Forgiven Lyrics - Within Temptation

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Couldn't save you from the start
Loved you so it hurts my soul
Can you forgive me for trying again
Your silence makes me hold my breath
Time has passed you by

Oh, for so long I've tried to shield you from the world
Oh, you couldn't face the freedom on your own
Here I am left in silence

You gave up the fight
You left me behind
All that's done's forgiven
You'll always be mine
I know deep inside
All that's done's forgiven

I watched the clouds drifting away
Still the sun can't warm my face
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I know it was destined to go wrong
You were looking for the great escape
To chase your demons away

Oh, for so long I've tried to shield you from the world
Oh, you couldn't face the freedom on your own
And here I am left in silence

You gave up the fight
You left me behind
All that's done's forgiven
You'll always be mine
I know deep inside
All that's done's forgiven

I've been so lost since you've gone
Why not me before you?
Why has fate deceived me?
Everything turned out so wrong
Why do you leave me in silence?

You gave up the fight
You left me behind
All that's done's forgiven
You'll always be mine
I know deep inside
All that's done's forgiven

Released : September 12, 2008
Writer(s) : Sharon den Adel, Robert Westerholt, Martijn Spierenburg
Label : Gun Records, Sony/BMG
Length : 4:54 (album version), 4:02 (single version)
Genre : Rock
Format : CD single, digital download

"Forgiven" is the fourth single from the Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation's fourth album The Heart of Everything. It was released to promote their upcoming DVD, Black Symphony as well as being a single off the album. The song itself is a piano driven ballad with orchestral elements.

The video for "Forgiven" is similar to that of "Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)," which is made up of footage of The Silent Force Tour. "Forgiven" features highlights of Black Symphony, which is based on the fact that "Forgiven" is a promotional single for the concert DVD. As there is a radio edit of the song, the music video portrays only the edit rather than the full-length version. From Wikipedia





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No Heartbrokens | Reviewer: Tolga | 10/11/13

Well, if I had a great voice, This song would be the first song for me to sing it live on a stage! Amazing, touching and so strong. I don't even mention of Sharon's voice. Lyrics are so real and just reading the other comments before me and saw that some moms lost their children and they listened this song. It's even more sadly thinking the song when you're just bored. They made a perfect job and they must have felt it while writing and singing it. I have no problen with my life for now but I like listening to it.

The meaning | Reviewer: Malkavian | 10/22/12

This song is very sad. It explains most of my feelings I have at the moment. My beloved dog is dying and I can't do anything to help her, let alone save her. I can only put her to permanent sleep and let her rest in peace.
"You gave up the fight
You left me behind
All that's done's forgiven
You'll always be mine
I know deep inside
All that's done's forgiven"

She's giving up from a fight and now she's leaving me behind. This song will always remind of my husky. The love of my life. <3 <3 I love you, Luna. <3

Love u so it hurts my soul | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/23/11

u guys make me so want to share my story. this song reminds me of my special friend, I don't know if I do love her or just the thought of her, because, just like this song, she hurts me so bad but I can't hate her, because I forgive her so easily. she's so indifferent, and always stuck with her own pain and sorrows, and always denies my will to help. it's really hurt. "I know it was destined to go wrong, you were looking for a great escape" "for so long I've tried to shield you from the world"
Here I am, left in silence...
why do people have to tear each others' hope apart??
I so want to forget about her :(

myself | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/21/11

this song reaches out to me because a person i loved so much i was forced to forget, but even thouhthey took my liebrty too see him and speak to him i know that they'd never take away my liberty to think about him. And so many times i wanted to kill myself, that when i heard this song i knew there was hope i knew that for him i had to fight and even though we might never be together there's still hope and even if there isn't our love will be together in our hearts.

Grieving Parent's Theme Song :( | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/5/11

I believe this song was written to sum up the feelings of a grieving mother whose child has died by the taking of their own life... No mother expects to out live her child. She spends the child's whole life trying to protect them from the bad things in life, but sometimes people are just not able to handle the pain of this often-times cruel world. It does not mean they are weak. For. those who suffer with debilitating depression have an true illness, an illness that unfortunately is terribly misunderstood, misdiagnosed, made light of, heavily under-funded and under researched. Those who take their lives are normally the most beautiful human beings anyone could ever know. I know this to be fact, as I am the grieving mother of one of these amazing beings who ended his life. As for "all that's done's forgiven", I believe those words were written in reference to all of the unwarranted feelings of guilt that is a constant in the everyday lives of a mother who lost her child to suicide, as well as the mother forgiving her child for leaving her brokenhearted and to carry on without their most precious gift they ever received.

