Decoding Evanescence

Bring me back to life.

 

The music video shows her trying to climb up the building in a dark city to a higher level, but towards the end of it she falls. When you combine this imaginary with the lyrics, it is clear that this imagery is about her spirit trying to reach a higher level but she falls back down. At 1 minute 49 seconds she walks past a room with people in masks having a party. The masks represent the bodie's face as well as the physical identity. The party may represent how they are oblivious to reality. At the start she is in bed, this represents the dreamworld that Gnostics say is the physical world and at the end of this music video she falls back down into the bed. This represents the Fall of Man. The movie called Never Ending Story is also about someone turning into nothing. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core where I’ve become so numb (The core is the soul and the statement, "I've become so numb", means that her spirit is numb and it can't feel.)
Without a soul my spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
until you find it there and lead it back home (The statement, "my spirit's sleeping somewhere cold", means that her soul or her true self is asleep and somewhere cold means the body and it can mean ignorance as well. The statement, "until you find it there and lead it back home", means the soul being led home to where it came from, ie Heaven or reality.)

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside (This means waking up the soul or the true self that is inside.)
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me) (Waking up the soul is salvation. That was the definition of what salvation in Gnosticism and the Hermetica.)
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 (When the soul is asleep it is nothing. Nothing is the opposite to the All that is referred so many times in the Gnostics gospels.)

now that I know what I’m without
you can't just leave me (She now knows she is without herself).
breathe into me and make me real (The soul is the breath of life and it will make her real once she becomes it again).
bring me to life ("make me real" means making her into the soul or the true self. "bring me to life", which is the name of this song means that the spirit is life, she wants to come back 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) (She's been living a lie in her physical life in ignorance. The statement, "there's nothing inside, " means that she is in ignorance and is fleshy and she has lost herself, therefore she is empty inside.)
Bring me to life

frozen inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
only you are the life among the dead (These three lines sound like romance, but considering the meanings of the other lyrics, it suggests taht her love is either her soul, God or both. The statement, "only you are the life among the dead", is saying that the spirit is life and the dead are all the people who are ignorant of themselves.)

all this time I can't believe I couldn't see
kept in the dark but you were there in front of me (She is spiritually blind but God is infront of her).
I’ve been sleeping a thousand years it seems
got to open my eyes to everything (She's been spiritually asleep for a long time, but she opens her eyes to the All).
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul (Like in the song called One, by Metallica, her soul or her true self is crippled and has no thoughts and no voice).
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)

 

Going Under.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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) (Notice that the words wake up come after the words, "I'll save myself". Salvation is waking up the soul).
Not tormented daily defeated by you
Just when I thought I'd reached the bottom (The statement, "defeated by you", means defeated by the body and "reached the bottom" means the soul reaching the bottom with it's ignorance).

I'm dying again

I'm going under (going under)
Drowning in you (drowning in you) (Going under means the soul going under from Heaven and drowning in you means the soul drowning in the ignorance of the body and the world).
I'm falling forever (falling forever) (This is referring to the Fall of Man or the fall of the soul into the world).
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 (These lines mean that the soul is believing in something that isn't real and it is believing delusions while it is in ignorance).

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...

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 (This is the soul dying. Life is not defined as anything physical).

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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