Going Under

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General information

Written by: A. Lee, B. Moody, and D. Hodges

"Going Under" is about Amy Lee's relationship with an abusive boyfriend, but it can be used to describe any type of abusive relationship. Lee said the song is about emerging from a "bad" relationship, explaining, "And when you're at the end of your rope, when you're at the point where you realize something has to change, that you can't go on living in the situation that you're in. It's cool. It's a very strong song."[1]

"Going Under" is Amy's favorite song from Fallen.[citation needed] The song was performed throughout Evanescence's Fallen Tour (2003-04),[2] The Open Door Tour (2006-07)[3][4] and Evanescence Tour (2011-12).[5][6][7]

Versions

Studio versions:

Going Under [Fallen version]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
Fallen (track #1) – the second single off the album
All "Going Under" singles and numerous compilation CDs
  • Length: 3:35

Going Under [Fallen version (guitars down)][note 1]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Released on: Unknown
  • Length: 3:35

Going Under [Demo]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:56

Going Under [Instrumental version]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: "Going Under" UK DVD single (track #3)
  • Length: 3:35


Live versions:

Going Under [Live]

  • Performing period: 2002 - August 14, 2004; October 5, 2006 - December 8, 2007; November 4 - November 8, 2009; August 17, 2011 - November 9, 2012; November 2015; April - November 2016; April 2017
  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: May 25, 2004
  • Released on: Anywhere but Home (track #2)
  • Length: 3:57

Going Under [Acoustic]

  • Performing period: 2003
  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: April 14, 2003
  • Released on: "Going Under" commercial single
  • Length: 3:11

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Lyrics

Fallen version

Now I will tell you what I've done for you
Fifty thousand tears I've cried
Screaming deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won't hear me
[going under]

Don't want your hand
This time I'll save myself
Maybe I'll wake up for once
Not tormented daily defeated by you
Just when I thought I'd reached the bottom
I'm dying again

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm going under

Blurring and stirring the truth and the lies
[So I don't know what's real and what's not]
So I don't know what's real and what's not
[So I don't know what's real and what's not]
Always confusing the thoughts in my head
So I can't trust myself anymore
I'm dying again

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm

So go on and scream
Scream at me I'm so far away [so far away]
I won't be broken again [again]
I've got to breathe
I can't keep going under

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm going under [going under]
Going under [drowning in you]
I'm going under

Demo version

Now I will tell you what I've done for you
Fifty thousand tears I've cried
Screaming deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won't hear me
[going under]

Don't want your hand
This time I'll save myself
Maybe I'll wake up for once
Not tormented daily defeated by you
Just when I thought I'd reached the bottom
I'm dying again [I'm dying again]

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm [I'm]going under

Blurring and stirring the truth and the lies
[So I don't know what's real and what's not]
So I don't know what's real and what's not
[So I don't know what's real and what's not]
Always confusing the thoughts in my head
So I can't trust myself anymore
I'm dying again [I'm dying again]

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm [I'm]

So go on and scream
Scream at me I'm so far away [so far away]
I won't be broken again [again]
I've got to breathe
I can't keep going under

I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through
I'm [I'm] I'm going under [going under]
Drowning in you [drowning in you]
I'm falling forever [falling forever]
I've got to break through

I'm [I'm] going under [going under]
I'm going under [drowning in you]
I'm going under [falling forever]

Video

Video

The video is a live-performance/action video and was directed by Philip Stolzl. The video was filmed in Berlin, Germany, but most of it was filmed in Los Angeles, California in May of 2003. It follows the band performing at what can be assumed is a concert in which they’re the headliners, Amy swimming and singing underwater, and Ben being questioned relentlessly by the media (the media’s constant questions about the band’s religious affiliation inspired that part in the video). Evil Dead, one of Ben’s favorite movies inspires the use of the zombies in the video[citation needed]; normal people attending the gig transform into said zombies throughout the course of the video. The underwater scene was Amy's idea. She also designed two of the costumes she's wearing in the video. The crimson corset cost her $2,500, the biggest amount of money she’d ever spent on a piece of clothing. The other outfit had been stitched by Amy herself. "It's white and has a lot of shreds. It reminds me of something someone who died would wear." The idea of them came to her while she was nursing an illness in a hotel in Los Angeles.[1]

Commercial release

Exquisite-kfind.png Main article: Going Under Single

The "Going Under" single was commercially released in the UK on September 9, 2003, and to the rest of the world on September 15, 2003.

Tracks released with the single include:

  1. "Going Under" [Album version]
  2. "Going Under" [Live acoustic (recorded live at FM99 WNOR in Norfolk, Virginia, April 14, 2003)]
  3. "Heart Shaped Box" [Live acoustic] (Nirvana cover)
  4. "Going Under" [Video]
  5. "Going Under" [Instrumental version (the video with lyric subtitles)]
  6. The making of the video [With some interview footage of Amy]
  7. "Going Under" [Live acoustic (courtesy of 40 Principales Radio, Spain)]

Chart performance

Chart (2003)
Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 14
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[11] 37
Canada (Canadian Singles Chart)[12] 14
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[13] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 19
France (SNEP)[15] 16
Germany (Media Control AG)[16] 15
Ireland (IRMA)[17] 18
Italy (FIMI)[18] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[19] 4
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[20] 16
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[21] 26
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[22] 99
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 13
UK Rock (Official Charts Company)[25] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[26] 8
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[27] 4
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)[28] 26
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[29] 5
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[30] 85

Year-end charts

Chart (2003)
Peak
position
Australia Rock (ARIA)[31] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[32] 186
Italy (FIMI)[33] 56
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[34] 58
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[35] 79

Certifications

Region (provider) Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[36] Gold 35,000

Guitar tabs & sheet music

Notes

  1. This version was sent to pop radio stations.

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