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Like You by Evanescence

Album: The Open DoorReleased: 2006
  • Amy Lee wrote this song about her little sister who died when she was 3 and Amy was 6. Amy calls it the "Hello" of this album. (thanks, Elizabeth - Old Town, ME)
  • In this song, Lee sings about killing yourself to joined a loved one. If you listen carefully to the last time the chorus is repeated, she says "I long to be like you sis." (thanks, Sara - Anoka, MN)
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Comments: 17

This song makes me cry. Every time I hear it. My Sister killed herself after her fiance died. It fits with both meanings of this song, and I love this song so much. I can't stop listening to it, despite how many memories it brings. Amy Lee is soo...Breathtaking with her music.Kaye - Vancouver, Wa
AMAZING SONG. I don't know why, but i always imagine im at my best friend Kirsten's funeral and its on a cliff on top of the ocean with a light house and its open casket and its really sad and I cry like every time. I don't know why, again. beautiful song. sounds like she says "I long to be like you, sis. Lie Cod in the ground like You, DEAD." I mean, i know that's not what the lyrics say, but that's what I hear.Ebony - Eegene, Or
Such a wonderful, deep and touching song...I love it. I love Amy Lee.Kennedy - Newport, Wa
This is by far the most touching song.It expresses vividly the pain,and more importantly how much does the singer misses her sister.what to say ,its amazingAmit - Mumbai, India
I love my sisters, and this song is so amazing. I cry whenever I hear it. It's so sad.Samantha - Dover, Nh
this song is very emotional and makes me think what would happen if one of my brothers or my sister died and what i would do if they were gone and i was left... and i have lost a sibling and he was younger then me... this song makes me want to cry but i love it anyway...Abigail - Elgin, Il
This is so sad... It's like she's not quite gotten over the death, and she still thinks the one she lost is still alive. She's fervently praying that she could be dead like the one she lost. I always need to check that everyone is here whenever I listen to this song.
"You're not alone, no matter what they told you--you're not alone! I'll be right beside you forevermore." That part is so haunting and you can't help but feel sorry for her.
This song is rated 5 stars on my iPod and on here.
Rina - Miami, Fl
This song makes me cry every time i listen to it
i really can't get enough of it and i believe it's the masterpiece of Evanescence
Music is so emotional and haunting
and Amy's voice and performance is just great
lyrics is beyond my limits of holding myself together
Muhammad - Tanta, Egypt
this song is so beautiful because it expresses true emotions toward losing someone.i mean,i would feel that way exactly if i lost my lttle sister.god,such a beautiful songCortney - Grand Junction, Co
The lyrics might help if your wondering what she is saying in the chorus:

"I long to be like you, sis. Lie cold in the ground like you, did. There's room inside for two, and I'm not grieving for you."

I love Amy Lee, and I love her songs. They are amazing!!! The first time I heard this song, I cried. Only becuase I cant imagine losing my sister. She is so close to me. She's not my younger sister, but she is still family.
Cat - Salem, Pa
sorry for the question mark that was a typoSarah - Boston, Ma
thank u kataroooo anywho how bot u sorry rhyming any way yeah this song pwns?Sarah - Boston, Ma
The end of the song implies that she is going to commit suicide to be with her sister to get past the "blinding wall" between them. "Im not grieving for you, I'm coming for you.". It also implies that she longs to be dead. "I long to be like you, sis. Lie cold in the ground like you"Curjos - Uk, England
This song is haunting and (this'll sound strange) it always makes me feel like I need to look over my shoulder. The melody is gorgeous and it always makes me think of how I would feel if one of my siblings died; I know I would feel completely empty inside. I have this adorable two year old sister and she is SO cute, I've been teaching her how to say random words like 'blanket' and 'flower' and one of her favorite things to ask is "What's that?" and she always makes me smile...I just can't imagine the world without her or any of my other obnoxious siblings for that matter. It's cute, though, my sister, cuz she calls me 'Lee lee' and every time I'm not around she'll point to places I normally go, like my room or the living room and go "Lee lee?" Or that's what my mom has told me. Cute, huh? Sorry, way off track. LOVE THIS SONG!Jailene - K-town, Wa
I have two words to say about this song: beautiful, emotionalAnzi - London, England
Yeah Sara is right (even thought it is not writen down as a lyric) amy lee does say sis but you can only hear it clearly on the 2nd line
1st line sounds like dad or ah i.e like she didn't take a grate breath of air before she began to sing that line
for some reason when ever i hear this song i think of her standing infront of a grave
Kate - Brisbane, Australia
This is by far the best song I have ever heardCrystal - Stockton, Ca