me die here
There must be something more
Bring me to life

(Wake me up) Wake me up inside
(I can't wake up) Wake me up inside
(Save me) Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up) Bid my blood to run
(I can't wake up) Before I come undone
(Save me) Save me from the nothing I've become

Bring me to life
I've been living a lie
There's nothing inside
Bring me to life

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TOURNIQUET on Anywhere But Home

I tried to kill the pain
But only brought more
(So much more)
I lay dying
And I'm pouring
Crimson regret, and betrayal

I'm dying, praying
Bleeding, and screaming
Am I too lost to be saved
Am I too lost

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me, salvation
My God, my tourniquet
Return to me, salvation

Do you remember me
Lost for so long
Will you be on the other side
Or will you forget me

I'm dying, praying
Bleeding, and screaming
Am I too lost to be saved
Am I too lost

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me, salvation
My God, my tourniquet
Return to me, salvation

Return to me, salvation

I long to die

My God, my tourniquet
Return to me, salvation
My God, my tourniquet
Return to me, salvation

My wounds cry for the grave
My soul cries for deliverance
Will I be denied Christ
Tourniquet, my suicide

Return to me, salvation
Return to me, salvation

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IMAGINARY on Anywhere But Home

I linger in the doorway
Of alarm clock screaming monsters calling my name
Let me stay
Where the wind will whisper to me
Where the raindrops, as they're falling, tell a story

In my field of paper flowers
And candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

Don't say I'm out of touch
With this rampant chaos, your reality
I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge
The nightmare I built my own world to escape

In my field of paper flowers
And candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming
Cannot cease for the fear of silent nights
Oh how I long for the deep sleep dreaming
The Goddess of imaginary light

In my field of paper flowers
And candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

Paper flowers
Paper flowers

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WHISPER on Anywhere But Home

Catch me as I fall
Say you're here and it's all over now
Speaking to the atmosphere
No one's here and I fall into myself
This truth drives me
Into madness
I know I can stop the pain if I will it all away

Don't turn away
(Don't give in to the pain)
Don't try to hide
(Though they're screaming your name)
Don't close your eyes
(God knows what lies behind them)
Don't turn out the light
(Never sleep, never die)

I'm frightened by what I see
But somehow I know that there's much more to come
Immobilized by my fear
And soon to be blinded by tears
I can stop the pain if I will it all away

Don't turn away
(Don't give in to the pain)
Don't try to hide
(Though they're screaming your name)
Don't close your eyes
(God knows what lies behind them)
Don't turn out the light
(Never sleep, never die)

Fallen angels at my feet
Whispered voices in my ear
Death before my eyes
Lying next to me, I fear
She beckons me, shall I give in
Upon my end, shall I begin
Forsaking all I've fallen for
I rise to meet the end

Don't turn away
(Don't give in to the pain)
Don't try to hide
(Though they're screaming your name)
Don't close your eyes
(God knows what lies behind them)
Don't turn out the light
(Never sleep, never die)

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MISSING on Anywhere But Home

Please, please forgive me
But I won't be home again
Maybe someday you'll look up
And barely conscious, you'll say to no one
Isn't something missing

You won't cry for my absence, I know
You forgot me long ago
Am I that unimportant
Am I so insignificant
Isn't something missing
Isn't someone missing me

Even though I'm the sacrifice
You won't try for me, not now
Though I'd die to know you love me
I'm all alone
Isn't someone missing me

Please, please forgive me
But I won't be home again
I know what you do to yourself
I breathe deep and cry out
Isn't something missing
Isn't someone missing me

Even though I'm the sacrifice
You won't try for me, not now
Though I'd die to know you love me
I'm all alone
Isn't someone missing me

And if I bleed
I'll bleed
Knowing you don't care
And if I sleep just to dream of you
I'll wake without you there

Isn't something missing
Isn't something

Even though I'm the sacrifice
You won't try for me, not now
Though I'd die to know you love me
I'm all alone
Isn't something missing
Isn't someone missing me

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BROKEN FEATURING AMY LEE  on Disclaimer II (Seether)

    by Shaun Welgemoed Morgan (from Seether)


I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph; I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

'Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away
You've gone away, you don't feel me, anymore

The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I wanna hold you high, you steal my pain away
There’s so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

'Cause I’m broken when I’m open 
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

'Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel right when you're gone away
You've gone away
You don't feel me here anymore

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BROKEN BY SEETHER FEATURING AMY LEE on The Punisher Soundtrack

    by Shaun Welgemoed Morgan (from Seether)


