Going Under Lyrics - Evanescence

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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.
(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 reached the bottom

I'm dying again

I'm going under (going under)
Drowning in you (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever (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) So I don't know what's real and what's not (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 (going under)
Drowning in you (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever (falling forever)
I've got to break through


So go on and scream
Scream at me I'm so far away (so far away)
I won't be broken again (again)
I've got to breathe - I can't keep going under

I'm dying again

I'm going under (going under)
Drowning in you (drowning in you)
I'm falling forever (falling forever)
I've got to break through

I'm going under (going under)
I'm going under (drowning in you)
I'm going under

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i'm going under!.. | Reviewer: NazanIn | 7/28/11

I can really relat to this lyric,u know?i've devoted my self 4 my friends thounds times,but what they returned was tears,blood and pain(of course not all of them,but most of them!)...i've dEcidEd to not to care them anymore but I don't know why I can't,others matter 4 me more than my self all the time...i've told my self so manytimes'i won't be broken again'but I shattered into pieces...thIs song could help me through all those hard,dark days alot!...
I love this song...
I love evanescence

Blahblah | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/3/11

I agree, why fight over it, first of all, if you dont like the song or the band then why do you go to places like this where we who do love it just wana share the moment, well guess ure intitle to youre own opinion and youre welcome to share it but try doing it without the judgin. Music only have meaning to you once you undersand it, so if ure into judging go study law or sumthing and go to court

Retarded, I want thoughts on the song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/16/10

Came here 'cause Songmeaning's site is down and I wanted some opinions & input on this song. Wonderful luck, 3-4 pages of nothing but bickering. Can someone please post an interpetation of this song? In my opinion I get the feeling she's addressing the general public, like mass media and people who are obsessed with it that feed into the industry? Like she has to swim through all this crap and basically try not to drown in all the hype and fame that comes with being a successful band. Or it's a message of being kinda anti-social with society? Orrr the a-typical relationship/boyfriend/girlfriend thing? Getting lost in someone or something, attempting not to be consumed by it all.

Aw, c'mon guys. | Reviewer: MissPollyanna | 6/29/10

Everyone that has been posting mean and hateful things: What are you trying to prove? Why waste your time? You are reading back over your comments and seeing how immature they are- so why don't you stop? All you people who believe in God also seem to be using that as a weapon, saying "I believe in God, God loves me and you, too." as a way to seem like you are taking the high road. Personally I am agnostic, but I'm pretty sure God, the idea of which I am open to, would not approve of his followers insulting each other on a song review forum. Why people always take offense and post awful things on every forum like this is clear- they want an outlet for their anger, and they use an anonymous field where they can say whatever they want and never feel the backlash. The only reason I am doing this is so that maybe I can be the beginning of a change. Let's talk about the song, since that is what we are here to do, and let's be tolerant and respect each other. I'm all for healthy and discussion and debate, but tearing on other's character, especially when you don't know them at all, is unnecessary. We don't all need to hold hands and sing Cumbaya (did I spell that right?). But we do need to be accepting and respectful. It's not too much to ask. God does not have to be the only reason to be a good person. If I don't get loads of hate for this, my faith in humanity will be restored.

going under | Reviewer: sarah | 1/15/10

For the optical phenomenon, see Evanescent wave.

Evanescence in 2006. Left to right: John LeCompt, Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo, Rocky Gray, and Tim McCord
Background information
Origin Little Rock, Arkansas
Genres See below
Years active 1995–present
Labels Wind-up
Associated acts Amy Lee, Ben Moody, David Hodges, We Are the Fallen
Website Evanescence.com
Amy Lee
Terry Balsamo
Tim McCord
Former members
Ben Moody
David Hodges
Rocky Gray
John LeCompt
Will Boyd
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.[1][2] After recording two private EPs and a demo CD named Origin, with the help of Bigwig Enterprises in 2000, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003. Fallen sold more than 15 million copies worldwide and helped the band win two Grammy Awards.[3] A year later, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. In 2006, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold more than five million copies.[4]

The line-up of the band has changed several times: co-founder Moody left in 2003 (mid-tour), bassist Will Boyd in 2006, followed by guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray in 2007. The last two changes have led to a hiatus, with temporary band members contributing to tour performances. In June 2009, Amy Lee posted on the official Evanescence website that the band had been working on new material for a proposed 2010 album. Lee had announced in the beginning of January, 2010, that they are going into the studio next month to record their third album.

