''It's not literal about the drug for me, I've never taken lithium before. It's sort of a metaphor about numbness and happiness and sort of like, it's me looking at happiness in a negative way because I've always been kind of afraid to be happy. Like with the band and the art and everything else, it's always like I'm never letting myself break through into the happiness it seems like, because it's not cool or something.'' - Amy Lee
''I'm writing about my own life and trying to solve my own problems, and in the end, I think that helps some people solve their own. During the song "Lithium", I was definitely thinking about my personal life, which I always do. I'm trying to tell myself stuff, to tell myself to get out of it and let it go. I never really try to hurt myself. I try to get better.'' - Amy Lee
''Describing happiness is lithium, it's like saying 'that's numbness, I won't be able to be an artist anymore if I'm happy,' which is hilarious because that's just not true, I'm happy. So it's like this fight within the song of like 'do I do this and get out of here and get happy or do I wallow in it like I always do?' And it's cool because at the end of the song I say 'I'm going to let it go,' like I am going to be happy.'' - Amy Lee
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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