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.
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)
Hello [Fallen version]
- Recording date: August - November 2002
- Status: Released
- Released on: Fallen (track #9)
- Recording date: 2001-2002
- Status: Unreleased
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
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
Suddenly I know I'm not sleeping
Hello, I'm still here
All that's left of yesterday