George ( Greece )
The Song “Bring Me Back to Life” by Evanescence – George’s goosebump moment
“Hello! I am George and I am from Greece. My goosebump moment is when I heard for the first time the Evanescence song “Bring Me Back to Life”. It was amazing. From the music, the band, the instruments they were playing, and even the video clip was very modern for that time period. I believe that the next generations should have a copy of the album, specifically the song “Bring Me Back to Life” because you can clearly see how the music industry was working during that time period. I believe that everyone should hear this song and something classic and you can’t miss it. Trust me, it’s great!”
“Bring Me To Life”, a song that has transcended beyond
How many times have you listened to or sung “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence ad nauseam? I’m telling you, a lot. The song is still playing 20 years after it was released for the first time. It is one of those songs that will never go out of fashion and today we know it more than ever. That’s why the group is celebrating after learning a historic fact related to this song, their trademark: “Bring Me To Life” has surpassed one billion plays on YouTube.
That’s right. The song was released in 2003 as the band’s debut single and what would become the first preview of “Fallen”, their debut album. It is also the band’s most famous single and the one that sold more than seven million copies.
One of the best-known curiosities in history is this. “Bring Me To Life”, along with “My Innmortal”, also by the band, is the original soundtrack of the movie Daredevil (2003) starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Moreover, the song was born with the purpose of becoming the background of Elecktra (Jennifer Garner) at the moment when she would face Daredevil. From this moment on, “Bring Me To Life” could be heard on all radio stations.
Once the song was released and became a worldwide hit, theories about its meaning varied over the years. The first time Evanescence were released, they released a statement to tell about the meaning of BMTL: “It’s about discovering a feeling inside that you’ve never had before. You open your mind and realize there’s a wider world than that bubble you feel safe in.”
Shortly thereafter, Amy Lee unveiled the original meaning of BMTL. Lee told German magazine Sonic Seducer that “Bring Me To Life” was written about her current husband, Josh Hartzler.
“I was in a difficult situation and in a very bad relationship. And the one who is my husband, Josh, at that time was just a friend and a person I barely knew. It was maybe the third or fourth time we’d seen each other. We went inside to take a seat at a restaurant while our friends were in the car. We sat across from each other, he looked at me and said, ‘So, are you happy,’ that caught me off guard. I felt like it pierced my heart because I thought I had been faking it so well, and it was like someone could see right through me. And then the whole first verse came out: ‘How can you see into my eyes, like open doors,’ ” she said.
“It really made me feel and recognize the sense of longing that I had to get to a better place. It made me feel like I was traveling,” Lee added.
“Bring Me To Life” has transcended beyond the movies to famous series such as CSI Miami or The Office. If you are a big fan of these series you surely know what we are talking about.
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