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Evanescence - Bring Me To Life


Evanescence - Bring Me To Life - Meaning of the song


This was the first single from Evanescence; it became a huge hit and launched their career. The song first appeared (along with "My Immortal") in the 2003 movie Daredevil, where it was used in a key scene where Elektra (Jennifer Garner) gets ready to kill Daredevil (Ben Affleck). The film was released in February 2003 and the song was included on the soundtrack. Fallen was issued in March, and "Bring Me To Life" came out as a single in April. The song reached its US chart peak of #5 in June and became one of the biggest songs of the summer. In the UK, the song was an even bigger hit, going to #1 in June and staying for four weeks.


Lead singer Amy Lee wrote the song about Josh Hartzler, the man who would become her husband. When she met Hartzler, he was a friend of a friend: a total stranger who did not know her. Yet he could somehow "see inside her" and "bring her to life." "I was in a really bad place, relationally, and going through a really hard time. He sat across from me when we went to reserve a table and he just looked me dead in the eye and said, 'Are you happy?' And it shocked my heart and I looked down and just started making up excuses. I choked on my words because I felt like I was completely outwardly acting normal, but inside in a lot of turmoil. And I felt like he could just see straight into my soul. That inspired the whole song. Years later I told him it was about him." It was a few years before Lee and Hartzler started dating. From 2003-2005 she had a high-profile relationship with Seether frontman Shaun Morgan, so many fans assumed the song was about him. Lee didn't say who it was about until later. Hartzler and Lee got married in 2007 and had a son, Jack, in 2014.


Bring me to life - Lyrics

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 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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