My Immortal (4:21)

Cover of Fallen

From Fallen and 43 other releases

Written by: A. Lee and B. Moody

“My Immortal” is one of the most popular songs ever recorded by Evanescence. This song lasts the entire span of Evanescence’s recording history. It is credited as the 4th song ever written for Evanescence. Ben Moody wrote the original in full when he was 15 years old. It is the second song that he wrote for the band (Understanding is credited as his first). In the later versions of the song, Amy Lee is credited to have written the bridge and the coinciding piano part to the song. There are seven different recorded versions of the song. The Fallen version of the song has strings by composer Graeme Revell.

Until near the end of 2002, the Fallen version was played live. They then began playing the Band version, which later became the version they released as a single. When performed live, Amy is playing the piano herself, but the notes are changed into a much simpler melody, probably to avoid mistakes during live playing. Amy has stated she hates the song because she can never really relate to it (and that you can notice when performing live), since it is not hers and not based on real events.

The Mystary EP version is like the band version’s demo recording. Amy is playing piano with added strings in the background. It also has some similarities to the Fallen version, although a lot of fans say that this one has a more sophisticated piano arrangement. Amy also takes short pauses in the choruses. The verses don’t have much of a difference to the band version. Like the Fallen version, this version doesn’t include the rock part at the end. Wind-up Records were unhappy with this version and decided that the Origin version was best, but with more strings in the background.

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Albums featuring this track (44)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Evanescence - Going Under 3:34 692,988
Evanescence - Everybody's Fool 3:16 512,268
Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts 4:06 472,927
The Pretty Reckless - You 3:32 124,896
The Pretty Reckless - My Medicine 3:14 191,322
We Are the Fallen - Sleep Well, My Angel 4:07 36,601

Listening Trend

849,714listeners all time
6,872,654scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Listen to, buy or share

Buy

Send Ringtones to Cell

I'm so tired of being here, suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave, I wish that you would just leave
Your presence still lingers here and it won't leave me alone

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.
  • tunaycelik

    LEGENDARY...

    29 Jul 5:20pm Reply
  • jaystk_

    when I die I wish this song was played at my funeral [3]

    23 Jul 8:04pm Reply
  • music101xxx

    I don't plan on dying ;) But,.. an awful beautiful melody.. I can relate to this one for sure ! Yet.. I think I would want a more hopeful song at the departure from this world into another. One, that would declare.. all in the end.. would be worth it.. because it was my life.. and I survived.. loved, laughed, cried.. and most of all.. eternally kept hope :))

    18 Jul 5:23am Reply
  • putzharold

    when I die I wish this song was played at my funeral [2]

    11 Jul 3:53pm Reply
  • hf1809

    <3 it good song****

    9 Jul 4:57pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Hoops

    8 Jul 8:34pm Reply
  • laserbeanz

    Sad but beautiful... [5]

    5 Jul 3:20am Reply
  • EmeTanatogenos

    Прекрасная девушка, волшебный голос, красивая музыка))

    29 Jun 10:19am Reply
  • Toocka16

    Sad but beautiful... [4] It just makes me cry.

    25 Jun 5:10pm Reply
  • RJules3

    A song like coming home!

    13 Jun 11:37am Reply
  • hidoku

    it's utterly perfect.

    30 May 10:15pm Reply
  • CometaV

    Beautiful.

    2 May 3:51am Reply
  • chickenwinglol

    this song is pure depression

    28 Apr 12:59pm Reply
  • Mike_WTFsky

    when I die I wish this song was played at my funeral

    25 Apr 4:54am Reply
  • michiemonchy

    "But though you're still with me I've been alone all along". ♥

    22 Apr 5:33pm Reply
  • M-a-Mahi

    there is a connection in this song!!! that i can never tear apart from !

    22 Apr 12:02am Reply
  • Ac__rock

    Beautiful

    17 Apr 6:49am Reply
  • aoshimas

    i will always love this song u v u it's sad, but it's also so very lovely

    17 Apr 12:13am Reply
  • Nettacki

    A minor part of my childhood, for better and for worse.

    9 Apr 10:40pm Reply
  • artmistress

    5 Apr 8:53pm Reply
  • All 1663 shouts

Listening Now

Top Listeners