Breathe No More

Album: Anywhere But Home (2004)


  • This song is about Amy Lee's little sister Bonnie, who died as a child. It's one of Evanescence's first songs, and appears on their early demos as well as the concert album Anywhere But Home.

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  • TomThis song is not about her dead sister. Amy said it's about changing yourself in a relationship in order to please the other person and hating the person you've become in order to please the other.
  • Mae.k from Butler Pamy immortal is about her sister. this song was featured on the soundtrack for the 2005 film Elecktra. In relation to the film it is about mourning and wondering what your identity is, and which one others love. who you need to be and what you want to be.
  • Jennie from Ansonia, CtI've always felt the song was a description on how an anorexic feels about themselves. How they look in the mirror but they don't see a beautiful person. "Lie to me, convince me that I've been sick forever, and all of this will make sense when I get better." This describes for me what everyone says about anorexics of how they are sick and they don't believe their family or friends that they are beautiful and nothing is wrong with them. "I know the difference, between myself and my reflection, I just can't help but to wonder, which of us do you love?" seems to describe how those poor people feel about what they see in the mirror. The mirror shows them that they have tons of weight to lose, but in reality, they are starving to death and they wonder, does my family and friends love the "fat person" or the "thin person"
  • Samantha from New York City, NyThis song is absolutley beautiful.Even tough it ws written for bonnie,i, take it differently.I used to be depressed and i would look in the mirror and just think about how ugly i was.I was always pretending to be happy and the one in the mirror was the real me who just couldn't feel anything at all.
  • Stephanie from Nashville, Tni love this song...
    Amy Lee is the best!
  • Cortney from Grand Junction, CoActually this song is about her little sister,and how she felt when she was in her early teens about losing her little sister.she wanted to die so she could be with her little sister and so she didn't have to feel the pain.she also wrote hello and like you for bonnie.i know this because i met amy lee and asked her about alot of her songs and why she wrote them.
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