Evanescence Call Me When You’re Sober

The Evanescence single, “Call Me When You’re Sober,” was officially released online on August 7, only weeks after filming. The track is the first single from the new album, “Open Door”. Amy Lee, one of the founding members of Evanescence, wrote “Call Me When You’re Sober,” in response to the alcohol addiction of her former boyfriend, Shaun Morgan, lead singer of Seether. The music video puts the song in the context of a dark fairy tale reminiscent of Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast.

Amy Lee in Evanescence music video

Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube

Filming was set in the Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles. Amy Lee sits at a long dining room table opposite a ‘wolf man’ character played by Oliver Goodwill. The band plays in the wings as we see Lee in her dressing room and the dining room. Dancers join the troupe as Amy lee walks down the theatre’s stairs. The video reaches its climax as Amy Lee walks the length of the dining room table, kicking dishes off to the left and right.


Filming for “Call Me When You’re Sober” was directed by Marc Webb via DNA. Choreography was developed by Michael Rooney and Tracy Phillips.

The enhanced CD single includes the video (59 mb mpg) and the ‘making of video’ (88mb mpg).

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Lyrics for Call Me When You’re Sober

Evanesvcence Single at Amazon.com

Don’t cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
You want me,
Come find me.
Make up your mind.

Should I let you fall?
Lose it all?
So maybe you can remember yourself.
Can’t keep believing,
We’re only deceiving ourselves .
And I’m sick of the lie,
And you’re too late.


Couldn’t take the blame.
Sick with shame.
Must be exhausting to lose your own game.
Selfishly hated,
No wonder you’re jaded.
You can’t play the victim this time,
And you’re too late.


You never call me when you’re sober.
You only want it cause it’s over,
It’s over.

How could I have burned paradise?
How could I – you were never mine.


Oliver Goodwill in Evanescence music video

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  • makita

    Wow.. Oliver Goodweel looked very very fine is this video..I have been trying to find his name for forever! Thank you!!

  • ameer

    I think call me when you are sober was upon the boy that amy lee saw several years ago. in winter 2004 she saw one spirit boy in her home.and call me when you are sober reports that moment time she had passed.however in order to make publicity stunt stop about this fact that amy lee has some little faint mental disease she hide every one that in winter of 2004 she has seen one hollow boy in her home.

  • sabrii

    evanescence is the best!!
    omg it roxxx!!!
    well if you think the same add me!!

  • anna

    same here! I’ve been looking for his name too..
    I just love this song, and I when she sings:
    “How could I have burned paradise?
    How could I – you were never mine.”
    I just LOVE it!!!

  • Caitlin

    Oliver Goodwill is so HOT in this video! One of Evanescence’s best songs yet I think. I LOVE Evanescence!

  • Mandy

    I love evanescence! It’s just great that Amy Lee got married. Good luck to both her and John. I love this video too but Sweet Sacifice has to be the best one yet.
    Yay Evanescence!!

  • bañuelos

    h0ola a todos solo keria desir k amy me gusta mycho es uan de la s pokas cantantes k tiene uan bonita vos bueno bye eyi les dego mi msn para k me agregen tatu_javier_@hotmil.com

  • mary

    i like amylee but ….

  • Diana

    omg a love evanescence! their new song sweet sacrifice is so gd if u havnt seen it u should 🙂

  • Lana

    Awesome video! Just like all their videos..
    Amy looks super super hot in this one..


  • rosa

    is the music than beautoful in thr word

  • Sarah

    i love her she is cool

  • peter sayegh

    emy i love u so much ur rock u r my black angel i love u so much and now i wisch 2 see u live (k) (l)

  • invisible

    amy i will awlais love you{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}

  • jefferson e lima

    Oi gatinha td bom?gostaria de te conhecer bjs..

  • Dannielle

    ive always dreamed about a lad with a certain look and oliver goodwill certainly has it in this film clip.. muah!

  • patricia caroline

    lindaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa evanescence é uma banda muito lindaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Ashly

    omG Emy lee my angel i love you you’re sooo cool
    i wish 2 see you live soon mouahhhhhhh..

  • ricky

    this is one of my favorite song with amy lee my favorite song with her is broken with seether. and i say to amy lee to keep her career going she’s doing an exalent job. peace to you all.

  • gitaristkız

    evanescence yaf sen buraya ne ara geldin konsere tüh be sıcıyım bu kadere ankaraya gelsinler birkere bu ne istanbul istanbul yeter ama aaaaaaa haksızmıyım

  • gitarist

    sEn! SeV!YoRuM amy lee

  • gemma

    woooooooooo f**king love it

  • nicole

    i luvit and tha guy ahhhhhhhhh an video

  • er?

    I lost all respect for evanescence after this!! Own its lack of creativity. You guys are a bunch of shallow twats.

  • Margo R Gross

    Amy- I would like to know why YOU have not gone for treatment? Are you sober? If not, why not?
    Thanks, margo

  • Varek

    can anyone tell me what Oliver Goodwill is wearing in the video im going to prom and i need something like that

  • pinke girl

    that guye is so hot can u tell me wat is hes name??????

  • Lana

    He’s Oliver Goodwill 🙂

  • mahdiyar