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Old 02-02-2006, 02:49 AM   Story behind My Immortal Post #1
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Question Story behind My Immortal

Ever since I first heard "My Immortal", I've been scratching my heard over what it's actually about (besides being a nice sounding song). I recently noticed that the My Immortal article over at Wikipedia says that:
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The song was written by Evanescence's former guitarist, Ben Moody, with Amy Lee adding the bridge. Like all songs written by Moody, the lyrics are based off a short story he wrote.
However, I haven't been able to find the short story. My only guess is that the song is from the point of view of a mother who is having a hard time coming to terms with her child having grown up and left her. Is my guess correct, and what is the short story?
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:39 AM   Story behind My Immortal Post #2
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The only story that Ben has talked about on here is the story of Haunted.

The song My Immortal was dedicated to his grandfather.

We don't really know much else about the song or for that matter a lot of their other songs because they have always stated that your interpretation of the song is more important than their own. The song was written for you to listen, interpret and apply the interpretation to your life.

The fact that Ben has been gone for over 2 years now, we may not get the story on that song for quite some time if ever.

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Old 02-02-2006, 09:23 AM   Story behind My Immortal Post #3
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Well whenever I hear it, I always think of then Ben/Amy relationship, but that's just my interpretation. I was also curious though towards this "story". But, like Cfw828 said, I don't think we'll ever really know.
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:04 AM   Story behind My Immortal Post #4
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My Theory....(which I believe)

I seriously have this very strong feeling that its a very personal song of Ben's. A song about Amy. Their relationship and all...The way I write is by sort of metaphoring (if that is even a word) the situation. Probably what he did. I mean, he did say that she will "still have all of me..."
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Cfw828: I just noticed your top-of-the-forum post in the Evanescence Chat section. Maybe I should look a little closer at the site itself before posting; searching via Google isn't always effective.
I guess this has always reminded me of a mother singing to her child because it says:
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When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
I associate wiping away tears and fighting away fears with parents, and since Amy (or another singer in other versions) is female, that would mean a mother. But then there are other parts of the song that either not fit that interpretation or mean that the mother is a little bit nuts. Even if the song is open to interpretation, I still wouldn't mind reading the story...
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:29 PM   Story behind My Immortal Post #6
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Well whenever I hear it, I always think of then Ben/Amy relationship, but that's just my interpretation. I was also curious though towards this "story". But, like Cfw828 said, I don't think we'll ever really know.
Ben wrote the song when he was 15. It has nothing to do with Ben and Amy's relationship.
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Ben wrote the song when he was 15. It has nothing to do with Ben and Amy's relationship.
We can't say that. Ben and Amy met each other when they were early teens. Anyways, the only people who know the true story behind it is Ben and possibly Amy. We each have our own interpretations and speculations and so we shouldn't doubt anyone else's...
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:34 PM   Story behind My Immortal Post #8
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An old version..

Well, I'd really LOVE to know the completly true interpretation of every songs, but that's not possible, so don't matter, each one make the one that feels about their own stories, cause I'm sure I'm not the only one here who feels so much the lyrics of Evanescence as if were of my own... I wanna clear that my language isn't english, so maybe my english's not so good, sorry for that...
But what I wanted to ask is.. I found an old version of My Immortal, it's a little bit longer, so it has another lyrics, apart the one we know, but I cannot understand everything, because of.. you know.. my bad english So if some one knows that old version could tell me what it says? I'd really like to know...
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:17 PM   Story behind My Immortal Post #9
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I really don't know what was hapenning when Ben and Amy were writing My Immortal, but being sencerious, I always thought that MI was about the relationship about Amy and Ben, but once time Amy said that this music was not a real fact, and than I don't know anymore o.ô
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Judging from Haunted story, I think the MI one must be kinda fantastic. Ghosts or something. Ben's a creative guy))
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