Evanescence - Bring Me To Life




"Bring Me to Life" is a song by American rock band Evanescence, recorded for their debut studio album, Fallen (2003). Wind-up released it as the lead single from the album on April 7, 2003. The track was written by group members Amy Lee, Ben Moody, and David Hodges and produced by Dave Fortman. It also features uncredited guest vocals from Paul McCoy of the band 12 Stones.


"Bring Me to Life" is a nu metal, gothic metal, hard rock and an alternative rock song. According to Lee, "Bring Me to Life" has several meanings and inspirations; its subjects are an incident in a restaurant, open-mindedness, and waking up to the things which are missing in the protagonist's life. Lee later revealed that the song was inspired by her long-time friend and husband Josh Hartzler.


The band won in the category for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards where the song was also nominated for Best Rock Song. Directed by Philipp Stölzl, the accompanying music video shows Lee singing and climbing on a skyscraper while having nightmares in her bedroom.


"Bring Me to Life" was part of the set list during the Fallen and The Open Door Tour. Many artists recorded cover versions of the song, including the classical singer Katherine Jenkins and American pianist, John Tesh. The song was also used on several television shows.






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 livin' 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