EVANESCENCE


Lithium Lyrics

Lithium, don't wanna lock me up inside
Lithium, don't wanna forget how it feels without
Lithium, I wanna stay in love with my sorrow
Oh, but God I wanna let it go

Come to bed, don't make me sleep alone
Couldn't hide the emptiness, you let it show
Never wanted it to be so cold
Just didn't drink enough to say you love me

I can't hold on to me
Wonder what's wrong with me?

Lithium, don't wanna lock me up inside
Lithium, don't wanna forget how it feels without
Lithium, I wanna stay in love with my sorrow

Don't wanna let it lay me down this time
Drown my will to fly
Here in the darkness I know myself
Can't break free until I let it go, let me go

Darling, I forgive you after all
Anything is better than to be alone
And in the end I guess I had to fall
Always find my place among the ashes

I can't hold on to me
Wonder what's wrong with me?

Lithium, don't wanna lock me up inside
Lithium, don't wanna forget how it feels without
Lithium, stay in love with mmm
I'm gonna let it go

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Songwriter(s): Karen Lee Gronback, Robert John Orsi, amy lee
Copyright: Chrysalis One Music Publishing Group Ireland, Professor Screweye Publishing, T Productions Ltd. O.B.O. Rohm Music, BMG Rights Management (Ireland) Ltd.
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Meaning to "Lithium" song text (123 meanings)
Leith 12/28/13,10:45
+10

This song is about a bipolar disorder. Lithium is the main component of mood-stabilizers, which are used to treat bipolarism. The problem is that many people feel like they're letting go a part of themselves when they start taking those medicines and many of them end up dropping them. The song is about the struggle of deciding whether to stop the treatment to not to lose that part of you ("Don't wanna lock me up inside") or to keep on with it because you know it's the right thing ("but god, I wanna let it go")
Zabrina 12/12/12,10:16
+2

This song is about loving someone you know is no good for you but you can't let them go. Lithium is a metaphor for someone you don't want but can't live without, like an addiction. As she says, anything is better than to be alone...
Marcelo 04/03/14,07:47
+1

This has nothing to do with her family. She's singing about the chemical compound (lithium) used to treat depression. This song wasn't even wrote by her: the ex-drummer of the band was the one who created this song.
Bethy 11/12/12,10:59
+1

I agree with maggie about this maybe being about her dead sister, but, correct me if i'm wrong, lithuim is a anti depressante, so she wasn't nessisarly going to kill herself. If she singing about pizza, then this pizza must have been tasted terrible. Because i'm pretty sure pizza isn't that bad.
Maggie 10/15/12,18:54
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I think the meaning to this song is about Amy's struggle with suicide after her sister died. But soon, she just learned to accept it. But, who knows? This song could be about a frikin pizza for all we know.
rodolph 08/13/12,08:59
+1

It's an incredibly amazing song! It emphazises the struggle of a human being in his life! Yet the ending at last is comforting, Amy Lee finds peace: wanna let it go keep up the great work evanescence!
jesssia 07/30/12,18:32
+1

its a great song tht talks about the battle of a person and their meds ..tbh it really simplified the meaning to me
crazysinging 07/21/12,08:51
0

lithium is an amazing song, Amy you are truly magical for being able to write this!!!! I think Evanescence are so different because they write meaningful and emotional songs. ye are idols, guys!:-D
blue 07/20/12,12:35
0

Lithium treats bipolar disorder but it makes you detached, which can affect relationships. She fights a battle between needing the med to keep from being suicidal and hating the numbness from it.
ArjunIndonesia 07/12/12,09:28
0

In My opinion,this song told us about someone who has bad habit,and it makes herself down in the valley of sorrow,and she can't hold it anymore,finally, she let it go
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