I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph; I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

'Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away
You've gone away, you don't feel me, anymore

The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I wanna hold you high, you steal my pain away
There’s so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

'Cause I’m broken when I’m open 
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

'Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel right when you're gone away
You've gone away
You don't feel me here anymore


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GOING UNDER on The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 



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BRING ME TO LIFE on The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 



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TOURNIQUET  on The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 



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MY IMMORTAL  on The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 



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IMAGINARY on The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 



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HAUNTED on The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 



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HELLO on The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 



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TAKING OVER ME on The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 



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WHISPER on The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 



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UNDERTOW on The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 



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MISSING YOU (FEAT AMY LEE) on Believe by Big Dismal



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GOING UNDER on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


now i will tell you what i've done for you
50 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
drowning in you
i'm 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
drowning in you
i'm falling forever
i've got to break through

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

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BRING ME TO LIFE on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


how can you see into my eyes like open doors
leading you down into my core
where i've become so numb 
without a soul my spirit sleeping somewhere cold 
until you find it there and lead it back home 
wake me up inside
wake me up inside
call my name and save me from the dark
bid my blood to run
before i come undone
save me from the nothing i've become

now that i know what i'm without
you can't just leave me
breathe into me and make me real
bring me to life

wake me up inside
wake me up inside
call my name and save me from the dark
bid my blood to run
before i come undone
save me from the nothing i've become
bring me to life

frozen inside without your touch 
without your love darling 
only you are the life among the dead

all this time i can't believe i couldn't see
kept in the dark but you were there in front of me
i've been sleeping a thousand years it seems
got to open my eyes to everything
without a thought without a voice without a soul
don't let me die here
there must be something more
bring me to life

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EVERYBODY'S FOOL on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


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

it never was and never will be
you're not real and you can't save me
somehow now you're everybody's fool

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MY IMMORTAL on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


my immortal
i'm so tired of being here
suppressed by all of my childish fears
and if you have to leave
i wish that you would just leave
because 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've held your hand through all of these years
but you still have all of me

you used to captivate me
by your resonating light
but 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've 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
and though you're still with me
i've been alone all along

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HAUNTED on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


long lost words whisper slowly to me
still can't find what keeps me here
when all this time i've been so hollow inside
i know you're still there

watching me wanting me
i can feel you pull me down
fearing you loving you
i won't let you pull me down

hunting you i can smell you - alive
your heart pounding in my head

watching me wanting me
i can feel you pull me down
saving me raping me
watching me

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TOURNIQUET on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


i tried to kill the pain
but only brought more
i lay dying
and i'm pouring crimson regret and betrayal
i'm dying praying bleeding and screaming
am i too lost to be saved
am i too lost?

my God my tourniquet
return to me salvation
my God my tourniquet
return to me salvation

do you remember me
lost for so long
will you be on the other side
or will you forget me
i'm dying praying bleeding and screaming
am i too lost to be saved
am i too lost?

my God my tourniquet
return to me salvation
my God my tourniquet
return to me salvation

my wounds cry for the grave
my soul cries for deliverance
will i be denied Christ
tourniquet
my suicide

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IMAGINARY on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


i linger in the doorway
of alarm clock screaming monsters calling my name
let me stay
where the wind will whisper to me
where the raindrops as they're falling tell a story

in my field of paper flowers
and candy clouds of lullaby
i lie inside myself for hours
and watch my purple sky fly over me

don't say i'm out of touch
with this rampant chaos - your reality
i know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge 
the nightmare i built my own world to escape

in my field of paper flowers
and candy clouds of lullaby
i lie inside myself for hours
and watch my purple sky fly over me

swallowed up in the sound of my screaming
cannot cease for the fear of silent nights
oh how i long for the deep sleep dreaming
the goddess of imaginary light


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TAKING OVER ME on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


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

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HELLO on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


playground school bell rings again
rain clouds come to play again
has no one told you she's not breathing?
hello i'm your mind giving you someone to talk to
hello

if i smile and don't believe
soon i know i'll wake from this dream
don't try to fix me i'm not broken
hello i'm the lie living for you so you can hide
don't cry

suddenly i know i'm not sleeping
hello i'm still here 
all that's left of yesterday

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MY LAST BREATH on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


hold on to me love
you know i can't stay long
all i wanted to say was i love you 
and i'm not afraid
can you hear me?
can you feel me in your arms?

