This song is about death coming from a child's point of view. When Amy Lee was 6 years old, her sister Bonnie, who was 3, died. Amy was at school when she found out, hence the line, "Playground school bell rings again, rain clouds come to play again." What she's saying in the song is what she felt when she found out, and since she was so young, she didn't fully understand the concept of death.
One of Evanescence's most popular album cuts, "Hello" was released on Fallen, their first album with major-label distribution. It didn't get a video and wasn't part of their live set, but many fans connected with the song on a personal level.
Amy Lee wrote the lyrics and melody to the song, which was co-written with the group's keyboard player, David Hodges, and guitarist, Ben Moody. Hodges left the band before the Fallen album was issued, and Moody split in the middle of the group's tour in 2003, leaving Lee the only original member.
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