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Album: Evanescence (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This ethereal electronic track closes Evanescence's third album and completes a trilogy of sea-themed songs following "Never Go Back" and "Oceans." Frontwoman Amy Lee explained its meaning to Kerrang! magazine: "It's goodbye," she said. "It's partly about the acceptance of death. I love that song because it's not angry and it's not perfectly happy. It's sad but it's accepting the things in life that are hard - like someone leaving this world and feeling the peace of crossing over."

    She continued: "I've been through plenty of loss in my life. A big part of my early childhood was loss and understanding death and I think that this is me expressing that in a beautiful way. That's a part of life and it's okay."
  • In our interview with Amy Lee, she cited this as one of her favorite Evanescence songs. "It's broad," she said. "You can apply it to so many specific situations, but I was literally just living in a dream world and singing about how on the deepest inside."
  • According to Lee, this song evokes another famous diminutive diva. "It's definitely got some Björk to it," she said.

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