holding my last breath
safe inside myself
are all my thoughts of you
sweet raptured light it ends here tonight

i'll miss the winter
a world of fragile things
look for me in the white forest
hiding in a hollow tree (come find me)
i know you hear me
i can taste it in your tears

holding my last breath
safe inside myself
are all my thoughts of you
sweet raptured light it ends here tonight

closing your eyes to disappear
you pray your dreams will leave you here
but still you wake and know the truth
no one's there

say goodnight
don't be afraid
calling me calling me as you fade to black

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WHISPER on Fallen

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


catch me as i fall
say you're here and it's all over now
speaking to the atmosphere
no one's here and i fall into myself
this truth drives me into madness
i know i can stop the pain
if i will it all away

don't turn away
don't give in to the pain
don't try to hide
though they're screaming your name
don't close your eyes
God knows what lies behind them
don't turn out the light
never sleep never die

i'm frightened by what i see
but somehow i know 
that there's much more to come
immobilized by my fear
and soon to be blinded by tears
i can stop the pain 
if i will it all away

don't turn away
don't give in to the pain
don't try to hide
though they're screaming your name
don't close your eyes
God knows what lies behind them
don't turn out the light
never sleep never die

fallen angels at my feet
whispered voices at my ear
death before my eyes
lying next to me i fear
she beckons me shall i give in
upon my end shall i begin
forsaking all i've fallen for 
i rise to meet the end

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BRING ME TO LIFE on Daredevil Soundtrack

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


how can you see into my eyes like open doors
leading you down into my core
where i've become so numb without a soul 
my spirit sleeping somewhere cold 
until you find it there and lead it back home 
wake me up inside
wake me up inside
call my name and save me from the dark
bid my blood to run
before i come undone
save me from the nothing i've become

now that i know what i'm without
you can't just leave me
breathe into me and make me real
bring me to life

wake me up inside
wake me up inside
call my name and save me from the dark
bid my blood to run
before i come undone
save me from the nothing i've become
bring me to life

frozen inside without your touch 
without your love darling 
only you are the life among the dead

all this time i can't believe i couldn't see
kept in the dark but you were there in front of me
i've been sleeping a thousand years it seems
got to open my eyes to everything
without a thought without a voice without a soul
don't let me die here
there must be something more
bring me to life

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MY IMMORTAL on Daredevil Soundtrack

    by Evanescence  2003 Wind-Up Records


my immortal
i'm so tired of being here
suppressed by all of my childish fears
and if you have to leave
i wish that you would just leave
because 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've held your hand through all of these years
but you still have all of me

you used to captivate me
by your resonating light
but 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've 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
and though you're still with me
i've been alone all along

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ORIGIN on Origin



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WHISPER on Origin

    by Evanescence
        Submitted by .:* Evanescence 'FALLEN' Fansite *:.


Catch me as I fall
Say you're here and it's all over now
Speaking to the atmosphere
No one's here and I fall into myself
This truth drive me
Into madness
I know I can stop the pain
If I will it all away

[CHORUS:]
Don't turn away
(Don't give in to the pain)
Don't try to hide
(Though they're screaming your name)
Don't close your eyes
(God knows what lies behind them)
Don't turn out the light
(Never sleep never die)

I'm frightened by what I see
But somehow I know
That there's much more to come
Immobilized by my fear
And soon to be
Blinded by tears
I can stop the pain 
If I will it all away

[Chorus]

Fallen angels at my feet
Whispered voices at my ear
Death before my eyes
Lying next to me I fear
She beckons me
Shall I give in
Upon my end shall I begin
Forsaking all I've fallen for 
I rise to meet my end

[Chorus]

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IMAGINARY on Origin

    by Evanescence
        Submitted by .:* Evanescence 'FALLEN' Fansite *:.


[Piano Intro]

Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming
Cannot cease for the fear 
Of silent nights
Oh how I long for the deep sleep dreaming
The goddess of imaginary light

[CHORUS:]
In my field of paper flowers
And candy clouds of lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

I linger in the doorway
Of alarm clock screaming monsters
Calling my name
Let me stay
Where the wind will whisper to me
Where the raindrops as they're falling tell a story

If you need to leave the world you live in
Lay your head down and stay a while
Though you may not remember dreaming
Something waits for you to breathe again

[Chorus]

[Fades Away with Piano]

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MY IMMORTAL on Origin

    by Evanescence
        Submitted by .:* Evanescence 'FALLEN' Fansite *:.


