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Haunted

by

Evanescence



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This is about someone who has been gone for awhile, but the singer (in this case, Amy Lee) thinks that person will return because she is haunted by him/her in her dreams. She secretly is searching for the person, feeling closer and closer. A more literal interpretation can have the singer being stalked by someone from her past. (thanks, Yuna - Kyoto, Japan)
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Comments (20):

actually this song was based on a story by ben moody about a girl who gets trapped in a haunted mansion. she begins seeing that she is trapped there by this man who she cannot see but know is there, because every day she goes downstairs to find a fridge stockd with fod. she never gets out.
- Amy Luna, San Antonio, TX
this song makes me think of vampires and werewolves cuz my friend is obbsessed with vampires and i am obbsessed with werewolves and when i listin to i think of a female vampire trying not to hurt her human lover or a female werewolf trying to hide her werewolf from a human lover but she still hunts him during the fullmoon my friend wrote this with what she thought it ment:
"Snow watched the moon, it was almost midnight and all she could do was hope, hope she wouldn't hurt her love, Gibson...
The clock shuck twelve and she turned into her vampire, Dark Snow, in a flash.
She ran into the woods not to far from her, and smelled the air, 'no..' she said, she could smell, Gibson's blood, and not to far away from her...
he smelled..alive...
'no..you won't kill him..' she said to herself, but when she turned around, gibson was standing right behind her and he kissed her.
Snow was a bit shocked, but she loved him, even though her vampire wanted to haunt and hurt him
- Lilac, boston, MA
My mom read the lyrics to this song, handed them back to me and just looked at me like "Why would you listen to a song that says 'rape'?" I couldn't help but laugh. And Kerri, that's an awesome image in my mind. I hadn't heard it before, but it's excellent, and does make perfect sense with the song.
- Crystal, Fresno, CA
This song really makes me think about how people would react after i died. Amy Lee has a rock hard voice, yet itts so calm and sweet.
ROK ON!!!! !=!
- Rolito, Belize City, Belize
It says "watchin/raping me" because the song is about a girl that is trapped in a mansion and she's in a bad relationship with one of her workers that works for her. Look it up!
- Emily, reston, FL
This song could quite honestly have a great many meanings. One I like to think of, is that there is a person who begins to "see" things, that aren't even there. Whether that being of supernatural(which would go along with the song) or just being very paranoid, and feeling constantly watched. To sum it up, I simply think it's about a person going crazy. Obviously the song has a eerie feeling... it could actually go with a lot of thoughts.
- Derreck, unknown, PA
ok i love this song,like it kicks ass,but why in the song does it say,"watching me,rapeing me"?
- Cortney, Grand Junction, CO
I think that the song is supposed to be from a ghost or phantom's point-of-view. "Haunting you, I can smell you, alive" etc...

