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Video Breakdown: Evanescence - Imperfection

It's been a while since I did one of these, so let's get right into it.

We talked about a video from Linkin Park that was about the demons inside one's head and how they can affect everything you do. Evanescence recently came out with a song called Imperfection that takes the story further.

In the video, you see Amy Lee sitting at a bus stop on a dark and rainy night. There's nothing that portrays sadness like sitting alone in the rain at night. Almost immediately you see a covered body being wheeled out of a house and loaded into an ambulance with a little girl sitting on the bumper. She then starts running, not so much running away, just running as if she has no place to go.

The girl becomes the focus of the rest of the video and you can see that her surroundings is a representation of what's inside her head. The lyrics are very powerful as they are about the person in the waiting room of someone who has committed suicide and what they would be thinking. The shots during the rest of the video symbolize how one can be drowning in their own sorrow during a time like this. All the regret that someone can have after a situation like this and all the things they could have done and said to prevent it.

After all that, the video ends with Amy Lee standing in the rain as if she is left to wonder, "Why?", which is what any of us would be thinking after we go through all the emotions. Check out the video below.

With the stress of the world and the recent trend of suicides happening in our culture, it's more important now than ever to recognize what the signs are for someone who could be suicidal. What most people don't realize is the effect that suicide has on the loved one's after everything is said and done. The torture and pain they have to endure with the thoughts running through their heads every day that their loved one is gone.

If you or someone you know is going through depression or are having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. There's no shame in getting help and admitting what you are feeling. We would rather help you though the troubles than lose another life.

- Adam


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