Evanescence - Lithium
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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

these lyrics are last corrected by kasek

Songwriter(s): Robert John Orsi, Karen Lee Gronback, amy lee
Copyright: BMG Rights Management (Ireland) Ltd., Professor Screweye Publishing, T Productions Ltd. O.B.O. Rohm Music, Chrysalis One Music Publishing Group Ireland
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Meaning to "Lithium" (25 meanings)
Leith 12/28/13,10:45
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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
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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...
Cottontail cutie 10/25/12,15:28
+1

Amy I just want you to know that I love you music, I work in a bar and do a lot of your songs when I sing karaoke, four nights a week. As a wife and mother with manic depression, I know how it feels to have no feelings or emotions while on my meds, and the terrors you live without it. Thank you.
Mayra 06/22/12,18:24
+1

For me this song is about holding something in that u know isnt good for u but u keep it in anyways even though u wanna let it go. Thank u so much for this Evanescence, uve helped me so so so so much!
Marcelo 04/03/14,07:47
0

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.
Ember 12/21/12,13:11
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Amy wrote it about her relationship with Shaun Morgan (of Seether), she wrote Call Me When You're Sober about him too, he was an alcoholic.
Bethy 11/12/12,10:59
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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
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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!
Katherine 06/25/12,09:22
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This song to me means that you want to let your sorrow go, but you have gotten so used to it that it's hard to be yourself without it. And you don't want to be made not yourself with a drug (lithium).
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