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This is about people who are fake and superficial, people that pretend to be what they are not just to be accepted and loved in society. Amy Lee wrote it when her sister started turning into one of these people. She was trying to say you should always be yourself for you, and no one else. It doesn't matter what other people say as long as you're happy with who you are, and you aren't pretending. (thanks, chantel - traverse city, MI)
When Amy Lee sings about fake people, she could be referring to certain celebrities, or possible to the Roman Catholic Church. The line, "you're not real and you can't save me" could be interpreted as Amy calling out the Pope, saying in effect that he is not really a man of God and is just looking for power politically and socially, not spiritually. (thanks, Sandra - Tempe, AZ)
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