""Taking Over Me""
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Released March 4, 2003
Length 3:50
Producers Dave Fortman
Label Wind-up Records
Chronology
'Fallen'
"Imaginary" "Taking Over Me" "Hello"

"Taking Over Me" is the eighth track on Evanescence's first studio album, Fallen.

Background[edit | edit source]

This song was originally recorded in the 2001-2002 demo sessions before being chosen to be recorded for Fallen. Amy Lee explained the song:

Taking Over Me is about obsession. Like you're obsessed with someone who you believe is the one for you. I don't know. It's about obsession.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

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You don't remember me but I remember you
I lie awake and try so hard not to think of you
But who can decide what they dream, and dream I do

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live, to breathe
You're taking over me

Have you forgotten all I know and all we had?
You saw me mourning my love for you and touched my hand
I knew you loved me then

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live, to breathe
You're taking over me

I look in the mirror and see your face
If I look deep enough
So many things inside that are just like you, are taking over me

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live, to breathe
You're taking over me

I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live, to breathe
You're taking over me

[Taking over me] You're taking over me
[Taking over me] Taking over me

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Amy Lee - vocals, songwriting
  • Ben Moody - guitar, ProTools engineering, songwriting
  • David Hodges - piano, keyboards, additional programming and strings arrangement, songwriting
  • David Campbell - strings arrangement
  • Dave Fortman - production, mixing
  • Francesco DiCosmo - bass guitar
  • Josh Freese - drums
  • Jeremy Parker - recording engineer
  • Mark Curry - strings engineer and mixer
  • Ted Jensen - mastering engineer


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