Contents [hide]
1 History
1.1 Formation and early years: 1995–2001
1.2 Fallen and Anywhere but Home: 2002–2005
1.3 The Open Door: 2006–2008
1.4 "New Album 2010" ; 2009–present
2 In other media
3 Musical style
4 Band members
5 Discography
6 Awards and nominations
7 References
8 External links

[edit] History
[edit] Formation and early years: 1995–2001
Evanescence was founded by singer, pianist and songwriter Amy Lee and former lead guitarist and songwriter Ben Moody. The two met in 1994 at a youth camp in Little Rock, where Lee sat at a pinano, and begun to play many songs by Mozart and Beethoven (having had 9 years of classical piano lessons). Moody then heard Lee playing "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf on the piano.[5] Their first songs together were "Solitude" and "Give Unto Me", both written by Lee, and "Understanding" and "My Immortal", both written by Moody. The songs were edited by both artists, and they shared equal credit. Later songs include "Whisper" and "Imaginary", both appearing on 1998, 1999, and the 2000 EP, and then appearing on Fallen, 2003.

Lee wrote a song entitled "Listen To The Rain" for her school choir, which she was president of, at her graduation of 2000. The song was then recorded as a b-side for their third EP, "Origin", released in 2000.

Two of Lee and Moody's songs were played on local radio stations, raising local awareness of the group and demand for a concert. The band eventually appeared live, and became one of the most popular acts in the area. After experimenting with band names, such as Childish Intentions and Stricken (both Moody's band name ideas), Halo Machine and ForTheFallen (both Lee's band name ideas), they decided on Evanescence, which means "disappearance" or "fading away" (from the word evanesce, which means "to disappear").[6]

[edit] Fallen and Anywhere but Home: 2002–2005

The band's signature font was created when Fallen was in development. The label designers used slightly modified versions of each character to make the track titles look unique.[7]In early 2003, the lineup was completed by Amy Lee and Ben Moody's friends, John LeCompt, Rocky Gray and Will Boyd, all of whom worked on Evanescence's earlier songs. Meanwhile, Evanescence signed on with their first major label, Wind-up Records, and began work on their first album, Fallen. While they were looking to promote Fallen, Evanescence accepted an offer from the video game company Nintendo to perform on the "Nintendo Fusion Tour" which they headlined in 2003.[8]

Fallen spent 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10;[9] was certified 7x Platinum in the United States;[10] and sold more than 15 million copies worldwide,[3] including 7 million in the U.S. The album was listed for 104 weeks on the Billboard Top 200, and it was one of eight albums in the history of the chart to spend at least a year on the Billboard Top 50.[11]

On October 22, 2003, Moody left the band during the European tour for Fallen, reportedly because of creative differences.[12] In an interview several months later, Amy Lee said: "...we'd gotten to a point that if something didn't change, we wouldn't have been able to make a second record." This became a point of confusion, as Moody and Lee stated on the Fallen album liner notes that they were best friends.[13] Lee said it was almost a relief that Moody left because of tensions created within the band.[13] During an interview, Lee has said "I don't know I just think its exactly what I would've expected he's more about kind of the pop influence sort of thing and also you know about being commercial and I mean selling albums that's the part of him we often disagreed on; I wanted to do the more artistic weird thing and he'd wanna do the thing that people would want to hear..." She adds "So that's, a lot of the reason [why] its been so fun writing now is [that] we're not thinking about that. Its like what do we like, what's fun, like what do we want to do that's different."[14] Moody was replaced by Terry Balsamo from Cold.[15]

Evanescence's major label debut single "Bring Me to Life", featuring guest vocals from Paul McCoy of 12 Stones, was a global hit for the band and reached #5 on the American Billboard Hot 100.[16] It provided Evanescence with their first UK #1 single,[17] where it stayed for four weeks from June-July 2003. The song also became the official theme for WWE No Way Out 2003. The equally popular "My Immortal" peaked at #7 in the U.S. and UK charts,[16] and both songs were featured in the soundtrack for the action movie Daredevil. "Bring Me to Life" was recognized at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004, where the band won the Best Hard Rock Performance and Best New Artist awards and were nominated for two others.[18] The two other singles off Fallen are "Going Under" (#5 U.S. Modern Rock Tracks,[16] #8 UK Charts) and "Everybody's Fool" (#36 U.S. Modern Rock Tracks,[16] #23 UK Charts); all were promoted by a music video.

Evanescence performing at the concert in Le Zénith, Paris, featured on Anywhere but HomeIn 2004, Evanescence's new lineup released a DVD/CD compilation entitled Anywhere but Home. The DVD includes a concert in Paris, as well as behind-the-scenes features, including shots of the band backstage signing autographs and warming up. Also on the CD are the live songs "Breathe No More" (from the Elektra movie soundtrack), "Farther Away", and the band's cover of Korn's "Thoughtless".

