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"My Last Breath"
Fallen
Released March 4, 2003
Length 4:09
Producers Dave Fortman
Label Wind-up Records
Chronology
"Hello" "My Last Breath" "Whisper"

"My Last Breath" is a song from the first studio album, Fallen.

BackgroundEdit

The song was recorded as a demo before being chosen to be on Fallen. Amy and Ben have both said that the 9/11 attacks in New York City inspired them to write this song.

Ben: "My Last Breath" came from right after the September 11th thing and sort of from the perspective of someone who was just immediately swept away and sort of a lingering emotion or lingering spirit, like saying goodbye because it was just so sudden. And this particular person in the story is sort of speaking to a loved one, you know, trying to comfort them. And there is also like any kind of experience there are mixed emotions, where when you go to the bridge is sort of the like denial factor or the anger factor that goes in for that brief moment, because no emotion is perfect by itself. It's like any experiance you go through, you're going to have a whole swirl.

Amy: Yeah, saying goodbye and like, you know, spirit form, like coming to the living loved one.[1]

LyricsEdit

Fallen and Mystary Versions:Edit

Hold on to me, love
You know I can't stay long
All I wanted to say was I love you and I'm not afraid, ah

Can you hear me?
Can you feel me in your arms?

Holding my last breath
Safe inside myself
Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light, it ends here tonight

I'll miss the winter
A world of fragile things
Look for me in the white forest
Hiding in a hollow tree [come find me]

I know you hear me
I can taste it in your tears

Holding my last breath
Safe inside myself
Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light, it ends here tonight

Closing your eyes to disappear
You pray your dreams will leave you here
But still you wake and know the truth
No one's there

Say goodnight
Don't be afraid
Calling me, calling me
As you fade to black

[Say goodnight] Holding my last breath
[Don't be afraid] Safe inside myself
[Calling me, calling me] Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light, it ends here tonight

[Holding my last breath]
[Safe inside myself]
[Are all my thoughts of you]
[Sweet raptured light]
[It ends here tonight]


Demo Version:Edit

Hold on to me love
You know I can't stay long
All I wanted to say was I love you and I'm not afraid
Can you hear me?
Can you feel me in your arms?

Holding my last breath
Safe inside myself
Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light it ends here tonight

I'll miss the winter
A world of fragile things
Look for me in the white forest
Hiding in a hollow tree [Come find me] I know you hear me
I can taste it in your tears

Holding my last breath [Holding my last breath] Safe inside myself [Safe inside myself] Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light it ends here tonight

Closing your eyes to disappear
You pray your dreams will leave you here
But still you wake and know the truth
No one's there

Say goodnight
Don't be afraid
Calling me
Calling me as you fade to black

[Say goodnight] Holding my last breath [Don´t be afraid] Safe inside myself [Calling me, calling me] Are all my thoughts of you
Sweet raptured light, it ends here tonight

Say goodnight Don't be afraid Are all my thoughts of you Calling me Calling me as you fade

In other mediaEdit

  • The song is used in the 2010 horror film Paranormal Activity 2.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Playing Evanescence Interview 2003 (Thank you EvThreads)

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