A mothers love lost. | Reviewer: Ace | 5/18/11

To me, this song tells me of a mother singing over her sons grave. The lyrics "Why not me before you? Why has fate deceived me?" describs the suffering a parent goes through when they loose a child. Most parents feel and hope that thier childern will survive them. To me this song says that no parent should have to loose a child.

Someone understands | Reviewer: Daniel | 3/27/11

This song could have been about me.

I've struggled with severe depression ever since adolescence and the two worst bouts were both triggered by long-term relationships ending(one 4 years, the other 2). This is an amazing song for anyone who has suffered through it or has been the one looking on as someone close to them self-destructs.

One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

Live and suffer | Reviewer: Anna | 3/18/11

I`m in love with someone .. but we both know that we can`t be together... Without him.. I don`t have the power to live... I need him.. and I know that he need me too.. but.. this song.. it remainds me of him.. It`s.. complycated... And.. so much pain...

Memories Unforgotten, Mistakes Forgiven | Reviewer: mona | 3/1/11

This song is very touching. It reminds me of my first love. Amazing to have that first taste of love, but heart-breaking when you lose grasp of it. This part:
"I watched the clouds drifting away
Still the sun can't warm my face
I know it was destined to go wrong
You were looking for the great escape
To chase your demons away"

like so many things went wrong between me and him. He left me scarred and empty. In the end I knew our relationship was destined to fall apart, even our friendship fell apart. I've known him for too long to erase him from my memory. I don't feel any/have any hatred or grudge towards him. Even though he has hurt me numerously, I still forgave him.


i love Dona | Reviewer: Farruh Eshonkulov | 2/23/11

I've just lost my love, i'm listening to this song and I just want to cry out, but only one thing soothe my heart that she will call me again. I know my affairs were wrong, I got it and asked excuse me. The result was nagative. She said I dead for her. Her name is Dona(Uzbekistan, Angren, Dukent, 19 year old). I hope she will forgive me.

forgiven | Reviewer: nicky_vd | 1/6/11

I love this song. It gives me chicken pocks. It reminds me of my love. A love that is destined to be. So intens that it is indeed very hard. It feels like a struggle sometimes. This can be very tiresome. At some points my mind wants to give up to get some peace and rest for my heart.But when my mind is still and I listen and look with my hart..all is forgiven and I realize she is and always will be the love of my life.

confessions | Reviewer: reitzarevil | 12/4/10

whenever i listen to this song it reminds me of my first and last love..love i still dont know wthr v can b togthr forever...u knw d reasons...but watevr happens u hav to knw tht i will luv u always...my love for u as it is now,and ever it shall be...forgive me if i cant accept evrythng abt u...if not in this life the nxt lifetime we'll b together...wait for me then...if u ever happen to read this u'll know....i can never regret falling in love with u watvr happens...''YOU'll always be mine,I know deep inside...All that done's FORGIVEN''

Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/2/10

I never realized how amazing this song is. When I listen to it, it makes me think of everything I've gone through and what I am going through now, and makes me wonder why. But I know it all made me strong and it's making me strong, and I'm still holding myself up through it all. Love is hard opening yourself up to, and this song makes the reality of that true.
"But every now and again, I wonder if I'll ever be good enough for you."

Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/13/10

This song is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Sharon's singing and the piano together sounds so pretty, one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard!! I am currently learning how to play it on my piano and I can't wait to be able to play it. WT did a fantastic job on this song.

For my brother.... | Reviewer: Joni Berte | 9/24/10

When I was putting together a memorial DVD for my brother I chose this song. He committed suicide the day after Thanksgiving 2009 and the lyrics spoke to my heart. He was a musician in Seattle and a wonderful man who finally lost his battle with depression. Don, as the lyrics say: all that's done's forgiven...your demons are finally gone. RIP.


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