[edit] The Open Door: 2006–2008
A spokesperson for the band's label confirmed on July 14, 2006 that bassist Will Boyd had left the band for "not wanting to do another big tour" and wanting "to be close to his family." Amy Lee states that "we completely understood Will's decision to leave. The rest of us are also sacrificing our time with our family, and people back at home who we miss." Lee originally broke the news to the fans in a post on an unofficial Evanescence site, EvBoard.com.[19] In an interview with MTV, posted on their website on August 10, 2006, Lee announced that Tim McCord, former Revolution Smile guitarist, would switch instruments and play bass for the band.[20]

Evanescence performing at a concert in Brazil in 2007The album progressed slowly for several reasons, including Amy Lee's desire to maximize the creative process and not rush production, other band members' side projects, guitarist Terry Balsamo's stroke, and the loss of their former manager.[21] Although Lee stated on the fan forum Evboard that Evanescence's new album would be completed in March 2006,[22] the release was pushed back allegedly because "Wind-up Records...wanted to make a few changes to the upcoming single "Call Me When You're Sober", which hit modern rock and alternative rock radio on August 7, 2006. The 13-track album The Open Door was released in Canada and the United States on October 3, 2006;[9] the United Kingdom on October 2, 2006; and Australia on September 30, 2006.[23] The album sold 447,000 copies in the United States in its first week of sales and earned their first #1 ranking on the Billboard 200 album chart, knocking The Killers off from #1, and becoming the 700th #1 album in Billboard since the chart became a weekly feature in 1956.[11][24] The music video for "Call Me When You're Sober" was shot in Los Angeles and is based on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. The Open Door became available for pre-order on the iTunes Store on August 15, 2006; the music video for "Call Me When You're Sober" was also made available.

The tour for The Open Door began on October 5, 2006 in Toronto and included locations in Canada, the U.S. and Europe during that year. This first tour continued on January 5, 2007 and included stops in Canada (alongside band Stone Sour), Japan and Australia (alongside band Shihad) and then returned to the U.S. for a second tour in the spring (alongside bands Chevelle and Finger Eleven).[25][26] As part of their tour, Evanescence performed on April 15, 2007 on the Argentinan festival Quilmes Rock 07 along with Aerosmith, Velvet Revolver and other local bands.[27] They also co-headlined on the Family Values Tour 2007 along with Korn and other bands.[28][29] The group closed their European tour with a sell-out concert at the Amphi in Ra'anana, Israel, on June 26, 2007,[30] and finished the album tour on December 9, 2007.[31]

John LeCompt, former Evanescence guitaristOn May 4, 2007, John LeCompt announced that he had been fired from Evanescence, and also stated that drummer Rocky Gray had decided to quit.[32] Wind-up issued a press release on May 17, 2007, stating that two Dark New Day members, drummer Will Hunt and guitarist Troy McLawhorn, would be joining the band to replace LeCompt and Gray.[33] It was initially stated that Hunt and McLawhorn would tour with Evanescence until the end of the Family Values Tour in September 2007,[34] but both continued to play with the band through The Open Door tour.[31]

[edit] "New Album 2010" ; 2009–present
In a news posting to the Evanescence website during June 2009, Amy Lee wrote that the band was in the process of writing new material for a new album proposed for release in 2010. She stated that the music would be an evolution of previous works and be "better, stronger, and more interesting".[4] The band played a "secret show" at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom in New York City on November 4, 2009, with label mates Civil Twilight. Tickets for the show sold out in five minutes. This performance acted as a warm-up for their headline appearance at the Maquinária Festival in São Paulo, Brazil, which took place on November 8.[35][36] On the 8th January 2010, Amy Lee announced through social networking site Twitter that "We [Evanescence] are officially going into the studio to record our third album next month. I'm beyond excited and will keep you up to date along the way!"

[edit] In other media
Lee claimed that she wrote a song for the 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but that it was rejected because of its dark sound. Lee went on to state that it was just "more great stuff [for The Open Door]".[37] Another song supposedly written for Narnia was the Mozart-inspired "Lacrymosa".[38] The producers of Narnia, however, refuted her claim, stating this information was "news to them" and that no Evanescence music had been planned for inclusion in the soundtrack.[39]