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

[CHORUS:]
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
But you still have
All of me

You used to captivate me
By your resonating life
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

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WHERE WILL YOU GO on Origin

    by Evanescence
        Submitted by .:* Evanescence 'FALLEN' Fansite *:.


You're too important for anyone
There's something wrong with everything you see
But I, I know who you really are
You're the one who cries when you're alone

[CHORUS:]
But where will you go
With no one left to save you from yourself
You can't escape
You can't escape

You think that I can't see right through your eyes
Scared to death to face reality
No one seems to hear your hidden cries
You're left to face yourself alone

[Chorus]

I realize you're afraid
But you can't abandon everyone
You can't escape
You don't want to escape

I am so sick of speaking words that no one understands
Is it clear enough that you can't live your whole life all alone
I can hear you in a whisper
But you can't even hear me screaming

[Chorus]

I realize you're afraid
But you can't reject the whole world
You can't escape
You won't escape
You can't escape
You don't want to escape

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FIELD OF INNOCENCE on Origin

    by Evanescence
        Submitted by .:* Evanescence 'FALLEN' Fansite *:.


I still remember the world
From the eyes of a child
Slowly those feelings
Were clouded by what I know now

Where has my heart gone
An uneven trade for the real world
I want to go back to
Believing in everything and knowing nothing at all

I still remember the sun
Always warm on my back
Somehow it seems colder now

Where has my heart gone
Trapped in the eyes of a stranger
I want to go back to
Believing in everything

[Latin hymn]

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EVEN IN DEATH on Origin

    by Evanescence
        Submitted by .:* Evanescence 'FALLEN' Fansite *:.


Give me a reason to believe that you're gone
I see your shadow so I know they're all wrong
Moonlight on the soft brown earth
It leads me to where you lay
They took you away from me but now I'm taking you home

[CHORUS:]
I will stay forever here with you
My love
The softly spoken words you gave me
Even in death our love goes on

Some say I'm crazy for my love, Oh my love
But no bonds can hold me from your side, Oh my love
They don't know you can't leave me
They don't hear you singing to me

[Chorus]

And I can't love you, anymore than I do

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ANYWHERE on Origin

    by Evanescence
        Submitted by .:* Evanescence 'FALLEN' Fansite *:.


Dear my love, haven't you wanted to be with me
And dear my love, haven't you longed to be free
I can't keep pretending that I don't even know you
And at sweet night, you are my own
Take my hand

[CHORUS:]
We're leaving here tonight
There's no need to tell anyone
They'd only hold us down
So by the morning light
We'll be half way to anywhere
Where love is more than just your name

I have dreamt of a place for you and I
No one knows who we are there
All I want is to give my life only to you
I've dreamt so long I cannot dream anymore
Let's run away, I'll take you there

[Chorus]

Forget this life 
Come with me
Don't look back you're safe now
Unlock your heart
Drop your guard
No one's left to stop you

Forget this life 
Come with me
Don't look back you're safe now
Unlock your heart
Drop your guard
No one's left to stop you now

[Chorus]

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LIES on Origin

    by Evanescence
        Submitted by .:* Evanescence 'FALLEN' Fansite *:.


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

[CHORUS:]
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

[Chorus]
[Chorus]

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AWAY FROM ME on Origin

    by Evanescence
        Submitted by .:* Evanescence 'FALLEN' Fansite *:.


I hold my breath as this life starts to take its toll
I hide behind a smile as this perfect plan unfolds
But oh, God, I feel I've been lied to
Lost all faith in the things I have achieved
And I

[CHORUS:]
I've woken now to find myself
In the shadows of all I have created
I'm longing to be lost in you
(away from this place I have made)
Won't you take me away from me

Crawling through this world as disease flows through my veins
I look into myself, but my own heart has been changed
I can't go on like this
I loathe all I've become

[Chorus]

Lost in a dying world I reach for something more
I have grown so weary of this lie I live

[Chorus]

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ETERNAL on Origin



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GIVE UNTO ME on Whisper EP / Sound Asleep EP

    by Evanescence


I’ve been watching you from a distance
But distance sees through your disguise
All I want from you is your hurting
I want to heal you
I want to save you from the dark

Give unto me your trouble
I’ll endure you suffering
Place onto me your hurting
I’ll drink your deadly poison

Why should I care if they, hurt you
Some how it matters more to me
Than if I were hurting myself

Save you
I’ll save you

Give unto me your trouble
I’ll endure your suffering
Place onto me your hurting
I’ll drink your deadly poison

(Piano Solo)

