Hello

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All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Farther Away
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Origin
Overture
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
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
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
* Cover songs


General Information

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

Developed during the 2001-2002 demos and later released as track #9 on Fallen. The most personal song ever written and released by Amy Lee and this is the only Fallen song that has never been performed in a concert to date though the band considered doing it back in 2003 and a theme from the song was used in the beginning of a few live shows in 2003 as the intro to the song Going Under. There is also a video of Amy singing it in her parents' house in 2004 which is the only recorded live version of the song.

The song is about one of Amy’s sisters, who passed away in 1987 at the age of three from an unidentified illness. (This sister's name is known, but is not provided out of respect. See Talk: Hello for reason.)

This sister was later the inspiration for a second song, Like You.

Subliminal Message

When played backwards, the part of the song "...I'm not sleeping, Hello, I'm still here..." very distinctly says "He hurts me all over. Hear me, it was not me." This is not intentional by the band, however it is the only phrase that can be heard when Evanescence's music is played in reverse. (To hear for yourself, click here to view a You're The Man Now Dog page with the phenomenon)

Versions

Studio versions:

Hello [Fallen version]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Fallen (track #9)

Hello [demo]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased

Lyrics

Playground school bell rings - again
Rain clouds come to play again
Has no one told you she's not breathing?
Hello, I'm your mind giving you someone to talk to
Hello

If I smile and don't - believe
Soon I know I'll wake from this dream
Don't try to fix me I'm not broken
Hello, I'm the lie living for you so you can hide
Don't cry

Suddenly I know I'm not sleeping
Hello, I'm still here
All that's left of yesterday

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