#SLS ~ Emotional

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. Things at the Casa are still Cuckoo. We finally got a new hot water heater installed and running late Wednesday afternoon. Even that was full of mishaps and drama, because this is just how things go for me. All Casa Cuckoo life forms, two legged and four legged, are doing relatively well, so there’s some good news. I’ve definitely gained a new and deeper appreciation for hot water that comes straight from the tap! There’s a grip of other things that happened, but let’s just get to the Music, shall we?

This week, the prompt words are – Anxiety, Delight, Emotions, Pain, Pride

As wide open as these prompt words, and the topic make the choices, I actually had a difficult time choosing a song. I had chosen and rejected Pain and Compliance when I remembered My Immortal by Evanescence. This song can still make me cry. It’s a beautiful song and Amy Lee’s voice makes it even more beautiful.

My Immortal was originally written by Ben Moody while he was still in high school. It’s a completely fictional song, and had different lyrics in some places in the original. Moody met Amy Lee at a Christian youth camp in 1996 when he was 14 and she was 13. They dated for a short time, but decided they were better as friends. They formed Evanescence in Little Rock, Arkansas with keyboardist David Hodges. The trio wrote, played and even lived together for a short time.

My Immortal is from the bands debut full length studio album Fallen, released in 2003. They had released several EPs and a full length demo CD which they sold at their shows, before Fallen.

The album went 7× platinum and earned Evanescence six Grammy nominations, two of which they won. They won Best New Artist, beating 50 Cent who walked on stage and past them as they accepted, and Best Hard Rock Performance.

My Immortal wasn’t released as a single until 2004. It reached #7 on Billboard’s chart but by that time both Hodges and Moody had left the band. Hodges left before Fallen was released, and Moody left mid-tour in October of 2003.

Ben Moody is in the video, which is fitting IMO.

I’m so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
‘Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won’t leave me alone

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now I’m bound by the life you left behind
Your face, it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice, it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

I’ve tried so hard to tell myself that you’re gone
But though you’re still with me
I’ve been alone all along

When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
All of me… me… me…

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Here come the usual questions… what song would YOU use for this prompt? Are you an Evanescence fan? Do you know what movie featured both My Immortal and Bring Me To Life? Thanks for stopping by!

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Hugs!!

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