Give unto me your trouble
I’ll endure your suffering
Place onto me your hurting
I’ll drink your deadly poison

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WHISPER on Whisper EP / Sound Asleep EP

     by Evanescence


Death in, Death in it's most hideous form

Catch me as I fall
Say you're here and it's all over now
Speaking to the atmosphere
No one's here and I fall into myself 

This truth drives me
Into madness 

I know I can stop the pain
If I will it all away

Don't turn away
(Don't give in to the pain)
Don't try to hide
(Though they're screaming your name)
Don't close your eyes
(God knows what lies behind them)
Don't turn out the light
(Never sleep never die)

I'm frightened by what I see
But somehow I know
That there's much more to come
Immobilized by my fear
And soon to be
Blinded by tears
I can stop the pain
If I will it all away

Don't turn away
(Don't give in to the pain)
Don't try to hide
(Though they're screaming your name)
Don't close your eyes
(God knows what lies behind them)
Don't turn out the light
(Never sleep never die)

Fallen angels at my feet
Whispered voices at my ear
Death before my eyes
Lying next to me I fear
She beckons me
Shall I give in
Upon my end shall I begin
Forsaking all I've fallen for
I rise to meet my end

Don't turn away
(Don't give in to the pain)
Don't try to hide
(Though they're screaming your name)
Don't close your eyes
(God knows what lies behind them)
Don't turn out the light
(Never sleep never die)


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UNDERSTANDING on Whisper EP / Sound Asleep EP

     by Evanescence


The pain that grips you
The fear that binds you
Releases life in me
In our mutual shame we hide our eyes
To blind them from the truth that finds a way to who we are

Please don't be afraid
When the darkness fades away
The dawn will break the silence screaming at our hearts
My love for you still grows
This I do for you
Before I try to fight the truth my final time


Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Lying beside you
Listening to you breathe
The light that flows inside of you burns inside of me
Hold and speak to me
Of love without a sound
Tell me you will live through this and I will die for you
Cast me not away
Say you'll be with me
For I know I cannot bear it all alone

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away

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FORGIVE ME on Whisper EP / Sound Asleep EP

     by Evanescence


Can you forgive me again?
I don't know what I said
But I didn't mean to hurt you

I heard the words come out
I felt like I would die
It hurt so much to hurt you

Then you look at me
You're not shouting anymore
You're silently broken

I'd give anything now
to hear those words from you

Each time I say something I regret I cry "I don't want to lose you."
But somehow I know that you will never leave me, yeah.

'Cause you were made for me
Somehow I'll make you see
How happy you make me

I can't live this life
Without you by my side
I need you to survive

So stay with me
You look in my eyes and I'm screaming inside that I'm sorry.

And you forgive me again
You're my one true friend
And I never meant to hurt you



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UNDERSTANDING on Whisper EP / Sound Asleep EP

     by Evanescence


"You hold the answer deep within your own mind. 
 Consciously you've forgotten it. 
 That's the way the human mind words. 
 Whenever something is too unpleasant, 
 too shameful for us to entertain we reject it, 
 we erase it from our memory, 
 but the imprint is always there. "

We wash it all away, 
we wish it all away, 
we hope it all away, 
can't cry it all away. 

The pain that grips you
The fear that binds you
Releases life in me
In our mutual shame we hide our eyes
To blind them from the truth 
that finds a way to who we are

Please don't be afraid
When the darkness fades away
The dawn will break the silence 
screaming at our hearts
My love for you still grows
This I do for you
Before I try to fight 
the truth my final time

We're supposed to try to be real. 
We feel alone when we're not together, 
and that is real. 

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Lying beside you
Listening to you breathe
The light that flows inside of you 
burns inside of me
Hold and speak to me
Of love without a sound
Tell me you will live through this 
and I will die for you
Cast me not away
Say you'll be with me
For I know I cannot bear it all alone

You're not alone, honey, Never. Never. 

