Imperfection

I’ve been a fan of Evanescence since their beginning days. As the years have gone by though, they haven’t been on my radar as much. I’ll always have a soft spot for Amy and her band, as their music got me through many dark days and nights. One of the highlights of my life was attending one of their live shows. That was a powerful moment for me.

Today I was searching for a song on YouTube by another band I really like, and I saw Evanescence’s new song “Imperfection” on the playlist. While it’s a different sound, it’s the lyrics and the message of the song that really drew me in. So I did a little background search on the song, and found this:

John Legend sang about perfect imperfections in his 2013 hit “All Of Me.” Amy Lee of Evanescence picks up that theme on this track, where she makes the case that our quirks and peculiarities are what make us whole. Unlike Legend’s love song, which is devoted to Chrissy Teigen, Lee is far more urgent, addressing those who are in despair:

Don’t you dare surrender
Don’t leave me here without you

Said Lee: “For me, this is the most important song on the album. I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn’t sure what to say or how to be good enough. When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable. I had no choice. It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I’m singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It’s a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don’t give into the fear – I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect. We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences. Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.”

The song starts off slow and soft, but don’t let that fool you. It turns into a powerhouse.

I’m glad I came across this song today, as it’s a message I really needed to hear. I hope it speaks to you too.

 

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8 thoughts on “Imperfection

  1. I LOVE EVANESCENCE (sorry was that a bit much) i got the feeling especially after watching the music video that imperfection is about Amy Lee’s childhood? Because an lost her sister at a young age. For me though it’s about unconditional love. Have you listened to Hi Lo? I don’t know why but that song made me feel a bit sad could just be me though 🙂 ❤

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    1. That’s one thing I like about Evanescence’s songs… They can be interpreted in different ways. Like this song also makes me think of it in terms of my inner child. Me telling that child she’ll be okay. I’ve got the album, so have heard all the songs. 🙂

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      1. Oh good! I know it can be such a rollercoaster some times. I was feeling very down for a few days but today feel better for no real reason just woke up feeling a little better so I am happy to see you are too!

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