Rumours of the band breaking up surfaced[40] after the arrival of We Are The Fallen but Lee issued a statement saying that "there's some pretty weird stuff flying around right now" and that Evanescence is "working on new material that I'm extremely excited about". Lee adds "I don't see the point in making the same record twice, so I always want to challenge myself to make something better, stronger, and more interesting than before. That takes time, but it's worth the wait for me. Hopefully, it will be for the fans too. Look out for new music next year[2010]." Former band member and co-founder Ben Moody feels the statement "kind of validates my point. I don't really think she's at all threatened by us. She said, 'Don't worry, you'll have your music next year.' But people might want something to listen to before then. That's what we're here for, cause there's no other music out there people would want to hear right now as Evanescence fans. We are the other originals: people tend to like the underdogs better." Moody admitted in an interview, 2004, having some "demons to deal with", and "repeatedly took them out on Amy" in their friendship. "There's not really an Evanescence now," Moody adds. "It's Amy Lee playing as Evanescence with a bunch of other guys hired to play our parts. "There's no reason we can't both exist in the world." He also says that "Musically, we're going in completely different directions: I'm interested in the business and sales, while she is focused on the art and creative aspect, which I had always told her is a waste of time." and he insists that the The Open Door (Evanescence's 2006 album) sounds nothing like his band We Are The Fallen, "My band can make music better." Moody then adds, "just kidding" to disregard his remark. "And as far as fans go" Moody adds "you won't see us disappear for a year and a half or sometimes three years so we can write and record an album."[41] Lee has not responded to any of these comments. In 2005, while creating The Open Door, Lee reassured fans that to make a great album, it takes effort, and lots of creative space and time, and that this is the reason they take an unusually long amount of time to create an album. When the album was released, the response from fans was overwhelming, and to the fans, taking "a year and a half or sometimes three years" to record the album, was definitely worth the wait.

[edit] Musical style
Critics vary in terming Evanescence a rock or metal band, but most identify them as some form of gothic metal: Publications such as The New York Times, Rough Guides, Rolling Stone and Blender have identified Evanescence as a gothic metal act,[2][42][43][44] while other sources such as NME, MusicMight, IGN and Popmatters have termed them gothic rock.[45][46][47][48] They have been compared to a variety of bands from differing genres, such as nu metal ensembles like P.O.D. and Linkin Park,[49][50] gothic metal groups like Lacuna Coil,[51] and symphonic metal acts like Nightwish and Within Temptation.[52] David Browne of Blender offers an elaborate description of the band's music as "goth Christian nü-metal with a twist of melancholic Enya."[53] Adrien Begrand of Popmatters describes Evanescence as utilising "nu-metal riffage".[48] Adrian Jackson of My Dying Bride stated that he feels Evanescence is doing something similar to his own gothic metal group, only in a more commercial direction.[54] Other genres and influences used to describe the band’s sound include alternative metal,[46][55] alternative rock,[46][47] hard rock,[46] post-grunge[56] and electronica.[45]. Itunes has classified them as Rock (Hard Rock, Metal), and Alternative (Grunge, Goth rock).

Evanescence was originally promoted in Christian stores. Later, the band made it clear they did not want to be considered part of the Christian rock genre.[57] Terry Hemmings, CEO of Christian music distributor Provident, expressed puzzlement at the band's about-face, saying "They clearly understood the album would be sold in these [Christian music] channels."[58] After many Christian stores began to remove the band's music from their shelves, Wind-up Records chairman Alan Meltzer then issued a press release in April 2003 requesting formally that they do this.[59] In 2006, Amy Lee told Billboard that she had opposed being identified as a "Christian band" from the beginning.[60]

Can people please stop saying things that offend others, please? | Reviewer: unknownpersonality | 12/6/09

I haven't heard this song yet, I came across this band while looking for some music that sounds like Nightwish.

Okay, rant number two...
If someone comes on a site like this and talks about their bad life to get their feelings out, let them. I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings, but at times talking about something really helps you deal with whatever it is you're going through.

If you think no one cares about you, I have some good news. There IS Someone who cares and His name is Jesus Christ.

Hello.... | Reviewer: Cassie | 7/11/09

This song is so awsome. I love Amy Lee; she can dress like a goth but can still be herself. Just becaues that you wear black dosen't mean you can be dark and a loner-be yourself no matter who you hang with or whatever you wear.

Awsome ! | Reviewer: Anarchy ! | 6/1/09

Okay first of all this song is really good and i love it. It relates to me so much .

To that guy 'FREAK'and 'Chickmcjr' listen here you fucking bitches life isn't all that great for everyone so why don't you go fuck yourself .
You don't understand what others are going through and what they do as a result of it. You have no idea what it's like . So sit down and shut the fuck up . I'd like to put you in my shoes for one day and you'll see what it's like for me and so many others who find life hard and miserable .


lol | Reviewer: anna | 3/4/09

hey freak, if you are as smart as you think you are, why do you write spectrum like this: Spectrem
i guess i should write a letter to the school you graduated in and tell them not to allow any jerk to graduate. i am 16 and i am from iran, a country where no one can speak a word of english. life sucks and we can do nothing about it. because we have to live for others. for instance, i live for my mom cuz if i die, she will be really sad. I'm not selfish. in order to enjoy life, you should be a little stupid. and i think YOU ARE definitely stupid.
anyway, it's an awesome song i love it

... | Reviewer: Lalalala | 12/31/08

I really don't know what an of you are talking about.. But, you shouldn't get angry at a person you don't even know. Let them voice their opinion. If you feel strongly about something, decide if it's nice or not. But, anyway.. I love this song. One of my favorites by Evanedcence.

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