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't throw it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
? it all away
? it all away

"But the imprint is always there, 
 nothing is ever really forgotten"

"Because I'm dying too"
"Because I'm dying too"
"Because I'm dying too"
"Because I'm dying too"
"Because I'm dying too"



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ASCENSION OF THE SPIRIT on Whisper EP / Sound Asleep EP



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WHERE WILL YOU GO on Evanescence EP

     by Evanescence


You're too important for anyone
There's something wrong with everything you see
But I, I know who you really are
You're the one who cries when you're alone 

Where will you go
With no one left to save you from yourself
You can't escape
you don't want to escape

However did you manage to push away
from every living thing you've come across
so afraid that anyone will hate you
you pretend you hate them first

Where will you go
With no one left to save you from yourself
You can't escape the truth
I realize you're afraid
But you can't refrain from everything
You cant' escape
You can't escape

I'm so sick of speaking words 
that no one understands
is it clear enough 
that you can't live your whole life all alone
I can hear you when you whisper
but you can't even hear me screaming

And where will you go
With no one left to save you from yourself
You can't escape the truth
I realize your're afraid
But you can't reject the whole world
You can't escape
You won't escape
You can't escape
You don't want to escape

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SOLITUDE on Evanescence EP

    by Evanescence


How many times have you told me you love her?
As many times as I wanted to tell you the truth.
How long have I stood here beside you?
I lived through you, you looked through me.

Ooo, Solitude
Still with me is only you
Ooo, Solitude
I can't stay away from you

How many times have I done this to myself?
How long will it take before I see?
When will this hole in my heart be mended?
Who now is left alone but me?

Ooo, Solitude
Forever me and forever you
Ooo, Solitude
Only you, Only true

Everyone leaves me stranded,
forgotten, abandoned
left behind.
I can't stay her another night

Your secret admirer, who could it be?

Can't you you see all along it was me?
How can you be so blind as to see right through me?

Solitude
Still with me is only you
Ooo, solitude
I can't stay away from you

Solitude
Forever me and forever you
Ooo, Solitude
Only you, Only true

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IMAGINARY on Evanescence EP

    by Evanescence


Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming
Cannot cease for the fear of silent nights
Oh how I long for the deep sleep dreaming
The goddess of imagnary light

In my field of paper flowers
And candy cloulds of lullabies
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

I linger in the doorway
Of alarm clocks screaming monsters
Calling my name
Let me stay
where the wind will whisper to me
Where the raindrops as they're falling tell a story

If you need to leave the world you live in
Lay your head down and stay a while
Though you may not remember dreaming

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EXODUS on Evanescence EP

    by Evanescence


My black backpack stuffed with broken dreams
Twenty bucks should get me through the week
Never said a word of discontentment
Thought it a thousand times but now
I'm leaving home

Here in the shadows
I'm safe, I'm free
I've nowhere else to go
but I cannot stay where I don't belong

Two months pass by and it's getting cold
I know I'm not lost I'm just alone
But I won't cry, I won't give up, I can't go back now
Waking up is knowing who you really are

Here in the shadows
I'm safe, I'm free
I've nowhere else to go
but I cannot stay where I don't belong

In the shadows
I'm safe, I'm free
I've nowhere else to go
but I cannot stay here

Oh, show me the shadow where true meaning lies
So much more dismay in empty eyes.

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SO CLOSE on Evanescence EP

    by Evanescence


I've spent so much time throwing rocks at your window
That I never even knocked on the front door

I walk by statues never even made one chip
but if i could leave a mark
on the monument of the heart
I just might lay myself down
for a little more than I had the last day

Wait a time to spare these lies we tell ourselves
These days have come and gone
But this time is sweeter than honey

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UNDERSTANDING on Evanescence EP

    by Evanescence


"You hold the answer deep within your own mind. 
 Consciously you've forgotten it. 
 That's the way the human mind works. 
 Whenever something is too unpleasant, 
 too shameful for us to entertain 
 we reject it, we erase it from our memory, 
 but the imprint is always there."

We wash it all away
We wish it all away
We hope it all away
Can't cry it all away

The pain that grips you
The fear that binds you
Releases life in me
In our mutual shame we hide our eyes
To blind them from the truth 
that finds a way to who we are

Please don't be afraid
When the darkness fades away
The dawn will break the silence
screaming at our hearts
My love for you still grows
This I do for you
Before I try to fight the truth my final time

"We're supposed to try to be real. 
 We feel alone when we're not together, and that is real."

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Lying beside you
Listening to you breathe
The light that flows inside of you 
burns inside of me
Hold and speak to me
Of love without a sound
Tell me you will live through this 
and I will die for you
Cast me not away
Say you'll be with me
For I know I cannot bear it all alone

"You're not alone, honey, Never. Never."

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't throw it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
Oh, it all away
Oh, it all away

"But the imprint is always there, 
 nothing is ever really forgotten"

"Because I'm dying too
 Because I'm dying too
 Because I'm dying too
 Because I'm dying too
 Because I'm dying too"

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UNDERSTANDING on RIM v.beta compilation



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