:-) Go Amy! ^_^
- Kristen, Dublin, Ireland
Sounds like the song should be played in a horror film. Still I love Amy Lee and well uh...
- Joel, Columbia, SC
the music, the lyrics, and that meaning makes this song scary which makes me love it more than i did before.
- Tara, Somewhere, FL
im sorry but i think that hannah's is more beliveable then kerri's or ben moody's i mean its hard to understand what the song is on about and the meaning of it but this the girl nd all that but i cant seam to put the song to that meaning that kerri was on about
i thing that is is better that ben has gone because even though people are saying there isn't alot of rock or guitars going through like the fallen album i thought why would you want that? if you carry on with the guitars nd rock its gonna end up the same all the same meaning all the same ending and when it comes for a change and its soft people are not going to like it as it is "different" and not ther "style"
- Kate, brisbane, Australia
I'm not really sure what this song really means.
It's good though.
- Joel, Columbia, SC
this song is acutaly about sora's nobody roxas and riku from kingdom hearts when u unlock the secret ending in the first one yo will get a movie scene where a hooded roxas is wielded 2 keyblades killing a lot of heartless and then you see a blind folded riku (hnting you i can smell you alive) it how roxas not trly knowing who riku is relentlessly hunts him for anwsers being soras alter person with difrent memorys as riku also hunts roxas thinking he is his old friend sora best friends and worst eniemes trying to pull each other down to there knees
- sean, st.petersburg, FL
This is what the songs means for me but not the actual song meaning. For me it means a girl who has just come out from an eating disorder and is in recovery but gets tempted to start on that journey again( long last words whisper slowly to me Still can't find what keeps me here
When all this time I've been so hollow inside
I know you're still there) and how she feels that shes been watching her weight and watch she eats again and how she hates the disease but loves it at the same time for making her skinny ( Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you loving you I won't let you pull me down)
and how she can feel herself reluctantly starting on the path again and how she hates herself for it but cant help it.
so yeh thats what it means for me
- Hannah, Sydney, Australia
I love Evanescence ad I think this song is about a woman being stalked or "hunted". I think the first verse is from the woman's point of view. She may be in a relationship with this man and she doesn't know why she's still there with him. And she can hear everything he's ever said to her. The second voice may be from the hunter's point of view. He's hunting her, looking for her and he knows she's there. He can smell her. He can hear her, and he won't stop looking for her no matter what.
- Hannah, Atlanta, GA
this song rocks my socks everynight before o go to sleep!
- Tera, Salem, IN
This is what Ben Moody gave to Amy Lee to make lyrics out of:

"A little girl around 8 or 9 in a little white Easter dress is walking down a neighborhood street bouncing a little red ball. As she approaches an obviously deserted large house with a sinister demeanor, her attention moves from the ball to the house. Not paying attention to her bouncing, the ball hits the curb and ricochets toward the house. As she chases the little red ball toward the house, the ball picks up unnatural momentum and bounces right into the huge gaping front door. The little girl pauses for a moment, looks up at the house, which now appears to be staring down at her, and cautiously enters the house in search of her little red ball. as she slowly walks into the atrium, she surveys the decaying mess that once was obviously a beautiful mansion. She becomes mesmerized by the exquisite detail of every inch of the banister winding up the seemingly endless staircase in front of her. Suddenly her thoughts are broken by a horrifying commotion. She whips around to run out the front door, but finds only a blank wall where the door once stood. Frightened, she runs down the first hallway she sees, trying desperately to find a way out, but with every turn the world behind her changes, bending to the will of the house, so that even finding a path back to the atrium where she began becomes impossible. Terrified, the little girl sinks into a corner, puts her head in her hands, and weeps.

10 years later....

The little girl wakes up in a panic, now a young woman. Dirty, scarred. She's now clothed in black pants, work boots, and a black wife beater. Her skin is pale and dirty. Sun has not graced her flesh in over a decade. She wakes to find a meal placed on a dirty silver tray before her, just enough to sustain life, just like every morning before. Placed there by a figure she can only see in passing, around a corner, walking through a door.... a figure that has become her only friend, and her only hate. Her entire existence has become nothing but to hunt and destroy this shadow that keeps her here. As she hunts him relentlessly day after day, she becomes lost in the dichotomy of her being. This thing that keeps her here, this person that repeatedly rapes her mind and watches her when she sleeps, has become her only friend. For is this person left, she would cease to exist. For she live only to kill him. But lives only FOR him. Every day the house changes around her, so that every day she wakes in a foreign land. The only constant... is him. She hears his heart beating, she smells him, she can only think of finding him, but he is also the only thing she knows of love."
- Kerri, Long Beach, NY
I like this song alot,as I do all evanescence songs.When I listen to this song I picture someone being stalked,and I can freak myself out when I listen to it.
-natalie lester,WA
Evanescence was the real first "Rock" band I got into, and this my favorite song by them.
- Nina Hikari, Nowhere, MO
i like this song because its scary. and amy lee is the best singer in this band. if she wasnt in this band then it wouldnt be a great band. i wish i can go to the concerts though.
- sarah floyd, bloomingdale, IL
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