Going Under

From The Evanescence Reference

All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Artifact/The Turn
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Better Without You
Blind Belief
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Broken Pieces Shine
Call Me When You're Sober
Cloud Nine
End of the Dream
Erase This
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Far From Heaven
Farther Away
Feeding the Dark
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
If You Don't Mind
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Part of Me
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Snow White Queen
So Close
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain*
The Change
The End
The Game is Over
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Unknown Title
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Yeah Right
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
* Cover songs

General Information

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

Amy Lee wrote the song about a previous emotionally and physically damaging relationship. This was the last song written for Fallen and would have been the first single had Bring Me to Life not been put onto the Daredevil Soundtrack. It became the second single.


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

Going Under [demo]

  • Recording date: 2002
  • Status: Unreleased

Live versions:

Going Under [live]

  • Performing period: 2002-2004
  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: May 25, 2004
  • Released on: Anywhere But Home (track #2)

Going Under [acoustic]


Now I will tell you what I've done for you
50 thousand tears I've cried
Screaming deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won't hear me
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
Drowning in you
I'm 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
Always confusing the thoughts in my head
So I can't trust myself anymore
I'm dying again

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

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



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; 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.

Going Under Video on Evanescence.com

Commercial Release

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] (Nirvanna Cover)
  4. Going Under [Commercial Video]
  5. Going Under [Instrumental Version (the Commercial Video with lyric subtitles)]
  6. The Making of the Video [With some interview footage of Amy]
  7. Going Under [Album Version] (Audio Only)

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