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Evanescence - Everybody's Fool

Evanescence - Everybody's Fool - Meaning of the song

"Everybody's Fool" is about people who are fake and superficial, people that pretend to be what they are not just to be accepted and loved in society. Amy Lee wrote it when her sister started turning into one of these people. She was trying to say you should always be yourself for you, and no one else. It doesn't matter what other people say as long as you're happy with who you are, and you aren't pretending.

Amy Lee talked about how her take on this song has changed over time:

"It's interesting to write songs when you're in high school and then have them become your most famous songs, because you're stuck singing the stuff you were hung up on when you were in high school when you're 34. I always seemed so preachy about someone else's life. I think there are a lot of ways to look at it. The thing I thought I knew then that I know better now is that you never know what's going on inside anybody, no matter what they seem like. Even if they're the bully. Even if they're the Becky."

The video was directed by Philipp Stölz, who also did the clips for "My Immortal" and "Bring Me To Life." It opens with some dialogue, as Amy Lee is seen shooting a commercial in makeup and a blond wig. The rest of the video shows her in various fabricated looks, providing a stark contrast to her distinctive style.

Everybody's Fool - Lyrics

Perfect by nature Icons of self-indulgence Just what we all need More lies about a world that... ...never was and never will be Have you no shame? Don't you see me? You know you've got everybody fooled Look, here she comes now Bow down and stare in wonder Oh, how we love you No flaws when you're pretending But now I know she ...never was and never will be You don't know how you've betrayed me And somehow you've got everybody fooled Without the mask, where will you hide? Can't find yourself lost in your lie I know the truth now I know who you are And I don't love you anymore It never was and never will be You don't know how you've betrayed me And somehow you've got everybody fooled It never was and never will be You're not real and you can't save me Somehow now you're everybody's fool

Evanescence - Everybody's Fool


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