The Game Is Over

Album: The Bitter Truth (2020)
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Songfacts®:

  • This guitar-driven anthem is a cry to be real about our inner feelings of depression and anxiety. Lead singer Amy Lee is not one to hide her feelings. Her visceral and honest lyrics have long connected with Evanescence fans; on "The Game Is Over," she sings about the pressure we face to put on a front when inside we're in turmoil.
  • Had enough, I've really had enough
    Had enough of denial
    I'm not alright, but I'm not gonna lie
    I don't know that I ever was


    Said Lee: "This song is about being sick of the facade. The disguises we wear for others to make them feel comfortable, the inside feelings being so different than what we show on the outside to fit within the boundaries of what's socially acceptable, or what's not going to make you unpleasant or too 'weird' to be around."

    Lee determines to remove her mask and cut out the false smiles.

    Change me into something I believe in
    Change me so I don't have to pretend


    "'The Game Is Over' is a promise to myself and out loud that I'm going to be more of my real, inner self on the outside - not lock her up because she can't be contained anymore," said Lee. "It's also a prayer to become better, to not feel so messed up, locked up, and hurt inside."
  • The band shot the accompanying visual themselves on iPhones, in collaboration with their go-to director P.R. Brown. Filmed during the COVID-19 lockdown, the clip is a nightmarish, effects-laden look at the emotional havoc that the pandemic has wrought.

    Said bassist Tim McCord: "This was by far and away the most difficult video I've ever been a part of, emotionally. In order to capture the raw emotion of what life really is for us these days, I had to get to some really dark places. I hope we can all view this video and heal together."

Comments: 1

  • Dan from UsaIt's about the ritualistic abuse that a lot of celebrities and musicians went through throughout most of their childhood and careers; but the truth is finally starting to come out and people are know at least realizing that child sex trafficking is very real; but they don't yet know about the satanic sacrifices, cannabalism and adrenochrome that is also very real. Some of these celebrities have been tortured by the CIA since childhood and they have no way of doing anything about it other than subliminally talking about it in their music. Others are willfully a part of it while others are trapped in it.
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